Wearable fitness gear has come a long way from a little over decade ago. If you’re an American who eats breakfast cereal, you probably remember the days where a few box tops and $3.95 could get you your very own pedometer. Those were the days. Luckily for us, fitness technology has advanced a great deal since those days. There are so many new and emerging technologies that it is actually near impossible to stay on top of it all. In this mini-guide, we’ll be chit-chatting about relatively new fitness tech and how it could make your fitness life a heck of a lot easier.
The Apple iWatch and Other Smartwatches…
Smartwatches are equipped with the works. Much like the Google Glass technology, these watches allow for you to make calls and texts all from one handy piece of . One of the best things about the smart watches is that they do not necessarily have to be expensive. Nor do they have to be big bulky and unattractive. One of the best parts about smart watches is that they are practically fully customization, which is a must if you are not willing to sacrifice fashion for fitness. Some of the watches will have you look like you’re working out in a Rolex.
Smartwatches are, of course, far more than just a fashion accessory. They can track your heart rate which is essentially the main use of the fit watch but they can also keep track of things such as your sleep patterns. These watches are extremely helpful for figuring out how many calories your body really needs to maintain, lose or gain weight. Interestingly enough some people burn significantly less than (and sometimes more) than they think. You’d be amazed at how much energy your body truly needs to stay efficient.
If you plan on using your watch primarily for fitness, you will want to focus on locating a fitness watch. These focus on fitness and actual training. Many of these watches specialize in a particular kind of fitness. Cardio, calories burned, jogging and even cycling or swimming. Your options are almost limitless
Fitness Shirts, Socks and Sports Bras
No— we aren’t talking about the kind you simply use to shelter your body from the harsh elements. We’re talking full on fitness tracking apparel. The idea behind this apparel is to track things related to your fitness technique in order to better demonstrate what areas you could improve. For example, Sensoria’s popular fitness socks tracks how hard your feet hit the ground and how well your weight is distributed between your feet as you exercise. This may seem trivial but achy feet are not uncommon with active people. Simply by failing to distribute the weight properly in conjunction with not wearing the right shoes, you can develop something as painful as plant fasciitis.
Where to Start
all To be honest, of this technology is great but not all of it is suitable for every fitness level. Obviously if you are just starting out and want something that gives you the most bang for your buck, you want to go for a smartwatch. Why? They are generally the most inexpensive and sensible piece you can add to your collection. One of the best parts about them is the fact that they are user friendly and extremely versatile.
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