Fitness trackers won’t help you to lose weight.
An international team of doctors demonstrated that the use of fitness trackers is no noticeable impact on the intensity of physical activity. Devoted to a study published in the journal The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.
Scientists for years observed the state of health (weight, blood pressure and pulse) and intensity of physical activity at 800. Some of the study participants received a monetary reward for wearing fitness bracelets.
In the first six months, the participants who receive financial incentives, showed an increase in physical activity. However, a year later, the figure they came to the original level.
Participants who have not received a cash award, a year later, an increase in the duration of aerobic physical activity (average 16 minutes per week). However, in the opinion of the authors of the study, it was insignificant in order to bring about tangible improvements in health.