Find out which wearable is a good match. By Deborah Lin
Apple, Fitbit, Misfit, Jawbone, Pebble, Samsung, Striiv, Sony: Which fitness wearable tech should you get? (Photo: Jawbone)
Whether you’re looking to upgrade your fitness tracker, or get started on your first device, there’s bound to be a fitness wearable for your workout needs. Warning: Tracking your biometrics might become obsessive. We’re talking step count, daily distance, calorie burn, run logging, food logging, weight management and even sleep monitoring!
Take this quiz to see which fitness wearable tech, out of eight brands, suits you best:
Unsure if you should get a wearable? It depends on what you’re getting it for.
If you are trying to get fit, consider this. Many patients who use step meters report feeling motivated to improve and increase their step count during exercise, says Dr Lee Eu Jin, consultant and specialist in orthopaedic surgery, Raffles Orthopaedic Centre. The same applies for those using other tracking devices. Dr Lee also adds that monitoring activity levels has been shown to help athletes improve their training performance.
Fitness wearable tech could also help you better understand your body. A patient with a heart condition, for instance, can use the heart rate monitor function to monitor his heart rate during exercise, explains Dr Teo Swee Guan, consultant and specialist in cardiology, Raffles Orthopaedic Centre.