Bits & Bytes: Do you Love #Wearables?

I love my Fitbit, Apple Watch and Garmin Watch.  Not to mention my Lumo Lift and Lumo Run.  OK… I admit it – I love wearables.  Why do I like these electronic friends?  They each give me a piece of information or social connection that was missing.  For example, my Garmin was the first to notice that I likely have exercise induced SVT.  While running, the watch “told me”my heart rate was in excess of 180 BPM.  WTF… No wonder I felt logy and not quite right.  That lead me to  my AliveCor Kardia (attaches to my iPhone and I can take an EKG on the spot).  It documented those runs of fast bad boys (and I don’t mean my legs).  So next step – off to the cardiologist (stay tuned to see how that turns out).

At the end of the day, the wearable provides information, social networking (love competing with my fitbit friends), and the gentle nudges to sit up straight and run with better form.

What do you love most about your wearable?  Where will this all wind up?  Who knows, but for now it’s fun and I have more things to plug in at night.  Even my dog has a Whistle activity tracker.  We are a family of wearables.

Author: turning60andbeyond

Sandi Feaster is a registered nurse and health educator. She has worked in the corporate world as well as taken care of people with chronic health conditions. Sandi is convinced that we can improve our lives by educating ourselves and learning how we can curate the life we want. It may seem simple, but exercise and eating healthy food is the foundation of a longer, healthier and engaged life.

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