At the start of each new year, many people pledge to themselves that they will embark on a health journey in order to live a more balanced life. More often than not, people will start off strong and then start to tap out as time passes. It’s definitely not easy to change up your lifestyle to a healthier one. So what gives? The best way to accomplish any goal is by having a plan. These fitness tech gadgets will help you stick to that plan.
Smart Gym Equipment
Probably the most exciting innovation in fitness technology has got to be the creation of smart gym equipment. With the rise of products like the Peloton Bike, we’re predicting that there will be an increase of smart gym equipment in the future. Though pricey, the Peloton delivers a fantastic (and for some) futuristic workout experience. Following along with a class on the screen or join in on a virtual class. You can compete with people around the world who are also in the class.
Another incredible new gadget is the Mirror, which is great for workouts like yoga, Pilates, bodyweight. This device is very sleek, since when you’re not using the Mirror it simply looks like an elegant mirror. While using it, an overlay of information is displayed, including workout classes that you can join virtually from home.
Many people have decided to toss out their scale altogether, but before you do that, maybe consider replacing it with a smart scale. A smart scale can provide a full picture of your health, rather than just one number. These scales measure you weight, body fat, as well as other metrics that will help give you a better understanding of where you stand and how to plan to get to your goals.
Fitness trackers may not be new technology, but they’ve certainly come a long way since the early days. They can keep track of your resting heart rate, your active heart rate, your levels of activity, weight fluctuations, and your calorie intake. Of course, they also track how many steps you take, which is what popularized them in the first place.
Heart Rate Monitors
If you’re ready to be serious about working out, a heart rate monitor is a must. They come either as chest straps or watch-style gadgets and they monitor your pulse as you exercise. This will help you track how hard you are pushing yourself during your workout and how long you’re staying in the zone.