Technology has completely changed the way the average person thinks about their health. There are many different devices available that track heart rate, calories burned, activity, and even sleep. These devices can help identify health problems before they start and establish healthy living patterns. The fitness trackers below are some of the best on the market and can help you track your workouts or every day movements.
The Apple Watch Series 4 comes with a vast array of improvements that makes it one of the best wrist-based fitness trackers. The watch is designed to alert you when you’ve been sitting too long. It also knows you should have at least 30 minutes of brisk exercise a day and encourages you to do that.
The Apple Watch also detects active calories burned accurately. The watch can recognize some exercising like walking and running. It can even backdate workouts if you don’t start them manually when you begin. Yoga and weight lifting cannot be backdated and needs to be started manually.
The Apple Watch Series 4 also includes sleep tracking with a battery life that lasts over a day.
The Dreamlight Pro is a smart sleeping mask that is designed to help users get a good night’s rest. The band wraps around the head to provide a one-size-fits-all design. It can be controlled through an app on smartphones or through a small remote on the mask itself.
The wrap-around design of the mask blocks light completely, while a light sensor inside provides an internal orange light. This light helps the wearer practice mindful breathing, a proven technique to help people fall asleep faster.
Sensors included on the device include a heart-rate monitor and gyroscope for tracking sleep quality in the app.
Keeping good posture while at work can be hard if you work at a desk or counter. The Upright Go posture corrector helps you identify when you’re not practicing good posture. The small pod is placed on your upper back and features a gentle vibration to remind you to correct your posture.
The device connects to an app on your phone that monitors the time spent in upright or slouched postures. It also offers a daily score to help you see your progress over time. The device is attached through removable adhesive strips that must be bought to keep using it.
Levi’s teamed up with Google to create Project Jacquard, a Levi’s Commuter jacket with a few smart features. The Commuter x Jacquard jacket features non-stretch denim and can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth. Users can screen calls, control music volume, and get directions using gestures on the sleeve of the jacket.
The downside of this wearable is that it is only available in one color and is reliant upon a Bluetooth connection to your phone.
The Vue fitness tracking glasses are a new way to stay on top of your health without wearing something on your wrist. These eyeglasses feature the same calorie and exercise tracking, heart-rate monitor, and notifications that many wrist-based fitness trackers offer. One area that sets these glasses apart is the bone-induction speaker that can play music from your phone.