For counting steps, smartphone apps do as well as fitness trackers

February 11, 2015 9:17 PM

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For counting steps, smartphone apps do as well as fitness trackers

You don’t need to splurge on a fitness tracking device to record how much you’ve walked, because smartphone fitness apps do the job just as well, and sometimes better.

That’s the conclusion from a University of Pennsylvania study, which compared the accuracy of fitness wristbands and of smartphone apps in counting steps.

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