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Rating Fitness Bands On Accuracy

Fitness bands, tfitness_bands_770hose fashionable, wearable computers that monitor our physical activities, come in a variety of colors, and with varying degrees of accuracy. Researchers at Iowa State University decided to test the fitness of the fitness bands, and they looked at the accuracy of eight popular models. An Iowa State news release reports that most of the devices provided estimates within 10 to 15 percent of calories burned. The BodyMedia FIT was the top performer with a 9.3 percent error rating. The Fitbit Zip and Fitbit One were next with a 10.1 and 10.4 percent error rating, respectively. The other monitors delivered less impressive performances: Jawbone Up (12.2 percent), Actigraph (12.6 percent), Directlife (12.8 percent), Nike Fuel Band (13.0 percent), and Basis Band (23.5 percent).

a majority of the devices provided reasonably accurate estimates (within 10 to 15 percent) of calories burned. The BodyMedia FIT was the top performer with a 9.3 percent error rating, which is comparable to research models, Welk said. The Fitbit Zip and Fitbit One were next with a 10.1 and 10.4 percent error rating, respectively. Here is how the other monitors performed: Jawbone Up (12.2 percent), Actigraph (12.6 percent), Directlife (12.8 percent), Nike Fuel Band (13.0 percent) and Basis Band (23.5 percent).     – See more at: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2014/06/09/fitnessbands#sthash.qfHXPZuK.dpuf
a majority of the devices provided reasonably accurate estimates (within 10 to 15 percent) of calories burned. The BodyMedia FIT was the top performer with a 9.3 percent error rating, which is comparable to research models, Welk said. The Fitbit Zip and Fitbit One were next with a 10.1 and 10.4 percent error rating, respectively. Here is how the other monitors performed: Jawbone Up (12.2 percent), Actigraph (12.6 percent), Directlife (12.8 percent), Nike Fuel Band (13.0 percent) and Basis Band (23.5 percent).     – See more at: http://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2014/06/09/fitnessbands#sthash.qfHXPZuK.dpuf

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