The Apple Watch has many great things about it. It has a gorgeous design and great functionality to boot, along with near-perfect connectivity to the iPhone. It has the lead in the groundbreaking modern technology bracket for being such a sophisticated communication device, but as a health and fitness aid, it leaves many real-life workout junkies and athletes unimpressed.
For the average consumer, its fitness tracker feature is sufficient. It allows people to log miles, calories, steps, etc. in a vast array of scenarios such as running and elliptical workout sessions. It does a good service by notifying wearers when they should stand up and move around and where they are in relation to their daily activity goals. It even sends you progress updates, but it doesn't offers much opportunity for analysis.
The fitness component doesn't currently have the option to record or assist common activities like weightlifting, yoga or Pilates. The argument can be made that more people stay active using those methods than people who run or walk for their workout, so not having the option to track the time, energy and physical effort put into these activities misses a large portion of consumers.
As of now, there aren't any apps that can allow importing of the tracker data directly to your healthcare provider. You can manually input data concerning your vitals, BMI, etc., but not many are actually going to plug their information into health records. Plus, if people don't use their trackers consistently, it's pretty much a waste of time to analyze the insufficient and unreliable data.
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