New health trends and fads are constantly bombarding our awareness, but only a few have the merit to stand the test of time. When smart watches first hit the market 5 years ago, people wondered “what’s the point?”. I already have a phone. I can get a Fitbit cheaper. Rapidly advancing technology has improved upon the original concept and turned smart watches from mini phones to personalized health-care devices making it clear why smart wearables are here to stay. They can track health data such as steps, heart rate, sleep patterns, stress levels, menstrual cycle and fertility windows, noise levels and more. According to Fitbit, “We’ve advanced from simply counting steps to bringing health information once only available from a labor or clinical environment – like heart rate and sleep tracking – directly to consumers’ wrists.” We’re learning how overall health is the sum of small choices and smart wearables are empowering users to understand their personal health better and make meaningful behavior changes daily. Simply put, users are provided with information AND guidance of what to do with that information. Smart wearable manufacturers made numerous announcements at the end of 2019 for upcoming product improvements on accuracy, convenience, and meaningful data proving that new technology is the future of putting our health care in our own hands.