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Table 4 Former users’ reasons for no longer wearing their activity tracker

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

Reasons to stop wearing tracker Former users (n = 37)
n (%)
“I learnt everything I could” 11 (29.7%)
Broken tracker 8 (21.6%)
It was not helping achieve goals 5 (13.5%)
Technical difficulties 4 (10.8%)
Got lost 4 (10.8%)
Forgot to charge it 4 (10.8%)
Experiencing negative psychological impact 3 (8.1%)
Intrusive 3 (8.1%)
Difficult to understand 2 (5.4%)
Did not like it 2 (5.4%)
Inconvenient 2 (5.4%)
Forgot to put it back on after taking it off 2 (5.4%)
Information was not important 2 (5.4%)
Work 2 (5.4%)
Annoying to charge 1 (2.7%)
Became too dependent 1 (2.7%)
Band continuously came undone 1 (2.7%)
Limited functionality 1 (2.7%)
  1. Note: 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