Hi everyone and welcome to 2016. In my first post of the year I am setting out a bit of a challenge to myself and to wearable technology.
A lot is being made of the Quantified Self movement and the proliferation of wearable devices in society. So I thought I would perform some practical experiments on myself to test their abilities.
I have just signed myself up to run the Brighton marathon in April this year and I am going to field test a whole bunch of Quantified Self devices during my training for the race. I have run a few Tough Mudders and completed two half marathons, but a full distance race is a whole new ballgame. As the Digital Chef I am interested in the potential usefulness of wearables within the Enterprise, so as part of the field tests I am going to examine the opportunities and highlight use cases for each of the devices. In future videos we will look at each device in detail and how they can also be linked into other Enterprise software.
In this video I have highlighted some of the devices that I am going to field test:
I will keep adding blog posts to the site that showcase off the companion mobile apps and the Cloud dashboards so I can start to test the efficacy of the trackers. I am hoping that using the wearables will give me the push to carry on with the marathon training and that making this public will mean I have to complete it. I plan to wear as much of the technology as I can for the race itself, even though that will no doubt mean I get some funny looks!
Happy New Year!