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Wearable Technology And the Business Traveller

The analogy involving Athletes and Frequent Fliers is a one to create, but a legitimate one when you consider grueling international business travel can be. Athletes take the opportunity to prepare for competition and fitness. Frequent fliers, especially road warriors should take the time to prepare for the travel and fitness. The athlete is well conscious of the value of feedback, to that end they use a coach and technology to keep them competitive and advancing. They can leverage technology to help them stay journey healthy and fit, while fliers may not have access. This is made easier now with the explosion of Wearable Technology. Wearable technology, specifically of the health monitoring variety means any flier can get real time feedback on their health status and adjust.

In this respect, we are witnessing the sexing up of the pedometer. Wearable technology (wearable technology for short) comes in all sizes and shapes with sophistication and simplicity in equal measure. Wearable tech gadgets can do anything from helping you reach daily physical activity goals to measuring sleep quality and length, track water consumption, weight gain or weight loss, as well as power and assisting you to monitor your exposure to radiation.

The marvels of wearable technology are made possible because of improvements in technology, and the simplification of the UI (User Interface) all you need is a smartphone and your chosen gadget that is every bit as easy to wear on the wrist, in the pocket or around the neck, and you're all set. Bluetooth and plug and play syncing options can do the job of keeping an eye on your progress.

All of these gadgets can make a worthwhile contribution to staying healthy while jetting around the world and encountering different time zones and are useful and accessible to the business flyer. There are also various items on the horizon or which have been around for some time which qualify as a wearable technology which is crucial to fliers that are healthy. Contain insoles which massage your meridian points on the soles of your feet in this category although you may want to call it low-tech wearable tech. By simulating a natural sunrise wake sequence, you can have a soon to be released power napping eye mask that will enable you to power nap its timer wakes you. Another low-tech offering (yet to be published) is a silicon wristband which tracks pollution you are exposed to. Fliers worried about Aero-toxic Syndrome and occasions if they fly could, for instance, use the band.

With the uses technology has been put to the choices to get feedback are increasing, it's merely a matter of time before its use becomes the rule of frequent fliers rather than the exception. Apple's reported acquisition of Beats Electronics seems to be drawing criticism from the financial markets, but it might be that Apple has obtained the final bit of its technology puzzle before it launches the iWatch. Whether Apple can turn the iWatch into that wearable tech gadget, we did not know we had remains to be seen. In the meantime regular fliers without tech will seem like astronauts in space future generations will wonder how we ever managed without it.

Read also: Effects of Technology In Our Lives
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