GUIDELINES FOR USING FITNESS TRACKERS
Swapneel Hazare, fitness expert and owner of SHIELD suggests the following:
It’s very important to understand that these devices are a one way communication. Although they present us with information displayed on their screen, they do not have the capacity to answer our questions.
Fitness trackers ask us to feed in basic physical attributes like height, weight, gender and age. However, they don’t consider the mental and physical condition of the user. The external environment (weather, pollution) of the user is also ignored.
Any info displayed by a fitness tracker is data, and every data must be analysed only by an expert. So refrain from obsessing over it. Get a fitness expert to help you understand your fitness levels and use the data to achieve your goals.
Conclusion: Your primary source of information should always be your body and mind, whereas your fitness tracker is just a companion.