Consumer Reports reveals top rated fitness trackers

Tuesday, January 03, 2017 10:43PM
It's a new year, so if you're getting back to exercising you're in luck because 7 On Your Side's Michael Finney partnered up with Consumer Reports to find out if fitness trackers really work.


SAN FRANCISCO - It's a new year and you're probably getting back into the exercise groove and putting on that fitness tracker.

Well you're in luck because 7 On Your Side's Michael Finney partnered up with Consumer Reports to find out if those trackers really work.

A 2016 study tracked 800 adults for a year. Most wore Fitbits and logged between 50,000 and 70, 000 steps a week. But after just six months, none of them showed improvement with weight or blood pressure. And after a year, 90 percent of them stopped using their Fitbit altogether.

Consumer Reports tested fitness trackers for step count and heart rate monitoring accuracy, water resistance, ease of use and pairing, as well as readability in both bright or low light.
Watch the video player above to find out which fitness trackers were top rated.

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