Fitness trackers are great for a lot of things. They can tell you how many calories you’re burning, steps you’re taking, remind you when to get up and move. But do they really make you healthier? Mat Honan of Wired doesn’t think so:
I’ve been tracking myself on and off for several years. And I’ve done it with a variety of devices, from a step-counting pedometer to a 24/7 heart-rate monitor that wirelessly uploaded all my data to the web. So it’s surprising that I’m still fat. (OK, overweight.) Maybe it’s not. I’m quite lazy, and beer is delicious. But the bigger problem is that all these trackers are great at telling me what I’ve done, not what to do.
Read more of his thoughts here.