Fitness Trackers Are Useless Without Real-Time, Personalized Analysis




No one has arms long enough to wear all of the activity-tracking wristbands currently on sale or awaiting release. These devices count your steps, measure your sleep and some even monitor your heart rate

But do you know how this information immediately applies to your lifestyle, or what you should do with it?

The services behind these trackers need to invest in immediacy by providing useful information, ideally in real time, so we can optimize our wealth of data into action.

For example, activity monitors commonly use an embedded accelerometer to measure how much a user tosses and turns in the night. Theoretically, that translates into the amount of time he spends awake, sleeping lightly or sleeping deeply Read more…

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