It is widely known that there are fitness trackers and smart watches that has trackers in them on the market. These products can help people to move and burn their calories with better success rate. In this article we will show you to the world of fitness trackers and smart watches, the companies behind them and how useful are these devices are.
Fitness trackers are wearable gadgets that are designed to be used for tracking your body details, such as your heart rate, steps taken, calories that you have consumed a day, etc. With the details being tracked a good fitness tracker can help you with your future plans to your body. Future plans, what do I mean by that? For example, if you start doing sports you do them because you want to lose weight or get stronger, and so on, right? You have a goal that you have set previously, so that’s the reason you are doing those things to your body.
Of course you do most things in your life that you don’t really like, because you have a goal that has been set previously and you want to reach it. For example, you don’t clean your toilet for no reason or because you like it, you clean it because you like it clean and you want it to stay clean. Yes, some people find pleasure in these kinds of activities too, however, it is very uncommon. You can spice up your weekly vacuum cleaning by listening to music when you do it. However, I wouldn’t say you will start liking that specific kind of activity only for listening to music during the session. Most people hate most things that they are doing in most of their time. It is a true story, so what can we do about it? Almost nothing, however, we can spice them up with things that can make them almost pleasurable.
Smart watches are electronic watches that are designed for wearable use. Most people confuse them with digital watches that operate on the same way with electricity, however, smart watches are much “smarter” than their digital predecessors. Why is that? Are you saying that a digital watch is not good for time tracking? Of course it is good, however, with smart watches you can do much more and cooler things. For example, most smart watches have the function to communicate with other people, so you don’t have to use your phone to text them back when you receive a message. There are also, but fewer, ones among these kind of devices, that have call function too, so you can also speak with the contact you want to. However, calling somebody from your smart watch could look pretty funny, since by doing so you have to speak to your arm, which is quite weird. Most people will remember to one of the old James Bond movies, where Agent 007 had that “smart watch”, which he could use for contacting his boss.
Most smart watches have a built in fitness tracker in themselves, so they serve 2 in 1 purposes, which is quite cool. I can describe them as being a smartphone with time tracking and being fitness trackers too.
The Companies Behind Smart Watches
With the smart watch and fitness tracker market being opened, many manufacturers have started making these kind of devices for selling purposes. There are small, middle sized and, of course, huge companies on the list of manufacturers. The biggest ones include Apple, Microsoft, Samsung, LG and Motorola. They are the ones who compete each other for market supremacy. With this year being the “year of wearable devices” we will see who will be the winner(s) and loser(s) of this competition!
How Useful Fitness Trackers Are?
As we have discussed previously in this article, fitness trackers track your body details and help you to reach your goals with your body. However, there is the question, how useful these devices are? Are they really helping? Is the tracking precise? These are question, which are pretty product specific. However, in overall, most fitness trackers are quite precise and their usefulness have been already proved, since there are testimonials all over the internet about successful goals reached with these gadgets.