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What do IHRSA associate members offer in wearable technology?

There are obviously countless fitness and activity trackers on the market, with scores of new ones every year. Just in the past two months a pair of IHRSA associate members launched new ones.

So, the million-dollar questions (and a big chunk of the market share) are, what is the difference from one to another and which one is best for you?

Long gone are the days where fitness trackers only monitor your steps and, possibly, the number of calories burned. Heart rate, sleep monitoring, quality of a workout and efficiency are among the offerings in many of the options.

Three IHRSA members have new and innovative products and platforms that are certainly considering when deciding on a piece of wearable technology. 

Read on to learn more about each.

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Wearable technology and fitness trackers: possibilities are endless

For those who aren’t involved in technology on a daily basis, it can be very confusing. Not just how it works and how to work it, but the ever-changing landscape and players are different from one day to the next.

This is no different in the world of wearable technology and fitness tracking. That is, for the wearable technology illiterate, monitoring devices like Jawbone Up, Fitbit, Polar Electro's FlowLink, MYZONE M250 watch, and even your phone, to name a few.

These devices can do simple tasks like count the number of steps taken during a walk or workout, or show how many calories have been burned. More advanced devices can detect body movement, identify what you are doing, and report on a number of biological signals, like body temperature, pulse and oxygen level.

The questions now are: what is next and who are going to be the players.

Read on to see what the future holds.

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