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Features to look out for when buying a fitness tracker

Posted on April 28, 2016 by Brynna Gabrielson
As wearable technology continues to grow in popularity, more and more devices will continue to be released by a variety of manufacturers. While many of the devices offer some the same basic features - you'd have a difficult time finding one that DOESN'T track steps - there are also some devices that have unique functionality. Here, we go through some features that you may want to look out for when picking the right fitness tracker for you. Continue Reading

You've probably heard the buzz around 'wearable technology' lately. If you're not up to speed, wearable tech simply means an electronic device (excluding your smartphone) that can be worn to track any aspect of your health and wellbeing, for example, a fitness tracker, smartwatch or pedometer.

Anything from counting steps to generating detailed electrocardiogram readings is now possible across a huge range of wearable devices.

If you're thinking that all this doesn't apply to you, think again. According to a new survey by Simplyhealth, over 70% of people agree that wearable technology is the future and everyone will use it at some point.

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Fitness trackers we love

Posted on April 21, 2016 by Brynna Gabrielson
Over the past few years wearable technology has become more and more prevalent, and the array of products available has continued to grow. One of the biggest areas where wearable tech is shining is in fitness and health tracking. There are so many devices out there, and some that have unique features that can't be found across the board. Choosing which wearable tracker is right for you can be a bit difficult, so we thought we'd list a few devices that have caught our eye. Continue Reading

6 great health/fitness tracking apps Featured

Posted on April 13, 2016 by Brynna Gabrielson

With so many technological advancements and new devices and apps coming out, there are many ways tech can help support your #everydayhealth. Wearable devices can collect a myriad of data on things like steps, activities, sleep and your heart rate - but these devices work even better when used in tandem with some of the great apps that are available. In some cases the apps will work right alongside wearable devices, and in other cases they may just complement each other in achieving your health goals. Either way, we've put together a list of some of our favourite apps that can help you track your #everydayhealth. 

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10 ways to get your 10,000 steps everyday

Posted on April 7, 2016 by Brynna Gabrielson
Many public bodies, including the NHS, think we should try and walk about 10,000 steps per day. Trackers like the Fitbit Flex even set this as the default goal. On average most walk 3,000 - 4,000 steps per day, so upping it to 10,000 may be a challenge for a few of us. But with some adjustments to your daily routine, walking 10,000 steps is certainly achievable. Here are some fun suggestions to up your step count: Continue Reading