Are you looking to get back into shape this summer? Or do you already have an intense workout routine and are looking for a more efficient way to keep track of your progress? Regardless of your fitness level, these 5 gadgets are sure to help you get the most out of your workouts.
Apple Watch (Series 2)
The second iteration of the Apple Watch is easily the most popular wearable device on the market today. What makes the Series 2 so appealing is the expanded functionality it has over it’s predecessor. The Series 2 comes with an integrated GPS chip that allows you to track your run or hike. It’s also completely waterproof up to 50 meters, making it perfect for tracking your swimming routine. As always, you can take calls and open up text messages right from the Watch itself. And if you happen to receive a call or text from a suspicious number, you can save it and use a reverse phone lookup tool to identify the source.
Under Armour Gemini
For those of you who are already tracking your cardio routines, you know that the only way to do so is to carry a smartphone or some other device with you while you run. Most of these devices (such as smartphones) are expensive and can possibly be damaged during your workout. You can prevent this by replacing the need for carrying these expensive devices with the Under Armour Gemini. These running shoes have a sensor embedded in their soles, tracking all the important metrics from your run. This sensor is also Bluetooth enabled, allowing you to upload those metrics to an app after you’re done training.
E-Skin Shirt by Xenoma
Similar to the Under Armour Gemini, the E-Skin shirt looks like an ordinary piece of workout clothing. However, this smart shirt contains 14 sensors that monitor the bodies movements. Everything from bending, flexing, and stretching can be easily monitored with these sensors. The data collected from the E-Skin can also be easily transferred to an app via a Bluetooth connection.
While the Fitbit Smartwatch has yet to be released, it’s expected to be one of the most popular fitness gadgets this holiday season. Much like the Apple Watch, it’s features include; GPS tracking, water-resistance up to 50 meters, and smartphone integration. You can even keep track of unknown numbers and use them to perform a reverse phone lookup after your workout. If you own an Android phone then the Fitbit is definitely the smartwatch for you. On the other hand, if you’re an iPhone user, then you’ll have two solid options to choose from. Regardless of which smartwatch you choose you’ll still be able to receive calls and texts without having to take your phone out of your pocket.
If you’ve been trying to lose weight, then you most likely have a scale at home. And while an old school scale can show you how much you weigh, it won’t show you any other health metrics. QardioBase on the other hand, is a smart scale that can tell you everything from bone mass to BMI to body fat percentage. This scale will even keep track of your measurements, so you know how much progress you’ve made towards your fitness goal. It’s also capable of recording multiple profiles, so it’s perfect for the whole family.
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