Wearable activity trackers are devices that can provide helpful information about the user’s physical activity. They are commonly known as smart watches or activity trackers and are worn on the body (e.g., wrist, waist, arm, etc.). They monitor and track metrics such as distance walked or run, calories burned, or heart rate.
Here’s an example of how this information is helpful. Health Canada recommends that young adults engage in 150 minutes of physical activity per week and walk/run up to 10,000 steps daily to obtain substantial health benefits. Just by wearing a wearable activity tracker, a user can monitor how many steps they have taken and how many minutes of physical activity they have performed. This may also help to boost motivation and support users to achieving health goals.