Fitbit Launches Fitbit Alta, A Fashion-Forward Fitness Tracker


(NEWSER) – In a move that critics say is more Orwell than Oral, freshmen and transfer students at Oklahoma's Oral Roberts University have been told that Fitbits are now mandatory—and failure to log at least 10,000 steps per day will affect their grades.

The Christian university has had physical fitness requirements for students since it opened its doors in 1965, but until recently, students were required to log points in a fitness journal instead of using the fitness-tracking device, which will send data directly to a university computer, reports the College Fix. The university says students have authorized it to collect data on steps taken and heart rate, and they won't be tracked through GPS data.

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