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Getting fitter is pretty high on a lot of people’s to-do lists at this time of year and there are a multitude of different fitness gadgets that promise to help you out with this. But it can be very difficult to know which one to go for.
Whether you choose to go for a fitness tracker that sits on your wrist or a sweat resistant pair of Bluetooth headphones, here are some of the best gadgets out there specifically targeted for getting in shape.
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Fitbit Charge 2
This is one of those fitness gadgets that really reminds me of Star Trek. If you want an all-round fitness know-it-all on your wrist but balk at the price of the Apple Watch, or don’t like the look of some of the chunky fitness activity trackers out there then you should check out the FitBit Charge 2.
It has all of the features you’d expect from a fitness activity tracker and more, continuous heart rate monitoring which works really well and an app which gives you a very comprehensive display of all of your daily walk-around and workout data
The FitBit Charge 2 is not astronomically expensive and has everything you really need. Just remember to take it off before you get in the shower!
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Monster iSport Victory Wireless Headphones
The Monster iSport Vicory headphones have a very useful feature, they’re sweat resistant. Monster have given these headphones a new reflective cable that adds to your visibility if you are out jogging at night. There are no distractions from your workout, you can pause, control volume or skip tracks easily via the in-line remote.
They feel well made, tough and durable and of course water resistant so you can actually wear them in the rain without any problems.
As fitness gadgets go, the Skulpt Chisel is something you don’t see every day. The Chisel is designed to give you the best possible insight into what’s going on in our body from a fitness point of view.
It works by using small electric impulses to figure out the density of your body fat and muscle, but the quality of that muscle too (how much force your muscles can produce in relation to the size of them).
It’s about the size of an iPod and comes in at £89, so it is a significant purchase but does work out cheaper than going to a personal trainer to get this information.
Sense Sleep Tracker
Out of all of the fitness gadgets on this page, this is a fitness gadget you may have never seen before. Many times when you don’t see the results you want from working out it’s because you’re not getting enough sleep. The amount of sleep you get is VERY important to your well-being.
Sense is a small sphere that goes on your bedside table, the sphere communicates with the smaller “pill” that goes inside the pillow.
It reads temperature, light, noise, and movement and wakes you with soft sounds and a gentle glowing light at the optimal time based on your sleep data.
Myzone Chest Strap
It’s great to be fit, but recording your progress is very important too.
The Myzone is a £129 wearable fitness strap that rewards based on your intensity and effort, rather than just the number of steps you have taken.
The app shows you a simple colored tile with a percentage of your maximum heart rate at any given time. The points-based system means the harder you work, the more points you get. Which should make it less painful to step out and work out when it’s cold outside.