For those who are trying to get into shape, they may try a variety of different activities. Many people struggle to lose weight and get into shape. Finding the right fitness gadgets may be all that is necessary to help someone reach the success they desire.
You may think of pedometers when you think of fitness gadgets. With the technology of today, however, there is so much more these gadgets can do other than keep track of your steps. The devices available today can be put into a pocket, worn like a bracelet or worn around the neck.
1. Fitbit Ultra helps monitor your physical activity. Not only does it track the number of steps you take each day, it also keeps track of how many calories you burn. It will even help you track how much relaxing sleep you get each night. Included with the Fitbit Ultra is a website account that synchronizes with the device as well as being compatible with other mobile applications. If you use more than one physical activity, the Fitbit Ultra will work well for you. This device runs just under $100.
2. The Basis Band, which is worn like a wristwatch, measures a number of things. These include your temperature, galvanic skin response and heart rate. You can upload the information to “the cloud” so you can have access to your data – calories burned, temperature, hours slept and others – from any computer. Since you know gathering data is not enough, the Basis gives you insight into your daily activities so you can see how what you do affects your health and wellness. The device costs approximately $200.
3. The Motorola MotoActv, which costs $250, is perfect for athletes such as runners. This device is GPS-enabled as well as being an 8-gigabyte MP3 player. You can learn how the music you listen to affects your run by charting your stride per minute changes based by song. The display screen shows the number steps you have taken during your workout, how many calories you burn each day and the date. It is easy to set and includes application for both PC and Mac.
4. Valencell’s PerformTek ear buds, which have not been released yet, are a highly anticipated. Unlike other fitness gadgets that attach to the arm or chest, the Valencell ear buds track breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, distance traveled, steps taken and much more all while providing you with music for your workout because it connects with standard MP3 players.
5. The Striiv gadget is similar to a pedometer but is so much more. In fact, it is being described as a pocket-sized personal trainer. Rather than simply measuring how many steps or strides you take, the Striiv encourages you to keep going in your workout by providing challenges and playing games during the workout. The cost for US residents is $99.
If you are in the process of slimming down, use one of these fitness gadgets. These devices will help you understand how your habits and exercise affects your overall health. Find the one that appeals to you and will help you keep your fitness goals.