Most fitness trackers claim to count steps, but are their numbers reliable?
Fitness trackers are good at counting things: steps you walked, calories burned, active minutes, how long you slept, and so on. While the accuracy of these devices can be dubious, a tracker can at least tell you how active you are compared to other days—well, assuming you keep wearing it. According to the Journal of […]
I’ve written about fitness trackers here several times. I currently have a Fitbit Charge, I’ve reviewed the Fitbit Flex, Fitbit One and Jawbone UP24, and I tried the Nike+ FuelBand. One problem with these devices – aside from comfort, which is not always a given – is their accuracy. I’m surprised that most websites that […]
I really liked the Fitbit Charge when I first got it. Then I realized how inaccurate it was.
Do you use a wearable device, such as a fitness tracker? On this week’s episode of The Committed podcast, Ian Schray, Rob Griffiths and I go deep on wearables, discussing what features we want on our wrists, and how we think the Apple Watch may or may not address these desires. We also look at […]