Bring your workouts into the 21st century with the help of these new tech gadgets to help you get fit this New Year:
Stylish and handy, the Fitbit Flex is ready to cater to a number of your fitness needs. This baby syncs wirelessly to your phone, counts your steps, distance and calories burned, and monitors your sleep. And if you’re having trouble setting goals for yourself, don’t worry. The Fitbit Flex will come to your rescue and help you set those hard-to-reach challenges with complimentary online and mobile tools. It also comes in a variety of colors to fit every personality.
If you’re in search of new headphones and a fitness buddy, this new gadget is just for you. Sure, you can blast your music with these guys while they also gauge heart rate with a sensor embedded in the right ear bud. Cool huh? You also have your own personal voice coach by your side while you run telling you when you’re sailing—or slacking. A free app is also offered to help track your runs with a GPS.
Having to carry around your smart phone when you’re working out can be a hassle. Not anymore! Opt to Galaxy Gear watch that allows you to use fitness apps like RunKeeper and MapMyRun. It also, like a smart phone, takes texts and calls all from the comfort of your wrist.
Xbox Fitness Kinect HD
No longer is Xbox just a place to get your gaming on. With Xbox Fitness Kinect you can “experience the world’s best workouts with instant, personalized feedback, right in your home.” Kinect’s HD infrared camera puts your silhouette next to A-list trainers like Jillian, Tracy, Shaun T! It also has a sensor to evaluate your form, pace and even track your heart rate by monitoring fluctuations in your face, so you know how many calories you’re burning.
Smart Body Analyzer
So most of the time we prefer to stay away from the scale, but not anymore. With the new Smart Body Analyzer from Withings, you can hold yourself accountable. Called “the one-stop health tracking scale,” it’s one souped up device that will tell you your weight, BMI and resting heart rate. And if you’re brave enough, you can automatically set it to tweet or Facebook those stats from your smart phone. A little more motivation for ya this New Year!
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