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What’s the Future Like for Wearable Fitness Trackers?

Sep 13, 2017

Even a decade back, it would be impossible for people to comprehend that a computer worn on the wrist could track your steps, heartbeat, body temperature, calorie burn, and sleep; and yet, here we are. The fitness enthusiasts and early adopters were skeptical on the accuracy, form, and function of a wearable fitness tracker; but at present, the IR_Brochureusage of such devices is trending across the general population as well. Numerous successful Kickstarter campaigns have justified the promising future for wearable fitness trackers with innovations regarding form and function. So, what does the future for a fitness tracker look like? Let’s explore the future trends:

Advancements in Sensor Technology

What started as a basic step counter, has now evolved into a device that can monitor heartbeat, sleep patterns, calories, and body temperature. The wearables of the future promises much more by providing advanced health statistics and measure sophisticated health indicators. Apart from the usual advancement in the battery life, form, and function, researchers are working on devices that can track biometrics data that includes monitoring hydration, blood sugar, and other health indicators.

Widespread Use in Sports Analytics

Sports coaches around the world are relying on wearable fitness trackers to provide extensive player-related data. Analyzing data such as distance covered, speed, acceleration, form, movement, and limb coordination can differentiate your best players from the average ones. In addition to that, the data can also be used to make necessary changes to the training regime to optimize performance.

A New Promotional Medium

The number of people spending time on traditional media such as TV, print, and radio is dwindling. The continuous trend of people spending time on mobile mediums gives an opportunity for brands to push their marketing message through wearable devices. It would be hard to ignore promotions that are broadcasted on a device that is visible from an arm’s length.

Early Detection

A futuristic wearable fitness tracker equipped with machine learning abilities would be able to assess user health data and identify anomalies to detect certain medical emergencies. For instance, the iBeat fitness tracker can detect irregularities in heartbeats to identify signals of an heart attack and connect to emergency contacts. Also, with innovations in technologies, a fitness tracker will also be able to detect signs of fever, changes in blood pressure, and blood chemistry.

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