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How Fitness Devices are Helping People Meet their Social Needs Fitness Devices drive us to think of health as a social opportunity, allowing us to feel supported and accountable for establishing goals and meeting them

By Piyush Panchal

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Technology has revolutionized the way we live, but as devices are becoming smaller and smarter, carrying and wearing them has become more of a symbol of social standard.

The truth is that there's a lot of anxiety around hitting the gym. Whether or not you work out regularly or haven't worked out for a while, going to the gym can be nerve-racking for many people. Fitness trackers, on the other hand, are a "crutch" in the sense that you can rely on them and tune into them to ensure you're working out for you. Whether you decide to workout at home, at the park, or gym, the fitness tracker and can serve as an excellent thing to focus on when nerves hit you.

Benefits of Fitness Tech

Advancements in fitness tech have provided us with new opportunities to take back control of our own health. New apps and gadgets have inspired many people to become more engaged in, their health than ever before.

The goal is to measure not only your steps from the car park lot to your desk but also your sedentary downtime at work or in front of a television, bursts of intense exercise and even your sleep habits -- all to create a complete picture of your most and least healthful behaviors.

Inspires People

Fitness Devices have played an important role in inspiring people to become more engaged in their health than ever before. Wearable products, specially Fitness trackers are one popular way to keep track of your progress, by focusing on your every step taken, metre travelled and calorie burned, and encourage you to be a little bit healthier and do a little more each day.

The affordability, availability and the usability of these devices are much more to do with the want, then to its overall need, making the fitness bands relative to the overall persona of the consumers. Sleep, which affects every part of your life, from your mood to your health or even the way you think was never quantified, till the arrival of these fitness trackers.

Offers Convenience

Tracking the quality of your sleep meant sleeping in a lab with wires hooked up to you to determine whether you were in REM or NREM sleep, by polysomnography, an expensive and inconvenient affair. However, personal activity trackers offer simpler, more affordable, and longer-term options for people. They are typically placed on the bed or worn on your wrist and use accelerometer sensors (to detect your movement). Although not as accurate like polysomnography, the information derived will surely give you a peace of mind and satisfaction every morning

A better sleep not only boosts the performance but also fights the depression, which further strengthens the way you meet people. Not only the daily activities, fitness devices can be the one friend you can rely on when it comes to health surprises.

With the recent launches of affordable, heart rate enabled fitness bands, they have paved a way for a check on most of the serious health issues like Blood Pressure, a daily routine checkup supported by an organized data in the application.

Not the exact replacement of medical devices, nevertheless such devices can be very handy at crucial times. Fitness Devices, makes us think of health as a social opportunity, allowing us to feel supported and accountable for establishing goals and meeting them.

The latest Fitness Devices and applications engage us in creative ways that include healthy competition which has proved to be far more effective in changing and sustaining positive lifestyle habits.

While fitness devices may seem like a needless investment for those who already have an athletic incentive, fitness devices can be the "ghost you" you've been looking to compete with all along , the "one friend" , whom you can trust for the health , and the "one missing link" to all your social needs.
Piyush Panchal

Senior Manager – Product Management, Riversong

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