History Of Activity Trackers (From Pedometers To Fitbit)
Being physically fit is tough enough as it is and without the proper support and motivation, achieving desired health outcome is even more challenging. While there are fitness gyms with electronic treadmills and exercise bikes, not everyone has the means and time to frequent fitness gyms.
However, thanks to different fitness technologies and wearable devices, it can encourage people to get up and move, prodding them to work towards their goals.Such wearable technologies are said to define the world of sport and physical activity in the future.
One of the primary measures of most activity trackers is monitoring daily steps like the pedometer. Some can even monitor heart rate and monitor sleep,letting people know how well they are sleeping. Such devices are more convenient and easy to use than mechanical systems, providing a workout customized to the user’s fitness level.
Activity trackers have a long history. The idea of tracking an individual’s walking distance and the number of steps is started by Leonardo da Vinci when he sought to track the distance a Roman soldier walked.
Not long after the initial information of da Vinci’s plans, then also came the pedometers with a history that became muddled. Even the information about the actual inventor of the pedometer is left unclear.
Over the years since the invention of the pedometer, it then progressed from other technological developments and was eventually implemented on fitness trackers. In 2007, a hardware start-up called Fitbit started the idea of using sensors in small wearable devices and, in ten years, has become a tech powerhouse.
Products of Fitbit in Cork can be found in reputable physical and online stores. Such products are made from sophisticated technology, expected to be further integrated into people’s lives.
Read this infographic from Irwins Megastore to learn more about the history of Activity Trackers.