Wearable devices have received a lot of attention in the fitness world for tracking certain data and helping consumers improve whatever it is they need to improve.
However a new study from the University of Pennsylvania has proven that most smartphone applications are just as accurate.
The study tested 10 of the top-selling smartphone apps and devices in the U.S by having participants walk on a treadmill for 500 and 1,500 steps, recording their step counts. They found that smartphones were only slightly different than the observed step counts (with a range of -6.7 to 6.2 percent relative difference in mean step count), but the data from the wearable devices differed more (with a range of -22.7 to -1.5 percent).
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