Apps as Accurate as Wearables in Tracking Physical Activity: Study

February 12, 2015 9:40 AM

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Apps as Accurate as Wearables in Tracking Physical Activity: Study

Researchers tested 10 of the top-selling smartphone apps and devices in the US by having 14 participants walk on a treadmill for 500 and 1,500 steps, each twice (for a total of 56 trials), and then recording their step counts.

The study was led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioural Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.

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