There are many devices that are being used to track our daily activity and our level of fitness. Smartwatches are one of the most popular forms of fitness tracking devices. Although they help in monitoring our body very closely there are many cons behind their usage as well. As we all know nothing in the world is perfect. Everything in the world has its own advantages and disadvantages. In this blog, Rubina Ratnakar lists some pros and cons of fitness trackers.
We’ll start with the benefits of fitness trackers. First of all, they are a great way to calculate the calories you burn and many fitness trackers even come with the feature of determining your oxygen intake, your heart rate, and your blood pressure as well.
Since you are seeing all the activities that you are doing and what is that resulting in, you will feel concerned about your physical fitness. If on one day you are doing more physical activity or I would say burning more calories and on the next day you burn a lesser amount, you will feel obligated towards burning more calories. This is the way how fitness trackers motivate us to work harder and harder.
You can even set daily goals to achieve your overall fitness goal. The most common recommendation towards any kind of fitness goal is to walk 10,000 steps every day. Another similar goal should be to drink at least 6 glasses of water every day. Some kind of fitness trackers may even send you motivating messages monitoring that you are lagging behind your fitness goal.
One of the features of fitness trackers is that they even track your sleep as well. They will monitor your sleeping patterns and you will also become more conscious about it.
Coming to the disadvantages of using a fitness tracker, it is not a very accurate measure of fitness. We cannot rely 100% on them.
Fitness trackers are expensive and if you are looking for very accurate and efficient ones, they are going to make a hole in your pocket.
One of the shortcomings would be that you need to charge them from time to time that may affect the progress of your daily activity as the activity during charging will not be recorded.