15 Clever Fitness Gadgets That Actually Work

In a moment that's sure to go down in muscle-head history, the fitness and nerd worlds finally share some common ground! Thanks to the accessibility of modern technology, there are some tiny, yet powerful, gadgets out there that can help you optimize and monitor your fitness and activity levels, driving you to push your physical boundaries and get in pristine shape.

Fitness freaks get a chance to nerd out, and geeks can get their fitness on. A little more balance for everyone.

Before you scoff at the very idea of geeking out on muscle, take a hard look at this list of nerdy gadgets for improving your strength, physical activity, vigor, and overall fitness levels. Rawr!

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Adidas miCoach Pacer

Awesome pedometer that syncs with your MP3 player, measures your heart rate, speed, distance, stride, rate and calories burned. Push it on at any time to hear real-time audible reports.

$40.00
amazon.com
  • 38 bought
  • 492 views

HAPIfork Bluetooth-Enabled Smart Fork

A smart fork that coaches you into healthier eating habits. Pair it with your smartphone to track your eating habits over time.

$85.82
amazon.com
  • 47 bought
  • 525 views

iHealth HS5 Wireless Digital Body Fat Weight Scale

This weight scale measures weight, muscle mass, BMI, body fat, bone mass, body water, DCI, and more, all through syncing with your iPhone, iPad or iPod.

$99.99
amazon.com
  • 30 bought
  • 445 views

Misfit Shine Activity Monitor

Set your goals with the Shine App, then tap shine to see your progress. No cables, buttons or recharging.

  • Automatic monitoring of light and deep sleep cycles
  • No charging ever, replaceable battery lasts up to 6 months
  • Crafted from aircraft grade aluminum
$45.00
amazon.com
  • 64 bought
  • 726 views

Fitbug ORB Activity Tracker

Tracks your activity day and night, including steps, distance, calories burned and sleep, sends all data to your smartphone or tablet at the click of a button.

$38.00
amazon.com
  • 52 bought
  • 368 views

Garmin Vivofit Fitness Band And Heart Rate Monitor

This activity tracker is a pedometer and calorie counter, and can also be a heart-rate monitor. It also assigns you daily goals, to help you reach your fitness levels.

$118.99
amazon.com
  • 66 bought
  • 855 views

Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer, Black: Health & Personal Care

This scale can measure your body fat as well as take your heart rate. It will automatically upload your measurements to your iOS or android device.

$129.99
amazon.com
  • 33 bought
  • 369 views

Nike + Sportswatch GPS

This sportswatch also has GPS tracking, takes spilts and reminds you to run.

$132.00
amazon.com
  • 39 bought
  • 397 views

Jabra SPORT Wireless+ Bluetooth Headphones

These Jabra SPORT Wireless+ earphones connect to your phone or MP3 player via Bluetooth, so no more tangled gym wires! Plus, they are water resistant and durable enough for even the sweatiest workout.

$39.99
amazon.com
  • 56 bought
  • 892 views

The Smart Pedometer
This smart activity tracker uploads your data to a paired smartphone, so you are able to track your steps, distance, pace, length of a workout, fat and calories burned and so much more!
$49.95
hammacher.com
  • 49 bought
  • 358 views
Wellness Monitor
This monitor automatically tracks your daily movements and sleep cycles, to help you determine if you are getting enough exercise and sleep. This sensor fits into the included wristband, which you can then upload via Bluetooth to your computer or smartphone.
$99.95
hammacher.com
  • 54 bought
  • 291 views
Moov - The Wearable Coach You Never Knew You Needed

At Faveable, we love our fitness trackers. Fitbit is arguably our fave in this category, and you can read about it here. Today, however, we’re looking at Moov, a new breed of fitness tracking technology.

$49.95
amazon.com
  • 17 bought
  • 417 views
Polar Loop Activity Monitor

This activity monitor shows how active you've been during the date, by tracking your daily activities at different intensity levels. Also monitors your heart rate, counts steps taken during the day, calorie counter, stores all daily activity so you can easily analyze your physical activity.

$55.99
amazon.com
  • 52 bought
  • 319 views

Fitbit Fit Aria WiFi Smart Scale

Monitoring your weight is a drag, no matter what side of your perfect weight you're at. 

  • Accurately tracks BMI
  • Upload your stats automatically
  • Easy to set-up 
$119.00
amazon.com
  • 55 bought
  • 1116 views

Editor's Choice
Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband

"Livestrong" band meets fitness tracker with this bad boy. The battery lasts for up to 7 days at a time, and the Web experience is top-notch. While not as versatile as the Fitbit One, this fitness tracker is much less visible and much more comfortable.  You can even find it in multiple colors, and it looks great!

  • Equipped with resistant, highly sensitive motion trackers
  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes.
  • App compatible with iOS and Android smartphones/tablets
  • Monitors your sleep and wakes you up with a silent alarm.
$77.59
amazon.com
  • 129 bought
  • 970 views

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15 Clever Fitness Gadgets That Actually Work

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Editor: Health & Active, Fashion & Grooming, Food & Drink

Jamie’s sweet enough to be the girl next door, but with wickedly indescribable edge. She’s smart. She’s sexy. And she knows what men like. Jamie understands what makes a man desirable and also has an eye for the gadgets and gear that discerning gentlemen need.

She’s on her way to a Bachelor’s degree in business and marketing from California State – Fullerton. Jamie spent a few gap years volunteering in Mexico and Brazil first and honing her operational management skills.

She loves her hiking sticks, yoga mat, the smell of a book, cowboy boots and heavy weights. Orange County, California may be where Jamie lives but home is wherever her passport and carry-on travel bag take her.

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