If you love working out, you probably have thought about purchasing or have purchased some type of fitness gadget. These great items can provide useful information regarding a workout, a source of musical inspiration and heart pumping beats or even an innovative new way to challenge your body. This simplified list provides some of the best fitness gadgets out there and what makes them worth taking a look at.
1. Nike + Sportband
The Nike+ Sportband can “talk” with a sensor in your sneaker to give you all the details (time, pace, distance) about your run, and will even automatically upload the information to Nike’s training site so you can track your workouts.
2. Wi-Fi Body Scale
The Wi-Fi Body Scale won’t just tell you your weight, it’ll share it. The scale has a built-in wireless connection that it uses to send your weight and body fat information straight to your iPhone, your web page, and even Twitter.
3. Phillips Activa Music Player
The Philips Activa music player has a unique feature called ‘TempoMusic,’ which analyzes your music library to later match songs to your aerobic intensity. Activa can help Sonus Complete keep you motivated by shouting out feedback on your progress in addition to words of encouragement while automatically selecting the appropriate music to match the pace of your workout or give you a boost when needed.
4. Body Bugg
The bodybugg calorie management system is a proven solution in weight loss management. The bodybugg system works by keeping an accurate daily record of calories consumed vs. burned making it easier to stay informed, make decisions and more effectively manage your weight.
5. Wii Fit
Get in shape by playing a game and having fun, the Wii Fit gets you up off the couch and moving. Choose from a variety of sports games, workouts, and much more.
6. Polar Strapless heart rate monitor
Get an accurate heart rate reading by simply touching the polar wrist watch. Your current heart rate will be displayed without the use of a chest strap.
7. Motorola Wireless Sweat proof Headsets
Whether at the gym or outside, listen to your favorite music without the hassle of tangled wires or headphones that fall out of your ears.
8. Select Tech Adjustable Dumbbells
A home gym with just two dumbbells, perform a multitude of exercises with the use of Select Tech dumbbells that adjust from 5 to 52.5 pounds. These dumbbells can be adjusted in increments of 2.5 pounds.
9. UGI Ball
As a cross between a beanbag, a weighted medicine ball and a stress ball, the Ugi ball is the latest fitness ball. At 15 inches in diameter, it’s a great add-on to home workouts. Plus, its attractive design means you don’t have to hide it in the closet when you’re done. Use it for warm-ups, cardio, strength training (it’s available from six to 12 pounds) and flexibility.