The holiday season is officially in full swing, and whether you’re staying fit throughout the season or you’d like to make the new year a time of new goals, working out is likely on your to-do list. When you’re working out, having cool technology can make things easier and more fun.
The following are some of the best technology to give your workout a boost, whether you’re a beginner or seasoned athlete.
Bone Conduction Headphones
Quality bone conduction headphones were originally introduced as a way to help people who use hearing aids or are hard of hearing. Traditional earbuds or headphones could make it hard for someone with hearing aids, but bone conduction headphones are a bypass to this issue.
If you do have a hearing impairment, bone conduction headphones can be an excellent resource for you during your workouts.
If you don’t have a hearing impairment, you might like this technology because they’re worn behind the ear, and they conduct sound through your skull bones instead of directly into the ear canal, which can help prevent future hearing loss.
These headphones may also help you hear more sounds around you, which is valuable from a safety standpoint if you often exercise outside.
The Skulpt Performance System is a way for you to workout based on your body physiology along with your personal goals.
With this device, you can measure your muscle quality and fat percentage at 24 points on your body. It uses a method called Composition Myography to do this.
You can use the accompanying app to take data from each of your muscle groups and learn more about your strengths and weaknesses to build a training plan. You can also track your progress over time.
The Scanner and App show tissue-level physical changes more than what you would be able to see with the use of scales, activity trackers, or other types of workout data.
Fitbit Versa 2
The Fitbit Versa 2 is the newest Fitbit model, and this smartwatch has loads of advanced features that are great if you want to give your workouts a kickstart in 2020.
The Fitbit Versa 2 has Amazon Alexa built-in, and you can use your device to control your smart home devices and set timers and alarms. There are a lot of different music options including the Spotify app, and you can download Pandora stations.
The watch features on-screen workouts, sleep scores, 24/7 heart rate tracking, and you can use it in the pool with a swim-proof case.
The Versa 2 also has a battery life of more than six days.
There are guided breathing sessions, you can use the Cardio Fitness Level feature to understand more about your fitness and how to make improvements, and there are more than 15 exercise modes so you can see your real-time stats.
With the Versa 2 dashboard, you can create goals, track your progress and gain a full view of your health and fitness.
The iHealth Feel is a way to monitor your blood pressure wirelessly, and it’s an FDA-approved medical device.
If your goal for 2020 is not only to get more fit but to lower your blood pressure, this is a great way to keep up with your progress.
There is an arm cuff that you slip on, and then you open the app. You start the blood pressure monitor, and you can receive your reading.
You can see not only your diastolic and systolic blood pressure, but with the iHealth app, you can get a more in-depth view of your overall health and gain a greater understanding of what your blood pressure readings mean.
Ozmo Water Hydration Tracker
The Ozmo Smart Bottle helps you keep up with your hydration needs. It connects with the Ozmo App, and you can track how much water you drink, as well as how much coffee you have on any given day. It can sync with the Fitbit as well as the Apple Watch and other fitness trackers.
The bootle has LED lights that let you know how you’re doing even if you aren’t using the app, and the bottle vibrates, so you remember to drink water throughout the day.
It automatically detects whether you’re having water or coffee, and you can use the manual input feature for other beverages.
It offers up to three weeks of battery on one full charge.
With the Ozmo water app, you can set your personalized hydration goals, and there’s a barcode scanner so you can also track your calorie intake.
The KettlebellConnecct is an adjustable kettlebell that lets you add and drop weight in a matter of seconds, and it also features a space-saving design so you’re not limited to where you can work out.
The weight ranges from 12 to 42 pounds, and you can connect up to nine users. It holds a single charge for up to 14 hours, and it gives you six weights in one place.
If you use the Jaxjox app, you can get free kettlebell workout routines, and with the app, you can also track your reps, sets, weight, and rest time, as well as syncing your Apple Health app data.
SmartRope is a smart jump rope. The SmartRope is LED-embedded, and you can see your workout data as you’re jumping. The LEDs showcase your fitness data, and you can get your jump count as well. The rope length is adjustable, and it stores your exercise data.
There is a SmartRope Rookie, which is meant to be simple and lightweight and the traditional SmartRope design. You can sync it to the Smart Gym so you can see things like interval training and how many calories you’ve burned.
SmartRope Pure is an option that doesn’t have LEDs but offers a longer battery life, and it also has an adjustable rope length.
All-in-all there are some great products available if you want to get fit or continue your fitness goals into 2020.