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Table 1 Overview uniaxial activity monitors used in validation papers

From: Validity of activity monitors in health and chronic disease: a systematic review

Name Manufacturer Field(F)/Lab(L) + reference Size (and weight) Placement Cost Epoch length Data storage Outcomes (measured) Outcomes (calculated)
Actigraph Model 7164 (formerly CSA, MTI) Actigraph LLC Pensacola, FL F [1424] + L [7, 2547] 5.1 x 4.1 x 1.5 cm (45.5 g) hip, ankle or wrist NA 5 s to 1 min. 22 days (1 min epochs) AC, steps EE, activity intensity level
Actigraph Model GT1M Actigraph LLC Pensacola, FL F [4850] + L [29, 49, 5157] 3.8 x 3.7x 1.8 cm (27 g) hip, ankle or wrist €239 (unit), €249 (software) 1 s to several minutes 378 days (1 min epochs) AC, steps EE, activity intensity level
Caltrac Muscle Dynamics Fitness Network, Torrance, USA F [5862] + L [7, 34, 35, 6365] 7 x 7 x 2 cm waist €71 (unit) NA no data storage AC EE
Kenz Lifecorder EX Suzuken Co Ltd., Nagoya, Japan F [66, 67] + L [51, 6870] 7.25 x 4.15 x 2.75 cm (40 g) waist €49 (unit) + €250 (software) 5 s to 10 min 200 days Steps, activity level EE, activity intensity level
Calorie Counter Select II Suzuken Co Ltd., Nagoya, Japan L [7, 71] 5 x 3 x 1 cm waist NA 1 day 7 days steps EE
ActivPAL PAL Technologies Ltd, Glasgow, UK L [57, 7274] 5 x 3,5 x 0,7 cm (15 g) midline on the anterior aspect of the thigh NA 1 s to 1 min 10 days Steps (cadence), different body positions, activity score  
PALlite PAL Technologies Ltd, Glasgow, UK L [74] 5 x 3.5 x 0.7 cm (20 g) ankle €239 1 s to 1 min 10 days Steps  
PAM model AM101B.V. Doorwerth, Netherlands L [37] 5.8 x 4.2 x 1.3 cm (28 g) waist NA 1 s to 1 min. 3 months PAM scores  
Actiwatch Mini Mitter Co, Sunriver, OR, USA L [75] 4.4 x 2.3 x 1 cm (16.1 g) wrist €713 (unit), €213 (reader) 15 s to 1 min 30 days (1 min epochs) AC  
Biotrainer IM Systems, Baltimore, MD, USA L [41, 64, 76] 7x 7 x 2 cm (51.1 g) hip NA NA 9 days AC EE
Nike and iPod sensor Apple Inc, Cupertino, CA, USA L [77] 2,4 x 3,5 x 0,8 cm (9 g) shoe €19 (sensor) NA 16 GB Ground contact time Distance, speed, EE
Polar Activity Watch 200 Polar Electro Oy, Kempele, Finland L [78] NA wrist €152 (watch + software) 1 min Up to 9 files Steps, HR EE, activity intensity level
  1. Field study (F), lab study ( L) or field + lab study ( F + L). PAM; physical activity monitor, AC; activity counts, HR; heart rate, ECG; electrocardiogram, EE; energy expenditure, NA; not available, HR; heart rate.