Are Fitness Trackers Worth It

Today’s fitness trackers are a far cry from the earliest pioneers of the wearable tech world. These gadgets can still count your steps and your stairs, but now they can check your temperature, measure your heart rate, and even monitor your perspiration. For the step-seeking desk jockey, fitness trackers can help raise awareness about stretches of inactivity—people who spend long hours sitting have an increased risk of bone and organ damage.

If you’re in the market for a fitness tracker or are looking to upgrade an old one, discover what today’s wearable tech devices do—and what they don’t.



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