7 High Tech Fitness Products Will Help to Reach Goals
There are innumerable factors that drive people away from working out: the difficulty of picking a workout routine, the messiness of it, the uncertainty of what to eat, the helplessness of not knowing if you’re making progress.
But getting in shape doesn’t have to be so scary, and technology may be able to help.
Here are some tried-and-true tech fitness products that make fitness more friendly.
1. Bombas socks
These are hands down the best athletic socks I’ve ever owned, and maybe the best overall.
After two years of researching how to create the perfect sock, Bombas arrived at a winning combination of materials and design. The final product is breathable, hugs your foot in just right places, and never falls down.
You can work out for hours and be sure your socks won’t hold you back.
Get a pair on Bombas’ site for $12.00.
2. Klean Kanteen insulated water bottle
The stainless steel Klean Kanteen water bottle was recently voted the best sport bottles you can buy on product review site Wirecutter.
A nifty feature is the combination sport/loop cap that lets you take a swig or hook the bottle onto a backpack or a similar travel bag. The bottle is lightweight and easy to clean, which is convenient when you’ve just exhausted yourself and don’t want to pick up a sponge.
Get it on Amazon for $14.90.
As my colleague Rafi Letzter recently wrote after trying out RunKeeper, it helps to have an app that attempts to change your habits.
RunKeeper keeps track of your runs, their frequency, and your total progress. The app gives you a welcome amount of control over your fitness, with some gentle nudges to keep you motivated.
You can download it for free.
Fitness trackers can sometimes seem just as mysterious as the workouts they’re supposed to be simplifying.
But Pebble seems to be the one to try.
Like its competitors, it tracks your step count, heart rate, and sleep habits. But it’s also a whiz at scheduling and notifications. Thanks to its integration with Google Calendar, you can plan your workout around all those other obligations.
Get it on Amazon for $185.
5. Plantronics Backbeat Fit headphones
Tech Insider has raved about these headphones before, but it’s worth echoing the device’s superiority.
One of the worst offenses a pair of headphones can commit is getting in the way. Plantronics’ bluetooth headphones are wireless and comfortable; plus they deliver an incredible sound.
They are the perfect pair of headphones when you need to grind out an extra set or stay focused for the last mile of a run.
Get them on Amazon for $78.99.
6. FlipBelt Reflective PT belt
Don’t let a lack of daylight stop you from crushing a run.
FlipBelt combines ultra-reflective 3M materials with a comfortable, convenient carrying belt that can hold your phone, keys, money, or ID.
Most other products are meant to serve one or the other: nighttime or convenience. FlipBelt has combined them into one easy-to-use solution.
Buy it on Amazon for $32.99.
7. HyperIce Vyper foam roller
If foam rolling doesn’t cut it, try adding vibration into the mix with HyperIce’s Vyper foam roller.
The device comes with three settings to work out knots in the deepest tissues. A forewarning: It’s incredibly firm, so beginners may want to start out on a product with more give before trying their hand (or hamstring) at the Vyper.
Buy it on Amazon for $199.