Those Fitness Trackers May Not Be Helping You Lose Weight, Study Says

“People may have focused on the technology and forgotten to focus on their behaviors,” said Dr. John Jakicic, the study’s lead author.

Technology is here to assist us, but not take over our responsibilities for us. The study showed that activity trackers aren’t the one-stop solution to weight-loss. They are simply there to assist. But without behavioral changes, such as exercising more and eating healthier meals, the tracker won’t lead to any changes.

“What these results say to me is that we still have a great deal to learn,” Dr. Jakicic said.

Technology isn’t going to do the work for us.