[image] Samsung Galaxy Smartphones are Excellent Fitness Trackers

Samsung Galaxy Smartphones are Excellent Fitness Trackers

February 11, 2015
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When out shopping for a fitness tracker, it is often a bit confusing deciding between dedicated fitness trackers or simply just using a Fitness Smartphone App for the job.

A recent paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, has fortunately dealt with that confusion.

[image] Samsung Galaxy Smartphones are Excellent Fitness Trackers

A study carried out on 14 participants walking on a treadmill revealed that Smartphone Apps are just as accurate as dedicated Fitness Trackers.

The study pitted the Samsung Galaxy S4 and iPhone 5s against a number of dedicated fitness trackers that included the Nike Fuelband and Fitbit Flex.

Whilst the Smartphone had a margin of error of 12.9%, the fitness bands had error rates that ranged up to 22.7%.

It, therefore, makes more economic sense to stick to your Smartphone rather than use a dedicated fitness tracker.

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