Many smartwatches and fitness trackers come with the ability to help you track your workouts, like when you run, when you swim, and so on. But what if you’re a complete beginner when it comes to working out and to wearables in general? This is an area that Polar is hoping to address with its new fitness smartwatch, the Polar Unite.
The lockdown has caused not only financial strain on the world, but also on the mental and physical well-being of people who might otherwise be going out socializing, exercising, and so on. If you’re going a little stir crazy at home right now, the good news is that if you own the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo has recently released a free game for you all.
Wearables for the most part aren’t particularly expensive, but we get that for some, they’d rather not fork out a couple of hundred bucks for it. This is where Xiaomi truly shines, where the company’s Mi Band series has managed to help the company capture a fair bit of the market due to its incredibly low prices.
Headphones with built-in health monitoring features aren’t new, but it looks like Apple wants to get in on the action. This is according to a recent DigiTimes report in which they claim that Apple could potentially use ambient light sensors in a future pair of AirPods, but it stops short of actually mentioning why.
Fitness masks aren’t really a new concept. If you’ve ever seen fitness videos, you might have noticed some people wearing them. The idea behind these masks aren’t really about protecting the wearer from bacteria or viruses, but more about restricting airflow to help simulate high altitudes to help improve cardiorespiratory fitness levels.
Apple has found tremendous success with its Apple Watch, where over the years, we’ve come across countless stories of how the wearable was able to detect abnormal heart rates and inform the wearer that they should seek medical help, saving live in the process. In fact, recently there was an incident where the Apple Watch detected a problem that a more traditional ECG machine did not.
One of the issues with wearables like smartwatches is that for the most part, a lot of them don’t exactly have very good battery life. This is because of their size, where you can’t exactly squeeze in a particularly huge battery. Then there is also its functionality where thanks to the fact that it can do a lot of things, unsurprisingly battery drain is expected.
When Pokemon GO was first released, one of the (perhaps) unintended side-effects of the game was that it forced players to walk around a lot, and as such, it allowed players to do more exercise than they normally would. Now it looks like we have a success story where a student claims to have lost 140 pounds playing the game.
If you own a Fitbit device, you might want to check for a software update because according to reports, it seems that the company has quietly enabled blood oxygen tracking on some of its wearables. This includes devices like the Fitbit Versa, Ionic, and Charge 3, where some users are reporting seeing the new feature.
In this day and age, no longer is it necessary to wear chest straps in order to measure your heart rate. Our heart rates can be measured by using devices like fitness trackers and smartwatches, or to a certain extent, even our headphones are capable of tracking our heart rate.
CES 2020 will be taking place next week. This is an exciting time of the year because CES is easily the largest consumer electronics show in the year. Many companies usually take this opportunity to announce new products, show off prototypes that they’re working on, along with various concepts and ideas that they are working on. (photo courtesy of CTA)
Apple has been steadily making the Apple Watch the ultimate health and fitness wearable, where with every watchOS update and new Apple Watch model, they are introducing new features. With the Series 4, Apple introduced an ECG monitoring tool, and it looks like in the future, it seems that the Apple Watch could even potentially detect muscle movements.
A couple of months ago, Amazon announced their own set of true wireless earbuds in the form of the Amazon Echo Buds. The rumors, leading up to the announcement, suggested that it could come with features like built-in workout tracking, but unfortunately, the earbuds launched without those features present.
The New-York based startup ‘Mirror’ announced that it will start offering personal training sessions using its $1500 interactive mirror.In general, you use the interactive mirror to stream exercise classes and follow the instructions for workout activities.It functions the same way as you would expect from a workout app with lessons and videos. However, the mirror is an interactive way to get an immersive experience while trying to learn and exercise […]