A very popular type of devices today are products like the Fitbit Smart Watch and Fitbit Tracker. The idea behind them is they help us stay healthy by monitoring things like our heartbeat and daily activity. And Fitbit also has a device called a Fitbit Aria 2 WiFi Smart Scale, that can even estimate your current body fat percentage. But could “smart” devices like Fitbit be actually hurting our health more than they benefit it? The answer is yes, there is very strong evidence that suggests that they do.
The Fitbit Smart Watch & Fitbit Tracker emit all three different types of EMF Radiation. These are:
- Electric Fields
- Magnetic Fields
- Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation
The most powerful of these three is the RF Radiation. These Fitbit devices emit Bluetooth RF Radiation which is 2.45 GHz frequency. This frequency of RF Radiation is within the Microwave Radiation range. In fact, 2.45 GHz is the exact same frequency a microwave oven uses to cook your food. The power level is obviously much lower, but it is the exact same radiation.
And here is another very important point. With Radio Frequency (RF) Radiation, how close the source is to your physical body is more important than the power level (or wattage) of the radiation. RF Radiation dissipates with distance. In other words, a low powered exposure right next to someone, is more dangerous than a more powerful exposure a long ways away. Also the longer the exposure time is, the more dangerous it is. A Fitbit does both. It is an RF Radiation source kept right next to the skin 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (in many cases). For ideas on how to protect yourself from this kind of radiation check out both my articles entitled “How To Protect Yourself From Bluetooth Radiation – Get The Facts!” and “Aulterra EMF Neutralizer Products Review“.
Below is a video showing someone testing a Fitbit for EMF Radiation, specifically RF Radiation, with an RF Radiation meter. He is measuring the Bluetooth signal coming out of his Fitbit. Do you want that radiation going into your wrist twenty four hours a day seven days a week? If you are interested, take a quick look at the video!
Do Fitbit Smart Scales Emit EMF Radiation?
Now the Fitbit Aria 2 WiFi Smart Scale is an interesting topic. The short answer is yes, it emits EMF Radiation, in several ways. And that is where this one gets interesting.
First, this smart scale, like the Fitbit wrist bands, communicates to your phone and computer via a Bluetooth connection. So it is continually emitting the Bluetooth 2.45 GHz RF Radiation frequency just like a microwave oven. But in addition to that it also measures the person’s Body Mass Index, lean mass percentage and calculates an estimated body fat percentage. Sounds cool huh?
But to do this it first gathers your weight through the typical means; it is a scale that measures your weight. Then it measures some other statistics using electrical signals. The Fitbit Aria 2 WiFi Smart Scale sends an electrical through your body, up one leg and back down the other. When that electrical signal arrives back at the scale, the Aria 2 is able to estimate your body fat percentage, Body Mass Index and lean mass percentage.
This electrical signal the Fitbit Aria 2 WiFi Smart Scale sends up and through your body is a form of EMF Radiation. Now I was not able to find any information on the frequency of this radiation, so I don’t know if it is above the 1 GHz point making it Microwave Radiation or not. Regardless lower frequencies of EMF Radiation have been found in tests to cause various health problems. (See the General RF Radiation Studies & Information section of the Scientific Studies page of this website).
EMF Radiation Dangers
When you search on the internet about the topic of EMF Radiation you will find and interesting pattern. Almost to an article, those that promote the idea that since EMF Radiation is a “non-ionizing” part of the electromagnetic spectrum, there is absolutely no way it could be harmful, are written by either a governmental source, or someone from the tech industries. It could be argued that these sources have a political or financial stake in the technology.
However there are literally multiple hundreds of peer reviewed scientific studies from independent non-biased doctors and scientists from all over the world who link non-ionizing EMF Radiation to things like DNA damage (especially in infants and fetuses), infertility and cancer. I link to many of these studies on the Scientific Studies page of this website.
In the below video an expert in Microwave Radiation is interviewed, Barry Trower. He is a British Physicist who has spent his whole life working with and studying Microwave Radiation. In this video he discusses how he saw this radiation cause crib death, DNA damage and infertility. He goes into great depth explaining how the DNA damage it causes can cause generational health problems. This is a really important video. I highly recommend you giving it a listen.
If you personally are interested in doing a deep dive into all of the scientific research done to date on this topic, a great place to start is by going to the Scientific Studies page on this website. There are links on that page to many of the hundreds of peer reviewed scientific studies as well as another interview video of Barrie Trower where he goes specifically into the dangers of the new 5G technology.
Protecting Yourself From FitBit EMF Radiation
Don’t Wear Smart Devices
Okay this goes without saying. The very best way to make sure that you are not affected by the EMF Radiation emitted by any of the the Fitbit or other smart item devices, is don’t wear them. If they are not in your home, and especially not next to your body, you are not being radiated by them.
Many people, especially those who are hyper sensitive to EMF Radiation take this approach. And to be very frank, the more a person does his or her homework on this subject, the smarter this idea sounds. When you really delve into the many hundreds of peer reviewed scientific studies on EMF Radiation, you just don’t want to expose yourself to it.
Use Aulterra Neutralizer Stickers
Believe it or not, certain minerals neutralize EMF Radiation. In other words they create what is called a paramagnetic field around them that will change the structure of man made EMF Radiation into a more natural form of radiation that is less harmful to the body. I know, it sounded hokey to me when I first heard about it, but there is actually some very good science behind this.
The product like this that has the most science backing them up is a company called Aulterra, in north Idaho. Their products were developed because the founder of the company had been part of a large nuclear waste cleanup project where they used these minerals to neutralize the radioactive nuclear waste in that site. The owner Kim Dandurand then paid to have a bunch of scientific tests done to see if these same minerals would neutralize EMF Radiation. (I go over the science in more detail in my article “Aulterra EMF Neutralizer Products Review“.)
Aulterra makes what they call Aulterra Neutralizer Stickers that are very thin stickers filled with these minerals. These stickers are designed to be placed on devices that emit EMF Radiation such as cellphones and WiFi routers. Since the radiation is the same kind in a Fitbit, it would have similar benefits. I would put the sticker between the Fitbit and your skin.
Below is a powerful short video showing blood tests taken both before and after a person making two cell phone calls, one without the sticker, and then one with the sticker. I once had a health condition diagnosed by using this type of blood test after having many more sophisticated tests that were not able to diagnose it. I have faith in these kind of blood tests. I recommend you watching this video.
Create Distance – Don’t Sleep With Your Fitbit
Not only don’t sleep with your Fitbit, put only wear it when you need to; like when you are exercising. Now as strongly as I feel about the benefits of the Aulterra Neutralizer Stickers, that should not be your only protection effort. We are talking about a WiFi device designed to sit right against your skin.
EMF Radiation dissipates with distance. The more distance you can put between your body and this radiation, the better. Have another watch that you can wear for your general daily activities and just use your Fitbit when you need its health and exercise tracking benefits.
And definitely don’t sleep with it. Remember the two factors that matter most is how close the EMF Radiation source (i.e. Fitbit) is to your body, and how long is it there. A low wattage (power) signal close to you for a longer period of time is more dangerous than a powerful source (your microwave oven) that you are exposed to for a short time. So only wear your Fitbit when it is the most important. Or better yet just get rid of it altogether.
To me these fall into the same category as Bluetooth earphones. Get a corded phone with a ferrite bead at the bottom of it. Bluetooth earphones are not worth the exposure. Likewise if you insist on owning a Fitbit, put an Alterra sticker on it and wear it as little as possible. Just my opinion.
EMF Radiation & Brain Tumors
Not everyone, but most people, have heard that cellphone radiation is suspected of causing brain tumors. I heard this myself for years and never believed it. But if you go to the Scientific Studies page on this website you will find peer reviewed scientific studies done by independent scientist linking EMF Radiation to brain tumors.
In these studies what they show is that although there is not an over all increase in brain tumor rates in the world since cell phones became commonly used, but there is a significant increase in brain tumors in the temporal lobe portion of the brain. This is the part of the brain that cell phones and Bluetooth earphones would be next to during cell phone use.
If it is possible for the EMF Radiation coming out of a cell phone held next to one particular part of the brain, to increase the rate of cancer in that part of the brain, could not Fitbit devices do the same thing? If you always have a Fitbit on your wrist, is it possible that it could cause cancer to the wrist? Plus when you sleep with your Fitbit the device is close to other parts of the body as well that may even be more susceptible to the radiation.
EMF Radiation & Breast Cancer
Some women believe that their breast cancer was caused by keeping their cell phone in their bra. Women do this all the time. The below video shows a young woman who carried her cell phone in one particular side of her bra for four years. Then she was diagnosed with breast cancer in that exact spot where she always put her cell phone. Dr Oz as well as another medical doctor give their opinion about her story in the video as well. It is very interesting to watch. I higly recommend watching it.
In an article entitled “Multifocal Breast Cancer in Young Women with Prolonged Contact between Their Breasts and Their Cellular Phones” (sorry for the long title) it gives 4 case studies of younger women who, just like the woman in the above video, were diagnosed with breast cancer in the exact spot on their breast where they always carried their cell phone. Breast cancer is not considered common in women below 40 years of age.
Fitbit EMF Radiation
Okay we all know that women don’t keep their Fitbit watch or tracker in their bras. And nobody holds them up to their head like a cell phone either. And to me it seems likely that both brain and breast tissue may be more susceptible to cancer than other parts of the body. I am not a medical doctor, so I don’t know for sure. That is simply a guess on my part.
But even if that is true, and it may not be, does it sound like a good idea to have a Bluetooth device strapped around your wrist 24/7? If studies show an increase in brain tumors in the exact spot where cell phones are held, would you want to have a device that emits the same EMF Radiation close to any part of your body?
Again if there is evidence of increased breast cancer in women who carry their cell phone in their bra, would you think it a “smart” (pun intended) idea to wear a smart watch that emits the exact same Bluetooth Radiation on your wrist? These are questions each person will need to answer for themselves. I am just putting this out there. It does not seem like a good idea to me.
Final “Fitbit” Thoughts
After considering all of the things we have in this article, we know several things.
- Based on tons of scientific evidence we know that EMF Radiation is linked to cancer in many scientific studies. Heck even the “International Agency For Research On Cancer”, part of the the World Health Organization, finally admitted in 2011 that RF Radiation was “possibly carcinogenic“, which means possibly cancer causing. So that is one thing we know.
- We know that Fitbits not only emit RF Radiation, but they emit the exact same frequency, 2.45 GHz, that a microwave oven uses to cook food. All Bluetooth devices use this same frequency. And Fitbits are a Bluetooth device.
- And the third thing we know is that a lower powered exposure to RF Radiation for a longer period of time is more harmful than a more powerful exposure for a short period of time. And we know that the closer the device is to the body the more harmful it is. Fitbits are long term very close to the body exposures, longer than a cellphone is typically held up to an ear, or even placed in a bra.
- And we know that there is a significant amount of evidence that suggests this type of radiation when placed close to the body causes tumors and/or cancer. This is evidenced by both the studies on tumors in the temporal lobe of the brain and breast cancer in young women who carry their cell phones in their bra.
My hope is that at least this article will prompt you to do your research. And even more importantly hopefully it will prompt you to change your habits with regard to Bluetooth devices such as a Fitbit, earbuds and even your cell phone.
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