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Types of wearable technology.
What is wearable technology? From basic fitness trackers to sophisticated smartwatches, today’s wearable tech can help you keep track of your schedule, keep tabs on your to-do list, and monitor your health and wellness.
One of the simplest ways to monitor your activity level is to wear a fitness tracker that logs the number of steps you take in a day. You'll also find advanced fitness tracker models that monitor changes in altitude, sleep quality, and heart rate. Plus, you can pair workout apps with your device to receive personalized exercise recommendations or routines.
Many stylish smartwatches also cover these activity functions while adding the option to manage your work or personal commitments conveniently and discreetly, directly from the device. Most smartwatches sync with your smartphone, giving you easy access to your email and calendar, while letting you take incoming calls right from your wrist.
Both fitness trackers and smartwatches can inform your exercise choices and provide insight into your overall well-being. In fact, because it can offer handy communication tools and monitor heart rate, a smartwatch is a great option for seniors.
Choosing the best wearable tech for you.
Buying a fitness tracker or smartwatch can be a substantial investment, so take the time to choose the best wearable tech for your needs. It’s a good idea to note important features based on your lifestyle and the kind of health information you want to monitor.
For instance, do you want your wearables to focus on health and wellness features or on email and calendar access? Will you be using your device to track your progress while using your home exercise equipment? When it comes to exercising, pairing your wearable tech device with a compatible app makes it even easier to set fitness goals and log your progress. Some wearable electronics will send you reminders that encourage you to fit exercise into your schedule.
Another consideration is whether you want to choose a device from the same brand as your smartphone. This is not absolutely necessary as many devices are compatible across brands. However, it is a popular choice to pair Apple devices with each other, such as pairing an Apple Watch with an iPhone.
Once you choose the best wearables for your lifestyle, remember to take time to familiarize yourself with your devices' features and functions. You’ll want to keep your wearable device optimized by regularly checking for software updates, so you can optimize all the benefits of your wearable technology.