Smart belts: The future of health or just a waist of cash?

Last year saw the unveiling of Apple’s smart watch, which was notable for its new atrial fibrillation detection tool.

Belt on a pig

Now Apple’s greatest rival in the smartphone market, Samsung, has responded with its own wearable health device — a ‘smart belt’.

Yes, in addition to smartphones, smart watches, smart light bulbs and even smart washing machines, you can now purchase a smart belt to measure your waist circumference every 30 minutes.

The results are recorded to users’ phones, and the company claims the belt will highlight incidents of