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10 Essential Health Features of Smartwatches

You can't go wrong with a good smartwatch if you want several health functionalities in a single wearable device.

Smartwatches have become a popular accessory and it’s important not to overlook the health and wellness functionality that many smartwatches provide. These days they are becoming more inexpensive and incorporating more functions as technological advancements accelerate. Smartwatches are typically associated with technology fanatics and health enthusiasts but ordinary people can also benefit from their use. Smartwatches are great for keeping track of your health, communicating with family, and so much more. Here are the top 7 health features of smartwatches.

1. Step counter

When you participate in daily walking routines, wearable technology counts your steps. Accelerometers and altimeters are used to determine how far you’ve traveled. This is a must-have item, especially for athletes and hikers. You’ll be able to track your progress by keeping track of your steps taken.

2. Heart rate monitor

Heart monitors are included in wearable technologies and are used to measure heart rates. Biosensors can be put directly to the skin to provide an instant heart rate reading. Biosensors have even been known to identify approaching heart attacks and enable early identification of any heart rate anomalies.

3. Respiratory rate monitor

Your respiratory rate can also be monitored using wearable technologies. This allows you to detect any anomalies in your breathing rate and determine whether you need to take a break throughout your workout.

4. Blood pressure monitor

Wearables have sensors to allow for accurate blood pressure measurements throughout the day, similar to a cuff device. Patients with hypertension or heart disease can use health wearable devices like a smartwatch to regularly monitor their blood pressure through an RPM program.

5. Calorie Counter

This function displays how many calories you expended while walking. You can also keep track of how many calories you consume each day. You’ll be able to detect any dietary difficulties or track which days of the week were the healthiest by being able checking your caloric intake. This could be helpful for people with diabetes, obesity, or other chronic diseases who comply with a certain diet advised by their care providers.

6. Alarm reminder

Wearable technology can assist you in setting personal fitness objectives, as well as tell you when these goals are met and when they are not. Setting goals with your fitness tracker gives you that extra push to get them accomplished.

7. Sleep quality

This feature allows you to monitor your sleep duration by recording the amount of time you are inactive. It detects interrupted sleep and informs you when you are tossing and turning or waking up in the middle of the night.

8. Temperature

Due to COVID-19, the number of people who want their smartwatches to be able to measure body temperature is growing. Because of this, a lot of companies are working on adding this to their smartwatches. DrKumo RPM smartwatch supports this feature.

9. Electrocardiogram (ECG)

ECG is usually performed in clinical settings like hospitals or clinics, but now, patients can take their ECG measurements whenever they want and then send that data to their healthcare providers using an RPM mobile app. DrKumo’s ECG-enabled smartwatch features a touch-sensitive button, which allows the wearer to take measurements in just a few seconds.

10. Connectivity

This is a feature that allows the gadgets to connect to your smartphone and track your progress over time. Although biosensors are directly attached to the skin, they also provide connectivity. They can use Bluetooth, which, once enabled, can sync immediately to an app on your phone, giving you real-time access to all of your information. The best part is that everything will be saved in the app and will be instantly available anytime you need it. If you use a remote patient monitoring program, you will be able to send your data to your doctor.

Takeaway

Sure, some gadgets solely monitor your health. Smartwatches, on the other hand, offer similar fitness tracking, heart rate monitoring, and other functionality. Most smartphones have those capabilities built-in, and more health-related features are being added as time passes.

Read more: Four Components of a Fitness Routine for Over 50’s and the Role of Health Wearable Technology

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