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Wearable Technology, is it worth it?



With ever-growing advancements in technology, the world of sports is taking notice and adapting utilizing new and innovative ways.

The devices may take many forms, including smartwatches, fitness trackers such as the Fitbit, VR headsets, smart jewelry, web-enabled glasses and Bluetooth headsets. The general purpose of wearable technology is to produce data and analyze it while the wearer is performing some kind of action, be it working, jogging, or sleeping. Typically, a wearable tech solution includes a device with a sensor, a cloud, and a user-facing app. The device generates relevant chunks of data and sends them to the cloud which acts as data storage. This data is then transformed into insights that the user app visualizes.

Smart rings like the one I am testing in the picture can track sleep, measuring time spent in each sleep stage, record your heart rate, heart rate variability, breathing rate, skin temperature, and several other metrics. It also supports activity tracking, but for sure it is not at the level of smartwatches. So I would say it's more of a health tracker than a fitness tracker.

So should you get one? If you love gadgets and want to try every new thing, then yes, for sure is a new tech to try! I think rings are more suitable to track sleep as you can really get used to wearing them 24h. ++++ Do note that the longer you use the ring, the better it understands your body signals.

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