RadioMD: The Dr. Leigh Vinocur Show

Wearable Fitness Devices: Can They Make You Healthier?

November 20, 20159 min
Are wearable devices beneficial for your health?It seems like everyone is wearing a fitness device made by Apple, Samsung, or Google to help track their physical activity and sleep patterns for a healthier lifestyle.Even though it may seem like these fitness wearables are gaining popularity, recent evidence is finding they aren't bridging the gap.In fact, according to a recent article from the Journal of the American Medical Association, only one to two percent of individuals in the U.S. have used a wearable device, but the annual sales are projected to reach 50 billion by 2018.What are the gaps that need to be identified?Listen in as study author, Mitesh S. Patel, MD, MS, identifies and shares the gaps that need to be changed in order for fitness wearables to be successful.

Chat About Wearable Fitness Devices: Can They Make You Healthier?