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Oral Roberts University Makes Novel Use of FitBits – The Activity Tracker Wristband


FitBits Activity Tracker



Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma has made wearing Fitbits obligatory for all first-years. It’s a fitness wristband that tracks activity done by the wearer. The fitness data of each student will be tracked by the school and will get reflected in their grades.

Oral Roberts reported it “has opened the program up to all students,”. The Christian university claimed the bookstores at the campus have to date sold over 550 Fitbits fitness super watches.

FitBits will track activity of students – on-campus as well as off-campus – and transmit all info that includes details on exercise, food, sleep, and body weight, into Oral Roberts’ learning management system. However, nothing is clear about the amount of physical activity Oral Roberts requires of students.

FitBits will automatically track and submit data about the aerobic activity thus saving students from ”manually logging aerobics points in a fitness journal”.

You can buy this watch for $150.

ELIZABETH CHUCK. 2016, January 30. Oral Roberts University to Track Students’ Fitness Through Fitbits. Retrieved from

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