According to a recent study by Lab42, half of us are using our smartphones while we workout. I find this to be a bit ironic, as many folks used to use the gym as a place to escape the stresses of day-to-day life, including technology. Now, it seems, technology is being utilized to make us work harder, become stronger and share our progress with friends.
It may come as no surprise that the largest number of people surveyed (500 social media users), listen to music on their smartphones while working out. Other activity included tracking workouts, increased motivation and sharing progress with others through social media — think Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Get the full rundown of the research from the infographic below:
Q: Do you use your smartphone while working out? For what?