Weight loss and becoming fit is on the top of the wish list for most of us. From trying desperate measures to believing the biggest weight loss myths, we have tried everything. It is now time to make science-backed, proven technology our strongest ally in the battle against the fat. But how?

Biometrics is a buzz word that has taken the fitness world by storm in the last few years. However, the information that fitness trackers and wearables today provide, barely scratches the surface of a mammoth amount of data that can be uncovered via optimum use of this technology.

Biometrics has come a long way since its uses were first discovered, during 1980s to identify criminals’ fingerprints in a scene of crime and to be then stored for later use and matches.

This paved the way for biometrics to enter the security technology industry for access control for anything from safes to meeting rooms to homes. Basic biometrics such as fingerprint scanning has become so intertwined in our daily routines that you will barely find a mid-range mobile phone today that does not incorporate a fingerprint scanner in one form or another.

Banks and other financial services are also using biometrics to uniquely identify an individual to allow them access to their accounts. Furthermore, several countries in the world have adopted biometrics such as fingerprint & retina scanners to build their database of local population census and services.

The wonders of Biometrics however does not end there. When the technology branched out into the fitness industry, it collected and analyzed biological data as simple as taking your heart rate while resting and comparing it with when you are on a run or during a workout session or as complex as analyzing your state of health via blood and DNA testing.