The newest wearable fitness trackers are slim, sexy, and as smart as a NASA supercomputer (well, almost). These four recent releases have us seriously considering an upgrade.
And keep an eye out in the future for trackers and clothing that can literally feel the burn and sense when you’re spent.
Scientists at King’s College London have created tights that can detect muscle fatigue. It’s understood that this breakthrough fiber, with sensors embedded in the fabric (previously tested only in a lab setting), could be used in wearable trackers and workout clothing to accurately predict things like exactly how many reps your body has left before the end of a set or at what mileage you’ll begin to lose form and efficiency. But the primary function of the technology, say researchers, is injury prevention.Back to top