20 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!
This is an interesting-looking fitness tracker that serves as both a watch and your newest fitness buddy. Not only is it fully waterproof, but it's also versatile in how you wear it. Set your goals with the Shine App, then tap shine to see your progress. No cables, buttons or recharging. Strong and wearable, you can track fitness activities while wearing this anywhere. It may not offer as much data as some of the other devices on this list, but it's the only one you can wear while swimming. Plus, it's got a 4-month battery life!
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.
Monitoring your weight is a drag, no matter what side of your perfect weight you're at. With this scale you might be encouraged to shed some pounds. After all, gadgets make everything a little more fun.
Nike+ FuelBand SE tracks the intensity of your training sessions. It can count your steps and even gives you the time. Designed with all the durability, elegance, and functionality of Nike+ products, this bad boy is made to look great and work like a dream. The tracker keeps you appraised of steps, time, calories burned in your workout, and more. It's one of the most user-friendly fitness trackers around; it's not higher on the list because it doesn't auto-detect activities, record stairs climbed, monitor heart rate, or track distance.
"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. Tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes. Also monitors your sleep and wakes you up with a silent alarm. You can even find it in multiple colors, and it looks great!
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