There is no dearth of fitness trackers and wearable gadgets. From wristbands to smartwatches and chest straps, there are options galore but you must make the most of available gym technology.
It is futile to wear a fitness tracker if it uses a random method to count your calories. Many people who have purchased smart bands and other trackers rely on the calories burned displayed on the device as proof of whether or not their exercise has been effective.
If the device has calculated calories without factoring in your body weight, height, age, heart rate and other specific factors, then the count displayed is a guess. It can be an educated guess or informed speculation but it is still a ballpark. You are not being shown the exact calories burned.
Gym technology has evolved by leaps and bounds in recent years. You can calibrate the devices to reflect the exact nature and impact of your exercise. You should use your personal details and calibrate the device accordingly.
You should not use the random or preset settings. You should always customize every reading or monitoring system there is in the device.
Only then can you expect to gauge a fair idea of how well you are exercising and if you would achieve your predetermined goals.
To get familiar with how your device works, take some fitness tests that are preprogrammed in the system. You will be able to understand how your body is responding to specific exercises and accordingly ascertain the relevance of the stats being recorded by the device.
Gym technology needs to be relevant. It is futile to wear a wristband, however smart it is, to measure the impact of a workout if you are squatting or lifting a hundred and forty pounds during a bench-press. You need a chest strap for such exercises.
Wristbands are to an extent effective in calculating the distance traveled and effort put in during a jog or a sprint.
Squat, bench press, sit-up, pull-up, crunches and all other types of body workouts cannot be assessed by something that is limited to the wrist.
Either your heart rate should be measured impeccably or the device should be somewhere on your core to assess the impact.
There are many such finer aspects of gym technology that are not usually discussed or highlighted. You do not need to be a fitness enthusiast to make the most of gym technology. Ensure you pick the right device and use the system for the best outcomes.