Health tracking devices, which are typically placed on a user’s wrist or in their pocket, are becoming more commonplace, with many now being placed on top of smartphones.
In addition, a new study suggests that some people may not know how to remove the devices from their phones or other devices, meaning they are potentially harmful to people’s health.
According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the majority of people surveyed said they would never use tracking devices to track their health, even though a study conducted by Google, Microsoft and the US Department of Health and Human Services found that nearly half of respondents said they have received a call from the manufacturer or service provider asking them to take action against the devices.
“While many people may never use a tracking device to track health information, it is becoming more common for many people to be unaware of its use and that this information can be harmful to their health,” said study author Jonathan Gruber, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
“Most health care professionals do not consider these devices to be health information.”
However, it may be even more difficult to tell the difference between health information being tracked on a smartphone and being sent to a company, the researchers noted.
They noted that the data collected by health tracking devices is often stored in plain text and can be easily copied, which may make it difficult to analyze the data.
The researchers conducted a study to see how the use of tracking devices affects people’s personal information.
They found that those who use tracking data do not generally use it for their health.
The researchers found that people who reported that they had never used tracking devices were more likely to report that they did not trust health care providers, as well as less likely to know how they could remove the device.
People who reported using tracking devices more frequently were also more likely than people who did not use tracking to report distrust of health care institutions.
The study also found that users of tracking data were more often more likely in the United States to be male, have lower income and less education than those who did have a medical condition, according to the researchers.