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  • By: Melissa Baus POLAR ACTIVITY MONITORS
  • Looks like a watch Designed to tell students in a fun way how active they are throughout the day Have a built in accelerometer Do not need a chest strap (like the heart rate monitors) Can take in the water! Measures activity 24/7 (Even while sleeping) Instant feedback (Motivation) Can create long-term activity reports WHAT ARE ACTIVITY MONITORS?
  • Tracks EVERY movement Animated figure to display the activity level Displays steps, calories and time spent on each activity zone Activity bar displays target time in MVPA FUNCTIONS AND FEATURES View slide
  • ACTIVITY ZONES View slide
  • For a class size of about 30 it would be ideal to have 30 watches for each student These devices costs around $110 a piece 110 X 30 = 3,300 If your school cannot afford enough for each student can look into grants and funding on POLAR website http://www.polar.com/us- en/b2b_products/physical_education/funding_grants Polar gives a 2 year warranty on devices at no extra cost Need a computer to be able to go on polar go fit website Suggestion: Purchase Activity Monitor Management System holds 12 activity watches AFFORDABILITY AND IMPORTANT ACCESSORIES
  • Can use: https://www.polargofit.com/ to record activity and do not need to buy any extra software! Easy for students in even the lower elementary school level to understand Gives instant feedback so very motivating! Is another form of data collection for students Another way to teach student about maintaining a healthy lifestyle with visuals! STRENGTHS
  • Way to “cheat” to increase activity Does not measure heart rate Potential expenses could prevent the whole class from having their own watch Not many other limitations which is great! LIMITATIONS
  • Scenario 1: Have students wear throughout each PE class Set a goal for how much the activity bar should be filled up each class, each week, each month, etc. Reward students who reach goal TRUTHFULLY! (tokens, free play day, etc.) USE IN A PHYSICAL EDUCATION SETTING
  • Scenario 2: Have student sign out activity monitor for a period of time (week, 2 weeks, month, etc.) Have them record how much they fill their activity bar daily after school Watches keep a log for each day! Reward students who fill up a certain amount of their activity bar daily! USE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTD.
  • Scenario 3: Have students wear the watch entire day and return at end of the day See how much MVPA they get throughout school day Can use this data to help promote activity breaks in class, if not receiving enough activity throughout school day! USE IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION SETTING CTD.