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Fitness trackers could boost kids' health, but face challenges, experts say

Fitness trackers could boost kids' health, but face challenges, experts say

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With fitness trackers all the rage, some technology companies and health researchers are looking at whether the devices could benefit a particular group kids. Interest in tracking children's activity has blossomed in the past year, with some researchers wondering whether fitness trackers could be effective tools to combat childhood obesity. But few studies have looked at the best way for children to use the trackers, said Dr. Michelle Garrison, an epidemiologist at Seattle Children's Research Institute and the University of Washington School of Medicine. And the trackers out there aren't an ideal fit for the needs of children and their families, other experts say.