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Research: Wearables, including Apple Watch, fail to track calories

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Anonymous, 12 hours agoIt’s about nutrients, not calories. This is the biggest downside of all time, aside from plant-based diets.In fact, it is both.

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blue, May 15, 2022If you are really serious about sports, or want to lose weight through physical activity and sports, this… MOREIt’s about nutrients, not calories. This is the biggest downside of all time, aside from plant-based diets.

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Calories are a measure of heat, so they’re useless because we don’t “burn” anything. What we do with fat is rebuild cells that have been damaged by growth (muscles/bones/hair/nails) or by their cycle (skin etc). Fewer or more calories do not equal nutrients. The nutrients in a food do not mean that all of them will be digested or that they are digestible.
For example iron: in meat we have enough of it and it is the most digestible for us, compared to that of spinach.

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How could we expect smartwatches to be able to track energy expenditure? It’s virtually impossible to do on your wrist, no matter what equipment you’re using.

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Any phone app on Google Play can do a lot more things better.
I can’t say the same for IOS because IOS has maybe 20% of the apps in Google Play and usually the worst.

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qasar80, May 15, 2022Since when does someone who really wants to exercise need a watch to count calories? It’s moreIf you are really serious about sports, or if you want to lose weight through physical activity and sports, counting calories still matters.
I have seen people who had serious problems with low calorie intake and high output, which led to malnutrition. Not really a good thing.

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Since when does someone who really wants to exercise need a watch to count calories? This is an absolute con, just get out and run anywhere or at the gym without any gadgets to hand. A shirt, shorts and a pair of good shoes are more than enough. And if you really want a watch, opt for dedicated watches, like Garmin, which are ideal for sports.

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One good thing about smartwatches is getting notifications when your phone is on silent.
So you don’t need to buy an expensive one.

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Anonymous, May 15, 2022How are people surprised by this? No smartwatch is medical grade equipment, most… moreYeah it’s true

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“People who use smart wearables tend to increase their overall activity and count their steps”

am a good example

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How are people surprised by this?
No smartwatch is medical grade equipment, most of the ones I’ve seen literally say on the box or in a manual that you should use it as a “rough estimate” or “approximation” and not a firm statement of your condition.