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The Positive Impact On Our Health As A Result Of Wearable Devices

ThePositive Impact On Our Health As A Result Of Wearable Device

Smartwatches and wearable technologies are nothing new. We can actually find examples of them dating back to the 1970s, such as the calculator watch, worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future, it became an icon of the 70s and 80s. However, the desire to feel empowered and be more aware of our health is something that has propelled in more recent years.

These wearable devices and up-to-date technologies provide us with the tools to be able to monitor this. With constant improvement, it is hard to ignore and marvel at how much control we can have with regards to our own health and bodies. These devices are designed to generally make it easier to monitor our health and activity, enabling us to make better life choices. Personally, for me, it has done just that. 

I purchased my own wearable device 6 months ago and I have been continually amazed at how much more active I have become and how much I have discovered about my own body and its capabilities. Simple things such as, my resting heart rate, my VO2 Max and how many calories I’m burning whilst basically sitting at my desk editing videos. Inputting my own personal goals and daily targets into my device also ensures that I am somewhat held accountable, and I stay active throughout my day.

The use of wearable technologies is increasing and becoming more affordable, with many coming in different platforms such as, watches, rings, arm bands, to name but a few etc. 

With the latest development, these devices can now record varying streams of data and are far more advanced than the initial concepts that were introduced into the market.

My takeaway tip would be to always remember to update the software on your devices  ensuring, readings and functionality are as accurate and current as possible.