While wrestling with a box of tangled up Christmas lights can quickly descend into a vigorous workout all on its own, it can be easy to lose track of your fitness goals over the festive period. We’re all prone to overindulging when it comes to food and drink (guilty as charged), but that doesn’t mean your quest to be healthy has to come to an end.
With the right fitness tech, you can give your friends and family a greater chance of success in the New Year and beyond. Whether it’s to provide motivation to workout, improve performance, or help promote an overall better quality of life, these top pieces of fitness tech are sure to guarantee lots of Christmas cheer.
With a punchy, bright screen, sleek design and impressive range of fitness-focused features, the Fitbit Versa is one of the best smartwatches available. Not only will it sync with your phone to receive text messages and alert you of any calls, but you can choose from over 15 exercises, monitor your heart rate, sleep patterns and access all the stat-tracking tools you’ve come to expect from the company who kickstarted the wearable technology craze back in 2013.
If you own an iPhone (and quite a few of you do) the Apple Watch Series 4 is an attractive and effective fitness tracker. It also boasts a number of exclusive features that you’ll only find with Apple Health. The Series 4 builds upon the successful foundations of the Series 3, adding swim-tracking into the mix, along with improved battery life and unique heart rate notifications that can alert you if there’s anything cardio-related that needs your attention.
Stepping on the scales just got a whole lot more informative thanks to the Nokia Body+. These wonderful weighing scales assess your weight, BMI, total body fat and water percentage, as well as bone and muscle mass. If you’re looking to pinpoint where your efforts are going in the gym, the Nokia Body+ will let you know. It can also display the daily weather forecast, meaning you’ll never get caught in the rain if you decide to go for a run.
Nothing helps motivate you more mid-run than your favourite playlist. But imagine if your headphones could detect your workout, track your calories and deliver banging tunes at the same time? Say hello to the Samsung IconX earbuds. These nifty little cans are controlled with simple taps and swipes without having to take out your phone. They’re also completely wireless, so you won’t have to worry about any wires getting in the way of your workout.
If you’d like to give the gift of analysing workout data, monitoring sleep patterns or simply breathing new life into tried-and-tested exercise regimes, these top bits of tech can help any lucky recipient power past their previous best.