History Of Activity Trackers (From Pedometers To Fitbit)

The History of Activity Trackers in Ireland is one of the best-kept family secrets. There are few people in Ireland who have not at some point or another been shown an iPhone or an Android but probably snuck it into their pocket to play with it. I’m talking about the young and the old alike. This all changed when Tom adjusted his Fitbit and was able to keep track of his walking, cycling, running and swimming activities.

Tom’s story provides an example of how trackers work, how they can help us keep a track record and how they can be useful. A tracker is a small device that is worn like a watch. You place your tracker somewhere so that the device can retrieve information each time you move. This is done by signals sent to your wristband by the tracker and the more sophisticated the tracker the more information you can get back. As Tom did, his Fitbit enabled him to measure how far he walked, how many calories he burned and how much exercise he got.

Tracking a sport or recreational activity is an excellent way of keeping track of progress. It can also be a valuable tool if you want to take your fitness to the next level. If you are a runner, you know how important distance and speed are to your performance, how a bad choice of running shoes can cost you, and how important the right nutrition is to your game. With a Fitbit Waterford you can keep track of those factors and train hard for greater performance.

History of Activity Trackers in Ireland is nothing new. Many years ago a British company called PLC introduced the idea to make a fitness device that could be used by civilians as well as soldiers. These trackers became popular with ordinary people like Tom. The Fitbit was an immediate hit and soon there were dozens of imitations on the market. The original Fitbit was expensive and its range of motion limited.

As with all technological advances over time, better materials and designs arrived on the scene. Today, activity trackers from pedometers to Fitbit have been developed with sophisticated sensors and computer software. These trackers can work outdoors, in water, and even under the ice. They are designed for any level of physical fitness and can give you an exact measurement of how much you have run, walked or climbed.

The basic premise of these devices is to measure physical activity over a period of time, usually overnight. The software allows you to see your activity in a graph, allowing you to plot the kind of shape you are going on and if you are on the right track. These activities can be combined with a special calorie estimator to help determine what your target weight should be. You can set a goal and as you reach it, the pedometer or Fitbit can tell you how far you have advanced.