This morning appeared to be the time for my fitness tech to get an update. It only slowed me down a few minutes but it caused me to think about how much I use these devices/apps.
First, my Withings Scale alerted me that it wanted to update the scale itself – not the associated app, but the scale. It was a simple process of opening the app on my phone and clicking a button. It then spent a few minutes talking to the scale I’m not really sure what was in the update, but I am assuming it will do something better.
Next, I dressed to head out for a jog – opened my MapMyRide app (it works for all sports, not just cycling) and it let me know that it too needed an update:
I was a bit concerned that it said I may have to delete and reinstall the app, but that didn’t happen. Again, a couple minutes later, I was ready to go.
A short jog (30 min) and a few dumbbell exercises later, I returned home to grab breakfast. Of course, then I opened my MyFitnessPal app. This one didn’t need an update and a few clicks later, my breakfast meal was tracked.
So what is my takeaway? I like technology. I like tracking things. Yes, I am a nerd.
Does fitness tech ensure I will be a ripped beast? Uh, no. Does it make getting out there a little more enjoyable? For me, it does.
by Chris Doelle