Wearable Devices as Facilitators, Not Drivers, of Health Behavior Change

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Despite the latest trend in technology and weight loss, new research by PRC researchers reveals that wearable tracking devices are not extremely effective in changing users’ behaviors. Although these devices have potential, researchers say there are significant challenges.

 

Patel, Mitesh, S. MD, MBA, MS;  Asch, David A. MD, MBA; Volpp, Kevin G. MD, PhD
JAMA. 2015;313(5):459-460. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.14781.
Link: http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2089651