Video: Fitness Trackers: Accurate, More or Less?

Video: Fitness Trackers: Accurate, More or Less?
24 Jul
11:09

MEDALS HE EARNED IN HIS TIME IN SERVICE WHAT HE HOPES HIS GENERATION LEARNS FROM THEM COMING UP AT 6:00

>> URSULA: IN THE HEALTH BEAT, HOW YOU SLEEP, HOW DEEPLY YOU SLEEP, HOW MANY PACES YOU RUN, EVERY MINUTE BUT THEY ARE ALL FITNESS TRACKERS, ARE THEY HONEST? ARE THEY REALLY ACCURATE? AND IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM? A RECENT STUDY PITTED FOUR DIFFERENT BRANDS AGAINST EACH OTHER AND A HEART MONITOR IN A STRESS TES LOOK AT HEART RATE AND SPEED AND PACE >> URSULA: MARK MILLER LIKES THEM HE'S CONNECTED TO TWO FITNESS TRACKERS, ONE COSTS $200, THE OTHER, $400 THAT'S CONNECTED TO A CHEST STRAP A TEN-MINUTE TRACK RUN TESTS THEM BOTH

>> 155 >> 156 >> SO THAT'S PRETTY CLOSE BUT ON MY WRIST SENSOR, IT WAS ONLY 125 >> URSULA: RESTING ALL OF THE MONITORS READ ABOUT THE SAME

BUT ADD MOVEMENT, LIKE RIDING A STATIONARY BIKE AND THE BASIC WRIST MONITOR DOESN'T MEASURE UP TO THE WRIST CHEST MONITOR AND THE BASELINE EKG >> THE BIG ONE IS 134 THE WRIST IS 120 AND THE EKG SAYS — >> 135 >> URSULA: WHILE CHEAPER FITNESS TRACKERS CAN COUNT STEPS, NOT SO GOOD IN MEASURING HEART RATES

BUT THEY DO HAVE VALUE >> THEY GET YOU OFF OF THE COUCH THEY GET YOU ON TO THE TRACK THEY GET YOU ACTIVE AND THAT IN AND OF ITSELF PAYS FOR ITSELF IN GOLD

YOU MIGHT EVEN GET A DISCOUNT ON YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE FROM YOUR — FROM YOUR COMPANY THAT YOU WORK FOR >> URSULA: DR MILLER THINKS THE PRICIER TRACKERS ARE WORTH IT >> THE BEST ANTI-DEPRESSANT THERE IS, AND YOU SLEEP WELL >> URSULA: SO IT APPEARS YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

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