We live in a world in which technology has become an integral part of our lives and wearing various gadgets is a new social trend. A lot of these are useful since they can help you monitor your activities and here are the most innovative wearables and health/fitness gadgets of 2017.
JBL UA Sport Wireless Heart Rate Headphones
Under Armor joined forces with audio experts JBL to produce a pair of Bluetooth earphones that come with a heart rate monitor and they managed to pull this off. Even though, this is not the most authentic idea, considering that Bose and Jabra have also produced this kind of headphones, Under Armor and JBL did the job perfectly.
These headphones can be connected to free Record platform which will help you keep track of your workout and know all the details about it. This app also provides audio updates for distance, pace, heart rate and heart-rate zones which will help you be better than the last time you exercised. It is totally worth it to pay extra money (£169,99) because these buds will stay in your ear no matter what you do.
Wahoo Fitness ELEMENT
Wahoo Fitness ELEMENT is available for £249.99, and it is aimed at cyclists. This device comes with the GPS, it sits on your handlebars, and you don’t need your phone to use it. Moreover, it is equipped with Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ dual-band technology which is combined with heart rate monitors and numerous sensors. You can set up data fields, customize different profiles, track performance or share ride data via a free companion app.
Coros Smart Bicycle Helmet
For only £160, you can get the best bicycle helmet ever produced – the Coros smart helmet. This helmet is special because it incorporates bone-conducting earphones and you will no longer risk your life riding with earpieces and blocking the background sounds. Furthermore, it also tracks your mileage, and in case you have an accident, your loved one will receive a message that will be automatically sent. It is all about safety.
Zepp is a digital sports training device that costs £99.99. The interesting thing about Zepp is that it’s attached to the instrument you are holding, and you do not wear it yourself. The sensors are designed to record stats in whatever game you are playing, which means that if you are playing soccer, it will track kicks, sprints, distance and top speed to name a few.
The auto-clip tech is integrated into Zepp, and you will get 10-second video highlights to see how you did on the field. You can use Zepp for tennis rackets, golf clubs, baseball bats and footballs to get stats only professional players know.
Tom Tom Spark 3
The fitness tracker called Tom Tom Spark 3 comes with GPS, heart rate monitor and timing tools and it is an ideal gadget if you don’t have enough money for Apple Watch since it costs £119.99. It is a great replacement for a smartphone, and it is designed for cyclists, runners and those in the gym, as they can see the total time of the workout, distance and calories burned. What makes the Spark 3 innovative is that storage for songs is built in, while it uses Bluetooth to sync to wireless earphones, allowing you to workout freely without your phone.
Myontec Mbody Connected Shorts
Would you give £700 for a pair of gym shorts? This much cash may be a substantial amount of money for a pair of clothing like this one, but according to Myontec it is “the most comprehensive and advanced training system available.” Please be aware that Mbody is perfect for cyclists and triathletes since it collects combined muscle load together with heart rate data such as cadence, speed, and distance, all of that using the MCell Smart measuring technology.
The Mbody shorts can be connected, via Bluetooth, to the Mbody Live app on your mobile devices, which will help you keep track of your vitals. They are available for iOS and Android devices, and you won’t even know that you are wearing them since they are made of 3D elastic compression textile by Carvico Revolutional.
Apple Watch Series 2
This list cannot do without the Apple Watch Series 2 which is the most popular wearable in the market at this moment. It is arguably one of the best fitness trackers out there considering that it is waterproof up to 50 meters, which means that you can go swimming with it and record data. In addition, the GPS is an integral part of it, whereas the display brightness has been improved compared to the one on the Series 1. The Apple Watch has so many features that it will motivate you to go working out.