The growth of wearable tracking devices has led some fitness professionals to advocate for standardization of tracking systems on equipment. Photo by Pamela Kufahl.
Seventy-five percent of online consumers in the United States say they own a fitness technology product, according to a 2013 study conducted by the Consumer Electronics Association. The popularity of fitness wearables, watches and apps is shining a spotlight on the lack of technology standards among fitness equipment manufacturers. Despite advancements in fitness tracking technology, equipment manufacturers still calculate calories with different algorithms and lack standardized protocols ...
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