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.
Originally published by Cosmos as Your fitness tracker is lying to you
Petra Stock has a degree in environmental engineering and a Masters in Journalism from University of Melbourne. She has previously worked as a climate and energy analyst.
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