Top fit­ness tech­nol­ogy trends

Santa Fe New Mexican - Healthy Living - - HEALTH BRIEFS -

Wear­able tech­nol­ogy con­tin­ued to rank as the most pop­u­lar fit­ness trend for 2017, so keep an eye on up­dates from com­pa­nies that of­fer smart watches, heartrate mon­i­tors, GPS de­vices and ac­tiv­ity track­ers.

If you are a se­ri­ous run­ner, here is a wear­able you don’t have to worry about los­ing: Un­der Ar­mour Gemini 3 RE smart shoes have fit­ness track­ers in­side the soles. The tracker mea­sures how ready your body is to run with a pre-run jump test, records run­ning met­rics and has Blue­tooth con­nec­tiv­ity to save your data to an app.

Fit­bit is con­tin­u­ously up­dat­ing its wrist-wear op­tions, of­fer­ing a slim­mer de­sign and also shift­ing fo­cus in the Alta HR, which is a sleep tracker. It analy­ses your heart rate vari­abil­ity to es­ti­mate how much time you spend awake and in dif­fer­ent sleep stages, al­low­ing you to im­prove your sleep.

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