Fitbit Studies Show Positive Results For Fitness Trackers, Despite New Research From The University of Pittsburgh

New research from the University of Pittsburgh has generated results that question the weight loss benefits of fitness trackers. Accordingly, the media has taken a negative viewpoint, potentially damaging the public’s perception of the wearable technology.

The study, featured this week in JAMA showed that people using fitness trackers lost less weight than those who weren’t using them. The study was held over two years and consisted of 471 overweight people, aged between 18-35, who were assigned to one of two groups. All the participants were put on a low-calorie diet and given exercise instructions and group counselling sessions.

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