Fitness technology is all the rage these days, but some gadgets are better than others when it comes to monitoring your health, tracking your exercise and cultivating the lifestyle that you want to live. Here are just 10 tools to help you build a better body.
- Fitbit Blaze
Living up to its name, the Fitbit Blaze offers a high-speed switchboard of everything from heart rate monitoring to customized music selection for individual workouts. It also functions as an advanced smartwatch, giving you text message alerts and navigational cues based on destinations. If you’re looking for a great piece of wearable tech, it doesn’t get much better than a Fitbit.
Perfect for bodybuilders and other fitness junkies, Skulpt is a handheld scanner that can be applied to 24 different areas of the body to give you readings on muscle mass and body fat percentage. You can even sync it with the Skulpt app for in-depth analysis about your physical state. Forget about calculators and tape measures; Skulpt will do all of the work for you.
- iHealth Wireless Smart Gluco-Monitoring System
If you struggle with diabetes or any other blood sugar condition, it can be difficult to meet your fitness goals with so much additional data to analyze. The good news is that the iHealth can take at least one burden off your shoulders. Offering wireless, cloud-based monitoring and tracking of your glucose levels, it will help you manage your diabetes while working on a healthier diet and exercise plan.
- Wireless Smart Earphones by Bragi
More and more manufacturers are creating “smart” headphones that can be synced with the user’s digital devices, but the Bragi earphones take it one step further by providing a built-in fitness tracker too. In addition to streaming, uploading and organizing more than 1000 songs, you can also receive real-time feedback on steps, strokes, cadence, duration and heart rate.
- Strenx by Gymwatch
Track your body across 900 different exercises with the Strenx arm band. Not only will it analyze your workout and provide tips for speed, strength and endurance training, but it will even correct your form if it detects mistakes in your repetitions. It’s a virtual spotter that will make your gym routines so much safer and more efficient.
A healthier day starts with a better night. By using the Beddit, a thin, sensor-filled pad that slips under your sheets, you can analyze your nightly ZZZs and figure out how to optimize your sleeping environment for higher-quality rest. Among other things, the Beddit will tell you:
– How long you slept
– How long it took you to doze off
– Your snoring percentages
– Your heart rate patterns throughout the night
– Your overall “sleep efficiency”
- iSpO2 Pulse Oximeter
This gadget is useful for both serious athletes and people who just want to make sure that their daily dose of caffeine isn’t affecting their health. The iSp02 measures things like pulse rate and blood oxygenation levels, so you can monitor your body’s response to everything from aerobics class to workplace stress.
This innovate headgear functions as a “live feed” of your workout stats while you’re running, hiking, biking or otherwise moving. It can be clipped to your existing glasses or worn as a new pair, and it provides accurate, up-to-date visual prompts about your speed, duration, cadence, heart rate and breathing patterns. Best of all, Sportiiii is entirely hands-free!
- Under Armour UA Band
You may be familiar with Under Armour as the sporty apparel brand that’s beloved by athletes everywhere, but were you aware that they’ve also branched out to wearable tech? Their UA Band is an armband that measures things like steps, times and workout intensities, so it’s a valuable tool for anyone looking to shed a few pounds.
- QardioBase Smart Scale