Of course, none of these gadgets are necessary for getting in shape but they can sure make it a lot more fun! When trying to accomplish a goal, we can all benefit from feedback and these tools provide an excellent assessment of how well we are progressing. Your task this week is to examine the different technologies and see if there is one that just might aid you on your path to better health. Additional tools you may want to investigate include the Nike Sportband, Wi-Fi Body Scale, Phillips Activa music player, the Gruve, Wii Fit, Samsung My Fit, and the Adidas miCoach.
* To easily calculate your maximum heart rate, subtract your age from 220. While not completely accurate, this is a reasonable estimate of the maximum number of beats your heart is capable of. Then, multiply this number by .5 to find 50%, .6 to find 60%, etc.
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