Whether you’ve got a holiday looming and need to get that beach body in tact or you’re running a marathon for your charity, fitness gadgets can really help motivate you and help you get the best work out.
‘A healthy lifestyle leads to a healthy mind’ with research showing that 30 minutes of moderate active a day can be a great way to stay healthy. Fitness gadgets can help you lose weight, maintain aerobic fitness or increase your overall speed, check out these we’ve found below…
This is by far one of my favourite products of the market at the moment. The Nike FuelBand is an accelerometer worn on the wrist that tracks your activity levels throughout the day. Its gorgeous yet simplistic design sets itself above its competitors like the Fitbit One, a must have for you fashion conscious out there. With the touch of one button you can get key metrics like number of steps taken, calories burned, and the time – with a full charge lasting roughly a week. There’s no GPS to track runs, but it can be synced with the Nike+ Running app for iPhone
If there was an award for the simplest MP3 player, this little beauty from Apple would be crowned champion. When you’re running you don’t want to be faffing around with big touch screens, and this is where the iPod shuffle works so well, with only 5 functions and a nifty little clip to attach to your clothing, it’s a must have for all fitness folk out there. The 2GB drive holds around 250 tracks with a full charge lasting around 15 hours. It comes in a cute range of colours to suit any personality.
This is the latest in running shoe technology, having used insights from some of the world’s best marathon runners to create an almost seamless knitted upper and dynamic flywire for targeted support and optimal breathability. They are ultra-lightweight coming in at just 226g (UK Size 8) and feel almost like a second skin due to the snug fit. The perfect shoe, for the perfect run.
A great way to increase your fitness is to swap your commute for a relaxed jog into work, this lightweight, waterproof backpack has plenty of room for water hydration system, an MP3 player and most importantly a fresh set of clothes for that gruelling board meeting.
We’ve all faced the common problem of our earphones falling out whilst running, music is a vital motivator and any disruptions can throw you right off track. Sennheiser have developed a nifty set of earphones that incorporate a neckband especially for runners. They are sweat and water-resistant – and can even be washed to a certain extent. Crucially, there’s a cable clip to attach to your clothes, and an in-line remote control that operates volume and allows you answer phone calls on the move.
So there we have it, the top in tech available to help you on the way to fitness greatness! Be sure to check out our running guides to help motivate you for race day!