Fitness trackers’ heart rate monitoring accurate enough for most, study says

( CNN) The heart rate observer inside your fitness tracker may not be as precise as the paraphernalium being implemented in physicians positions and infirmaries, but researchers say the smartwatches and wristbands are accurate enough for most consumers’ necessities.

When tested alongside electrocardiograph( ECG) technology, inventions from Fitbit and Mio acted reasonably well at calibrating resting and active heart rates, according to a study produced Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

“It’s very exciting because we’ve had so much advance in technology during such a short period, ” conduct researcher Lisa Cadmus-Bertram told. “These trackers are such an enormous betterment over what we used to have.”