• Convinced you need a fitness tracker? Think again

    There’s a risk your tracker will end up in a drawer after a few months, especially if you get it for free as a gift or as part of a corporate wellness program. (source: AP)
    Most fitness trackers can measure a lot: steps taken, heart beats, sleep quality and workout performance.
    That’s a lot of data, but are they useful? It depends on what you’re looking for. Those new to fitness might want something that’s motivational, while those already active might want something sophisticated — but not necessarily easy to use.
    Here’s a look at fitness devices from four leading manufacturers. Microsoft’s Band 2 and Motorola’s Moto 360 Sport were excluded from consideration in part because battery life was poor — tough for marathons of more than four hours. There’s a risk your tracker will end up in a drawer after a few months, especially if you get…

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