2012 Fitness Gadget Holiday Gift Guide
Maintaining a healthy fitness routine is vital to one’s health. In a world full of distractions and comfy chairs, finding the motivation to get up and workout is difficult. Even consistent exercise requires details in order to steadily increase the intensity of a workout and benefit the body. Looking for an easier way to keep track of this information? I have compiled a list of three devices that make regular fitness far easier.
Tracking your exercise progress is vital for both motivational as well as informational purposes. The FitBit One is a device that will track activities such as steps taken, hours slept, calories burned, and much more. All of this data is synced to the FitBit web interface and can be sent directly to your smartphone so you can track your progress regardless of where you are or what you’re doing.
At just $99, the FitBit One is a cost-efficient method of tracking exercise progress and is a great assistant for any fitness related goal.
Self discipline is an important aspect of any fitness goal. Those who need a little help along the way may want to tryout the Jawbone UP. This device provides you with detailed statistic on your physical activity throughout the day as well as serves as an automated personal trainer. For example, if the Jawbone UP detects that you are resting too often during the day, it will alert you.
The Jawbone UP will set you back $129 but is completely worth it in my opinion. If you know of a friend or family member who is attempting to set fitness goals for themselves, the Jawbone UP makes an excellent stocking stuffer.
Many devices provide statistics after a workout. While this useful, monitoring the status of the body during a workout is essential. The Basis Band will monitor the wearer’s heart rate, temperature, galvanic skin response, and much more. When possible, the Basis Band will upload this information to the cloud.
The Basis Band is $199 and is the perfect device to help users achieve high fitness expectations.
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