We put three wearables up against the sports lab
There’s been an increasing focus on VO2 Max from the latest fitness wearables, with Garmin, Fitbit and Jabra all choosing to make use of a metric that was once only for elite athletes with access to sports labs.
We wrote a big explainer piece on VO2 Max and the science behind both the metric and how it’s measured, so if you want to know more, we’d suggest heading there first. (Essentially, it’s the maximum volume of oxygen which is transferred to the blood. The fitter you are, the higher the amount of O2.) Explaining the tech got us interested – how accurate is current VO2 Max tracking compared to a lab test?
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