Fitness trackers are largely inaccurate when counting calories Stanford researchers say

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Calorie counting is a useful way to lose weight but a new study suggests a fitness tracker could sabotage your effortsThe devices are overwhelmingly popular For instance since its inception the leading brand Fitbit has sold at least 30 million of them The company promises on its website that the devices track steps distance calories burned floors climbed active minutes hourly activity Others such as PulseOn Apple Watch Basis Peak Samsung Gear S2 and Microsoft Band promise the sameA team of Stanford researchers however recently called foul after testing these trackers The scientists said in a paper published Wednesday in the Journal of Personalized Medicine that though the devices purport to help users track their calories daily energy expenditure the number is often markedly incorrect

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