Many people wish to “fit into a dress”, “look good on a beach” or just “get fit”. However, finding the time, motivation and energy to workout is difficult, but it is much simpler with a fitness tracker.
Whether you spend most of your time sitting on the couch or are training for a marathon, a fitness tracker helps you take that next step. If you’re starting from square one, exercising with an activity tracker helps you replace bad habits with healthy ones.
Fitness trackers support fitness and healthy weight loss by helping you achieve small, frequent success, whereas fad diets and radical lifestyle changes rarely work because they’re too drastic.
If you are starting to have one, the first thing that you need to consider is the accuracy of activity tracking. Here is a good recommendation- MGCOOL Band 2.
MGCOOL Band 2 is a robust, low-power, SPI, 3-axis accelerometer with integrated FIFO buffer that features a wide range of embedded functionality, including tap detection, orientation, activity, and wake-up algorithms. It is built in with two sensors.
One sensor is called accelerometer which tracks the wearers’ activity. Simply speaking, fitness trackers measure motion: a 3-axis accelerometer tracks movement in every direction and some come with a gyroscope too to measure orientation and rotation.
The data collected is then converted into steps and their activity into calories and sleep quality, though there is some guesswork involved along the way.
The other is an optical sensor which shines a light on your skin and measures your pulse through it: the light illuminates your capillaries, then a sensor measures the rate at which your blood is being pumped (and thus your heart rate).
In our fitness tracker review, we found that the most accurate place to wear your wireless fitness tracker is on your non-dominant wrist as close to your wrist bone as possible.
However, fitness trackers with the activity tracking capability are not medical devices, and the data provided by them is not intended to be utilized for medical purposes and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Step tracking is intended to be a tool to provide you with information to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle.