These days, there’s a gadget for just about everything, but if it makes prioritising your health a little bit more fun, we’re totally on board! Whether you’re looking to capture your outdoor adventures, measure your steps or to calculate your muscle mass percentage, these are the gadgets that every tech-loving fitness fanatic should have...
Gone are the days of using a pedometer as your step counter. Now everyone seems to be sporting a Fitbit, which not only counts your steps, but also tracks every other part of your sleep - from activity to exercise, food, weight and even sleep. It’s the perfect helping hand to help you reach your goals, step by step. And with stand out features such as heart rate tracking, connected GPS, guided breathing sessions and multi-sport tracking. The Fitbit Charge 2 is the tracker you need in your life.
Swimming has been the one area of fitness where tech hasn’t taken over, thanks to the dangerous combination of electronics and water… until now. Waterproof headphones are officially a thing, and now you can keep listening to your favourite tunes or motivational podcast, even when you’re hitting the pool. We like Bragi The Dash Smart Headphones, or Sony Smart Trainer Headphones.
Garmin Watch for Runners
When it comes to tracking your runs, Garmin have been leaders of the gadget-game for a very long time. In fact, for almost 30 years, Garmin has been producing GPS technology for a wide range of industries. Dedicated runners are dedicated to this brand of wearable tech for good reason, and the Garmin Forerunner 35 is a stylish, sleek watch with a wrist-based heart rate and GPS tracking. Now you have no excuse to mess up your split times…
For adventurers, explorers and trail runners who want to capture their adventures, then a GoPro is the must-have gadget. The Hero 5 & 6 editions are waterproof & shock proof, easy to use and have a great camera quality - so you don’t need to stop and get out that bulky DSLR camera when you’re out exploring.
When it comes to fuelling up post-workout, a top of the line blender is the kitchen essential most fitness fanatics rely on. “There are many blenders on the market, but there is only one NutriBullet” - t’s compact, simple to use, easy to clean and blends like a dream - meaning no more lumpy bits of kale in your smoothies!
Smart Body Analyser
This is a weighing scale with a difference. This Smart Body Analyser not only gives you your weight, fat composition and heart rate but also tells you how healthy your living environment is. It automatically syncs to the free health mate app and the wireless connectivity makes set-up simple and hassle-free - pretty smart right?
Feeling the effects of being slumped at your desk all afternoon long? Upright Go is a small piece of wearable tech that attaches to your upper back and improves your posture! The device detects the body’s movements, upper body position, and other postural nuances, and it emits a gentle vibration whenever the user slouches. The prompts remind you to sit or stand with the correct posture, meaning in the long run you’ve trained your body to a new normal.
It also works to prevent backache and muscular pain, strengthen back and core muscles, and train your muscles to work effectively and fight fatigue.