Getting Fit with Tagg, Part Two

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In last week’s post about getting fit with Tagg’s Activity Tracker, I told you about our goal for Tiki: 300 points per day. As you can see from the above graph, we’re not there yet!

Our goal is to increase Tiki’s activity level to 300 points per day. Sort of like a human pedometer, the Tagg Activity Tracker counts your activity but, unlike a pedometer, it gives you extra points based on how active you are, with light, moderate and heavy levels of exercise.

Irie, on the other paw, is proving to be more active, even though both dogs are walked together twice a day. The difference: all of our walks are preceded by a period of exciting running and fetching with Irie…and it shows in her stats:

As you can see above, I moused over parts of the chart and up pops a more detailed breakdown of Irie’s activity, showing that she spent 2 hours and 15 minutes that day moderately active.

You can also see a breakdown of activity based on time of day:

It’s easy to see when the dogs went out for their walks (and when Tiki had to get up at 2:45am and go outside! This chart also lets me see where there’s room for improvement and more activity. Comparing each day’s chart, I can see that there’s a series nap from about noon to 4:30pm each day but I think there’s plenty of room for more activity at other times–and for an increased level of activity at the times when the dogs are active.

Of course, I continue to be so happy with the GPS features of Tagg. It really gives us a peace of mind knowing that, if one of the dogs should get lost, we can track them using the Tagg app on our smartphones.

If you’d like the chance to win a Tagg unit for your dog, be sure to enter our Tagg giveaway!

Disclosure: We received Tagg units for review and Tagg is providing a unit to the giveaway winner; all opinions are entirely our own.

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  • Cheryl Chervitz

    I would say that mine are inactive about 60% of the time! Maybe less for 2 of them.

  • LyricInTime2803

    Unfortunately, my older dog is inactive most of the time, with only light exercise (walks). Between her calm temperament, her no-nonsense dislike of play, and arthritis, she just isn’t an active dog- but is in good physical condition and she’s happy to be who she is (I’m pretty darn happy with her, too!). My younger dog, however, is active a good portion of the time. This time of year I’d probably say 50%, more depending on the weather. But come spring, that will will change to a much higher activity number. He may take a couple naps during the day, but other than that he’s constantly on the move scouting the yard for squirrels and groundhogs for light activity, long walks and playing ball for moderate, and several periods of high activity when we practice our agility. We can’t wait for better weather so we can get back to doing all that fun stuff!

  • Danielle E

    I’d guess mine is inactive 65% of the time.

  • Linne

    My dogs are probably moderately active 1 to 2 hours a day

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1396301697 Robin Quick

    About 10%

  • http://twitter.com/rose_design Holly

    My dog is probably moderately active 1 to 2 hours each day.

  • http://dogthusiast.com/ Jen deHaan

    My dogs are probably moderately active about 2-3 hours per day.

  • cathy henatyszen

    the most active of our two dogs spend about 3-4 hrs easy around the farm, the older one tries to keep up, but tires too easy… so she’s maybe 2-3 hrs

  • Sylvia Ortiz

    My dog is moderately active about 1-2 hours a day.