Smart watches and smart lenses are the next generation of computation devices. At their most basic, they are simply extensions of the core pieces of technology which everyone has: the smartphone and the PC. In recent years, though, they’ve carved out their own space. They are essential pieces of technology in daily life. Once someone uses one, it’s hard to adjust to being without them.
In the fitness industry, wearable technology has had noticeable impact. Many major sports brands and tech companies produce fitness apps. Like many other companies in different industries before them – i.e., online casino NetBet and supermarkets giants Tesco – they see the value in having a mobile option so that customers can access what they need and want to, as and when. Fitness enthusiasts can track their exercise metrics to assess their performance and improvements. This is where wearable technology is tremendously valued. It allows for wearer to have greater comfort and accuracy while exercising and means they can interact and read the data as they’re performing. Here are three notable pieces of wearable fitness technology for 2021.
Apple Watch Series 5
Apple’s skin in the game comes as part of their more universally popular smartwatch series. As per many Apple products, it achieves, and surpasses, the minimum standard required for many, many scenarios and activities. The Apple Watch Series 5 does exactly this for fitness-related needs.
It is a very accommodating watch for fitness-related needs, though. It doesn’t casually excel in this field. Smartwatches and fitness go hand-in-hand. Noticeably, the Apple Watch Series 5 is suitable for swimming, cycling, running, and gym-based activity. It’s versatile. The Watch’s functionality is as you’d expect from an Apple product – clean, smooth, and user-friendly. On the wrist, it’s light and comfy, while also feeling secure. The display for its fitness trackers is tidy and clear, and upgrades to Apple’s Health app allows users to have a better grasp of the larger picture. Non-Apple fitness apps can be downloaded and work as well as they do on the iPhone too.
This is a watch made specifically for fitness activity. It is a multisport GPS watch from notable sports technology company COROS. They’d dabbled in various helmets and other wearable tech before this, as well as watches, but the Apex is their first multisport effort.
It is not the Apple Watch. The Coros Apex is far simpler. It is a watch for fitness. The software is basic. However, it doesn’t mean it’s limited. As mentioned, there are plenty of sports it can cope with and track: running (out- and inside), triathlon, swimming (open water and pool), and cycling (in- and outdoor). Training modes are available – i.e., interval – allowing the user to hit their training targets. The GPS is impressive and will raise no complaints, which is exactly what you want. One downside is that exporting the data for closer examination to other apps can prove difficult.
Fitbit Versa 2
Some will want a simple step tracker. They don’t run, cycle, or swim. A Fitbit Versa 2 is a great product for wanting to keep track of your steps as you work, commute, or walk for exercise. It’s the brand’s first smartwatch and is a great budget alternative on the market.
Its lightweight design means its comfy but secure. However, the metrics are simple. There is no GPS tracker, but it does track speed, time, heartrate, and other basic things which will keep your performances trackable.
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