As there is a big amount of new devices coming on the market in the last months, I am looking for some feedback from the field about these: the bodybugg, the fitbug, the basis watch the suunto ehanced heartrate monitors etc. If one wanted to truly measure some critical parameters for dlients, which are the best ones doe you think?
I understand you point of view Bryant. We live in a culture of measurement and competition….. Again, I think this is very much dependent on what type of client and what type of objective.
For weightloss and lifestyle adaptation it is proven that awareness of behavior and regular correction is very beneficial.
For performance athletes there are other key parameters to monitor. If you are serious about moving forward towards you goal than these devices are useful… I would say in fact they are best combined with the help of the trainer/coach who can help the client understand what is happening and how to interpret and use the numbers.
It should help us develop the profession.
One more reason why a good forum in ideafit would be very helpful… to separate fad from function….