5 Reasons to Use Wearable Technology
The latest wearable technology devices can track everything from your health and fitness to location and social media usage
Our relationship with wearable technology
Do you panic if you forget your smartphone at home? If your relationship with on-the-go tech runs deep, wearable technology might be for you. According to Euromonitor International, a global market research organization and trend forecaster, wearable technology devices such as watches, rings, glasses, bracelets, and even clothing can track health, location, social media, and fitness information. Want to know more? Here are 5 reasons to use wearable technology.
You'll become fitter
Fitness trackers and sport watches keep a running total of how many steps you taken, how far you've jogged or walked, and the number of calories you've burned. You'll be able to set goals and exercise reminders easily, and challenge yourself daily to achieve your personal best. Just be sure to wear your device consistently. Wearing it on and off won't provide an accurate picture of your physical activity.
If you want to boost your fitness, or lose weight, team your tracker with an app that records your weigh-ins, how much food you eat, and the intensity of your workouts.
Fitness trackers range in price from $50 to several hundred dollars, so there's a device for all exercise levels and budgets.
Staying connected is easier than ever
Smartwatches and rings make staying connected via social media, text and email effortless. No more digging in your bag for your phone, or sneaking a peek at your Twitter feed on your laptop, smartwatches and rings keep all your notifications close at hand. Some devices also allow hands-free calling and messaging.
You won't lose it
Anyone who has lost a smartphone, or left it behind at home knows how frustrating it can be to lose connectivity. Wearable tech can solve this problem. You'll be less likely to lose the device if it's built into the watch you wear daily, or your favourite smart clothing.
Never get lost again
The top reason for adopting wearable technology may surprise you. Euromonitor International's 'Consumers in the Digital World' report cited that users chose GPS and navigation features as the number one advantage of wearable technology. Maps and detailed directions are always within reach.
Wareable, a website that focuses exclusively on wearable technology, also says that parents often turn to these devices to keep an eye on their children. Wristbands, colourful watches, and tiny devices that can be slipped into a pocket can easily keep tabs on your kid's location.
Health info 24/7
When most people think of wearable technology, health tracking comes to find. Keeping tabs on your heart rate, blood pressure, and diet habits can provide valuable information to your medical practitioner, and alert them to potential health problems on the horizon.