Do Fitness Trackers Really Work?

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Whilst fitness trackers and sports computers can be a real benefit to improving performance in elite athletes, do they really work for the rest of us?

Whilst some praise the development of fitness trackers for making us all aware of how we treat our bodies and have even helped people diagnose things such as diabetes and obesity, others suggest that fitness trackers can have negative psychological effects.
“If we start consistently not reaching goals set for us by trackers, this can ultimately lead to use feeling demotivated – the opposite effect they are supposed to have,” says Andrew Lane, professor of sport psychology at the University of Wolverhampton.
Despite concerns, the fitness tracking market is still booming with room for further development including customisation.
Find out more at The BBC

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