Wearable Technology Remains ACSM's Top Fitness Trend for 2020

Wearable technology

For the second consecutive year, wearable technology has been named the top fitness trend of 2020, according to a new report by the American College of Sports Medicine. The report, “Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2020,” now in its 14th year, surveyed 3,000 fitness professionals to rank 38 potential trends.

"Wearable tech has become ingrained in today’s culture, and the industry shows no signs of slowing down,” Walter R. Thompson, the lead author of the survey and associate dean in the College of Education & Human Development at Georgia State University in Atlanta, said in a media release. “Tech advances have made it easier than ever for users to collect important health metrics and work with fitness professionals and health care providers to improve exercise efficiency, develop healthy lifestyles, manage chronic diseases and increase quality of life.”

View this gallery to review the top 10 trends from the report.

For the full report, which ranks 2020’s top 20 trends, click here.


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