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How is IoT helpful in Sports and Fitness?

Aug 11, 2022
By Excel Dyquiangco

2 min read

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The Internet of Things (IoT) has definitely revolutionized technology, and has become a key to improving our day-to-day lives.

You’ve probably heard of IoT, but did you know just how important it’s becoming to your fitness journey?

With its prevalence in today’s market, customers' preferences and expectations are shifting as a result of the rapid development of IoT, especially in the fields of sports and fitness. So as a consumer, how do you take advantage of this newest technology aside from investing in them and a reliable PLDT Home Fiber Plus connection to use them with? Here are some of the easiest ways!


Man using smartwatch

Fitness trackers and smartwatches have established themselves as essential accessories for daily activities for many people. They support us in being productive, helping us reflect on our general well-being.

The latest Apple Watch models let users check their blood oxygen levels, monitor their sleep patterns, and even take an electrocardiogram (ECG) test.

In addition, there is now a pod that you can wear around a targeted muscle region to monitor a number of significant variables in order to improve muscle training. The device provides you with real-time information into muscle reaction, activation levels, fatigue rates, and other associated measurements using cutting-edge IoT sensors. It increases the efficiency of your workouts, as you can develop a personalized training program by identifying the activities that are most effective for you and sticking with them.

Fitness Apps

Man using wearable tech during workout

In 2020, Insider Intelligence reported that through the years, users interested in fitness apps have dramatically increased—going from 68.7 million in 2019 to 87.4 million in 2020.

Aside from tracking your fitness statistics through wearable technology using a GPS and other IoT-based methods, more and more platforms now provide customized exercises, diet plans and trackers, calorie tracking, nutrition programs, yoga, meditation, and other monthly challenges to help you stay in shape.

By enabling you to monitor your progress via fitness trackers and smartwatches, these apps can help you make the most out of IoT in fitness by providing the data you need to come up with a comprehensive training program.

Connected training gear and equipment

Man engaged with metal dumbbells on black mat at home using wrist smart watch. Sports, technology, health care, body, online training

Today, the concept of linking sports equipment and gear to include IoT is no longer a dream. Many brands have broadened their range of offerings with technology, moving them one step closer to displacing conventional real-time teaching and training.

By handling mundane chores like repetition counts or safety considerations, modern smart dumbbells let fitness enthusiasts and pros focus on their training.

You can check whether your technique is right using IoT technology; and, if not, weights will direct you to avoid injuries and intensify the workout. Some of them can even change the weight on their own and are voice-activated.


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Excel V. Dyquiangco

Excel is a content writer at Next Upgrade assigned to lead sections of Sports & Fitness, Pop Culture, and Entertainment. He has been writing for magazines, newspapers, and websites for more than a decade. He often works out, and takes pride in having traveled to far-flung places in the Philippines such as Batanes and Tawi-Tawi.