#86 Your Fitness Tracker is Lying to You

Talking Nutrition

Nov 2 2023 • 33 mins

⌚️Did you know that your fitness tracker has NO idea how many calories you burn?

In this episode of Talking Nutrition, Johan first breaks down what the research indicates when it comes to fitness trackers' abilities to measure steps, heart rate, calories burned, and more.

Then, you'll learn how following your fitness tracker can work against your weight loss goal, and finally, how to accurately manage your calories (and so, your transformation).

Enjoy the episode!


Related blog:
https://odysseycoachingsystems.co/fitness-tracker-accuracy/


Timestamps:
0:00 Introduction
5:15 Recent research on the accuracy of fitness trackers
10:05 How following your fitness tracker can work against your weight loss goal
16:21 Managing energy balance without tracking calories burned
20:50 Benefits of using a fitness tracker
27:57 Using data is a tool, not the goal


**This episode is brought to you by Odyssey Coaching Systems**


Studies:
- Accuracy of Heart Rate Watches: Implications for Weight Management (2016) - PMID: 27232714
- Reliability and Validity of Commercially Available Wearable Devices for Measuring Steps, Energy Expenditure, and Heart Rate: Systematic Review (2020) - PMID: 32897239
- Wrist-worn devices for the measurement of heart rate and energy expenditure: A validation study for the Apple Watch 6, Polar Vantage V and Fitbit Sense (2022) - PMID: 34957939
- Accuracy and Acceptability of Wrist-Wearable Activity-Tracking Devices: Systematic Review of the Literature (2022) - PMID: 35060915


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