The use of objective measurement tools are swiftly overtaking self-made assessments of physical activity

The use of objective measurement tools are swiftly overtaking self-made assessments of physical activity. Data collection techniques such as questionnaires or diary logging are fast turning obsolete due to the fact that the accuracy of data produced far outweighs these traditional methods. Accelerometers currently possess a widespread usage within research communities in conducting population-level studies to assess health and performance. The seemingly inconspicuous wrist-worn devices allow not only accurate data to be collected but uncovers a greater, more wholesome coverage of movement analysis or physical activity in the user’s habitual space, without the risk of self-report bias. All in all, making this a more convenient and hassle-free data collection tool.