Getting fitter is pretty high on a lot of peoples to do lists at this time of year and there is a multitude of different tech 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
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. They also have given these headphones a new reflective cable that adds to your visibility if you are out jogging at night. They have a chunky in line remote too with raised and very grippy buttons which mean you are not too distracted from what you are doing if you need to pause or alter the volume on your audio.
They feel well made, tough and durable and of course water resistant so you can actually wear them in the rain without any problems.
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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.
Slendertone Connect Abs
EMS (electronic muscle stimulation) has changed so much sing the 90s. Slendertones newest unisex ‘Connect Abs’ system which focuses on the core sends small pulses of electricity through the abs which contract the muscles.
Slendertone says that using this for 30 minutes is the equivalent to doing 202 sit-ups. And for added info, it connects to your smartphone which you can use to alter the intensity and of course record your progress.
Sense Sleep tracker
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.
Instead of a wearable device, Sense is a little sphere about the size of an orange that you place on your bedside table, the sphere then communicates with the smaller “pill” that you place inside the pillow.
It reads things like temperature, light, noise and movement and wakes you up with gentle alarms and a gentle glowing light at the time that is right for you 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 Myzone app shows you a simple coloured tile which has a percentage of your maximum heart rate you are using at any given time. You are rewarded with points based on how hard you work. Which should make it less painful to step out and workout when it’s cold outside.