Smart Watches

Wearables are making a great impact in this generation, gaining more and more popularity each year. For many individuals, the concept of wearables is relegated to fitness trackers, which include products from FitBit, Nike, Microsoft, and many others. In many ways, these devices are nothing more than very advanced pedometers. They allow individuals to track their steps, distance walked/run, and calories burned. The integration of these devices with the user’s smartphone allows for many expanded features, including global positioning system connection, the ability to share activities with friends, and the ability to analyze physical activity and integrate it with lifestyle choices (eg, diet habits). Many fitness trackers are also waterproof, switch into different activity modes (eg, cardio aerobics, biking, swimming), and integrate a heart rate tracker.