The nights are getting shorter and the days are getting longer – spring is officially here! That means summer is just around the corner – and with summer looming, many of us are starting to think about working off those extra calories consumed over the winter. Whether you’re a fitness fanatic, looking to get back in shape for the summer or if sunshine and blue skies just make you feel that little bit more health conscious, there’s a fitness gadget out there for everyone, whatever your budget. Read on for our round up of this year’s top health and fitness gadgets that can help you to feel your best this summer and how taking part in paid market research often means you get to try new products first…
Fitbit Charge 2
A great mid-range fitness tracker, the Fitbit Charge 2 fulfills a wide array of tasks and exercises from running, cycling, general workouts, weights and more. It’s a neat and lightweight option that records your major fitness stats, and you can also link it to your smartphone to monitor heart rate, GPS and sleep. With so many fab features, a five day battery life and prices starting at just £115 it’s really good value for money, making it a great option for people who want to monitor their fitness and enjoy the benefits of the Fitbit app without splashing too much cash.
Fitbit Ionic is the first smartwatch from Fitbit and the latest in their range of sports watches. With features including GPS, a 24/7 heart rate monitor and a sleep monitor that gives you info on the quality of your sleep, it’s a great gadget for fitness fanatics – and it’s even waterproof for water lovers! There are tons of other benefits too: from built-in capabilities for music storage and an exercise coach when used with the app to the ability to connect via Bluetooth to the Fitbit Flyer headphones so you can take your music with you whilst you’re exercising. If that wasn’t enough, because it’s a smartwatch you can also make calls and send texts, emails and WhatsApp – and with four days of battery life, it actually lasts longer than most smartwatches. Prices start at £240.
Garmin Vivosmart 3
The Garmin Vivosmart 3 is a smart activity tracker that’s packed full of fitness tracking features: it’s waterproof for swimming and showering, has a rep counter to use during strength exercises and it’s also got a 24/7 heart rate monitor. Not only that, but it also records your fitness age and allows you to track your wellness and stress levels as well as monitoring the number of steps you take, floors climbed, calories burned and much more. And with music controls for your smartphone, a battery life of five days and prices starting from just £65, we think it’s an absolute bargain for everything it does.
Hidrate Spark 2.0
Nowadays even your water bottle is smart! Yep, that’s right – Hidrate Spark is a water bottle that tracks your water intake and glows to remind you to drink as well as telling you when you’ve met your daily goal. Whether you’re working out or not, drinking enough water is a vital part of staying healthy, and with prices starting at £37 Hidrate Spark is a fun and cost-effective way to keep hydrated. Download the app and it will send reminders to your phone, too, and also let you keep an eye on your friends’ progress – and it can also sync with your Fitbit or Apple Watch as well.
What is a workout without music? Headphones are a vital part of every fitness fanatic’s kit – but Lifebeam Vi is no ordinary pair of headphones. As well as playing music, inside Vi is an artificially intelligent personal trainer that learns your workout and evolves over time to help you achieve your goals. Throughout your workout it will train you with a human voice, acting as a motivational workout companion – and it responds to voice commands, too. Not only that, but it also monitors heart rate, elevation, cadence, speed, time and location too, making this a piece of technology that will completely transform your workouts. Prices start at £178.
So there you have it – our round-up of this summer’s best fitness gadgets. If you love keeping up to date with the latest health and fitness tech, why not sign up to take part in paid market research with Angelfish Opinions? You could be paid to test the latest gadgets and gizmos before they hit the market.
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