What Makes a Wearable Smart? The Limits of Activity Trackers

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The surging popularity of wearables has lead to the evolution from devices that just track, to devices that can actually learn and communicate with you. Get the most out of your wearable by understanding the difference.

1. Heart rate monitors

The problem: Tracking your heart rate can be a great way to help you get the most of your workouts. However, you need to actually make the time to exercise. Most of us find it difficult to make time for fitness.

The solution: A smart wearable that helps you add small bouts of activity to your busy day can fit your busy schedule. Belty Good Vibes is designed to do exactly that. It also tells you when you’ve been sitting too long and encourages you to take a break to get moving.

2. Sleep monitors

The problem: Sleep monitors are great to give you insights about the quality of your sleep but even if we sleep well, we all need more sleep.  People are sleeping two hours less than in the 1960s, risking serious health problems. There’s practically no aspect of life that’s not improved by sleep and, accordingly, diminished by lack of sleep

The solution: Belty Good Vibes reminds you to have a short nap during the day to improve your mental and physical alertness. Short naps prime our brains to function at a higher level, letting us come up with better ideas, find solutions more quickly and recall information more accurately.

3. Step counters

The problem: It’s great to have a step counter if you’re aiming for a certain goal each day. However, step counters don’t take into consideration your speed or incline.

The solution: Belty Good Vibes communicates with you through vibrations. It encourages you to increase your pace when walking or climbing stairs to get the most of your activity throughout the day.

Many wearables can give you an insight into your activity, but smart wearables integrated with artificial intelligence have the ability to learn your unique rhythm and help you live each day better.