The quantified workout: one run, eight trackers


Every fitness device promises to help you get in shape by measuring and understanding your activity data, but can trackers actually help you become a healthier person? I strapped on eight different devices and apps and set out to learn everything I could about my body while taking a jog. My mile-and-a-half run up New York City’s west side was tracked by RunKeeper, S Health Walking Mate, Fitbit Flex, Fitbit Zip, Withings Pulse, Jawbone Up, Nike+ Fuelband, and the Scosche MyTrek (which has been replaced with the Scosche Rhythm).

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