Tuesday 16 January 2018

Gaming in the gym

Fitness fans are also turning to technology in a huge way. The hot trend is towards GPS-tracking devices and gadgets such as biometric wristbands like FitBit Flex and Nike Fuelband, which record and process workout data, allowing you to track your progress, set goals and share your data with friends or instructors online.

The next frontier is 'Fitness Gaming' with a competitive edge.

Just as video-gamers can compete in leagues and against hundreds of other gamers worldwide, Fitness Gamers are getting into the world of points, levels and leaderboards, using video game models to match themselves against "rivals" anywhere in the world.

One Fitness Game and social network, Fitocracy, allows you to start following other users, comment, share and even compete head to head - linking rowing machines or gym bikes on different continents in real-time, head-to-head "races".

The future of fitness is connectivity.

Irish Independent

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