A 2016 study that is the biggest and longest to date suggests that some fitness trackers will not help with weight loss.
As reported by KVUE-TV, the study tracked 800 adults for one year. Most wore Fitbits and logged about 60 thousand steps per week. However, after six months, none of them showed improvement in their weight or blood pressure. Then, after the year was complete, 90 percent of the adults tested stopped using their fitness tracker altogether.
As discovered during the consumer tests, the trackers only help with weight loss when paired with an intense exercise regimen.
The top three rated trackers were Fitbit Surge for $250, Tom Tom Spark Cardio Plus Music for $130 and Garmin VivoSmart for $150.