Are Wireless Sports Devices Useful?

Sports Devices Motivating or Keeping Track

Steve Smith talks about wireless sports technology being the best self-motivator to get healthy.

Episode #5-36 released on May 28, 2015

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I am willing to bet a lot of us live a sedentary lifestyle. This is really bad for our health, but a lot of us aren't motivated, and despite all the technology we have around us, we spend most of our time seated, not standing. Especially, at work. And, while using a standing desk is an awesome idea for some, sometimes what we need is a little competition, with ourselves. However, how does one keep track of many of the details in a way that would allow even the least motivated person to actually compete with themselves, in an effort to promote better health?

Let's talk about wireless sports devices. Many sports devices like sports watches, and bracelets can easily keep track of the number of steps, distance, calories burnt, and in some cases, sleep achieved. The easier the device is to use, the more likely you will use it. The longer the battery lasts, the more likely you will have it on you. And, finally, the easier it is to know if you have met your goals, the more likely you will put the effort into actually achieving the goal.

Obviously, the method you chose to keep track will determine the overall price of this venture, but you don't need a $400 dollar watch to tell you what a $65 dollar bracelet already tells you. Stay within your budget, and make sure you keep using the device correctly for the best results, obviously.

Now, I've played with a Razer Nabu X, which for Canada goes for $65, which includes currently a second one with a promo code. Simple in design, very in expensive, and tap activated, no buttons. Also, compatible with iOS and Android devices, using Bluetooth, and can last up to 7 days, depending on many variables. Did I mention vibes and lights for notifications, which means you are more likely to wear this, and keep it on your wrist? Just goes to show you, the solution does not need to cost a fortune to work.

Do you have a smart watch, sports watch, or bracelet? What do you think of it? What is your experience? Do you exercise more?

Host : Steve Smith | Music : Jonny Lee Hart | Editor : Steve Smith | Producer : Zed Axis Productions

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