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Want to snag more sleep or improve your posture? There's a tracker for that. Here are some devices that might give you the nudge or (bleep or blink) you need to achieve your wellness goals.
1. For overall health
Store and track your health and wellness information, from glucose levels to mindfulness moments, in one place. The device's built-in GPS is ideal for runners, and swimmers will appreciate that it's water-resistant up to 50 metres—perfect for keeping tabs on laps in the pool.
2. For hydration
Do you find yourself stunned at the end of the day to realize that you haven't been drinking any water? This disc straps to any bottle or glass, turning it into an instant hydration reminder. It detects when you're drinking on the regular and starts glowing when you've gone too long without a sip.
3. For posture
Suffering from a case of the slumps? Set things straight with this posture-promoting device. Secure the magnetic clasp under your shirt (below your collarbone), then set your posture targets on the coordinating smartphone app. When your stance goes south, you'll receive a gentle vibration that reminds you to sit up straight.
4. For sleep
Take the guesswork out of shut-eye and track the quality and quantity of your sleep. Every morning you'll get a report, along with insights into what's hindering your sleep (like inconsistent bedtimes) or helping it (that midday workout you did).
5. For heart rate
Go beyond counting steps and monitor your heart rate, too. This fitness-tracking wristband provides a more accurate breakdown of your daily activity and calories burned.