If current data are any indication, being fit and healthy is now trendy—and millennials are leading the way to wellness.
A large number of individuals aged 19 to 35 pay more for premium health foods, do more gym-based activities, and veer away more often—if not totally—from sugar-laden beverages than any other generations, says a Nielsen Global Health survey.
This change of priorities leads to more retail stores offering healthy products, fresh juice bars opening in almost every block, gyms and studios with extended operating hours and expanded exercise classes, and smart apps and devices that help improve overall wellbeing.
Smart wearable devices that track fitness-related data are enjoying popularity among younger as well as older generation. The pioneer in the connected health and fitness market, Fitbit, strengthens its lead by unveiling its slimmest fitness wristband yet, the Fitbit Alta HR.
Fitbit Alta HR provides five smart ways to help users reach their health goals.
Tracks your heart rate
Know the health of your heart with the help of PurePulse heart rate technology. This helps measure calorie burn better and determines breathing patterns when in active and resting states.
Assesses your sleep quality
Sleep Stages uses accelerometer data and heart variability, plus Fitbit’s proven algorithms to more accurately estimate how long a person spends in light, deep, and REM sleep stages.
Sleep Insights helps the wearer understand connection between their sleep, exercise, diet, weight, and heart rate; and provide them with personalized guidance to help them stick to an ideal schedule.
Motivates you to move
Those who often forget they’ve been sitting at their desk all day would benefit from the fitness band’s Reminders to Move feature. It gives on-screen reminders that encourage you to reach an hourly goal of 250 steps.
And once you move—both step and non-step based exercises—its SmartTrack feature automatically recognizes it and records them on the Fitbit app
Lets you stay connected
Like a smartwatch, Fitbit Alta HR keeps you connected with notifications once your phone—which is connected via Bluetooth to the wristband—receives calls, texts, and calendar event notifications.
The best thing is, the band’s battery life can last up to seven days.
Offers stylish ways to wear wearable device
It comes in black/stainless steel, blue gray/stainless steel, fuchsia/stainless steel, and coral/stainless steel, each priced at P8,490. While the special edition black/gunmetal and soft pink/rose gold retail at P9,690.
The fitness wristband is now available at Digital Walker, Beyond The Box, select Toby’s stores, iBOOK, iCenter, Gadgets in Style, Hivemind, Zalora, Timeline, The Inbox Store, iLiberty, and Rnnr.
COMMENT DISCLAIMER: Reader comments posted on this Web site are not in any way endorsed by Manila Standard. Comments are views by manilastandard.net readers who exercise their right to free expression and they do not necessarily represent or reflect the position or viewpoint of manilastandard.net. While reserving this publication’s right to delete comments that are deemed offensive, indecent or inconsistent with Manila Standard editorial standards, Manila Standard may not be held liable for any false information posted by readers in this comments section.