If 2020 was the year when everyone had to start working out at home, 2021 shaped up to be the year where we found out whether runners, weight lifters, and wellness fanatics enjoy it that way.
The majority of the cutting-edge fitness technology that was accessible in 2021 was released in 2020. It makes sense: individuals had never been so reliant on technology for their exercise and wellness demands while they were stuck at home. Because no one knew how long the pandemic would persist, companies had to get those products out as quickly as possible, and many of them launched around the holidays or festive season.
People looking for the most crucial health and fitness products in 2021 had a lot of options due to the 2020 boom. There have never been more stunning possibilities, from smartwatches to virtual reality. However, the year 2021—and a post-pandemic return to normalcy— really put our faith in that technology to the test.
Here are five wellness techs that kept us in check, in 2021:
They have been around for a while, but their usage and importance truly peaked when people started taking their wellness seriously. It's simple to use, offers accurate and helpful fitness data, a range of health features (including the option to take an ECG), and it looks great.
2. Fitness And Health Trackers
What if you want to track your steps and heart rate without having to worry about answering emails and texts from your wrist? You want a fitness and health tracker that isn't attached to a smartwatch. You simply put in the data about the activity you're doing, and get measurable results, which can help you track your journey to reach your goals.
3. Sleep Trackers
As the name suggests, their main function is to provide information on the length and quality of your sleep. Most sleep trackers do not rely on a sensor in the same way that a smartwatch does. Rather, they employ high-precision motion detectors to keep a watch on you while you sleep.
4. Calming/Meditation Apps
With all the uncertainty in the world, things really did get to our heads. But with the emergence, and the subsequent growing popularity of meditation or calming apps, you could find a safe space to retreat to when it all got too much. A lot of these apps provide guided meditation and help you work through your thoughts. Some also have tie-ups with mental health professionals who can step in when matters get a little more serious.
5. Home Exercise Equipment And Apps
With little or no access to the gym or the outdoors, many exercise apps saw their moment of glory. These apps came loaded with fitness videos from instructors, which gave the user a feel of a private session. Additionally, these also come with trackers to help you map out your goals and see your progress.
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