Before I bought my very first Mi band a few years ago, I was using my phone to track my running progress. It was a pain to carry while running (I would personally like to think running with my phone slowed me down). I needed something lighter and smaller with the same tracking capabilities. So when the Mi Band was released, I eagerly jumped onto the wearable technology bandwagon. Small, light and smart, my shiny, black Mi Band made it more convenient for me to track my fitness—presumably, the very appeal of wearables.
Unsurprisingly, the wearable technology sector has fast gained popularity since it appeared on the scene. Looking at the graph below, you can see that global shipments of wearables, such as smartwatches and fitness bands, have been on the rise.
Typically, wearables collect huge volumes of data, allowing its users to monitor their health and fitness easily. For example, Fitbit not only allows you to track the amount of calories burned but also the distance covered.