Fitness tracking devices measured steps within 10 percent accuracy but had a more difficult time accurately measuring more complex moves as well as caloric expenditure according to a study of five fitness tracking devices Photo by Thinkstock

Fitness tracking devices measured steps within 10 percent accuracy, but had a more difficult time accurately measuring more complex moves as well as caloric expenditure, according to a study of five fitness tracking devices. Photo by Thinkstock.

Study Finds Some Activity Trackers Fail to Accurately Measure Movement and Caloric Expenditure

Some activity trackers fail to accurately measure complex movements as well as they do steps taken, and they often do not accurately measure calories burned, according to a study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), San Diego.

Some activity trackers fail to accurately measure complex movements as well as they do steps taken, and they often do not accurately measure calories burned, according to a study commissioned by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), San Diego.

In the study, researchers at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse, recruited 10 men and women to help evaluate the Nike+ Fuelband, Fitbit Ultra, Jawbone UP, Body

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