5 Best Wearable Tech to Boost Your Wellness Habits


Many gadgets and apps are designed to monitor and improve our health, but none of them are as convenient or as popular as wearable tech. In fact, a report by Grand View Research found that the wearable tech market is expected to reach $612 billion by 2024. These tiny pieces of technology can accurately track your data, health, and exercise habits and provide you with a detailed overview that will boost your wellness habits.

Interested to see which wearables are currently at the top of their lines? Keep reading to find out more.

Smart Watch: Apple Watch 3

Much like tablets and smartphones, Apple didn’t invent the smart watch. Though, they did arguably perfect it. One of the main reasons people buy a smart watch is to track their activities, measuring variables like heart rate, number of steps, and calories burned within the day, and the Apple Watch 3 does all this with impressive accuracy. It even has a phone-free GPS installed, plus other neat features like a built-in music player and the ability to sync with smart gym equipment. The only downside is that its app support is exclusively for iPhones, though it’s still a brilliant piece of tech as a standalone smart watch.

Smart Trainer: Uptight Pro Posture Trainer

Good posture has a lot of benefits, from preventing injuries to increasing the efficiency of exercises. Yet, amongst all parts that need correcting, it’s often the spine that needs the extra attention. Engadget explains how Uptight’s posture trainer sticks to your lower back and uses sensors to track your spine’s movements. When it detects that you’re slouching, it sends gentle vibrations to remind you to straighten up. Perfect for those who work on computers all day and often slouch.

Smart Headband: Muse Brain Sensing Headband

If your way to wellness involves meditation, then a smart headband can help you focus. Muse’s, in particular, measures your brain activity using electroencephalography (EEG) sensors. The app that comes with the device converts the EEG signals into audio, which is then transmitted into your earphones. If your mind is calm, it will play relaxing sounds. On the other hand, if it’s distracted, the sounds become a bit louder, which will remind you to focus.

Smart Footwear: NURVV Run Smart Insoles

In the realm of wearables, it’s usually the watches that get the limelight. However, there’s recently been a wave of smart footwear that’s changing the way we track fitness data. Geek’s review of the NURVV Run smart insoles and coaching app notes how they are built on the promise to improve your run and promote a safer and more effective technique. NURVV details how the insole measures your cadence, foot strike, pronation, asymmetry, and step length to provide a complete picture of how you run. All this information gets sent to app so you can gradually improve your technique. As a bonus, you won’t have to give up on your favourite pair of shoes either, as these smart insoles are solely that—detachable soles!

Smart Helmet: Coros Omni

Coros been developing smart cycle helmets for years, but Omni just happens to be the best of the bunch. Besides the basic helmet requirement of protecting your head, Omni has a built-in bone-conduction audio system, which lets you listen to music while leaving your ears free to hear what’s going on around you. It also has automatic LED lights to make you more visible on the road.

Though these devices are certainly useful, they’re not the end-all and be-all of wellness. You still have to put in the effort to be as healthy as possible. This is true for all ages, as we’ve emphasised in a previous discussion on how ‘Digital Technology in Healthcare Can Benefit Both Students and Elderl. Watch what you eat, stay active, and relax your mind. Changing up your lifestyle is what truly leads to a healthier and happier lifestyle.

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