Wearables and fitness trackers are the new hype. Mark my words: they will become as essential as your cellphone is right now, basically, everyone will wear one. They tell you everything that there is to know about your health. Here are the reasons why you need one. Today we are all about the fitbit, because we tested it all summer and are in love. There are multiple wearables out there that may suit your needs better, there are some that are even hidden in beautiful jewelry pieces. Some are targeted for a specific customer.
First you need to know how it works: it counts your steps which results in knowing how much calories you burned. It also syncs with fitness pal, the app where you log in the food you consume, to know if you are over/under your limit of calories you need for that fitness goal. An overall assessment of your health is at your fingertips. Here are four more aspects that make the fitbit awesome.
Heart Rate: Not available with all fitbits (Surge and HR only). The resting HR is calculated when you are sleeping. Did you know that it is a good indicator of overall health? A resting heart rate around 40 indicates that you are in incredible shape! Between 60 and 100 is normal, of course if you have any heart condition and/or taking medications, the results are different. Also, the fitbit tells you when and in which “zone” you are. The screenshot was taken from a run I did.
Sync with exercise: Syncing with many apps that tracks your run or biking, it adds in your “active minutes” and tells you the impact it had on your day as for calories burned and steps made. You can even track your classes from Physical Park via the Mindbody app, it tells you your calories burned!
Sleep: Whether you’re a new parent lacking some beauty sleep,a student going overdrive and partying it up, or a busy professional, it is AWESOME to know how many minutes you’re not having of zzz’s. BTW, it KNOWS when you are sleeping.
CHALLENGE: Here at Physical Park, we love us some challenges. We are quite competitive. The fitbit app helps you compare your step counts with other people and at the end of the week, wait for it, you receive a trophy. You can then brag about how active you are and make everyone else feel like snails. What better motivation than a little friendly competition amongst friends?