Many technology and sport companies are focusing on wearable devices, or the technology of the fashion to wear. These are accessories often related to sports with attractive design that allow for example to make the tracking of sports training, of body weight or situations related to wellness. As part of the “technology to wear” we find watches, sunglasses, clothes, bracelets and other smart objects using screens and sensors to deliver a more direct and immediate high-tech than tablets and smartphones.
The wearable devices may for example be a support for those who are starting to think about the infamous bathing suit test. They are used to monitor the activity of users and record each type of movement done by the wearer within 24 hours. Some people think that their value is also social: they suggest users to monitor the level of their daily physical activity, recording the daily consumed calories and allowing you to compare the intensity of their efforts. They are very useful for example to those who are carrying on a diet or those who lead a sedentary lifestyle, helping you to find a more healthy lifestyle.
Next to sports brands such as Nike and Adidas, are now joined by other companies like californian Jawbone with Up wristband, an accessory in soft plastic with a pleasant design which helps you learn more about your own body. Its main functions are to record the number of steps taken in a day, and to monitor the quality of sleep. Up communicates how long you slept, what steps were light sleep or deep sleep, and so on. In other words, this gadget helps to have a more active and healthy life.
For those who love to engage in a more active way there are many types of clocks that can be helpful, such as TomTom Runner Cardio, GPS sports watch with heart rate monitor integrated. With this device you can measure your heart rate during physical activity, choosing a training zone (Sprint, Speed, Endurance, Fitness & Easy) and follow the progress of your body through a very simple graphic. Alternatively there is the Garmin proposal Fenix, a watch with GPS function particularly suitable for those who love trekking or mountaineering. So for every need of wellness or sports, there is a technological device that can support us and help us to keep pace with the times.