Data is only as valuable as what you can do with it. A fitness tracker churning out all kinds of health, wellness and fitness data provides value only if my insurer, my doctors and (eventually) my caregiver can see that data and alter my short- and long-term care plan. As a Rock Health presentation on wearable tech points out, many of today's devices either serve a single purpose or, in the words of Proteus Chief Product Officer David O'Reilly, "go after things that are obvious."
I don't need wearable tech to tell me I run a lot, sweat a lot and eat a lot. That's obvious. I need wearable tech to tell me what I don't know and to do it without being uncomfortable, intrusive or expensive.
Until that happens, I'll stick with my watch.
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