The recent explosion of wearable technology and the associated concerns prompted the International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) to create a quality assurance standard for wearable devices.
Oxygen transportation and utilization are 2 critical factors in athletic performance and endurance. However, the lack of accuracy demonstrated by wrist-worn tracking devices creates the need for an alternate device providing more accurate and personalized analytics.
The type of exercise you engage in could change the accuracy of your readings. The use of wearable activity monitors has seen rapid growth; however, the mode and intensity of exercise could affect the validity of heart rate (HR) and caloric (energy) expenditure (EE) readings.