Wearable fitness gadgets are more and more becoming the norm when you are looking to get into shape. One of the newest of these devices on the market is the AIRO wristband. It can be worn on the wrist at any time you want to track your food and calorie intake, monitor your stress level and track your sleep. Unlike the other fitness wristbands you can get, however, it is not made from a durable rubber material but with an aluminum body on the outside. Inside, it is coated in a soft material that is hypo-allergenic, which is important for individuals with allergies. It will be available in the fall of 2014 and will come in size choices of small, medium and large in a lighter silver color or black.
The AIRO wristband will carry a price of $149 and will work concurrently with an app for iOS and Android devices for syncing information. You can also expect to receive notifications in real-time each day regarding your overall progress and on areas in which you need to improve.
Measuring stress levels is something that is unique to the AIRO wristbands as no other gadgets like it that are already on the market provide this particular feature. As a result, you will be able to get a better understanding of specifically what causes you more stress and have the opportunity to work on it. The device measures your stress level based on your heart rate and will vibrate at any time that it detects you to be overly stressed out. The app will also notify you of ways you can calm yourself down, such as with various breathing exercises that you should certainly find helpful.
Another great aspect of the AIRO wristband is that, unlike other fitness bands, it will actually break down the nutritional value of the food you consume. With that being said, the device will know immediately whether you are eating something healthy or unhealthy. This is made possible as a result of the LED lights embedded on the underside of the wristband, which detects metabolites found in the bloodstream. The sensor within the band can detect light that passes through the blood in various patterns and breaks them down based on whether they are starches, fruit or vegetable, protein and so on.
Like other devices of its kind, the AIRO will also count the number of calories you have consumed in any given day as well as the number of steps you have taken. However, it will go several steps farther than that as it will monitor your activity throughout the day no matter what type of exercise you perform. The wristband is meant to monitor your heart rate and the calories burned as a result. It even has the ability to measure how well your body has recovered from the physical activity afterward.
You can wear the AIRO wristband to sleep to monitor your overall sleep quality and patterns. It does this by examining the autonomic nervous system and picks up the individual’s sleep cycles, detecting when he or she is in deep or light sleep, is dreaming in REM sleep and so on. On the whole, the gadget will give you a report of how well you sleep in terms of how much of it was actually restful.
Overall, the AIRO should be a great product if you are concerned with getting in shape, tracking your food, losing weight, reducing your stress and improving your sleep quality. It might be very well worth the extra money over competing gadgets in the long run.
John Chupon is an author and recognized authority on wristbands, currently working for WristbandsCity.com.