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Data Doctors Tech Tips | Ken Colburn & Brandon Disney
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Original Air Date: Aug 8, 2016

Pedometer Apps That Work!

Fitness monitors have become all the rage in fitness, but with prices that can range from $100-$300, they can get a bit pricey.

But obviously, paying for a wrist mounted device you wear all day has to be more accurate than just loading a free app on your smartphone, right?


An enlightening study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association claims that a free app on your phone can be just as accurate as those fancy fitness wearables when it came to step and activity tracking.

These tests were performed on treadmills so they may not necessarily reflect your real life situation where you forget to take your smartphone with you, but if you’re looking for fitness motivation through the tracking of your daily activities, you don’t have to pony up a bunch of cash.

There are lots of great free apps for your smartphone like the Moves app or Argus app for your iPhone or the Runtastic Pedometer app which is available for both Android or iPhone users.

Let’s face it; any app that keeps you motivated to exercise every day is a good thing, so don’t think you have to wait to get an expensive gadget to get started!