1970s or 2010s — it’s still tech, and it’s still giving us detailed (but estimated) metrics that might do more harm than good. Some people might be having a hard time with body image and might believe that those extra 53 calories are the reason they don’t feel comfortable in their own bodies. Burning an extra 53 calories a day equals approximately one pound of weight loss every 66 days. Since this metric is just an estimate and is usually determined based on generic age and weight data inputted into the treadmill, it’s hard to make the argument that this tech is contributing positively to our well-being… as opposed to tech that provides accurate measurements of blood sugar levels or insulin dosages, which make an obvious and clear difference in the well-being of people with diabetes.

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