It is a wearable device that looks much like a watch or bracelet that you wear on your wrist. They are designed to track your movement, calorie output, heart rate and some track your sleep patterns. Most are designed to work alongside an app you install on your smartphone.
Although initial studies on the benefit of fitness activity trackers provided mixed results, the devices have become much more sophisticated in the last few years
Moving to a new country for work often presents some challenges, one of which are feelings of isolation, particularly if you are used to having a full and active social life at home. Wearables can offer some short term assistance in alleviating these feelings through exercise, while you settle in to your new home.
Three things you should look out for in an activity tracker are: