Technology gets smarter (and smaller) every year. The same goes for fitness gadgets. While you can easily find an app for your smartphone that tracks how many calories you consume and fitness routine, it can be more difficult to choose a fitness gadget to integrate into your life. With that in mind, you should check out these top 5 fitness gadgets that can optimize your workouts and help you maintain a healthy diet.
The Lumo Run is a lightweight, clip-on sensor you attach to your activewear. The sensor not only tracks your workout routine but also provides an analysis of your form. This fitness gadget uses sports biochemical research to measure your braking speed, bounce, pelvic rotation, and pelvic drop to determine how you can improve your form and get the most out of your workout. While you do not have to bring your phone along to make the gadget work, your phone can provide instant, audio feedback of your pace and distance. You can step it up a notch and purchase Lumo’s activewear which comes with the sensor built in.
The FitBit Blaze is an all purpose fitness gadget that tracks your vital signs, fitness regimen, and sleep cycle. This well-known smartwatch uses the SmartTrack feature which automatically records your exercises so you do not have to log activities yourself. You can set weekly or monthly goals and receive summaries on your progress. You will also be able to control your music app on your phone right on the watch. The gadget also provides workout lessons and breathing exercise to make sure you are performing at your best. This fitness gadget is also sleek and stylish. You can alternate the band, frame, and clock face to match any style.
One of the hardest parts of dieting is portion control. The HAPIfork is an Bluetooth-enabled, electronic fork with a built-in sensor that notifies you when you are eating too fast or too much. When the fork detects fast eating, it sends out vibrations to clue you in and get you to slow down. While it cannot detect the fat or sugar content of your food, it will track how long it takes you to eat your meal, the interval between bites, and how many bites you take per minute. This fitness gadget works in conjunction with the HAPI app to track your data and improve your eating habits.
SITU Smart Food Scale
This food scale is smart but easy to use. You place the food on the scale, and it sends the weight, calories, and nutritional information straight to your iPhone or iPad. The convenient search function and large food database allows you to track entire meals in addition to individual ingredients. Weather you want to cut out refined sugar or just cut down on fat, this scale will help you set, track, and meet your nutritional goals.
SmartMat Yoga Mat
The SmartMat Yoga Mat is in interactive mat that will help you become the ultimate yogi master. The mat contains sensors that will detect when your body is out of alignment and send feedback on your poses straight to your smartphone or device. This fitness gadget is completely personalized and calibrated to your individual body shape and size. The first time you use your SmartMat it will take you through a set of poses to get to know your body and any limitations. The mat is rated to withstand heat up to 110F and is water resistant. This gadget is currently only available for preorder.
Fitness gadgets can provide the motivation you need to get off the couch or boost a stale workout routine. All of these fitness gadgets are easy to fit into your daily routine. These gadgets also come with social networking capabilities to allow you to connect with other fitness enthusiast and ensure accountability. Their unique features are easy to use and accessible to fitness buffs at any level.