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Trust your tracker?

Stanford Medicine finds fitness trackers accurately measure heart rate but not calories burned.

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Baby steps, then big ones

Research at Stanford shows that incremental achievements are good early motivators, but their effect wanes as the finish line nears.

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Sins of omission

Stanford scholars analyze children's ability to detect misleading but technically accurate information.

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Take fitness tracker estimates of energy expenditure "with more than a pinch of salt," Euan Ashley advises.
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