Wearable activity trackers have been widely adopted in fitness circles but they’re being under-utilized by…
Wearable activity trackers have been widely adopted in fitness circles but they’re being under-utilized by those whose lives might be saved by these devices.
Device makers say that activity trackers with a heart monitoring functions (such as heart rate and blood pressure) can be a lifesaving tool when used by people with heart disease – helping them to monitor their heart health throughout the day and warning them when danger signs are present.
However, a new survey by HealthMine, of people with known heart disease and/or risk, found that just 27% of respondents are using an activity tracker.
Yet, 74% of people with heart disease/risk who do use an activity tracker report the device is helping them cope with their heart condition.
It’s quite likely that a lot of people – particularly older folks – may not be familiar with these relatively new technologies.