The best smart tech for health tracking

Smart technology will soon be able to diagnose and treat health issues. But in the meantime, here are some great products for general wellbeing.
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The best smart tech for health tracking

The next generation of healthcare – where wearables and other smart technology can diagnose and treat specific health issues – may not be too far away. Quite a few companies are in the process of developing gadgets that could make a huge difference to people’s lives.

Heart monitors that detect if you’re at risk from a heart attack or stroke, smartwatches that help epileptics measure the likelihood of seizures and wearables that warn of impending respiratory failure are all being developed. And we’ll keep you up to date with their progress.

In the meantime, there are a lot of good products available for general health tracking. Here are a few that we really like.

FITBIT SLEEP TRACKING

FitBit offers a selection of wearable health and fitness trackers compatible with Android and iOS devices. Its ‘Flex’ and ‘One’ wrist bands include a sleep tracking feature to help you calculate the quantity and quality of your sleep. If you think you might have a sleep disorder, FitBit will help you identify it.

FITBIT SMART SCALE

If you’re looking for some smart tech to help you shed a few pounds, check out the FitBit Aria WiFi Smart Scale. It records your weight, body fat percentage and BMI, and then wirelessly transmits your data to the FitBit site, allowing you to track your progress towards your target weight.

LARK SLEEP MONITOR

The Lark sleep monitor turns your iPhone or iPad into your own personal sleep solution. Each night as you sleep, the monitor tracks millions of micromovements that you make to build a complete picture of how you sleep. You’ll then be able to review your sleep patterns every morning and track them over time, and even produce a historical record of your data.

WITHINGS SMART BODY ANALYSER

The Withings Smart Body Analyzer is compatible with Android and Apple. It may look like standard bathroom scales, but it does much more. It measures your weight incredibly accurately, records your body fat and heart rate and automatically uploads everything to the Health Mate app.

Our favourite feature on the Smart Body Analyzer is the air quality tracker, which measures CO2 levels and lets you know when you should think about letting in some fresh air to improve your indoor air quality.

WITHINGS BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR

Withings also produces a wireless blood pressure monitor (compatible with Android and Apple) that allows you to take your blood pressure by simply slipping a cuff onto your arm, positioning yourself correctly and switching it on. It automatically connects with the Withings Health Mate app, and stores all your readings in an easy-to-understand chart that you can share with your doctor.

Do you use any of these products to monitor your health? Are there any other wireless health monitoring products you’d recommend? Share your thoughts below.

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