In fact, damn it, carrying a device could even undermine your efforts. Exercise is really good for you, and if your monitor helps you keep moving, then keep using it. There are also practical benefits and fewer geeks. A fitness tracker should help you lose weight, improve your fitness, and adopt healthier habits when it comes to sleeping, eating, exercising and moving.
The Fitbit mobile app includes tracking weight loss and nutrition, but watches and trackers aren't vigilant enough and encouraging. In the new study, which Maher highlighted that no manufacturer of fitness devices paid for, his team found that trackers have a significant effect on the amount of exercise people do and a minor benefit for fitness and weight loss. Fitness trackers can't force you to be healthy, and smartwatches aren't designed to replace doctors (in fact, the Apple Watch is specifically designed to fit doctor visits). Fitness trackers and watches never suggested how to eat well or made calls to try to commit to going to the gym.
I've been wearing more fitness watches for years than I can count, and I'm wondering when all this is going to happen.