Transforming Fitness Apps through Augmented Reality

Posted byLinda Malecaj
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In recent years technology has significantly facilitated our lives. This also means doing a lot of work, finding information or different documents with just one click. Thanks to technological development we have a short and efficient process in time to do what we want. But on the other hand, this greatly discourages movement thus leading to difficulties in keeping fit. Numerous studies have shown that millions of dollars are spent on unused gym memberships. This comes as a result of various factors. Moreover, many polls show that the vast majority of people would prefer to browse social media or play a video game rather than spend time getting on the road to the gym. We can say that Augmented Reality Fitness apps are providing solutions that trigger people towards a healthy lifestyle.

Augmented Reality (AR) is coming into the fitness industry by overlaying digital content in a person’s current environment. This change the way people are perceiving fitness technology. Concrete cases are showing us that this technology finds wide usage today. Also, its growth is predicted in the coming years. AR aims to gamify workouts in an innovative and engaging way to make people more physically active. This means that people will unknowingly engage more to be physically active from home or office. Moreover, we have eliminated the need for gym memberships.

Maybe many of you who are reading this article have bought a fitness app from your device and just signed up but never used it. Now, thanks to AR technology fitness apps are experiencing a radical change, enriched with AR elements that differentiate them from the traditional applications found mostly in online stores. Read below to learn more about the benefits of using AR in the fitness industry.

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Boosted Motivation

As people face various often stressful situations, they find it difficult to have the time and motivation needed for exercise. Moreover, most of those who choose to train does not have the necessary knowledge to perform an exercise. It is worth mentioning here that often for many people training becomes boring by always repeating the same exercises. AR technology now makes it possible to exercise without the need to go to the gym.

AR already brings home the right atmosphere to give you the right motivation to start training. Thanks to AR remote assistance, it is possible to connect in real-time with a trainer who can guide you to perform the exercises in the right way. The trainer on the other side of your device sees exactly you and your environment, this is giving your trainer the opportunity to suggest the necessary exercises and the right techniques according to your skills and the environment around you. Although at a distance without having to spend time going to the gym, connecting in real-time with your trainer gives you the right motivation to continue training in the same way from your location.

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Real-Time Data

If you want to have instant real-time information on your body condition during exercise then AR comes to your help again. Many AR devices give you the ability to control your heart rate. This way you keep your health under control by not tiring yourself. At the same time as you take a look at this information, you can continue to train without interruptions.

Moreover, thanks to AR devices, you now have the opportunity to get information about the distance you ran. Also, the steps you took, or even the calories you burned. You can now easily choose the exercise you are starting to perform among the many options on offer. Then with one click, you can close the exercise when your training is over. As a result, you will have generated all the information you may need for the exercise you have performed. This gives you the opportunity to evaluate whether your training program is successful or not to achieving the desired results.

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Hands-Free Workout 

It often happens that your smartphone bothers you or you. Also, you can’t find the right way to place it while receiving instructions from a video for fitness instructions. Moreover, keeping the smartphone close to you while you exercise also affects your distraction from the calls or messages received. Now, this issue is resolved through AR devices such as smart glasses. Usage of these smart glasses during your training gives you the opportunity for greater mobility to perform the exercises correctly. Also, you will feel more comfortable and confident. this will also bring a quick fulfillment of the results you want. Furthermore, as you listen to your fitness instructor, you can visually see in front of your eyes the proper way of exercise execution. This allows you to understand step by step the proper order of your training program.

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Keeping it fun

Now repetitive and boring exercises are just an old reality. Through AR your training program turns into a fun game to achieve your goals. Realizing different fun scenarios such as running around in different environments virtually to finish the game successfully makes you have fun while you are training. These funny AR elements combined with the training program now make it possible for people to be more attracted. Moreover, while you achieve different goals, you are also rewarded with awards that keep your motivation elevated to continue further. What AR enables is to provide you with the right motivation. This is possible thanks to the rewards it offers. By making you always feel more curious about the next level of the game, you are burning calories.

To conclude, we can say that in today’s reality all of us often face a lack of motivation, tiredness, or difficulty in finding enough time to train. Thanks to the Augmented Reality fitness app it is now possible for your training concept to change. Direct connection with your trainer, data of your body in real-time, and increased motivation through fun elements are enabled by this technology and these features aim to lead you to an active and healthy life. Do not hesitate to become an adopter of Augmented Reality fitness app technology and start changing your lifestyle.

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