Health & FitnessEditor: Adam Zeis
Health & fitness is a broad term that covers various smart devices used to track or monitor health and/or fitness in daily life. The term covers not only wearable devices like fitness bands or heart-rate monitors, but also devices like Wi-Fi connected scales, Bluetooth toothbrushes, smart utensils and pedometers. The market for these devices is expanding more and more in recent years, adding new devices to the ecosystem at a very high rate.
Typical fitness trackers are bands worn on the wrist that monitor things like heart rate, calories burned, steps, or even sleep. The data can be synced to a computer or website and be analyzed over a specified time period. Other connected accessories like toothbrushes and utensils also connected to a phone over Bluetooth and send data back to a companion application.