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Tracking Your Health and Fitness With Wearable Technology



The more technology is evolving, the smaller it’s becoming. From watches to phones to even our keys are fitted with technology. Today, even our health is integrated with technology, making it easier for us to keep track of our fitness levels.

Every year, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas showcases a plethora of consumer technologies. Here is our takeaway of the best fitness wearables showcased at CES, which could soon be available near you.

Garmin Forerunner 645 Music

The company has been specializing in fitness watches for a while now but the Forerunner 645 Music is a fully-fledged running watch, now integrated with music. Users will be able to upload tracks and listen to them via a Bluetooth headset, or even stream using iHeart Radio in the US only). The watch also features a GPS, heart rate monitor and access to all of Garmin’s top-end fitness tracking features too.

Casio G-Shock Rangeman

This isn’t your average fancy looking watch but it sure packs a punch. If you’re an adventure enthusiast, then this one is for you. Tough, rugged, mud and cold proof in addition to as well as a barometer, altimeter, compass and thermometer; The Casio G-Shock Rangeman can be charged using solar energy and has top GPS skills. According to Casio, 4 hours of sunlight gives an hour of GPS.

Garmin Vivofit 4

Are you overwhelmed with all the featured packed fitness trackers in the market? The Vivofit 4 is a no-frills, affordable fitness tracker that comes with a full year of battery life and colorful display to show you your daily stats such as weather, step count and number of calories burnt.

Suunto 3 Fitness

Fitted with an adaptive fitness feature called Adaptive Training Guidance, the Suunto 3 Fitness sets up a series of sessions that prompts the user to complete their workout. If you miss a session it’ll automatically be rearranged for a later date, so you won’t miss out or have to rearrange your diary yourself. If you’re someone who likes to schedule their day, then this will be an especially useful feature.

Matrix PowerWatch X

This watch goes above and beyond any of the ones we chalked on our list thanks to its ability to charge itself through the wearer’s body heat. Using a proprietary thermometric energy converter, this smartwatch can turn your body heat into battery power.

According to Matrix, the silicone rubber strap on the watch is “nearly indestructible”, plus there’s a reinforced bezel, 200m water resistance and limited notifications from your phone, so you’ll know when you’re getting a call.

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