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How Wearable Fitness Trackers Work: Smart Watches to Fitness Rings

Fitness trackers were first invented in 1965 by Dr. Yoshiro Hatano, while he was researching ways to combat obesity. He proposed that walking 10,000 steps a day would provide the correct balance of caloric intake and activity-based calorie expenditure to maintain a healthy bodyweight. Fitness trackers still tend to use 10,000 steps as a benchmark today. So, let’s get into the nitty gritty of how fitness trackers actually work and how accurate they are. How are steps measured? A fitness tracker senses the movement of the body on a 3-axis accelerometer which tracks movement in every direction. Some trackers also come with a gyroscope to measure orientation and rotation, which is helpful in accounting for more complex motions. The altimeter...

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The Best Running Safety Gear

Running comes with a feeling of release and freedom, but as with any sport, it’s important to feel safe when doing so. The nights are beginning to get darker, which can make us feel a lot more vulnerable. We’ve created a list of some of the best running safety gear on the market to help keep you, and your loved ones, safe. Million Mile Light £12 Now we may be a little biased, but you really can’t beat the MML when it comes to safety lights. The MML is completely battery free, powered by kinetic energy, meaning it lights up when you move. It’s powered by even the slightest movement, so it works for everyone. As it’s battery free you...

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