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Pivotal Living Life Tracker 1

Pivotal Living Life Tracker 1

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76 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Summary

With every company coming out with a fitness wearable of their own, you might have been tempted to try one out but didn't want to spend $100 or more for the experience. Pivotal Living's Life Tracker 1 is just the right price for fitness tracking newbies -- and it might be good enough to be your permanent device as well.

Despite its low cost, the Life Tracker 1 doesn't feel cheap or poorly made -- Tom's Guide actually says it looks "subtly high end" and ZDNet finds it "very comfortable." In fact, ZDNet says it's "light enough that you will hardly notice it is on your wrist," even to the point where CNET was "constantly checking" to make sure they were still wearing it. However, while the Life Tracker 1 is water resistant and can stand up to a bit of rain or sweat, CNET says one of its "biggest drawbacks" is that it isn't waterproof. However, plenty of more expensive trackers aren't waterproof either.

Life Tracker 1 offers basic step, distance and sleep tracking like its competitors, but it can also track weight and hydration level manually entered through the app, though CNET says "it wasn't initially clear how to do this." After that initial speed bump, ZDNet says it's actually "one of the more attractive and functional" fitness apps they've ever used.

$12 will buy you a Life Tracker 1 and a 12-month membership to Pivotal Living -- you'll have to keep up the subscription to continue enjoying the full benefits of the tracker. But even with an ongoing subscription cost, it's still a relatively low sum when compared to rival trackers that offer free services but charge a high upfront cost for the devices. If you're the type who tends to replace their fitness tracker every one or two years, Pivotal Living is offering a great bargain for a product that has a lot to offer regardless of its price.
76 Global Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
76

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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User Reviews

20
Inky
An awful product that should be avoided. You'll be sorry. - Engadget
10
fshivone
I figured for 12 bucks what can I lose. Well, 12 bucks, since they have a "no...read more
90
littlj
See above comment about the screen being prone to scratching. Otherwise, I...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
78
Average Critic Score
 
80
CNET
While you won't find any advanced features in it, the affordability of the Pivotal Tracker 1 makes it a low risk tracker for newcomers interested in the wearable market.
 
100
ZDNet
If you or someone you know has ever thought about checking out what daily activity tracking offers, then Pivotal Living makes it a no-brainer to purchase a Pivotal Tracker 1 and test it out.
 
70
USA Today
Once you get things going though, you'll find yourself invested in a $12 yearly commitment to an app/wristband combination that can count your steps and help you track sleep, weight or even how much water you drink.
 
60
Tom's Guide
For $12 a year, the Pivotal Tracker 1 and its companion app let you track your activity easily, but it suffers from bugs and short battery life.
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