Summer is just around the corner and it’s about getting serious about trying to lose some weight and get fit. We propose 17 gadgets, accessories, apps and services where technology can help you achieve it.
Latest technology machines and devices
There are those who need technology, lights or sensors to motivate themselves when it comes to sports. Luckily for them, the offer has no end. We have selected some of the most complete and best gadgets, gadgets and technology to make sport in a very technological way.
Roller with route simulator
In winter/hamattan there are sports that cost more to do. Cycling has an ally in spinning or roller use. Bkool Go is an advanced model where the best is its simulator associated with routes, pikes between users and much information if you have the right sensors. The roller costs 345 dollars but the simulator is by subscription separately.
Running shoe sensor
For just over 60 dollars you can have a bluetooth sensor that, placed in any of your running shoes, indicates cadence, distance or stride. It works with several running applications but is ideal for use with Polar’s own, where we can see the evolution and improve the career technique.
Fitbit High HR
A quantitative bracelet discreet to the eyes but with a software and sensors of the most complete of the market if you do not intend a serious training. The new model measures steps, calories and pulsations, in addition to quantifying the dream. It costs 150 dollars.
Stairs to carry from side to side
The step exercise carried to its maximum expression. This Excite Climb includes sensors and immersive contents so that climbing stairs, literal, is an exercise of the most complete and nothing monotonous. It has Wifi, bluetooth and our progress is stored online. It costs 3200 dollars.
BH EVO Cross Lite Bike
Up to 85 kilometers of autonomy offers cyclists who want an off-road model, with clear cyclotourist touch, the BH EVO Cross Lite electric bicycle model , which features an Evo 350 W Thru Axle engine. The price of this model is 2,000 dollars.
Music while we swim
If you practice swimming in both saltwater and sweet but do not dare with a specific player, the Sony Walkman NWWS413 is waterproof even from the sea, has internal memory of 4 GB to store your favorite music for training and offers a range of up to 12 hours. It costs 98 dollars.
Apple Watch Nike
The version of Apple Watch ( 388 dollars ) in collaboration with Nike unites sports with something that not many day-to-day quantifiers can boast: water resistance to submerge even in swimming. It goes far beyond mere motivation for the athlete. The value of Apple Watch is more on the software side and the variety of applications to control what we eat or how we sleep.
Philips ShoqBox Speaker
An essential when we want the music to accompany us and not individually is the bluetooth speaker. The functional group training sessions in the park are more enjoyable, and one option is the Philips ShoqBox, with bass boost, LED lights, submersible and internal rechargeable battery. It will cost you 40 dollars.
A complete on-board computer for those who are cycling and want to know the data in real time of cadence, speed or distance with total accuracy. Also it is supported in the GPS for localization and we can send the data to own device or via bluetooth to the application for smartphone. The ToPeak Panocomputer costs 110 dollars.
An action camera serves to review your best feats or motivate you to go further. Although there are models for less than 130 dollars, our choice if you have budget would be the VIRB Ultra 30, model that includes voice control, integrated sensors to automatically add data to videos, three axis stabilization and 4K video recording. It costs 388 dollars.
A bicycle helmet that allows by means of bone transmission and a microphone with cancellation of noise, to listen music and to communicate with hands free of safe form. The gestures of the head allow to advance of track also. The LINX Smart Cycling Helmet Chorus is priced at $ 200 and includes remote control that we can place on the handlebar and application for Android or iOS.
Just the opposite of the previous sports watches. Here Garmin has created a complete product that will satisfy those who measure distance and parameters of their training (it has an assistant that helps us) is key when talking about sport. The Forerunner 935 includes GPS, altimeter, barometer, compass, heart rate sensor and we can link it with many more wirelessly. Perfect for multi-sportsmen. It costs 649.99$.
You have models from just 45 euros, like Xiaomi, but our recommendation would be the WiFi Withings Body Cardio scales for both the software behind it and the amount of information it provides, including heart rate and PWV – Pulse Wave Velocity, Recognized as an indicator of our cardiovascular health. Of course, it is not cheap: 170 dollars.
Music is an inseparable part for many users when it comes to sports. If you are going to use them intensively and you care about sound quality, you should make a long-term investment such as the JayBird X3, bluetooth models and thought almost exclusively to play sports with them. They have 8 hours of autonomy and a price of 121 dollars.
Applications and services to complement
Not only devices live the quantification and motivation to get us moving, eat well or improve our health. There is a universe of services and applications that you can take advantage of. These are just some examples.
Shape Up Game
Gamification when it comes to sports is what the Shape Up game offers for the XBox One. Stand in front of the TV to complete intensive training challenges or long-term plans to develop certain aspects like you’re in a game. The title costs 44.99$ but the attractive thing is to buy subscriptions or even a personal trainer. And compete with friends.
Health apps and quantification of what we eat for iOS and Android more complete and with better links with other applications. MyFitnessPal has excellent synchronization between apps and the web, and the food and food database with the calories is quite complete. It is free.
The variety of applications that act as guides and virtual trainer for fitness and personal trainings is already overwhelmed. One of the first and most complete is 8Fit, which gives advice for a balanced diet and poses guided training. If you are thinking exclusively of intensive training,
try 7 Minute Workout.
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