In recent years. stress has wreaked constant havoc on our body, which has given way to the appearance of various diseases, which become more acute over the years. Meditation, yoga and any other activity are necessary in these times, as they will help us cope with this situation, but it will be much easier if we have technology as an ally, and especially watches and bands, which have the function monitor stress, heart rate, water consumption, among other important activities of our daily lives.
We talked with Ricardo Martiarena from Head of Fitbit Partner Sales Latam, who explains in detail what these gadgets are about that will make our lives easier.
1. After the health crisis, stress conditions have increased, causing serious damage to health. How does the Fitit activity bracelet help us?
We’ve been focused on delivering innovative products from the beginning, and Fitbit has continued to innovate to help users better identify key health trends because people are now more focused on their holistic health. With the Health Metrics dashboard, they can see health trends in one place, such as their weekly respiratory rate, heart rate variability (HRV), resting heart rate (RHR), skin temperature variation and oxygen saturation (SpO2), as well as stress management score and more sleep tools. With Premium you have access to more meditation routines and activities in the Fitbit app to help you discover important trends and possible changes in your well-being.
2. If this is your first time using a device like this, how should you use it?
Fitbit has a wide range of products for the whole family, which have different costs and features so you can choose the one that best suits your lifestyle. You can check all our products at www.fitbit.com.
3. Why is it important to monitor stress?
Stress is a global problem. One in three people experience a lot of worry as well as psychological and physiological symptoms caused by this disease. Over time, physical stress can contribute to a variety of health problems. If left unchecked, you may be at increased risk for high blood pressure and heart disease, obesity, diabetes, and mental health disorders such as anxiety or depression.
The combined on-device and in-app experience with Fitbit Sense gives you insight into your body’s response to stress with tools to help you manage both physical and mental. This innovative driving experience was created by a team of behavioral health experts with decades of experience diagnosing and treating mental health, along with guidance from medical experts at leading academic institutions.
4. How should I deal with stress?
You can view your new daily stress level in the Fitbit app to understand how your heart rate, activity, and sleep affect your physiological state and overall health. More than 10 biometric inputs go into this breakdown, including an overlay of physiological and mental connections that combine your mood records to produce an overall stress level number that ranges from 0 to 100.
You can also take advantage of more mindfulness tools in the Fitbit app, like exclusive sessions, meditations, and yoga. See your data in one place, along with suggested actions to help you manage your stress.
The new mindfulness dashboard in the Fitbit app lets you set a weekly goal and reminders, record your mood after a session, and practice meditation.
Premium members get a deeper analysis of their stress level, detailed information and recommendations to help manage it, and access to more mindfulness content to help reduce stress and calm the mind day or night.
Members can also take advantage of Guided Breathing, where users can slow their heart rate to find moments of calm with personalized sessions on the device based on beat-to-beat changes in their heart rate.
5. It is said that stress is the disease of the century, why do we now have a device that has included this problem?
Our mission to make everyone in the world healthier has never been more important than today. COVID-19 has shown us all how essential it is to take care of our health, physical and mental well-being. We launched some of our most innovative devices yet, including the Luxe, Ace 3 and Charge 5, which combine our most advanced sensor technology and algorithms to unlock more information about our bodies and our health so you can be in control.
The EDA sensor in Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Charge 5 measures electrodermal activity responses. Measuring this indicator can help you understand your body’s response to stressors and help you manage it. You can do a quick EDA scan session on the device to see your responses, or combine it with guided mindfulness sessions on the app to see how your body responds during meditation or relaxation. At the end of your session, you’ll see an EDA response graph on the device and in the app to measure your progress and reflect on how you’re feeling emotionally.
The Stress Management Score calculates how your body responds to stress based on heart rate, sleep, and activity data. Available with Fitbit Sense, Luxe, Versa 3 and 2, Charge 5 and 4, and Inspire 2, it can be found in the new stress management dashboard in the mobile app. Ranging from 1 to 100, with a higher score indicating your body shows fewer physical signs of stress, this feature is combined with recommendations to better manage mental health, such as breathing exercises and other mindfulness tools.
Premium members will get a detailed report of how the score is calculated, consisting of more than 10 biometric inputs, including effort balance (activity impact), responsiveness (heart rate, heart rate variability, and activity electrodermal from the EDA Scan app), and sleep patterns (sleep quality).
We’re breaking new ground for wearable devices, helping them better understand and manage their stress and heart health, bringing together their key health metrics in a simple and digestible way to monitor things like skin temperature, heart rate variability, heart rate (HRV) so you can see how everything is connected.
Most importantly, we’re making health accessible by showcasing new data, putting information in one place, the Fitbit app, helping you understand your benchmarks to focus on your holistic health and wellness, in the moment. where it’s needed most, offering a variety of devices across price points and form factors for different customers.
And with the Health Metrics dashboard, you can see your weekly respiratory rate, heart rate variability (HRV), resting heart rate (RHR), skin temperature variation, and oxygen saturation (SpO2) in the Fitbit app to help you discover trends and potential changes in your wellness.
Tips to combat stress
In addition to our library of mindfulness and stress reduction content, we’ve added new guided meditations along with soothing soundtracks and stories to help you fall asleep. Deepak Chopra’s Mindful Method, Aaptiv, Aura, Breethe, Calm and Ten Percent Happier.
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