Shopping Smart for Activity Monitors in the New Year

Just how trustworthy is that Fitbit? At last, several peer-reviewed articles have studied the validity of consumer-based physical activity monitors. One of the most recent, published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, found BodyFit, Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip to be most accurate in estimating energy expenditure (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24777201), though others have found Fitbit Classic less accurate (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24770438). Click on the links to read more.

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