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Students Get Fitness Devices To Gauge, Promote Activity
Nearly 7,000 5th graders in 15 school districts in Snohomish County, Wash., will be getting watch-sized electronic devices to measure their activity levels throughout the school year.
The Gear Up & Go program will provide students with ongoing measures of their activity with the goal of increasing their off-the-couch time.
The Sqord PowerPods are like pedometers with some technological tweaks. They also measure the intensity of activity. The more time students spend on get-up-and-go activities, the more online points they earn. Students can check on their progress at computer stations at participating schools and YMCAs in the county.
Vol. 33, Issue 11, Page 5Published in Print: November 6, 2013, as Students Get Fitness Devices To Gauge, Promote Activity