One of the joys of watching the Olympics is seeing the speed, strength, and grace of the competitors. It’s amazing how the best athletes in the world make it look easy, but for anyone with personal experience in a particular sport, there’s an appreciation for the hard work, sacrifice, and dedication that goes into producing medal-winning performances.
Given the high standards of Olympic competition, it’s not surprising that coaches and athletes look for any possible advantage—from dietary regimens to equipment innovations and novel training methods—to maximize the chances of success.
One of the more recent tools in the Olympic arsenal is wearable technology, which many of us are familiar. Devices such as Fitbit, Garmin, Polar, and the Apple watch allow us to measure and track various aspects of our health and performance.