‘Use them as a guide’: How to make your smart watch work for your fitness goals – ABC Everyday

If you’re looking to improve your health this year, you may be considering different options to help keep track of your fitness goals.

You’re not alone: ​​about one in five Australians owns wearable fitness trackers

But with different options for tracking things like step count, heart rate, and even water intake, it can be overwhelming, especially those notifications telling you to move after a big day.

So how can you make these devices work for you?

The potential benefits of a smart watch

Reports show our physical activity decreases as we age But that’s where a smartwatch can help, says Professor Carol Maher, who researches the positive health impacts of wearable technology.


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