The Doctor Is In: Does Your Workout Need a High-Tech Boost?—July 14, 2014

In an interview with Dr. Jordan D. Metzl, asked:

What’s your take on tech gadgets like Nike+’s FuelBand SE? Do you find them to be powerful motivators for working out?

Dr. Metzl: “I think across the board, people are motivated by different things, whether it’s drawing energy from working out in a group situation or from the competitive spirit that kicks in from using tracking devices like FuelBand SE. There’s definitely a greater level of accountability when you have actual data showing your physical output, which you can compare to your peers and share across a virtual network. I think that aspect can be tremendously helpful for setting targets.”

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