Every Step You Take
With step-counting apps, tracking elements of life is something everyone can do. But does self-tracking affect behaviour? Claudia Hammond unveils the psychology of wearable tech.
With smartphones and fitbits, tracking elements of your life has moved on from the dedicated followers of the Quantified Self movement, to something that any of us can do. Accompanied at all times by her step-counting app which she can't help but check several times a day, Claudia Hammond asks whether tracking your every move can affect your behaviour in unexpected ways.