In this episode, Santiago and Colin discuss their health goals for 2023.
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Health and fitness technology is big business – the market for fitness tracker devices alone is forecast to come close to $100 billion by the end of 2025.
Many different workout programs can already be delivered via VR headsets, covering cardio fitness and strength training. Popular examples include the FitXR app, which provides guided high-intensity interval training sessions. You can also take part in simulated, immersive golf, boxing, fencing, and many other sporting activities, all of which gamify the workout experience in order to keep users active and engaged.
Fitness trackers such as the Fitbit wristbands, as well as smartwatches like Apple, Pixel, and Samsung models with inbuilt fitness tracking capabilities, have been with us for a while. Over the next year, we will see them continue to become more sophisticated, with more powerful and flexible sensors capable of monitoring and giving us AI-enhanced feedback on our daily routine.
We are now capturing and analyzing more health data than ever before.
The Artifit AI-powered personal trainer app that uses computer vision via your smartphone camera to give real-time feedback on form and posture.
WW (formerly Weight Watchers) which has created its own app-based ecosystem that uses AI to monitor diet and activity metrics, including movement and sleep patterns.
Home Gym Equipment
Peloton is undoubtedly the best-known name in this game
gives users a chance to take part in live classes featuring real-time interactions with other users as well as trainers.
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JaxJox creates smart kettlebells and dumbbells that allow you to alter their weight with the touch of a button, while TheTrainer+ from Vitrivian offers a “gym on a platform” that includes a whole set of weight training and resistance exercises using one connected platform.
Headspace and Calm are two well-known apps that aim to encourage mindfulness and reduce stress as a tech-driven answer to the challenges of the modern world. Both have seen their user numbers increase in recent years, and I predict this will continue into the next year.