Nowadays, more and more people are choosing a healthy lifestyle, taking care of themselves and their well-being. Gyms have become not only centers where you can practice sports, but also where you can meet up with groups of people you share common interests with. Whether it’s a zumba lesson or a workout, in these moments we need many accessories to take with us to the gym.
Losing weight, or simply staying fit, is possible with almost any sports activity, from the simplest such as running and walking, to the most complex ones that consist of targeted workouts.
It is increasingly difficult to keep fit today when everything is just a click away, on your phone or computer, and country walks are only a distant memory. Technology is becoming more important in these cases, with gadgets and accessories with unique designs, that in addition to being functional, help us to carry out our work outs and allow us to show off trendy accessories in harmony with our look.
We have changed the way we live and approach the world thanks to technology. Yet technology itself could help us regain control of our body and get back in shape. Here are 10 hi-tech gadgets to stay fit.
You can choose among numerous fitness trackers on the market, often integrated into the smartwatches.
These not only keep track of our training, pace, distance traveled and calories burned, but they also monitor our vital functions, analyzing the heart rate. If we browse through the various devices we will undoubtedly find the one that best suits our needs.
You can find many headphones on the market designed specifically for training sessions. They are resistant to water, dust, sand and can be worn comfortably.
In order not to hinder training, they have an ergonomic design and are so light they make us forget we are wearing them. Furthermore, they are indispensable if we are training under the direction of a virtual coach.
All these devices, however, need to be integrated with specific applications for the phone. Many apps, in fact, perform the same functions as fitness trackers, such as the most famous one, Runtastic.
Let’s take a look at the world of video games, because with the Nintendo Wii console, for the first time, the world of fitness has become part of the video gaming world.
In particular, the Wii Fit, complete with a balance board, has become a valid coach who have led many through the world of fitness, yoga and various sports, with over 60 different activities to stay fit, measuring progress.
Sometimes to stay fit we also need to use some additional gadgets. For example, skipping rope is a valid calorie-burning workout.
But how do we measure the entire training session? Sport Jump are intelligent ropes that send the recorded data directly to our smartphone so as to check that the training is delivering the desired results.
Staying in the world of Wii Fit, we can integrate the training done with it with various additional accessories. Like the RiiFlex, there are dumbbells in which you can place the controllers that will allow to add a couple of kilos to the usual workout.
Of all the fitness trackers, one of the most used is FitBit, perhaps because it was first of its kind, or perhaps because being the most used has enabled it to be one of the most complete.
FitBit tracks training sessions, physical conditions, hours of sleep, calculating whether our daily habits are correct or not.
For those that prefer to stay in shape by jogging and hiking, the shoe sensors are the best of the wearable fitness trackers.
As far as the distance traveled, the cadence and the steps taken, these are the most precise sensors ever.
If our passion and the preferred way to stay fit, be in mind or body, is yoga, the smart mat is what we need.
It is an intelligent and interactive yoga mat that will accompany us throughout the training session. Initially, it will indicate the positions assumed and correct us, if they are wrong and, in the end, it will draw conclusions on the work out, indicating our strengths and things to improve.
Garmin Varia Vision
Finally, virtual reality was also certain to arrive in the world of fitness. A prime example of how these two worlds can coexist is Garmin Varia Vision, which is a virtual reality designed specifically for cyclists.
The viewer is mounted directly on the glasses and indicates the speed, distance, travel time, direction, as well as the approach of vehicles. All of this information will appear directly on the lens of the glasses.