A look at the data traffic spikes that mass events such as the Virgin Money London Marathon can cause and how to prepare for them.
How to avoid data congestion and still make the most of your wearable tech:
- Not all wearables are putting a strain on the mobile networks. Many activity trackers are using GPS technology and don’t need an internet connection during the event. You could wait until afterwards to upload and share your data.
- Sync your wearables – if possible – via Bluetooth which operates in a personal area network (PAN).
- Timing chips which come with the running kit and are worn by all runners link up via a transponder and use radio frequency. So again no problem here.
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