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Simple Guide to Activity Trackers

Simple Guide to Activity Trackers

How does an Activity Tracker improve my health?

There are many styles and forms of Activity Trackers, they are aimed at improving your wellness by tracking your activity, fitness levels, quality of sleep and consumption of calories. The saying is “What gets measured gets done” and this applies to Activity Trackers, by understanding these trends, you will adjust your behaviour so that your overall health and well-being improves.

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How Does an Activity Tracker work?

Motion sensors have greatly improved; they’ve gotten smaller and can do almost anything. Depending on the particular model, sensors will detect heart rate, walking and movement, even when asleep. The data collected is transmitted to a smartphone or computer via a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection. Using the Apps that are available for the device you can see your activity levels, how many calories you are burning or how good a night’s sleep you had.

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Are there compatibility issues?

When buying an Activity Tracker make sure you know the operating system (OS) of the device you want to connect to and which version of Bluetooth you are connecting to. Usually the devices are designed to work with a specific OS, such as Android or Apple iOS. Remember, you are likely to change your phone in the future, so you may want to select a tracker that can operate across both operating systems. Ensure you have the right level of Bluetooth to avoid buying a device that forces you to upgrade your smartphone to be able to read your data.

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