Your fitness tracker is lying to you

Fitness trackers. These days most of us have them, whether it’s the phone in your pocket, or the watch on your wrist. Tallying steps, measuring your heart rate, diarising your period.

It seems like a fun way to engage with exercise and health. But have you ever considered your fitness data might help someone steal your bike or even give away secret military information?

Petra Stock is a science journalist at Cosmos Magazine

In this episode of the podcast Huh? Science Explained, she tracks the trackers to find out if they even work.  

Huh? Science Explained is a LiSTNR production.

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