Wearable technology and fitness goals


Setting and managing fitness goals is what sets an unfit person apart from a healthy one. Some

of us keep struggling with our weight, which eventually results in a lack of self-confidence.

When a person keeps fitness related targets in mind and set outs to achieve them, the journey

brings with itself a sense of self-satisfaction as well as confidence.

First you must have a clear vision as to what you want to achieve. The next step would be to

break down the target into short term and long term goals. For the achievement of goals, many

of us plan to keep a record of what we eat thus, a calorie count and also there is a need to

measure our weight loss regimes in numeric terms. For instance, the numbers of steps taken

within a certain time, or the number of hours you spend exercising each week.


According to theory, the advantage of a specific goal is that it gives you something clear to aim

for and is easily measurable. So, now we come to the question what can aid you in tracking

your fitness measures. You don’t need to do it by yourself as there is an array of fitness trackers

available on the market to choose from. And it’s no longer just a case of Fitbit and Jawbone.


The right activity tracker for you will be based on your individual needs; whether it steps

counting, sleep tracking or continuous heart rate tracking, there’s something for everyone. The

technology and sensors on the latest bands take things a step ahead since they measure much

more than daily steps total, distance travelled, calories, flights climbed and your heart rate, all

features present in the Fitbit Charge HR and smartwatch. There are various other features on

the latest technology bands, making it easier to choose the right one for you.


You can decide based on your need and exercise regime that which band is best suited for you

but the market offers:

  • Jawbone UP2 which apart from being comfortable and good looking is your overallfitness tracker.The high-quality activity tagging, sleep monitoring and smart alarm makea near dream suite of features.
  • Garmin Vivosmart HR features accurate steps and sleep, resting heart rate and decentnotifications all wrapped up into a comprehensive (and complex) app, making it one ofthe best options.
  • Fitbit Charge HR uses continuous heart rate monitoring to give accurate feedback onyour activity and overall health.
  • Jawbone UP3 is best for automatic sleep tracking. By monitoring a user’s bpm,respiration rate, body temperature and galvanic skin response, it can give you yourREM, light and deep sleep stats.
  • Microsoft Band 2 is most suited for running and comes with GPS connectivity.
  • Moov Now is for the swimmers. It comes with a clip which can be strapped to the legand can be paired with a Smartphone.

There is much other option in the market which focuses on people playing multisport, have a

tight budget or prefer something more stylish. If these are too complicated for you then you

could also simply load your phone with fitness apps to motivate you, coach you, help you track

your progress, or just power your exercise with great music.


Mobile apps can be good for playing the role of an ideal assistant for health, fitness, and

weight-loss resolutions because they are always with you and they’re quite personal. One of

the best apps isMyFitnessPal.; This free app lets you count calories that you consume as well as

tally up the calories you expend every day. It’s compatible with a number of fitness trackers,

which means MyFitnessPal can keep track of the calories you burn automatically by pulling

them in from your tracker.


Other apps tap into your competitive side to motivate you to work out. With a number of

options to choose from, there is no reason to wait, pick out what works for you and let it push

you in the right direction; the journey to weight loss awaits you!