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Evolution of Fitness Applications - From the Humble Pedometer to Today’s Smart Wearables

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  • 31 Aug, 2016
Evolution of Fitness Applications - From the Humble Pedometer to Today's Smart Wearables

Technology has evolved and so has smart applications along with it. Applications are being extensively used in every sphere of life – right from your personal life to professional. You can use an application to order food, check if the ambient temperature at your home is perfect before you reach home, and track if you had been following the right health regime for the past week.

With such varied used of applications, specifically the Fitness Application market has surged exponentially and as per Technavio’s research, the fitness applications market will grow at a CAGR of 31% between 2016 - 2020. This is due to the widespread availability of affordable fitness apps that will spur lifestyle changes in individuals. Additionally, there are a wide number of apps that are available in the iPhone store, Google Play Store. Such apps will also be a significant revenue contributor across the globe.

Transition from Conventional Pedometer to Smart Wearable

Before technological advancements, individuals opted for conventional pedometers (worn specifically in the waist) for counting steps in an entire day. There were a few advanced ones which measured calories and distance covered based on weight. It acted as a basic tool that guided you to achieve your fitness goal.

Now, with advanced technologies in place, smart wearables are dominating the global market, not being restricted for use in developed countries alone. The cost has declined, the number of fitness freaks have gone up considerably over the years, and disposable incomes have also surged, propelling the growth of smart wearables such as sports clothing, hearables, fashion wearables, smart glasses and smart watches. Research and Markets data indicate that the global wearables market is expected to cross the US$ 1 Billion mark by the end of 2021.

Popular Fitness Application on Android

  • FitNotes Gym Workout Log
  • Google Fit
  • Ingress
  • JEFIT Workout Exercise Trainer
  • Pocket Yoga
  • RunKeeper
  • Sworkit Personal Trainer

Popular Fitness Application on iPhone

  • Charity Miles
  • Cyclemeter
  • Digifit iCardio
  • FIT Radio
  • FitBit
  • Lose It
  • My Asics Run Training

The increasing use of apps in the fitness arena is only boosting the concept of Internet of Things (IoT). Product innovations are taking place to pace up IoT adoption. As a result, there are a range of connected devices that help individuals towards their missing of getting fit. So, make a smart health decision today and your app ready to optimize the experience.

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