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Christopher C. Moore, Aston K. McCullough, Elroy J. Aguiar, Scott W. Ducharme and Catrine Tudor-Locke

. Consumer preference for this trackable and human-scaled measurement is reflected by the fact that most contemporary wearable technologies (ie, devices) offer a step-counting feature. 2 The 2018 Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee Scientific Report also recently advocated for the benefits of

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Christian A. Clermont, Lauren C. Benson, W. Brent Edwards, Blayne A. Hettinga and Reed Ferber

patterns during prolonged running. 10 Therefore, the first purpose of this study was to quantify subject-specific alterations in running patterns, using wearable technology data, throughout a marathon race. The second purpose of this study was to determine if runners could be clustered into separate

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Catrine Tudor-Locke and Elroy J. Aguiar

in physical activity research, and step-based physical activity goals are increasingly popularized, for example, 10,000 steps/day ( Bassett, Toth, LaMunion, & Crouter, 2017 ). The growth and adoption of wearable technologies (including research-grade accelerometers, consumer-grade wearable devices

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James W. Navalta, Jeffrey Montes, Nathaniel G. Bodell, Charli D. Aguilar, Ana Lujan, Gabriela Guzman, Brandi K. Kam, Jacob W. Manning and Mark DeBeliso

, Sattar, & Lean, 2017 ). In order for individuals to truly attain their step goals, the ability to accurately determine step count becomes important. Wearable technology was rated as the top fitness trend the past two years ( Thompson, 2015 , 2016 ), and this tendency is expected to grow as the use of

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Shona L Halson, Jonathan M. Peake and John P. Sullivan

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Marco Cardinale and Matthew C. Varley

The need to quantify aspects of training to improve training prescription has been the holy grail of sport scientists and coaches for many years. Recently, there has been an increase in scientific interest, possibly due to technological advancements and better equipment to quantify training activities. Over the last few years there has been an increase in the number of studies assessing training load in various athletic cohorts with a bias toward subjective reports and/or quantifications of external load. There is an evident lack of extensive longitudinal studies employing objective internal-load measurements, possibly due to the cost-effectiveness and invasiveness of measures necessary to quantify objective internal loads. Advances in technology might help in developing better wearable tools able to ease the difficulties and costs associated with conducting longitudinal observational studies in athletic cohorts and possibly provide better information on the biological implications of specific external-load patterns. Considering the recent technological developments for monitoring training load and the extensive use of various tools for research and applied work, the aim of this work was to review applications, challenges, and opportunities of various wearable technologies.

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Charlotte L. Edwardson, Melanie Davies, Kamlesh Khunti, Thomas Yates and Alex V. Rowlands

Global sales of wearable technology are increasing substantially year on year, with 32 million units sold in 2014, 72 million in 2015, and over 100 million in 2016 (Statista Website [Internet], 2017a ). Health and fitness trackers make up more than one-third of this wearable technology market

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Emma E. Sypes, Genevieve Newton and Zakkoyya H. Lewis

and enhanced, and in doing so, these devices contribute to the billion-dollar market of wearable technologies. 5 Given the substantial evidence concluding that EAMSs are valid tools for measuring activity levels, 6 , 7 the next step is to determine how they may influence user’s PA levels and promote

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Alanna Weisberg, Alexandre Monte Campelo, Tanzeel Bhaidani and Larry Katz

, Collier, & Sandberg, 2017 ). While the model below applies to all wearable technology, this review focuses on consumer grade products. Smart wristbands or activity tracking wristbands (ATWs) constitute the largest market segment of wearable trackers ( Statt, 2015 ). In general, ATWs are designed to

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Marianne I. Clark and Matthew W. Driller

increasing use of commercial digital technologies to measure and capture information about human movement and performance makes this an increasingly complex endeavor. For example, wearable technology manufacturers such as Fitbit are increasingly entering agreements with employers and insurance companies to