Now more than ever, high-tech fitness gadgets make it easier to track, entertain, and motivate us on our journey to better health. The newest inventions allow us to easily integrate and keep track of our health and fitness daily. With so many new inventions in technology, finding the perfect gadget to fit your needs is now easier than ever!
‘UP’ App by Jawbone
The ‘UP Band’ and ‘UP’ App by Jawbone is the top gadget on our list! It will change your life–we’re not kidding! To help you receive the optimal amount of exercise, the wristband and app track your total number of steps, calories burned, distance, pace, and intensity levels. Not only that, but it provides a GPS route! Here’s another cool feature, the UP Band tracks when you are active and inactive. You can program your wristband to vibrate when you’ve been inactive for a selected period of time to remind you to get up and move! Even while you’re sleeping, the UP Band is working. Set it to ‘sleep mode’ to track how many hours of sleep you receive each night. The device keeps tabs on when you’re in a deep sleep versus light sleep and your overall sleep quality. That’s not all, download the ‘UP’ iPhone app to keep track of your meals. Did we mention the sleek design is available in 7 stylish colors? The Up Band is priced at $99.00 and is available at Jawbone.com/UP.
For many of us, playing music is essential when working out. The Motorola MOTOACTV is a GPS, workout tracker, and MP3 player all rolled into one watch! It provides detailed reports of a workout by recording time, speed, distance, calories burned, and even heart rate. Not only does it store your music, but it keeps track of certain songs that make you work out the hardest. With this information, it builds a personal playlist to motivate you! This is perfect for those who need a little push and motivation when working out. With a price tag of $250 for 8GB, this gizmo can take your workouts to another level!
Withings WiFi Body Scale
Scales are now more advanced than ever. The Withings WiFi Body Scale tracks your weight, body mass index, total pounds of body fat, and lean muscle mass. Every time you step on the scale, the information is wirelessly sent to your phone, computer, or tablet. All of the information is recorded into a bar graph to track your progress. You’re even able to share the information with your personal trainer, doctor, or anyone you want to brag to! Although it’s a bit on the pricey side at $160, it tracks up to 8 different people and is an essential tool to help you stay on track with your fitness routine and healthy eating.
Before embarking on your fitness journey, we recommend consulting your physician. With a little motivation, sweat, and help from these high-performance gadgets, you’ll be on your way to a happier, healthier, YOU!