Smart Wearable Device Users’ Behavior Is Essential for Physical Activity Improvement

Hsin Yen Yen, Yung Liao, Hao Yun Huang

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Abstract

Backgrounds: This study aimed to explore the effect on physical activity and sedentary behavior of users of wearable devices, and understand the association between physical activity and behavior. Methods: This study conducted a three-arm, randomized controlled trial for 12 weeks. Healthy adults without experience of using a wearable device were recruited and were randomly assigned to a control group with a mobile app and two experimental groups with different smart wearable devices. Data were collected through questionnaires. Results: No significant effect of group, time, or group-by-time interaction among groups for physical activity, sedentary time, or sleep quality was found. Wearing duration significantly positively predicted changes in low-intensity and total physical activity. The number of times the device was checked negatively predicted a change in sedentary time. Conclusions: The behavior of wearable device users is an essential factor for successfully increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentary time.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Behavioral Medicine
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • Exercise
  • Health behavior
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Sedentary behavior
  • Technology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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