The Better Show
Better Health with Wearables Pt.1
This week we're starting a 2-part exploration of improving our health using wearable technology. We dive into the history of wearable tech and how to decide if a wearable is right for your health and fitness goals and if so what to look for.
- 2:19 — Ian is curious about the origin of the term “wearable”
- 3:20 — We recommend checking out Episode 29: Emergency Preparedness as an alternative episode if this week’s topic is not your jam.
- 6:55 — March reveals the origin of the term “wearable computer” first coined by a mathematics professor in the 1960's.
- 8:45 — March quizzes Ian on a few facts about wearables.
- 10:50 —What is the origin of the rule about achieving 10,000 steps per day?
- 14:40 — How can wearable tech benefit you?
- 22:05 — Ian shares his experience with wearable tech starting all the way back in 2004.
- 26:06 — That time Ian used a heart rate monitor to measure his nervousness at asking his future wife out on a date. ️💘
- 28:39 — The evolution of March’s wearables starting with a pedometer in 2008 and evolving to a Pebble watch in 2012.
- 33:40–-A reference to Episode 57 where we discuss the Oura ring.
- 35:13 — Where to start when shopping for a piece of wearable tech.
- 44:05 — The pros and cons of a wearable with GPS.
- 46:59 — Three categories of fitness wearables.
- 55:57 — How you can use a wearable to improve your posture and why that matters.
- 1:03:03 — Using wearables to improve stress management.