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User-Sentiment Based Evaluation for Market Fitness Trackers

Hassan Issa; Alaa Shafaee; Stefan Agne; Stephan Baumann; Andreas Dengel
In: MONITORING, ACCESSIBILITY AND USER INTERFACES. International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health (ICT4AgeingWell-15), May 20-22, Lissabon, Portugal, SCITEPRESS Digital Library, 2015.


Wearable fitness and health trackers have been in an accelerated growth since their recent introduction to consumer markets. Given the growth potential of this market sector, much more devices, with unbounded set of features, are being introduced to the consumer at a fast pace. This makes the task of evaluating fitness trackers extremely challenging knowing that the results of an evaluation will quickly become obsolete. In this paper, a user-sentiment based evaluation of fitness trackers is demonstrated on market leading fitness trackers. The used approach relies on the crowd, expressed by product reviews, to present an aspect-based evaluation of any market fitness tracker. Utilizing the crowd knowledge acquired, a personalized recommender system for fitness trackers is also presented.