In the ongoing battle to lose weight, many people are turning to technology to give them a helping hand. But it’s easy to be distracted and then disappointed by every new and shiny gadget that claims to be the next-best weight-loss solution. So, you should ask yourself whether a piece of technology can actually aid you in your weight loss journey.

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While gadgets can’t do the work for you, research shows that gadgets and apps that give real-time feedback and hold the user accountable for their health choices help with weight loss. For example, a study from the University of South Carolina found that people who wore a fitness monitor while participating in a group weight-loss program lost more than three times the weight of those who did not wear the monitor, reports FitDay. Likewise, researchers at the University of Texas found that the most effective apps were those that monitored performance and offered support via social-media sharing and virtual coaches, claims Prevention.

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So, with all of the choices out there, how do you find the gadgets and apps that have the right combination of motivation and feedback? Here is a list of some of the best gadgets for weight loss.

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