Fitness Watches and EMF: What to Know

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Fitness Trackers and Watches With and Without Bluetooth

Fitness watches are useful tools for anyone trying to get into shape. Different activities monitored help you have valuable information about your health. A gyroscope measures movement when you walk or exercise. Some watches offer Bluetooth connectivity to your phone, as well.

While being connected with your phone by Bluetooth sounds convenient, it can cause health problems. I had to stop wearing mine because my heart palpitations increased when I wore the watch.

When the fitness watch is on, it is emitting electromagnetic frequencies (EMF). If you have been to my site before, you know how harmful EMF radiation can be. EMF affects fertility, promotes tumor growth, and several other severe health conditions.

The good news is there are now fitness trackers without Bluetooth.

Bluetooth and EMF

A few studies exist that indicate that Bluetooth radiation exposure needs our attention. One scientifically documented study found insects experienced cell death after just six months of weak exposure.

The government regulates Bluetooth radiation, and most devices do emit less than the determined acceptable amount.

The two problems found about the government standards show:

  • a lack of research on Bluetooth levels that are safe
  • what the cumulative effects are when Bluetooth surrounds us on enabled devices

Do all fitness trackers use Bluetooth?

I have located for you to consider the options below for using a fitness tracker with no Bluetooth.

Garmin Vivosmart HR

Found to be an affordable activity tracker with the ability to monitor your heart rate.? Garmin Vivosmart HR can disconnect Bluetooth.

Features include:
step tracker
calorie tracker
an altimeter that can monitor how many floors you’ve climbed
vibration alerts to remind you to stay active

The Bluetooth is simple to turn off on this device. Engage the touch screen and press and hold to bring up the settings window.

Scroll to Bluetooth settings and select off. It’s worth noting that the Vivosmart does not have WiFi, which is excellent from an EMF standpoint. It also means that you will need to briefly enable Bluetooth once every day or so to allow your watch to sync with the Garmin app.

Samsung Gear Fit Pro 2

The Samsung Gear Fit Pro 2
water-resistant up to 50 meters
heart rate monitor
step tracker
GPS tracking
a long-lasting battery
can disable Bluetooth

Go left on the home screen. Choose settings. Go to Bluetooth and disable. Enable Bluetooth at least once a day to allow the Gear Fit Pro 2 to sync.

Fitness watches help you get in shape and stay aware of the activity level. They’re a good idea in theory, but they do come with an inherent risk due to EMF.

You can help minimize that risk by purchasing a watch that allows you to disable Bluetooth. Hopefully, research on Bluetooth radiation will recognize the need to allow users to disconnect from Bluetooth.

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