We use wearables to count calories, measure heart rates and even rate our quality of sleep.
With healthier living in mind, we purchase kid-friendly bettilt versions for our children and step-counting options for grandparents. Apple Watches, Fitbits and other fitness trackers are everywhere as data-obsessed users tap away at tiny screens from the gym to the doctor’s office.
It’s clear that consumers love wearables and the information they provide – but do physicians?
Doctors have mixed views on how patients gather and present information from gadgets with quasi-medical aspirations. Most say its a plus that patients can collect and curate more health-related data than ever before. However, bringing printed out pages of calories burned or counted steps to your next checkup isn’t exactly advised.