The growth of wearable tracking devices has led some fitness professionals to advocate for standardization of tracking systems on equipment Photo by Pamela Kufahl

The growth of wearable tracking devices has led some fitness professionals to advocate for standardization of tracking systems on equipment. Photo by Pamela Kufahl.

For Tracking System Technology to Grow, Some Advocate for Standardization

The popularity of fitness wearables, watches and apps is shining a spotlight on the lack of technology standards among fitness equipment manufacturers.

Seventy-five percent of online consumers in the United States say they own a fitness technology product, according to a 2013 study conducted by the Consumer Electronics Association. The popularity of fitness wearables, watches and apps is shining a spotlight on the lack of technology standards among fitness equipment manufacturers. Despite advancements in fitness tracking technology, equipment manufacturers still calculate calories with different algorithms and lack standardized protocols for

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