Technology courts Fitness
Everybody is trying to keep fit and eat healthy but you need to know just how well you are doing. Thanks to tech gadgets you will be able to know just how many calories you burned, how many miles to run and track any other fitness activity. Here are some of the best fitness gadgets you can get this year.
Smartwatches. Health monitors. Pedometers. Activity trackers. Virtual reality headsets. They’re all part of the emerging landscape of wearable technology, which promises to change the way we exercise and communicate. We’ve collected the best products in this upstart category below.
Pebble Time Steel
Pebble’s step-up all-steel smartwatch has added battery life and a more durable feel, but it’s basically a tiny upgrade to the less expensive Pebble Time.
Price: $199.95 – $249.99>
The Apple Watch is the most ambitious, well-constructed smartwatch ever seen, but first-gen shortfalls make it feel more like a fashionable toy than a necessary tool. That may change with a big software update later this year, though.
Price: $354.00 – $399.00
Do you want to track your daily movements or do you want to know how hard you are really working? It is all possible.
Simply tracking your activity can be a good way to motivate yourself to do more. The Nike Fuelband makes that simple: it’s a wristband that contains motion sensors to track your movement through the day, translating your activity into ‘Nike Fuel’ points that aim to let you compare yourself to others, regardless of the sports you’re doing. It also counts the steps you take – 10,000 per day is seen as a good indicator of a healthy lifestyle – and tells the time. It comes in three colours but the sleek black version is the coolest.
Fitbit Charge HR
Rather than just tracking how many steps you take, the Charge HR can see exactly how hard you’re working. It allows far more accurate estimate of the number of calories that you burn. You can also track your resting heart rate – hopefully seeing it fall as you get fitter. That measurement is taken while you sleep as it’s the most relaxed and inactive you get.
You do not just get fit on land but you can also get fit on water. There are fitness gadgets that are waterproof so that you are bale to know how you are performing while swimming. You can also check your weight and even the fat percentage that your body has.
In almost every sport, music can be a rather powerful motivation to run or cycle that extra mile but never to swim that extra lap, until now. Like Sportiiiis, the Finis Neptune is secured onto the user’s eyewear, in this case, swimming goggles. This device uses bone conduction audio to relay music to the user’s ears, without the need for ear buds.
Here’s a high tech weighing scale ideal for weight watchers. It tells you more than just what you weigh. The Fitbit Aria can track the body fat percentage and Body Mass Index (BMI) of up to 8 users, then transfer the data wirelessly to your computer for your progress management.
The data it collects is supported and works well together with many other apps. It’ll sync to your smartphone to notify you when you have achieved a fitness goal. Earn achievement badges to share with your friends. [$129.95]