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Can your wearable device be a COVID tracker?

July 6, 2020

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This is rather clever: –Germany’s heart rate and step count data aggregator to track COVID-19 The idea is millions of people have a smart watch or Fitbit on them, which tracks their heart rate and step count. Symptoms of having the virus, or something flu like, are an increased heart rate and decreased step count […]

More evidence against wearable activity trackers

September 26, 2016

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This topic has previously been covered in Some insights on fitness and health trackers- Helping? Hurting??? Looking at a new study- –Effect of Wearable Technology Combined With a Lifestyle Intervention on Long-term Weight Loss This is the best wearable tech study I’ve seen, overwhelmingly because of the two year follow up. It’s not what you lose, it’s […]