Wearable Fitness Devices Don’t Seem to Make You Fitter – The New York Times

I once received a lot of blowback for an Upshot article in which I showed (with evidence) that exercise is not the key to weight loss. Diet is. Many, many readers cannot wrap their head around the notion that adding physical activity, and therefore burning more calories, doesn’t necessarily translate into results on the scale.

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‘I’m cycling across the country from my living room’

Most evenings after work, I’ve been cycling the 1,500km-route from Land’s End to John O’Groats from the comfort of my living room. I’ve managed it by hooking up an exercise bike and a virtual reality headset to Google Street View and writing some software to sync and measure everything.

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Fitbit’s ‘Adventures’ Brings Augmented Reality to Fitness | Androidheadlines.com

Fitbit is the leader in fitness trackers right now. This week they debuted a new feature in their app for users to become more motivated to reach their step goals, and their long-term fitness goals.

The app has long had Challenges, where you can challenge your friends and family members to a week-long challenge, a weekend or even just a day. However now with Adventures you can “explore new and exciting destinations by working toward a different goal each day”.

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