A two-year study was performed to find the effectiveness of wearing a FitBit, or other fitness tracker.  500 people were split into two groups, with one wearing a fitness tracker.  By the end of the trial the group wearing the tracker had lost less weight than the group not wearing the device.

Although the popularity of fitness trackers is growing, there are very few studies that look at their results.  One study done by the University of Pittsburgh found that volunteers who wore the device lost 8 pounds, while the control group (not wearing) lost 13 pounds.

A drop off in the usage data occurred as the study went on, suggesting that the novelty of the device wore off.  The doctor leading the research also thought that people might become fixated on exercise while wearing the device and not concentrating on nutrition as well.  “You might think to yourself ‘I’m being more active, so now I can eat a red velvet cupcake’”, said Dr. Jakicic.

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