Activity and Fitness Trackers are electronic devices that monitor your overall health and wellness. They come in many different sizes, shapes, forms, and colors, but all have – to a varying degree, senor technology that tracks and computes data from your behaviors. The most common type of data that these trackers monitor are activities from almost any sport like walking, running, biking, hiking, swimming, sleeping, and calorie consumption. They monitor and report data on how far you walked or run, how fast and at what elevation, heart rates, blood pressure, how well you slept, the time, and how many calories you burned.
Activity and Fitness trackers work while they are worn on your body and can take the form of anything from a band or necklaces that you wear on your wrist, neck, or simply put in your pocket. There are new types of sensors and monitors that come in your clothing that you can wear safely as you work out. They help motivate you to by informing a user about how they are doing and allow you to set performance and workout goals too.
Technically, these monitors and trackers are very sophisticated devices that come with either LED or OLED screens for easy reading of your everyday data. Many come with batteries of varying degrees of charge and life-spans, and are made from Lithium-ion batteries, coin cell batteries, or cylindrical cell types. Most trackers and monitors also come with a built-in GPS, pedometers (measures how far you have traveled), accelerometers (how fast you travel), and Bluetooth or WIFI capability.
Most trackers or monitors also come with accompanying apps that are compatible with your device and that you can download to your smart phone – whether it’s an Apple (IOS), Android, or other type of phone. These apps are designed to sync with your specific tracker while making it super easy and convenient for any user to interpret the data. Share with your friends your latest fitness accomplishments, analyze your own progress, and personalize your workouts and set goals that you never thought were possible.