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Fitness Trackers

Fitness trackers, wearable devices designed to monitor various health metrics, have become integral to personal health management. They track a wide range of data, including steps taken, calories burned, heart rate, and sleep patterns. By collecting this data, fitness trackers provide users with insights into their physical activity levels and overall health, encouraging healthier lifestyle choices.

The future of fitness trackers lies in the integration of more advanced technologies and broader health monitoring capabilities. We can expect enhancements in accuracy, battery life, and the range of health metrics they can monitor. Future devices may incorporate features such as stress detection, blood pressure monitoring, and blood glucose levels, offering a more comprehensive health overview.  The integration of these devices with telehealth services could also facilitate remote monitoring and healthcare, making preventative healthcare more accessible and efficient.

Fitness Trackers News

From quantified self to feeling free, ditching the smartwatch brings joy

The Conversation (UK) - 01-Jan-2024

Study is based on interviews with amateur runners who don't use smartwatches


Phone apps could record six minutes of consecutive walking to predict risk of early death

New Atlas - 20-Oct-2022

The study computes predictive models for risk stratification via population analysis for results


Fitbit Ionic smartwatches should be removed and returned immediately

Independent - 02-Mar-2022

120 people have reported burn injuries


Fitbit clears FDA to identify people with irregular heartbeats

MedCity News - 17-Nov-2021

Detected atrial fibrillation in one-third of adults, but faces issues with implementation


Wearables might not show the exact calories you burn

Gizmodo - 12-Jan-2021

Need to be personalised for every individual to obtain correct measurements

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Fitness Trackers Resources

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Comapny developing wearable technology devices.

Verily Study Watch

Sensor-based wearable for continuous monitoring.

Fitbit Charge 3

Wearable fitness tracker.

Beast Sensor

Gym and strength workout tracker.

Beast Technologies

Aerospace engineering sensor technology company.

Humon Hex

Wearable muscle oxygen sensor for athletes.

FitBit Charge 2

Wearable fitness tracker.

Garmin Vivoactive 4

Activity tracker smartwatch with heart rate monitor.

Garmin fenix 6

Activity tracker smartwatch with heart rate monitor.

Skulpt Chisel

Fitness tracker measuring body fat percentage and muscle quality.

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Fitness Trackers Blog Posts

All round health trackers for under £100

All round health trackers for under £100

A review of 3 leading fitness bands and how the monitor activity, sleep and inactivity