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Wearable technology is the use of a watch, bracelet or other accessory to track your health and fitness. Technology won’t make you healthy, but can motivate you to take control of your health. Consider these helpful tips if you want to give wearable technology a try.

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Comfort with technology

Some devices you can turn on and they run on their own. Other devices need more setup. Think about how much effort you want to put into your device before each use.

What data do you want to track?

Different devices can track a variety of useful data, like heart rate and movement. Consider which data is important to you, as well as how you want to access it. Do you prefer to see results on your device? Or would you rather see it on a smartphone or computer?

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Tracking your fitness can be fun

Many devices help you to connect with others for support and friendly competition. This can be fun, motivating and rewarding. You can also share results with friends on social media channels, like Facebook.

Current fitness level

The device you choose should match your current activity level. For example, some are geared more to walking, biking or running. Keep this in mind so that you buy the right device for you.

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