Garmin is looking to solve one of the biggest issues facing wearables with its latest release, the vívosmart 3: How can an activity tracker be useful in the weight room?
Just about every fitness tracker I’ve ever worn is more focused on counting steps and logging runs than anything else. I run, but as a former athlete, I spend more of my workout time at the gym lifting weights. Barebones wearables have little to offer there, so my workouts go largely untracked.
There are a few devices tailored specifically for the barbell set — the PUSH Band and Athos smart clothing come to mind — but they’re both too expensive and too specialized for a everyday gym rats. Read more…
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