ARE WEIGHT-LOSING GADGETS USEFUL?
First, we must clarify that wearables are all devices that go somewhere or area of the body (watches, pulsometers, pedometers, smart wristbands) and perform a specific function, such as helping us lose weight.
How to use wearables to lose weight?
This technology interacts with us and gives us information , such as our running speed, pulsations, sleep hours, steps walked, etc.
Wearables are a useful tool for your motivation.
I suppose you will understand that a pedometer is not going to make you lose weight on its own, but it is a useful tool for your motivation . If you are a more or less active person, this device will help you in two ways: on the one hand, it will provide you with useful data of your daily routines, being able to establish realistic goals and overcome them. On the other hand, it will allow you to calculate your daily caloric intake to balance the necessary calories in your diet more precisely.
Some products, such as the Polar Loop bracelet , count your steps and directly calculate your daily calories consumed, in addition to monitoring your sleep hours so that you know the quality of your rest. The Fitbit activity wristband also synchronizes with your computer and downloads the data and graphics of your progress.
Among the best-selling weight loss wearables are the Garmin heart rate monitors . There are to practice running, fitness, swimming or cycling. These gadgets are a bit more sophisticated and you need to know how to interpret the data to take advantage of them.
Wearables interact with us and inform us about running speed, pulsations or sleep hours.
For example, if you want to lose weight while running , you should know your pulsations at rest and your pulsations in activity for different intensities. In this way, you will know how to calculate in which threshold of pulsations you must work to lose weight, also your anaerobic threshold and other useful information. If this is your case, you will like the Vívostar HR + heart rate monitor from Garmin or the Forerunner 25 from the same brand.
Xiaomi offers you a new product, similar to activity wristbands but which adds a heart rate monitor. Are you planning to give these wearables a try?