Sports mak­ers Garmin, Fit­bit and Jaw­bone are now lead­ing the mar­ket for these smart bands. But the usu­al giants like Sam­sung and Sony are not far behind, not to men­tion the break­through and ener­getic Xiao­mi, which made a super bud­get fit­ness track­er, and now upgrades its func­tion­al­i­ty with each new ver­sion.

But a large num­ber of fit­ness bracelets on the mar­ket does not mean that every­one under­stands why they need this device. Let’s try to fig­ure it out!

1. Moti­vates you to move more. Each fit­ness track­er can count how many steps and how far a per­son walks every day, and how many calo­ries they burn. Giv­en the opin­ion of sci­en­tists that to main­tain phys­i­cal fit­ness you need to take at least 10,000 steps a day, it is very con­ve­nient to have accu­rate and detailed data on your activ­i­ty with you.

2. Helps improve sleep qual­i­ty. Many fit­ness bracelets col­lect data on the qual­i­ty of sleep, and also gen­tly wake you up at the most appro­pri­ate stage. Thus, with the same dura­tion of sleep, its qual­i­ty increas­es, and the ris­es become eas­i­er and more vig­or­ous.

3. Pro­motes weight loss. Behind this vague phrase is a whole range of fea­tures that are present in many fit­ness track­ers. For exam­ple, if a per­son sits in one place for a long time, the bracelet begins to vibrate, remind­ing that it is time to warm up. He gives hints: how many calo­ries you need to burn, or how intense­ly you need to train in order to achieve your cher­ished goal.

4. Mon­i­tors your heart rate, help­ing you avoid feel­ing sick. This is impor­tant for those peo­ple who suf­fer from a cer­tain range of dis­eases and want to live a full life. This infor­ma­tion is also use­ful for tourists and lovers of extreme sports.

5. Noti­fies you of calls and mes­sages. By vibrat­ing, the bracelet can draw the wear­er’s atten­tion to incom­ing calls to the smart­phone. Some track­ers are con­fig­ured for cer­tain appli­ca­tions, the noti­fi­ca­tions from which the gad­get will also respond with vibra­tion.

Thus, a fit­ness track­er is a use­ful thing in the cur­rent rhythm of life. And here it is impor­tant to remem­ber that this is not a mag­ic pill and he will not go to the gym for you, so you will have to move your­self. But if you decide to mon­i­tor the qual­i­ty of your life, such a bracelet will be a good helper and moti­va­tor.