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

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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