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Table 3 Participants’ complaints regarding activity trackers

From: Users’ experiences of wearable activity trackers: a cross-sectional study

Complaints Former
(n = 37)
Current
(n = 200)
Total
(N = 237)
Significance of between group differences
  n (%) n (%) N (%) p
None 6 (16.2%) 65 (32.5%) 71 (30.0%) .047*
Low battery life 11 (29.7%) 37 (18.5%) 48 (20.0%) .12
Problems uploading data to supporting software 11 (29.7%) 34 (17.0%) 45 (19.0%) .07
Does not go with my outfit 6 (16.2%) 38 (19.0%) 44 (18.6%) .69
Inaccurate at recording data 6 (16.2%) 33 (16.5%) 39 (16.5%) .97
General wear and tear 8 (21.6%) 24 (12.0%) 32 (13.5%) .12
Technical issues 6 (16.2%) 23 (11.5%) 29 (12.2%) .42
Uncomfortable 6 (16.2%) 14 (7.0%) 20 (8.4%) .10
Falls off 8 (21.6%) 9 (4.5%) 17 (7.2%) <.001*
Problem navigating supporting website/technology 2 (5.4%) 14 (7.0%) 16 (6.8%) 1.00
Other 2 (5.4%) 12 (6.0%) 14 (5.9%) 1.00
Problems with screen 3 (8.1%) 7 (3.5%) 10 (4.2%) .19
Problem interpreting the data 3 (8.1%) 7 (3.5%) 10 (4.2%) .19
Skin irritation 1 (2.7%) 5 (2.5%) 6 (2.5%) 1.00
Lost it 3 (8.1%) 2 (1.0%) 5 (2.1%) .03*
Waterproof   4 (2.0%) 4 (1.7%) 1.00
Cleaning 1 (2.7%) 2 (1.0%) 3 (1.3%) .40
  1. Note. * = p < .05; Participants were allowed to select multiple responses, and percentages reflect the number of participants who selected each response option as a portion of all participants in that subgroup