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Can the new Apple watch convert a fit tech sceptic?

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18.02.2020

Despite the ever-growing popularity of fitness technology, I’ve never been a fan.

I don’t need tech to tell me when I’ve had a terrible night’s sleep and I move to feel fit in my body and good in my brain not to keep tabs on my calorie count. Besides, exercise for me is partly an escape from work and technology, not a chance to feel more chained to it. So historically, the sole ability of my wearable fitness devices has been to gather dust.

Smart enough to convert a fit tech sceptic?

But, the wearable tech industry is expected to hit $54 Billion by 2023, once again it was predicted to be the biggest fitness trend of the year and these gadgets are becoming smarter by the second – they are now capable of tracking far more than just our steps, sleep cycles and energy burned.

The Matildas, world champion canoeist Jess Fox, Olympic athlete Morgan Mitchell, the Australian Women’s cricket team and a growing number of professional surfers, including Owen Wright, Stephanie Gilmore, Julian Wilson and Sally Fitzgibbons, now use Apple Watch in their training to track performance and provide instantaneous feedback so they can modify their load.

“Now we can analyse player data in real-time and put interventions in place to manage player fatigue and mitigate the risk of injury,” said Cricket Australia’s........

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