Activity trackers are not always accurate, studies show

06/14/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Study data show fitness-tracking devices may not always be accurate and may underestimate the energy a person uses during light-intensity exercise, such as bicycle pedaling or cleaning. Researcher Nate Meckes says if the goal is to get people to be less sedentary, inaccuracy matters because exercise trackers are telling them their light activities do not really count in terms of movement or calorie expenditures.

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