New advances in technology now allow us to track and monitor our health, so we don’t have to wait for our next visit to the doctors. These new gadgets can track heart rate, calories and even sleep patterns. Below are 4 benefits of owning wearable devices:
1. Heart Health: there are several smartwatches such as the Apple Watch and iBeat Heart Watch that can check your heart rate and can even send medical notifications if something is wrong. If smartwatches are not your thing, a portable EKG device (AliveCor) can fit in your pocket and be used for the same thing.
2. Posture: the Upright Go posture trainer goes on your upper back and can give you a little buzz if you’re slouching. Slouching is common when it comes to watching TV or working on a computer, and this little device will remind you to sit up straight.
3. Stress: there is a wearable device that can be attached to your undergarments to measure your stress levels, breathing and heart rate. The Spire Health Tag will send the data to your smartphone and give you recommendations on what to do to improve those areas you may have trouble with.
4. Metabolism: even though this device isn’t wearable, Lumen is a gadget that can measure your metabolism by your breath. Lumen will collect data and send it to your smartphone on how fats, carbs and proteins are broken down into your body. It can even provide nutrition recommendations. Unfortunately this device is not recommended for those living with diabetes or pulmonary diseases.
Please consult your doctor and check if any of these devices are recommended for you.