Is it really worth downloading sports apps and trackers? In any case, finds a new study by the digital association Bitkom.

Many people rely on fitness apps and trackers for training.

 Fitness apps actually help you lose weight

But are they even useful?

Fitness apps actually help you lose weight

Yes, according to a study by the digital association Bitkom.

That's what

  • When doing sports, many people rely on the support of fitness apps or trackers.

  • A new study now shows: That actually helps.

  • More than two thirds of all respondents have lost weight with the help of such apps and trackers.

  • They also report that they move significantly more often.

Many people have made good resolutions for the New Year. Often there are promises such as “I want to do more sport or become more active”. Obligations such as a gym subscription or the use of various fitness apps or health trackers can help. But how effective are such digital support for exercising and losing weight really?

The digital association Bitkom has taken on this question and carried out a representative survey on the subject of weight loss and fitness trackers and apps. It turned out that such technological assistance actually helps to become more active and to do more sport.

Pedometer criticized

More than two thirds of all respondents report that they have lost weight with the help of such fitness trackers and apps. In addition, more than half of all people exercise significantly more and 55 percent also state that they do more sport, as reported by Bild.de. Around every second person who makes use of such digital aids also claims to have a healthier diet since then.

It has also been shown that more than one in three respondents actually have their steps counted every day using a wide variety of apps or trackers. 25 percent check and record their calorie consumption and 24 percent have drawn up a training plan. In addition, the smartphone or tablet is becoming increasingly popular as a fitness companion. 23 percent say that they train at home with the help of this technological device.

However, the respondents were also dissatisfied on some points. The vast majority (79 percent) feel that the devices do not correctly record the steps taken in a day. In addition, around half of all participants complained that the technology deteriorated significantly after a longer period of use. There were also concerns about the security of the private data that such apps store.

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By Teresa Tapmleton

Teresa Tampleton has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Nizh TEkegram, Teresa Tampleton worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teresa@ntelegram.com 1-800-268-7341

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