For making fitness data actionable and personalized

Cool, you walked 20,000 steps. Now what? Connected fitness devices have been strong the past few years, evolving our health routines but providing few tailored and actionable answers. That’s changing with brands like Styr Labs and Mio Global making sense of the data for consumers. The Styr ecosystem uses an algorithm based on 250,000 scientific studies and the data drawn from the user’s motion patterns, behavioral inputs, environmental data, location information and nutritional preferences to provide customized nutritional recommendations. This includes personalized supplement pills mailed to the user. The days of blanket one-a-days are gone.

Mio Global PAI

Courtesy Mio Global

Mio Global has trashed the one-size mindset as well, developing its personal activity intelligence (PAI) figure that’s simple, but effective. PAI makes sense of your heart rate, melding this data with other statistics like age and gender, translating the math into an understandable number, or PAI score. PAI’s algorithms are based on the largest health study conducted, with more than 20 years of activity data from 60,000-plus people. The goal for everyone is the same — keep your PAI score above 100 for optimal health — but since a person’s heart rate and other data inputs are different, what each needs to maintain 100 PAI is different, too.

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Lead photo courtesy Styr Labs