Many users of the Apple Watch have used it to track steps and stay active. VO2 max, a measurement of how much oxygen the body consumes during intense workouts, is also a watch tracked statistic. If you increased activity is making you more fit, the Vo2 max should show this. But measuring the amount of… Continue reading VO2 Max Test – Apple Watch vs. DexaFit Review
The ability to get accurate readings from any connected tracker is critical, especially so for one of your vital statistics. If you have ever gotten your blood pressure taken in a “traditional fashion”, with a health professional quietly listening to stethoscope of your arm while watching a dial on a manual arm pump drop, you’ll… Continue reading Withings Smart Blood Pressure Cuff Review
Seven day tracking challenge to monitor the most insightful metrics for personal wellness… Changes over a short time, when monitored, can easily reveal trends and help decide how to approach the day. This is a series of daily metrics, with a challenge to measure and chart each one on a daily basis for 7 days.… Continue reading Tracking Challenge – One Week
Everyday you give away mountains of data without any benefit. Each time you exhale, the makeup of your breath contains a mountain of information about how your body is working. Lumen uses carbon dioxide measurements in your breath, CO2, to gauge what your body is processing. This measurement can be used to define your metabolism… Continue reading Lumen Review – Tracking Metabolism
Step tracker accuracy within 25% range on different days! On a short day of steps. This is without a run, working at a desk, and mostly being sedentary. The Halo tracked 8% more steps than the Apple Watch. This isn’t too much variability between the two, and might be explained in part because the two… Continue reading How accurate is Apple Watch Vs Amazon Halo in Step Tracking
For years I ran sporadically, 15-20 miles maximum a week. On a handful of occasions I would train for a race for 3-4 weeks. That totaled 500-1000 miles a year. Given that experience I can say that on average my running shoes lasted a minimum of 350 miles when running primarily trails, and 400-600 when… Continue reading How many miles do my running shoes last?
Having a central place, a health dashboard, helps to understand information from fitness and health trackers. For most users there are a number of apps or resources they use to monitor health. Often each is for a specific primary stat, say steps taken, but might also monitor other data. Duplication of stats can make dashboards… Continue reading Avoid duplication of stats when using multiple health trackers
Make passive money from your step tracker! My last payment from achievement was November 29th. Today, on January 30, I passed 10,000 achievement points again. At 10k points you can redeem them for a PayPal credit. That means, I made $10 in just under 60 days. That comes out to about $60 per year, which… Continue reading How much can you make? Achievement App Review