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I recently got an android phone and with the power of technology I hope that added data on how my body is reacting to exercise may give me insights into what my fitness regimen may be missing. What should I be looking for, data gathering wise, in monitors and attachments? What capabilities and technologies are available for gathering and organizing bio-metric data? With accelerometers built into most everything step tracking should be pretty straight forward, but what about heart rate, blood oxygen, blood pressure, etc?

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What to measure depends on your goals. What are your goals? –  Kate May 1 '13 at 21:54
I seem to have a problem changing weight in any direction other than a gradual slide upward, even with regular aerobic and anaerobic exercise (weight training followed by power yoga or jogging). I need to determine, a) am I putting in sufficient effort, and b) am I improving in metrics other than weight, ie. is the same workout having less of an impact on me. –  Tyson of the Northwest May 1 '13 at 22:02
Also, general curiosity, with all the talk of wearable computing and exponential sensor growth I was wondering what is available in the bio-sensor areas. –  Tyson of the Northwest May 1 '13 at 22:02

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