Below are some of the latest fitness gadgets on the market.
As you can see, there are quite a few truly unique devices to help you reach a healthier self.
Billed as a “smarter way to run,” these
hi-tech fitness socksfrom Sensoriafeaturepressure sensors that track your foot landing, running form, pace, distance, speed, and more. That data is then sent to an app for your analysis.
Average retail cost: $49
Visijax Commuter Jacket
Introducing the Visijax commuter jacket– a device which every biker should know about. The life-saving piece comes with 23 high-intensity LED lights on the front and back of the jacket for visibility, and turn indicators that activate when you raise your arm. It is available in yellow
Average retail cost: $160
This sleep trackercollects data without requiring any contact with your body. Simply place it by your bed and it will monitor your breathing patterns, chest movements, environment conditions, and more. You’ll also get insight on what exactly is influencing your sleep patterns and tips on how to improve them.
Average retail cost: $150
SmartMat Yoga Mat
This is no average yoga mat, that’s for sure. The SmartMat syncs with an app to track when you’re out of alignment and give you verbal, real-time feedback on how to correct your poses.
Average retail cost: $297
Connected Cycle Smart Pedal
This smart pedalfrom Connected Cycle is making big waves in the biking industry. Not only does it track stats like speed, route, incline, and calories burned on each ride, but it also alerts you through an app if someone tries to steal your bike. Thanks to a GPS locator, you can also see where it’s been taken if it gets into the wrong hands. No word yet on an exact date of shipping, but it is expected to be available in coming months.
Average retail cost:
Not yet determined
Tao Exercise Chair
True, an exercise chair sounds kind of ridiculous, but this is not a chair for regular gym-goers. The Tao exercise chair comes with arms that you push, pull, and move using your body to get a workout. It also comes with built-in sensors that track calories burned. It won’t give you a satisfying workout if you’re already used to going to the gym or doing any marginally intense workouts at home on a regular basis. However, if you don’t exercise at all, this might be a good place to start.
Average retail cost:
Not yet determined –
but under $1,000