Fitness tech to upgrade your gym experience
If you thought fitness watches were cool, you ain't seen nothing yet. Here’s our list of impressive fitness tech that can help you hack your workouts for better performance.
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Polar heart rate monitor
An oldie but definitely a goodie, if you're going to invest in any piece of fitness tech, make it a heart rate monitor. We recommend the Polar H9. It connects to various devices via Bluetooth and is compatible with other fitness apps.
If you aren’t a fan of a chest strap, you could try the Polar OH1, which is an armband instead.
The Oura Ring analyses your sleep, automatically begins tracking when you start exercising and will even detect when you're unwell or stressed based on body signals.
There’s so much we could say about the benefits of this piece of fitness tech, but that would take up an entire post in itself.
Pop these into the soles of your shoes before your workout, and you'll come away with data regarding your step length, cadence, foot strike, balance and more. If the treadmill is one of your favourite pieces of gym equipment, then this is more certainly for you.
Tangram skipping rope
Skipping is a highly effective and playful way to increase stamina, improve cardiovascular health, and is an impressive calorie burner. The Tangram skipping rope has 23 LEDs and magnetics senators to track your calorie burn in real-time and log it for review.
If knots or cramps impact the quality of your workout, or you just want to take care of your body post-exercise, then this massager is for you. There's a range of Theragum fitness tech products, but we've opted for the mini version because it's easy to slip into your gym bag as you head out the door.
This product also comes with an app that can help you take your recovery to the next level, meaning you can get back to the gym quickly.
Larq water bottle
We're huge believers in hydration. Water keeps us alive and is extremely beneficial to your workout routine. We also appreciate how frustrating it is to try and clean water bottles, especially those that aren't dishwasher safe.
That's where a Larq water bottle comes in. Not only does it self-clean, but it also purifies your water, getting rid of bacteria, contaminants, viruses and 99.99% of e. coli.
It's also super lightweight, so it won't weigh down your gym bag.
Prevayl smart clothing
The patented lightweight sensors within the clothing gather biometric data to provide incredible insights into your workout performance and health via the app. You can use the clothing to organise your sessions and rest and recovery periods to hack your performance and prevent overexertion.
They don't just look smart; they are smart! Prevayl clothing takes clinical-grade ECG recordings, measures your cardio training zones and your breathing rate to help you track and improve your performance. Add this piece of fitness tech to your wishlist!
If you're interested in keeping track of your metabolism, Lumen is for you. By breathing into it, you'll get measurements of your CO2 concentration, which will tell you if your body is burning carbohydrates or fat.
It even goes a step further and will provide nutrition advice based on the results. This is the perfect fitness tech if you’re following a keto or low-carb diet.
Jaybird vista 2
Music compliments exercise exceptionally well, so we couldn't finish our list of top fitness tech without mentioning earphones. If you are in the market for a new pair of earphones, we recommend the Jaybird Vista 2.
Even with a fierce exercise session, they won't fall out, and the noise-cancelling feature makes these a fantastic option. They are also sweatproof and come with a 24-hour battery.
Core meditation trainer
Your workout shouldn't end when you leave the gym. Instead, exercise should be part of a well-rounded health and wellbeing regime, and the Core Mediation Trainer can help with that.
You can enjoy guided breath training, meditations and soundscapes when connected to the app. The device uses vibrations to help keep you centred, and the biosensors will provide a complete report on your heart rate variability and your body's physical response.
Whatever your favourite workout, be it cardio, strength training or even a fitness class, you’ll find numerous pieces of fitness tech in this list to level up your gym sessions.
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