Regular exercise coupled with a balanced diet contributes significantly to maintaining a healthy body and a boosted demeanour. Many try to achieve taking 10,000 steps per as part of their fitness routine. In such endeavours, having an activity tracker comes in handy.

Fitness trackers provide great help to Irish residents who want to monitor their fitness progress. It is equipped with features that enable users to track the number of steps they take in a day, the distance they cover, pulse rate, and calories they burn. Some even have built-in GPS for real-time activity tracking. Moreover, this device often comes in the form of a wristband.

These devices have evolved throughout the years, incorporating more features and technologies until they became the modern fitness tracker most people know. Although the concept of monitoring an individual’s walking distance and the number of steps they make can be traced to Leonardo da Vinci, the history of pedometers became muddled afterward.

Many inventors have been associated with creating the first pedometer, including Abraham-Louis Perrelet, a Swiss horologist and inventor, and Thomas Jefferson, a Founding Father of America. Still, it remains a mystery as to who was the actual first inventor.

Pedometer technology advanced with the integration of other technological developments over the years. Its ability to track pulse rate, blood pressure, and galvanic skin response (GSR) is attributed to the technology used in polygraphs or lie detectors.

In 1965, the first modern pedometer was invented in Japan as a simple gadget worn around the waist to calculate how many steps a person has taken. Around two decades later, an activity tracker that can be worn around the wrist was produced.

Subsequently, when GPS or Global Positioning System was opened to civilian use, it was also incorporated into fitness trackers to map an individual’s exercise routine. By the 21st century, this device has been digitalized and comes in an array of options to suit a person’s fitness needs and preferences. Among the most popular fitness trackers is the Fitbit product line-up.

If Irish residents are looking for Fitbit Waterford, they can rely on reputable superstores in the country like Irwin’s Megastore. This family-owned superstore offers a variety of fitness Tracker Waterford. They also carry fitness Tracker Cork and can ship most of their products all around Ireland and further afield.

Activity trackers have a rich history. For more information about this technology, Irwin’s Megastore provides the infographic below.