“Start prepping your New Year’s resolutions: The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has announced its annual fitness trend forecast and, for the first time, exercise pros say wearable”
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.shape.com
A New Year a New You! Are you ready for the top fitness trend for 2016? And the top fitness trend is…wearable technology. This includes fitness trackers, smart watches, heart rate monitors, and GPS tracking devices.
Hello FitBit, a wearable fitness product that helps improve your health by tracking your activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep. These wearable devices also provide immediate feedback that can make the wearer more aware of their level of activity and can motivate the user to achieve their fitness goals.
I heard Jawbone is actually building a health tracker you can swallow! The goal being to collect intimate details about how efficient—or inefficient—various body parts are functioning. And Google is was working on a pill that’s capable of detecting diseases, such as cancer, at the cellular level.
Wow, what will they think of next!
FDA has also approved a product called PhilCam Colon a device used for patients who were unable to do a colonoscopy. The pill actually takes a series of photos and videos as it passes through the patients digestive system, it then transmits the footage to a computer for the doctor to analyze.
The Scout wearable drone is like a playmate and workout buddy in one. The sphere, which is encased in rubber, snaps into a magnetic clip and is also a health monitor! You can actually go rock climbing with the Scout and it will identify a climbing route that is the perfect challenge for your climbing skills.
Hey, wait a minute…didn’t I see something like this on a movie once…or twice?! At least fitness will stay fun and interesting. The future is here and it holds a lot of crazy and exciting!