New technology has made it easy for people to monitor their health statistics and keep on top of fitness regimes. There are numerous gadgets, many of them wearable, which will record a wide variety of things such as heart rate, blood pressure, sleep patterns, weight and body mass as well as Chlamydia Testing kits Bexley way that can help to identify if you have been infected with Chlamydia.
Although it is never advisable to become obsessive over measuring anything, certain groups of people,for instance, those at risk of cardiac disease or strokes, could benefit from keeping an eye on their ‘performance’.
The NHS has a list of some free apps which can monitor your health, including those to help with stopping smoking and losing weight.
More complicated ones can be quite expensive, but here are five of the best to help you decide whether they’re right for you:
Billed as reliable, portable and friendly, the Kito+ measures heart rate, blood oxygen, respiration rate, ECG data and skin temperature.
It is made up of a small, credit-card size device which connects to special iPhone cases (for the iPhone 6 and 6S), plus a charger. To take readings you place a finger on the card’s sensors. This device would be useful if you have an irregular heartbeat.
This device measures heart rate, movement (exercise and steps) and sleep patterns, collecting data through an optical sensor and rubber wristband. Relatively cheap, this is a good bet for those who want to check their everyday statistics.
Garmin Forerunner 735XT
An expensive choice, this device measures heart rate, sleep, movement, recovery time and oxygen use, using an optical sensor and a tracking watch. In order to get accurate readings, however, you need to wear the watch continuously.
Withings Blood Pressure Monitor app
This connects to your smartphone to monitor blood pressure as well as heart rate. Easy to use, it is well-designed and can be useful for those concerned about blood pressure.
Withings Body Cardio Scale
This wireless scale offers much more than just weight. It also measures fat, bone and muscle mass and water, plus heart rate, by sending a small electric current through your body.
Monitoring devices could be used in clinical trial services.
Whether you just want to know your basic heart rate or how well your exercise is progressing, high tech monitors can help keep you on track.