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What is the scheme?

An Activity Tracker Watch loaning scheme is now available in specific libraries. This means members of Somerset Libraries (16 and over) can borrow a device for up to 6 weeks free of charge.

Activity Tracker Watches are for everyone. If you’re new to exercise or want to move more, gauge your progress, and you live near Yeovil, Chard, Taunton, Minehead, Glastonbury, Frome or Bridgwater, why not borrow one of our smart Activity Tracker Watches?

It’s a great way to find out whether an activity monitor watch inspires you to move more. You can borrow one for up to 6 weeks, giving you a chance to see whether having an Activity Tracker Watch is something you would like to consider investing in.

Key features

  • Monitors heart rate, activity, sleep quality, blood oxygen and stress levels
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Quick charging with long battery life – up to 14 days’ use on a single charge
  • Use standalone or with a dedicated smartphone app
  • Anyone who’s a full library member over the age of 16 can borrow one for free from Yeovil, Taunton, Minehead, Chard, Glastonbury, Frome or Bridgwater libraries. If you’re not a member, just pop along and get your card in person or sign up for library membership online.

Each Activity Tracker Watch can be loaned completely free for up to 6 weeks and every watch is cleared of all the data and information when you return it, ensuring your privacy isn’t compromised.

We have produced a handy video with tips on how to set up and use the Tracker Watch. You can watch the video below:

Other information

You may wish to contact the library in advance to check that a device is available and arrange a time to come in and collect. Opening times and contact details of libraries.

We have been working in partnership with the Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP) to launch this scheme – please see the Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership website for advice and support for keeping active.

Last reviewed: February 8, 2024 by Qi

Next review due: August 8, 2024

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