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McDonald's discontinued fitness tracker tested: Not as good as the friesThe Step-It used to come in Happy Meals as a pack-in, but it's been pulled unexpectedly. Maybe that was a good thing. We tested it over a salty lunch.
Maybe the reason McDonald's stop selling the fitness tracker included in its Happy Meals was because it didn't work. I picked one up from my local golden arches in New York to check it out right before it was pulled. My newest now non-existent fitness tracker Snap-It costs me just under four dollars, including a burger, drink, and fries. They came in several colors. All my local place had was green Batteries come included, in fact, you can't replace them. To use Snap It, you put it on your wrist, press its one big button, and you move. It just tracks steps. It's not a watch. It doesn't even sync with a phone. To reset the step counter, you press and hold the only button it has, right in the middle. Snap It fit tight on my wrist because it's made for kids. Reports claimed that it caused skin rashes. My arm was fine, but I wouldn't advise wearing one now that it's been recalled. It's also a very bad step counter. Compared to Fitbit or the Apple watch it counted steps even while I was sitting Eating fries, and yet walking around the office, it under counted my steps by several hundred, which is a shame. Because it would take me, according to a calorie estimator I found online about 10,000 steps or 4.5 miles to burn off the 545 calories or so, in my cheeseburger happy meal.