How Accurate are Smart Watches?
Wearable devices have as much as 20% error when measuring heart rate, and caloric expenditure measurements can be off by as much as 100%. Most wearable fitness devices overestimate total sleep time and underestimate wakefulness after sleep onset.
SMART WATCH ACCURACY KEY TAKEAWAYS
- The importance of maintaining a consistent wake-up time for better sleep quality.
- The impact of blue light on our sleep patterns and the use of blue light blockers.
- The reality of sleep supplements and the fact that our bodies are naturally designed to sleep.
- The potential of artificial intelligence in the field of sleep science.
Should you be using sleep supplements, and what about blue light blockers? Today, Dr. Cathy Goldstein, a renowned neurologist and sleep expert answers those questions. In this enlightening conversation, we explore the truth behind sleep tracking, the impact of our modern lifestyle on sleep patterns, and the role of artificial intelligence in the future of sleep science.
Dr. Goldstein shares her insights on how to improve sleep quality and quantity, the effectiveness of blue light blockers, the reality of sleep supplements, and the direction of sleep science in the coming years.
In this episode, you'll discover:
- The importance of maintaining a consistent wake-up time.
- The impact of blue light on our sleep patterns.
- The truth about sleep supplements.
- The potential of artificial intelligence in sleep science.
- The role of sleep in chronic conditions like infertility, multiple sclerosis, and GI disease.
- The future of preventative medicine in relation to sleep.
- "Good sleep isn't about adding things. It's about taking the things away that we know interfere with our sleep." - Dr. Cathy Goldstein
- "We're made to sleep. You don't need anything extra." - Dr. Cathy Goldstein
- "Our body is made to sleep. It's just about leveraging the biological systems that let you sleep instead of interfering with them." - Dr. Cathy Goldstein
- "I think sleep is such a well-suited field to apply AI for a few different reasons." - Dr. Cathy Goldstein
- "Let's get into preventative medicine. Preventative medicine has still really been a far cry from what we do every day in clinic and in the hospital. And so I hope sleep's a big part of that." - Dr. Cathy Goldstein
Korem, Erik. “Accuracy of Consumer Wearable Technology” AIM7.com, March 8, 2023, https://aim7.com/post/accuracy-of-consumer-wearable-technology