Fitness watches, worth it?

Devices are inaccurate.
Wrist worn energy expenditure devices over estimate the amount of energy expended by 30-98%.
30% at minimum! – if your eating back your calories you burned during exercise, you are not going to reach your goals if your goal is WEIGHTLOSS
In a study done with two common wrist worn devices the fitbit and garmin, it was found that the heart rate reading was quite accurate and the energy expenditure estimates during low and moderate exercise are reasonably accurate, other than that the energy expenditure was not accurate for higher intensity workouts, so depending on device you may show more or less calories burnt per workout.
My point here is that you cannot rely on these devices to track calories if your trying to lose weight. Where it comes in as encouraging for weightloss is when it encourages more overall movement by tracking steps, reaching step goals etc.
〰️Quick summary
Motivating & encouraging to MOVE more
Helps you stay accountable
Nice for tracking your steps for the day and compare to other days
Nice to know stats
May be very misleading
It may not be very accurate
Very unreliable to track calories
May lead to obsessive behavior
Any thoughts?
Do you eat back your burnt calories?
Did you learn something new?



Published by Marizelle

Hi! My name is Marizelle. I am a Biokineticist, Sports Scientist, Sports massage therapist, trained Specialized Kinesiologist, passionate about Movement, Nutrition and Mindset. I am dedicated to helping and guiding individuals to become the best version of themselves - Mind, Body, Spirit. Thank you for checking in, and welcome! I am all about living a health focused lifestyle, I encourage creating long lasting sustainable habits which lead to living your best life. My mission is to enlighten you about the effects of movement, nutrition and a healthy mental state on well-being. There is no 'one size fits' all approach to living optimally, we are all individuals, but I can guide you in a way that works best for you, your lifestyle and needs. My special interests are educating and helping my patients to better help themselves, I have a huge passion for woman's health and helping woman with hormones issues as well as rehabilitation required for chronic diseases and transforming lives through mindset, movement and nutrition. Get in touch if you would like to learn more.

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