Sync Your Fitness Tracker with Baptist MyChart for Added Health Benefits

Dec 9 • 2015

Looking for the perfect holiday gift that will help you get those New Year’s resolutions up and running? A fitness tracker is a great option. With so many options in the realm of wearable technology, these devices make it easy to track steps, determine how many calories you’re burning during a workout, measure your heartrate, and even get insight on your sleeping patterns. Three of the most popular fitness trackers on the market include the iHealth, FitBit, and Withings.

Popular Fitness Trackers

iHealth fitness devices fit like a watch and include data on steps taken throughout the day, sleep efficiency, distance traveled, calories burned, and your daily activity level. It can be worn on your wrist like a watch or on your waist with the included clip. It comes with a personalized app that allows you to easily keep track of your data and take control of your health goals.

The FitBit is one of the most common devices used by people today. There are a variety of product options depending on your needs, including clip-on trackers of various sizes and bracelets of different widths. Depending on the product you choose, you will have access to data like steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, sleep tracking, active minutes, continuous heart rate, and more. The personalized FitBit app allows you to connect multiple trackers so managing your health objectives is simple.

Finally, the Withings Pulse captures steps, distance traveled, elevation climbed, and calories burned. It also monitors your sleep cycles and can measure your heart rate and blood oxygen level. Determine how your health is improving by comparing historical data and setting personal goals. Use the adjustable wristband to wear it like a watch, put it in your pocket, or clip it into your waist to meet your preferred comfort level. The customized Health Mate app turns your numbers into graphs so you can easily see how you are progressing and what habits you can pick up to impact your health in a more positive way.

Sync with Baptist MyChart

In addition to each of the health benefits these fitness trackers offer, in January the capabilities will exist for these devices to connect to Baptist MyChart. By doing this, any data about steps walked, calories burned, heartrate, and other measurements will sync with your MyChart account so you can easily access all of your health information in one convenient place.

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