The purpose of this study was to determine the reliability and validity of the Fitbit® Charge 2™ to count steps during a treadmill protocol. The participants wore a Fitbit® Charge 2™ on their wrist. 16 participants who met inclusion criteria were assigned to the following testing conditions; GPS stride length/manual stride length and hold/no-hold onto the handrails of the treadmill. The participants completed a walking protocol that included light (60% of HRR) intensities. The Fitbit® Charge 2™ step count and the manually counted steps were documented. Intraclass Correlation Coefficients (ICC) analysis found that the Fitbit® Charge 2™ was not reliable or valid to count steps.
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Hargis, Mahalie; Powell, Robert O.; and Konz, Suzanne M.
"EXAMINING THE RELIABILITY AND VALIDITY OF THE FITBIT® CHARGE 2™ ON STEP COUNT DURING TREADMILL EXERCISE,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 36:
1, Article 49.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol36/iss1/49