If you’re one of the millions of people who use wearable technology, listen up! There’s a new state of the art wearable technology product that could prove just as valuable to your health as your fitness tracker.
BSX Technologies created a new product - LVL (pronounced “Level”) - the first ever hydration monitor! BSX is a wearable sensor company with an integrated optical sensor that simultaneously measures the body’s most critical information - including hydration, heart rate, respiratory rate, oxygen and more. It tracks the data in real time, and is the first product of it's kind to do so.
As you may recall, The human body is made up of 70% water Studies show that approximately 75% of the American population is chronically dehydrated (I’m sure I am one of them!). Dehydration has a multitude of side effects including a decline in sports performance, poor sleep quality, mood swings, weight management, and much more!
LVL can replace your fitness tracker because not only does it measure hydration, but it also measures heart rate (with industry-leading heart rate technology!), sleep quality, activity (steps), and calories burned!
This product uses something called "red light technology" to sense the data. Most wearables use green light, which have many limitations. Red light looks 10 times deeper into the body and it is the same technology as what is used in the hospital setting.
BSX Technologies was strated in 2012 by Dustin Freckleton, MD and Nithin Rajan. Dustin suffered a stroke due to dehydration and put his efforts into making people more aware of their levels. BSX and the company’s team of medical doctors, sports scientists and medical device engineers has spent more than four years studying hydration while developing and perfecting the technology that became LVL.
In 2014, BSX developed and shipped the first ever wearable lactate threshold sensor - BSXinsight, which is now used by professional and Olympic athletes around the world, as well as tens of thousands of everyday athletes who want to train with professional grade data. BSXinsight uses the same red light technology as the LVL band.
One of the reasons this interests me as a runner is that while I know that drinking water is important (especially where I live in AZ!), I'm not aware of how it is most likely dragging down my sports performance. What if I was able to measure my levels accurately, drink accordingly, and could actually improve my finish times just by taking that one simple step?
Intrigued? Me too! Visit their kickstarter page for more information and to pre-order this cutting edge wearable technology that can really improve your health! Ordering just opened up and the product is scheduled to ship in the summer of 2017.
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Hi, I'm Emily! I'm an avid runner in Arizona with a passion for travel and racing around the country!