A little winter knee pain and laziness, a lot of festive food and family-friendly drinks, plus some winter-adapted metabolism, and I’ve already gained 3.5 kg since November, when the scales last caught my eye. Although body weight is not measured by smart watches and fitness bracelets (there are smart scales for that), I myself know from experience how motivating it can be to display all your steps and movements for a simple wrist lift, whether the numbers cause pride or shame.
The daily movement data can also be read from the watch faces [+]
I did not conduct a representative survey on the positive effects of wearable devices, but researchers at Stockholm University are focusing on resolutions and motivations, and the beginning of the year is perfect for changing our lifestyle in the direction of health. According to the research, this is precisely the main focus of New Year’s resolutions: two-thirds of those surveyed consider a health-conscious lifestyle, increased exercise and stricter control of food to be the basis for personal development in the coming year, and I would add that many health ecosystems digitally track our steps, workouts, burned our calories, even: heart function, sleep and stress. Among them is Huawei Health.
The Huawei Watch Fit 2 is a fitness bracelet with smart functions [+]
33% of respondents accept increasing physical activity as a New Year’s goal, 20% would reduce body weight, 13% would change their eating habits, and 9% would make progress in personal development. On the other hand, 30% of respondents break their vows by Valentine’s Day in mid-February – how can this be changed? On the one hand, a Watch or Watch GT serial watch can be ordered to motivate the wearer to move after a long period of inactivity, but anyway, with several workouts per week, it is not bad if we sometimes exercise our muscles while tied to the desk during working hours.
It can also appear on the heart rate graph on Huawei watch faces [+]
You can set a target number for daily steps, let us know when you have reached it, or when you have not, and you can also receive a weekly evaluation of all your physical activity in the last 168 hours. A lot of data can be viewed in the Health application bit by bit and in graphs, but even more I like the watch face full of movement information, so that it can be seen by lifting the wrist: how many steps I took in relation to the set goal, how many times I jumped up from the chair, how many floors I climbed, how many calories I burned, that my current heart rate and stress level, possibly my VO2Max number related to sports.
In addition to general health monitoring, ECG measurements can also be important [+]
Another study, based on 39 experimental studies, measured the effectiveness of these gadgets on a motivational level or in terms of maintaining the activity achieved, according to Huawei’s press release. The researchers came to the conclusion that wearing portable devices, with all its inherent advantages, increases the number of steps by an average of 1,800, the length of the walk by 40 minutes, and intense and moderately intense movement by 6 minutes. The aggregated measurements, data and motivation signals of the gadgets help to get rid of 1 kg of body weight every five months, taking part in maintaining motivation through external feedback.
For each sport, there is a lot of body and movement data for our training [+]
According to the survey, as a result of this, blood pressure and cholesterol levels can also move in a positive direction, and Huawei’s domestic, representative research also reached a similar result, only slightly more generally: 42% of the respondents feel a clear positive change from using smartwatches and fitness bracelets that can be attached to their wrists on a daily basis. , thanks to its sensors and the healthcare ecosystem. Following a daily routine is one thing, sports is another, and in addition to passive statistics, active training and training plans can also be requested to optimize a healthier life and keep promises.