All of us today use technology to train, some more and others less but wearable technology has topped the list of fitness trends this year, and can be very useful to plan, evaluate and improve our training. A recent study confirms this by concluding that the use of wearables could be helpful to motivate us to run and prevent injuries.
The « feedback » of wearables, the key to running more and better
The research published last month, evaluated different studies on the subject emphasizing feedback or feedback that wearables offer and their effect on career technique and the incidence of injuries, as well as, about motivation and performance.
Likewise, the type of feedback or the modality used to give that feedback was evaluated that users usually expect: lights, sound or voice messages, for example.
The results indicate that the combination of feedback modalities, as well as the conjunction of real-time and delayed feedback, is the most effective.
Receiving messages, alerts or lights in the event of an incorrect step or decrease in speed or run frequency can help us optimize the technique and prevent injuries, as well as, to perform more in each training without losing motivation.
The great limitation of this study is that does not establish a cause and effect relationshipHowever, it leaves us with a topic of great interest that can be used as the basis for experimental work in which the benefits of wearables over our usual exercise or training be confirmed
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