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Your smartphone is just as good as a fitness-tracking wristband

Your smartphone is just as good as a fitness-tracking wristband
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Have you been thinking about getting a fitness tracker? It seems like everyone is picking up a Fitbit, Jawbone or other wearable tech to help them keep track of their workouts and daily routine.

Wearable fitness trackers are one of the hottest gadgets on the market right now, but existing tech isn't ready to give up the stage just yet. New research shows that you might not need a fitness tracker if you have a smartphone.

In a study at the University of Pennsylvania, smartphones were compared to a variety of different fitness trackers on how well they counted steps and tracked calories burned. The results will shock you.

Next page: See how smartphones compared to the fitness trackers in the field. 
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