You can’t fix a problem you don’t know you have. This phrase is a good pitch for picking up a smart wearable device, because these products are all about giving you information about your body. Knowing more about your daily habits and health can make a huge difference when you’re trying to improve your lifestyle.
We’ve come up with a list of five reasons that you need to put a smart wearable on and keep it on every day!
1. Motivation: Constantly improve on your personal best.
If you’re trying to hit a new running goal, or even just to improve your daily step count, a smart wearable can help you track your progress and move closer towards you goals. Try a lightweight option like the Fitbit Flex if you’re into running or jogging, you’ll barely notice the device on your wrist as you hit your milestones!
2. Sleep: Learn your habits to better your health.
One of the biggest and most overlooked problems that leads to health issues is a lack of quality sleep. People who suffer from full blown insomnia are usually aware of the need for sleep improvement, but people who get restless sleep often do not even know they have a problem. Products like the Jawbone Activity and Sleep Tracker measure your sleep time as well as the quality of the sleep you are getting. Having a smart wearable has helped me figure out what factors improve or harm my own sleep quality, and I think this aspect of these devices can have a very positive impact on your health.
3. Weight Loss: Understand how your activity & consumption impacts the scale.
Most smart wearables allow you to input your daily food intake within their smartphone applications. This will help you keep track of what you’re eating, and the device will help you track how many calories you’re burning each day. While there are a million fad diets out there, basic tracking of your calories in versus calories out is the most foolproof way to lose weight.
4. Heart Health: Know something’s wrong before it gets serious.
A relative of mine recently discovered a racing heart issue because of her smart wearable. If that’s not enough of a reason for you to wear one every day, I’m not sure what is! Knowing your heart rate, and what factors affect it, is of great importance. Products like the Mio LINK Heart Monitor will help you stay on top of any changes, and make sure you have the best possible chance of catching any issues that arise.
5. Personal Trainer: Push notifications literally push you towards your goals.
Sometimes a gentle reminder is all that you need. You can set your wearable to remind you to hit your goals throughout the day, whether it is a suggestion that you should hit the sheets for bed soon or get up and walk another couple hundred steps before the end of the day. It’s like having a built-in motivational trainer making sure you stay on top of making the right choices for your body!
Wearables help you make the best decisions possible for your health and fitness on a day-to-day basis. Keeping one on your person all the times is the best way to get maximum impact out of the device, and we can’t see why you wouldn’t want to wear one every day!