Jumping High: How Smartwatches Made Fitness Tracking More Fun
The Old Ways
It wasn’t that long ago when fitness tracking was something that only athletes did. A $10 pedometer and a logbook were enough for most people who wanted to get in shape. Of course, these basic tools had their limitations, but they were adequate for the average gym-goer.
The problem with these old ways was that they lacked something crucial to making fitness fun – motivation. That’s where smartwatches came in.
The Advent of Smartwatches
Smartwatches were first introduced in 2014, and from the beginning, they had a clear goal in mind: to make fitness tracking more accessible and fun for everyone. The Apple Watch, Samsung Galaxy Watch, and numerous other devices revolutionized the industry by introducing new features and integrations.
Suddenly, you could track not just your steps but also your heartrate, calories burned, and activity levels. Moreover, you could also get reminders to stand up and move around, gain insights into your activity over time, and even receive personal training plans.
Changing The Game
The advent of smartwatches forever changed fitness tracking and how it’s done. Suddenly, fitness enthusiasts everywhere had access to powerful sensors and a wealth of fitness data. Smartwatches also offered something that traditional fitness tracking never could – gamification.
Gamification is the process of turning fitness into a game, making it more engaging, competitive, and fun. With smartwatches, you can set goals, join challenges, earn badges, and share your progress with others. No longer do you have to work out like a machine – now you can get in shape while having fun!
What the Future Holds
Smartwatch technology is only getting better and more widespread, and the future seems very exciting indeed. In the coming years, we can expect even more advanced sensors, new features, and better integration with other devices and services.
With Smartwatches ushering in a new age of fitness tracking, we now have greater control over our health than ever before. Fitness enthusiasts know that improving health is a lifetime process, and the linking of devices like smartwatches, will only make health goals more manageable.
It’s only a matter of time before fitness tracking becomes a matter of fun and convenience. We can’t wait to see what’s next!