CNBC: How fitness apps are changing the game


Not that we need another excuse to look at our phones, but think about the apps you have on your phone right now. How many of those are fitness-related? Because your phone is most likely with you everywhere you go, mobile apps are a great way to keep yourself on track.

And how many of us are wearing a GPS watch, Apple watch or another wearable device when we work out? Sales of wearable and connected devices are expected to hit $17.4 million in 2016, up 12% over last year (Consumer Electronics Association).

2016 is going to be a huge year for fitness tech. For example, Runkeeper plans to roll out a feature that will unlock access to exclusive merchandise once users complete a specific challenge. Another feature adds shoe tracking so you know when to replace your running shoes after a certain number of miles.

Earlier this year even, Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank announced a partnership with IBM to use its Watson technology to deliver health and fitness insights and recommendations to users.

These are just two examples of how fitness apps are changing the game in the tech world – and the fitness world. Check out this great article by CNBC.

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