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International Journal of Sports Technology, 2024, 5(1); doi: 10.38007/IJST.2024.050103.

Application of Traditional Method and Smart Wearable Devices in Monitoring Physical Fitness: A Comparative Study


Kai Tang, Lorna.Espeso

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Adamson University, Manila, Philippines


This study utilized the Quasi -experimental research design by setting two groups of students -respondents. Thirty students applied the traditional way of getting their physical fitness status while the thirty experimental group utilized the smart wearable devises in monitoring their physical fitness status. The physical activity was Brisk Walking around the Track and Field Oval for one and a half hours everyday for six weeks. Respondents for the experimental group were selected based on the availability of the smart wearable devises that they used when they conducted the brisk walking activity for the duration set by the researcher. They are students of Yongzhou Vocational and Technical College for school year 2023-2024.The duration of the experiment were done for six weeks from August - September 2023. The data were recorded using the researcher –made physical fitness monitoring form for each respondent. The findings of the study were: (1) The level of the physical fitness of both the control group and experimental group before the brisk walking activity when utilizing the traditional method are both on normal levels.(2)The level of the physical fitness of both the control, group who utilized the traditional method and the experimental group when utilizing the smart wearable devices after the brisk walking activity are both on normal levels too.(3)It was evident also that utilizing smart wearable device could help the students record their physical fitness components faster, easier and more accurate.(4) There is a significant difference in the results of the physical fitness components of the experimental group when they utilized the traditional method and the smart wearable devices. The later shows better results. Based from the findings of the study, the following conclusions were drawn:(1)It can be inferred that both the traditional method and the smart wearable devices can be of great help in monitoring and recording the physical fitness status of the students. (2)It can be inferred that any of the two method can give accurate results but if students have the capacity to buy smart wearable devices, these can be a better choice for getting the physical fitness status because of the faster and easier retrieval of the results as compared to the traditional method.(3)Traditional method of getting the physical fitness information of the students can still be utilized especially if the students do not have the capacity to buy smart wearable devices.(4) Brisk walking activity can greatly help improve the physical fitness status of the students.(5) Further, it can be concluded that utilizing smart wearable devices could help the students and individuals record and monitor their physical fitness status faster, easier and more accurate.


Smart Wearable Devise, Traditional Method, Brisk Walking, Physical Fitness Status

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Kai Tang, Lorna.Espeso. Application of Traditional Method and Smart Wearable Devices in Monitoring Physical Fitness: A Comparative Study. International Journal of Sports Technology (2024), Vol. 5, Issue 1: 23-32. https://doi.org/10.38007/IJST.2024.050103.


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