I am not someone who likes to live on the bleeding edge of technology, but I don’t shun new technology either. I like to pay attention and watch how things play out before making a decision about adopting something new. Only when there is a clear benefit to my lifestyle will I consider buying a new gadget. Here are the only three wearable devices that I use on a daily basis.
I used to wear a watch, carry a flip cell phone, a wallet filled with store loyalty cards, and frequently bring a pad and paper with me. The iPhone (or any smartphone for that matter) consolidates all that into one device. It’s a watch, a phone, a digital card keeper, a notepad, and the Internet by your side at all times. It’s also the control panel for my other two favorite wearable devices.
In combination with its corresponding app on my iPhone, the FitBit (Flex pictured above, but I’ve since upgraded to the Charge HR) is a fancy pedometer that tracks physical activity and analyzes sleep habits. The app also allows me to track caloric intake, water intake, exercise, weight, and body fat. It will even use the GPS to track running and show the path on a map. I don’t use it for all that anymore. Now I use my FitBit every night to monitor my sleep quality.
Finally, I use a cheap Bluetooth headset at the gym every day. It allows me to listen to music while exercising on the elliptical machine and reading Kindle books on my iPhone. It’s cheap (about $5 on Amazon), wireless, and the design prevents it from slipping while I’m exercising.
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