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Do Fitness Trackers Really Help People Lose Weight?

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Portrait of a woman in sportswear checking an Apple Watch Sport, taken on May 21, 2015. (Photo by Joseph Branston/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
Portrait of a woman in sportswear checking an Apple Watch Sport, taken on May 21, 2015. (Photo by Joseph Branston/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

 

That Fitbit may be making you a bit less fit than you might’ve thought. A recent study published in the journal of the American Medical Association may refute claims from the companies peddling fitness trackers that fitness trackers help you lose weight. Out of the two groups in the study, those that used fitness trackers lost less weight on average over two years.