Given today’s fast-paced lifestyle, most of us inadvertently follow a sedentary routine. More so, after the pandemic brought to our lives the work from home phenomenon or hybrid work culture, and at-home classes. Today, most people sit before their computers all day long – not exactly healthy, right? In fact, the time people spend today on TV, smartphones, and laptops to binge-watch series or sports telecasts is much more than the time they spend on staying healthy and fit. But we also have gadgets that can help us. We are speaking about the smartwatch!
One of the simplest, easily accessible, and efficient devices, smartwatches offer
valuable insights into our body’s activity, sleep, water intake, etc., throughout the day, allowing us to push ourselves to remain active and fit.
Here are 5 critical ways through which smartwatches have taken the wearable technology world by storm:
1. They encourage a healthy lifestyle
Features like inactivity alerts, alarm settings, and steps counter encourage people to follow a set routine. In addition, these activity tracking features push wearers to meet their daily objectives. It is a human tendency to work harder when results are visually apparent, and smartwatches leverage this attribute perfectly. The device keeps the wearer’s physical fitness in check by regularly reminding them about their daily goals and pushing their goals further once they achieve them.
2. They monitor, analyze and control medical conditions
Whether you are a chronic patient who needs to take regular medication or are required to offer insights about your well-being to the doctor, smartwatches can assist you perfectly. Integrated with remarkable attributes like data tracking and in-depth analysis of your wellness and health information, this wearable technology helps monitor users’ health improvement efficiently. Simultaneously, users can significantly control their lifestyle or chronic medical conditions by frequently checking their temperature and heart rate. This data also helps them provide accurate information to the doctors and get an on-target diagnosis that allows them to treat the patient as per their requirements.
3. They track the menstrual cycle and map symptoms
Gone are the days when menstruation was a taboo subject that was banned from public discourse. Futuristic smartwatches are equipped with features that allow women to keep track of their menstrual cycle without marking a red circle on the calendar. In addition, smartwatches also use symptom mapping to monitor vital signs. In fact, these devices have proved to be incredibly useful to keep track of certain parameters, associated with the Covid-19 virus.
4. They enhance workout with sports mode
Smartwatches are incredibly useful in setting a fitness goal and achieving it. The avant-garde device helps monitor, track, and improve fitness objectives without forcing users to go out of their comfort zone. For instance, heart rate notifications enable users to be warned about over-exerting themselves, while exercising. This way, users can avoid getting injured or straining their hearts, and can work out in a safe space. Furthermore, smartwatches also assist users in keeping a check on their calorie intake without resorting to tedious and complicated calorie-counting techniques.
5. They can reduce medical bills
It is said that prevention is better than cure. Preventive care and early disease detection can prevent the illness from escalating further, thereby ensuring better recovery and lower healthcare costs. The smart digital smartwatch sensors immediately detect abnormalities like atrial fibrillation and send warning signals to the user and their chosen contacts.
It is best to bear in mind that while smartwatches can instrumentally help users monitor their health status, they cannot equate to getting treatment or checkups from qualified physicians. Leverage this wearable technology to keep yourself fit and healthy, but don’t forget to consult with your doctors immediately if you witness any abnormal signs.