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GPS (Wearables): Part 2 – Metrics and Application

Contents of Article



Wearable Technology: The “Metrics”

Real-Time vs. Post-Game Analysis

Practical issues with Wearable Technology

Take-Home Messages



About the Author



Given the reliability issues with the wearable devices, these issues are inherently passed on to the metrics used to actually quantify athlete workloads. In other words, the metrics used to monitor athletic performance are innately affected by the limited reliability of the wearable micro-sensors. Therefore, understanding all of the information within this two-part review is essential when using wearable technology and attempting to interpret the data. Though there are logical concerns regarding the use of wearable technology, they do however possess great potential in the future of athletic monitoring. For example, whilst there are a number of concerns regarding “metabolic power”, the potential use of this metric, if accurate, could be monumental.


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