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!
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 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.
"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.
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