Today’s modern technology gives fitness enthusiasts a unique way to make workout sessions more effective and enjoyable. Here we will take a look at some of the latest and most exciting fitness gadgets in the market. Some are mobile apps, some are gadgets that are incorporated into your smartphone and others are standalone devices. As you will see, now is an exciting time for anyone, who appreciates cool gadgets, and for people, who want more from their workout plans.
1. The 4iiii Sport-iiiis ANT+ heads Up Display System
Most avid cyclists and runners use a device like a Garmin Forerunner or Edge to track information like power, cadence, speed, and heart rate. The problem is that checking that device while in motion – especially on a bicycle – can be dangerous to you and the people around you. The 4iiii system provides a solution in a pair of sunglasses with a built-in color coded LED light system. The lights can be seen with peripheral vision, allowing the rider to stay focused on the road ahead. As you might expect, this adds convenience and safety to every ride or run. It is also great for Spinning classes, when you want to track your progress without stopping during a class.
2. Fitbit Aria
A favorite of Vitalyte brand ambassadors, the Fitbit Aria is a powerful mobile app that allows you to track your weight progress and much more. The app can track your body mass index and body fat percentage and then that data can be transferred to your home computer. So, you can easily monitor changes. The data also syncs with your smartphone so you can receive real-time notifications, whenever you achieve one of your fitness goals. The app even includes achievement badges so you can link up with other friends and share victories.
3. Amiigo Fitness Bracelet
Amiigo is a physical activity tracking system that goes above and beyond its competitors. The system includes two sensors instead of the usual single sensor. One sensor is in the bracelet and the other is in a shoe clip. This allows you to track your upper and lower body simultaneously, resulting in more accurate and insightful results. The Amiigo system links up to your smartphone. So, you can track your heart rate, heart rate variability, skin temperature range, calorie burn rate, and much more.
4. SmartMat Yoga Mat
The SmartMat is the very first “smart” yoga mat. When you get the mat, it instructs you through a series of movements that calibrates it to your specific size, body shape, and personal limitations. This information is stored in a mobile app that can be updated as your body changes. As you do yoga poses, the mat is able to detect when your alignment, balance, or pose is off and then it instructs you on how to improve. The SmartMat is essentially a virtual yoga instructor!
5. Visijax Commuter Jacket
This innovative cycling jacket by Visijax makes cycling at night much safer. The jacket has 23 high-intensity LED lights incorporated comfortably into the design ensuring that drivers can clearly see cyclists on the road. If that wasn’t enough, the lights on the back blink when the cyclist raises an arm to signal a turn. The USB lithium ion battery is rechargeable and lasts for up to 30 hours. The jacket is available in yellow or black and is made out of waterproof Teflon.
There are a plenty of other awesome fitness gadgets out there. If you are looking for a way to take your workout to the next level, investing in one of these devices could be a game changer. As you can see, many of today’s fitness gadgets rely on a smartphone. So, consider upgrading your mobile device, if necessary. These days, if you can dream it up it probably exists. So, why not incorporate the latest technology into your workouts? The results can be astonishing.
“Brad Jacobsen is a freelance writer and journalist from Los Angeles, CA, who has written on behalf of a range of clients including the Livestrong Network and Demand Media. In addition to writing on various topics of interest, he enjoys physical fitness, gardening and collecting classic, first-edition novels.”