In case you couldn’t tell from the ads, articles, and perpetual presence of a Jetsons-style accessory on everyone you meet — wearable tech has officially taken over. If you’re more of a numbers person, think about this: one in six consumers owns a wearable device, and 2016 is projected to be a $3 billion year for the wearable market.
Fitness trackers represent a large chunk of wearable tech, and people can’t seem to get enough of them. In the early 2000s, fitness trackers were simple devices that counted steps. Today, consumers want wearables that can do it all: “What’s my heart rate? How did I sleep last night? How many calories have I burned? Why aren’t you tracking the precise location of my run?!”
Lucky for fitness tracking fanatics, the wearable tech industry hears you, and raises you one better. Now you can track your fitness with a wristband, a necklace, an article of clothing, a yoga mat, a waterproof Apple watch, and, within a few years, probably an ingestible camera.
But for now, we still have a plethora of options for fitness tracking. Check out this infographic created by Appcessories to learn more about the state of fitness tracking today!