I recently wrote about the need to play it smart to make sure that you end up physically and financially healthy. With so many health gadgets coming out each year though, it’s just so easy to get carried away by all the marketing hype and succumb to your shopping impulses. What makes
it doubly hard to make smart choices is that justifying your compulsive need for health gadgets is quite easy, since they do serve a function (and a good one at that) after all.
One health-related gadget that I fully approve of if you do decide to get one is the Basis wristband. The wristband, which is not yet out in the market but is already available for reservations, looks just like an ordinary and somewhat even a bit ugly wristwatch until you look more closely. It is in fact a multi-sensor band that stands out among other heart rate monitors because it also collects other data like calories burned, physical activity, and sleep patterns. What’s even more impressive is that it does more than just gather data for you, but it actually processes this data and helps you make sense out of it to so you can adjust your daily activities to help you achieve your health goals, whether that be weight loss or improve your sleep quality. You can access all your health data on your personal online dashboard, which you can view on your PC, your tablet, or your phone. In short, this is a real all-in-one health monitor that you can use regardless of what your current lifestyle might be.
And if my rave is not good enough for you,
know that the Basis wristband has been awarded the CES 2012 Best of Innovations Award for Health and Wellness.
Image via Basis
Originally posted on November 30, 2011 @ 12:10 am