What is wearable fitness technology?
Wearable devices that track your fitness have become incredibly popular recently. They originated as calorie counters, heart monitors, and pedometers, but have now become all-in-one solutions that connect to your smartphone or the internet to provide you with your unique fitness data. You can also share this data with other people or apps.
Wearable fitness gadgets won’t just count your steps, but will also calculate how far you’ve travelled by using altimeters and accelerometers. This feature also allows the device to tell you how many calories you’ve burnt while you’re walking, often providing you with the option to input how many calories you’ve consumed too. It will also monitor your heart rate throughout the day, how much sleep you get, and how restful your sleep is. Users can also input an exercise regime to see how many additional calories have been burnt. Finally, some devices allow you to set personal targets that you want to reach. Throughout the day, you’ll then receive notifications that tell you when you have or haven’t achieved your daily, weekly, or monthly goals. This not only gives you a boost when you’ve reached your target, but will also give you a push when you're behind.