A bracelet Centre typical application is in the grip of the hand and the tracker, meaning pill where there are sensors monitoring (minimum accelerometer), internal memory, clock, battery and wireless module, typically Bluetooth, NFC, through which it synchronizes regularly smartphone or PC / Mac.
Most fitness bracelets have and display for information display, which is available exclusively through the manufacturer’s application installed on the smartphone. Here you have access to all the information that interests you. Usually a fitness wristband is able to monitor these activities and indicators:
The number of steps – by far the most monitored activity with a mimim recommended 10,000 steps daily for a healthy life (not a standard, but an almost universal consensus).
Calories burned – even if the number of calories burned / consumed no longer the most important measure physical activity, most bracelets and trackers offer this indicator, which is the more accurate the more complete more data about yourself (age, weight, height , gender, etc.) in companion application.
Monitoring heart rate – cardiac cheaper models use sensors mounted on the bracelet more imprecise and advanced models use straps to the chest, more precise, with wireless sync automatically. The disadvantage of the latter is that you must always wear the chest strap heart rate monitor if you want to consistently and off periods of intense exercise.
Monitoring sleep – a good sleep creates the premises of a day when you feel energetic, why most bracelets and monitors sleep cycles.
Extra functions of smart wristbands
Besides sports activities, bracelets tracking usually come with a number of features smart, similar to those offered by watches smart, but at a more rudimentary, because the bracelets do not have OS and usually no display for displaying information or speaker for listening notifications. Extra common functions such as:
Alarm – not a fitness wristband alarm clock is not in the classic sense of the word, but uses the engine’s internal tracker to vibrate at preset you. More expensive models even try to wake you up earlier if the software bracelet concludes that you slept well enough the night before.
Notifications received by phone – you can opt for vibration alert when you receive an SMS or phone call. This function is especially helpful in situations where ambient noise prevents you hear the phone. If you’re like me and do not hear the phone when you are in the crowd I think that will seem most important option.
Control audio player – if you listen to music on the phone is useful function offered by some bracelets for controlling playback community. Usually you can go to the next song or pause / summarize the current track (useful for example when the phone rings).
Water resistance – robust models can be used in water activities whether it be swimming or a hot shower after giving a few laps of the stadium. Read carefully manufacturer specifications to find out exactly how long and at what depth you can use water bracelet. And of course you should not abuse this feature, especially as gadniturile rubber that stop the penetration of water droplets inside the gadget, while older and succumb.
Display for information – whether chosen by you bracelet comes with a display that means that you can see at a glance the current date and time, content notifications received phone caller, current song metadata and other useful information. A major disadvantage of bracelets screen is the low autonomy, just a few days.