As rates of obesity and chronic disease continue to skyrocket, more Americans are turning to technology to help them shed unwanted dollars from their budget. Wearable devices like the Fitbit, Garmin Vivosmart, and Misfit, allow users to track meaningless biological variables while presenting a stylish and health-conscious persona.
“Research has shown that obesity has nothing to do with chronic consumption of sugar-laden foods and beverages, but is a direct result of not walking enough steps each day,” Says Damon Stewart, editor and product reviewer at Smart Tech Magazine.
“But counting is hard,” He explained. “Investing hundreds of dollars in a fitness wearable means buying a device that counts for you. Think of it like carrying around a small paper and pen, but never having to expend the energy it takes to write anything down.”
Regardless of who you are, there is a fitness wearable for you. Some devices offer sleep tracking, since looking at the clock before and after falling asleep is complicated and time-consuming. For those who have a more active lifestyle, multiple devices offer heart rate and VO2 max data, which are both incredibly interesting things that normal people bring up in conversation all the time.
“The industry is booming,” Stewart explained. “I’ve bought one for each member of my family and went down a full wallet size.”