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Fitness trackers do not increase activity enough to noticeably improve health

Study finds group using wearable fitness tracker did show improved levels of physical activity over a year – but not enough to improve health, say researchers Wearable trackers may not increase activity levels enough to significantly benefit health, researchers have said. Pedometers are “unlikely to be a panacea for rising rates of chronic disease”, experts said after a new study concluded that the devices did not appear to improve the health outcomes of wearers after one year.
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