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Accuracy of Wearable Health Devices

March 15, 20169 min
Your wearable device may track your footsteps, but how accurate is it with important health information?Technology has improved by leaps and bounds when it comes to health tracking. Old school pedometers that would reset if you jumped are now a thing of the past. Cell phones and wearable devices can track heart rate, calories burned and more.However, the accuracy of these wearable devices is questionable. The varying results between devices is okay for tracking workouts. The inconsistency between devices is not ideal for medical purposes.Dr. John Higgins joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss how reliable health devices are for tracking health data.

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