Types Of Wearable Fitness Technology
One of the latest innovations in fitness technology is wearable tech that tracks your movement, such as running, walking and even swimming. One such brand is Misfit. Misfit is a sleek, minimal wearable that can be worn as a bracelet, a clip-on or a pendant. It is water-resistant and durable. However, it is only a fitness tracker, nothing more.
Another player in the wearable tech game is Pebble. With the Pebble watch and the sleeker, more stylish Pebble Steel, you are now wearing a functional piece of technology that tells time and runs a variety of apps. Recently, Pebble partnered with Misfit to create a better fitness experience for Pebble watch and Pebble Steel owners.
The Misfit app works with the Pebble watches and tracks activity. You can also download the app onto your IOS or Android device. Wearables and their apps are becoming steadily more functional and advanced. It will be interesting to see how things evolve.
Why Would I Use Wearable Fitness Gadgets?
One of the obvious benefits to these types of devices is the ability to track activity throughout the day. This tracking offers the ability to set goals and to see at a glance whether you are on target with those daily goal, whether it be running, walking or other activities. In the near future, the Misfit app will also track sleep, which is also helpful in keeping an eye on overall health and wellness. Gadgets such as these are useful and although some are pricey, many are quite reasonable.
Apps such as Misfit are great for busy people who get their physical activity in spurts throughout the day, as opposed to one session. It is also a great motivator, letting you know how much progress you have made, and what still needs to be done. In conjunction with a total fitness plan, it can be a great tool.
It can be challenging to set the right fitness goals and stick to them. Sometimes, you don't even know where to start. A personal trainer can take the time to listen and find out what your specific goals and needs are, and tailor a plan to fit your needs and lifestyle. The Downtown Athletic Club offers personal training that helps people meet their fitness goals everyday. Trainers customize fitness programs specifically for you. Find out the difference a dedicated personal trainer can make for you by calling the Downtown Fitness Center.