Not so long ago, the humble watch had a facelift, becoming a telephone, personal computer, radio, recipe book, and newspaper (among other things). With the flick of the wrist, you can read text messages, call your mum, pop on your favourite Cardi B track (again), or fire off a string of tweets about the state of the world.
But in our mind, the biggest benefit for wearable-wearers is the health stuff. The ability to track steps, log your runs and routes, monitor your heart rate, get a little nudge to stand up and move when you’ve been sitting still for too long, there’s even a prompt reminding you to breathe properly... All those things that motivate you to move more and, funnily enough, encourage more time away from technology.
Wearable technology is extremely popular. Last year, over 336 million wearable devices were shipped worldwide, increasing 89% from 2018 sales. So if you’re one of the many New Zealanders who’s splashed out on wearable tech, here’s how to make it work for you, particularly when it comes to fitness.