30 Dec '15, 6pm

Sailors to put fitness trackers to the test in 2016

The Navy plans to issue fitness trackers to a few hundred sailors in 2016 to test wearable devices. (Photo: AP) CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 1 COMMENT EMAIL MORE The Navy wants sailors to hit their fitness goals with a new accessory: wearable trackers. In 2016, sailors will test Navy-issued fitness trackers with a few ship crews to see what works and helps sailors monitor their workouts, diet and yes, steps. The plan is to give trackers out to a few ships and track their finding for a year, as part of a push for year-round fitness awareness, said Vice Adm. Bill Moran, the chief of naval personnel. I think [Pacific] Fleet envisions doing two to three ships at the waterfront so that we get a large enough swath to have meaningful feedback," he told Navy Times in a Dec.16 interview. Officials haven't detailed the commands to test them or which devices will be used, which could inclu...

Full article: http://www.navytimes.com/story/military/2015/12/30/sailor...

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