India vs New Zealand ODI match: What is this black patch on Shreyas Iyer's arm? learn!

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As soon as Shreyas Iyer came on the pitch to bat at No.3 for India in the first ODI against New Zealand, fans noticed a large, black patch on his arm.

The black patch can be clearly seen on the arm of the top-order batsman when he is in a position to face the delivery. Many users on social media are also thinking about this patch.

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What is the black patch on Shreyas Iyer's arm?

The patch is a sticker high-tech fitness monitoring instrument. Iyer has earlier been seen sporting a similar patch while playing for his IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders. There was also a bold K on the patch at the time.

The fitness gadget is reportedly made by a company called Ultrahuman. Iyer had partnered with the brand earlier this year. The gadget is called M1. It measures the blood sugar of its wearer in real-time. Data can be viewed via a dedicated iPhone app. 

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The patch also monitors other biomarkers to give a person some precise information about their fitness.

The content of the patch is a biosensor to monitor parameters and share insights on its accompanying companion app. It helps to keep track of a person's energy level, providing important knowledge that can be used to alter workout, eating, and sleeping routines.