Wearable fitness gadgets make exercise and staying healthy easier and more fun! Gadgets as a whole usually don’t last long, but fitness gadgets are so handy and such a part of modern living and technology — that they are here to stay.
We’ve listed our take on 5 of the best wearable fitness tech gadgets below and included a short review for each.
Of course you need to know that ‘Best’ is merely based on opinion… however, these are some of the most popular ones sold. So, we’ll use popularity as the basis to judge which are the best since if these are the hottest selling it probably means they are good.
You should bear in mind that just because a product is popular and looks good does not necessarily mean that it’s good for you. Wearable tech is a very personal choice just like your fitness clothes. Not only do you need to feel comfortable in them, but fitness tech gadgets also have to do their job and track your activities correctly and accurately.
Most Popular Wearable Fitness Gadgets Today
1. Fitbit Charge 2
This is probably the brand that started it all and is still today the first name that comes to mind when you think of fitness trackers. They measure the number of steps you take, your VO2 max, your resting heart rate, etc.
This is a dependable gadget. It looks sleek, unobtrusive and the app that it uses is fantastic. The Fitbit Charge 2 is simple to use and is without a doubt one of the best fitness trackers on the market right now.
2. Under Armour HealthBox
This is a pricey set that comes close to $400 and yet it is highly popular because people love the brand. It exudes coolness and it’s the hottest brand in the fitness industry these days.
In this set, you’ll get a wearable tracker, a UA band and a scale that can recognize up to eight users. This is some smart technology here which will track your steps, the length of your workout and the intensity at which you train.
The devices sync to the app using Bluetooth which makes it a breeze to get all your data in one place. If you can afford the Under Armour HealthBox, go for it.
3. Jawbone UP3
With sleep issues as one of the major problems across the world today, the Jawbone UP 3 is one of the best gadgets to track your sleep. The advanced technology employed by this device allows it to know when you sleep.
It’s able to track your body’s temperature, beats per minute, respiration rate and even your deep sleep and REM stats. This is a very useful device if you have insomnia or other sleep disorders. You can track exactly how much sleep you’re getting and it may explain why you constantly feel exhausted, etc.
4. BeatsX Bluetooth Wireless In Ear Headphones
These wireless headphones are one of the very few products on all of Amazon with a 5 star rating.
Most people forget that headphones are actually wearable tech too — if you use them during training. In the past, if you used them with your MP3 player or your phone, you’d have a dangling wire that branched off into 2 separate wires for each ear.
You’d have to deal with dangling cables and also the device playing the music. Times have changed and now sports headphones have built in memory to store the music you love.
The Beats BeatsX Bluetooth Wireless In Ear Headphones is one of the best models on the market. It is sleek, sweat proof and there are no dangling wires to get in your way. The audio quality is out of this world and the ear buds fit so snugly that they won’t fall out even during intense activity.
Use this audio gear during your workout and the pumping music will keep you going and motivated to do your best during your workout.
5. Withings Blood Pressure Monitor
Want to monitor your blood pressure on the go, or in the gym? This is an easy way to keep up with how your Blood pressure is doing no matter where you happen to be at the moment.
The Withings Blood Pressure Monitor is great for throwing in your gym bag and also using at home for the whole family. It’s gives you accurate systolic and diabolic blood pressure readings and makes comparison with World Health Organization standards. You can easily understand your personal data and how it compares to keep you fit and healthy.
Everything is controlled by you with the Withings Health Mate App installed right on your phone. Keep up with your trends over time and easily show your physician your past BP trends in his office from your phone app.
Compatible with iOS and Android for accurate blood pressure monitoring and record keeping. You’ll find a good ratings on Amazon with a 3.7 star rating. The Withings Blood Pressure Monitor is accurate, made to last, and easy to use at home, in the gym, or on the go.
These are without a doubt 4 of the best wearable fitness gadgets out there. There are many more. Do your research and see which one suits your needs, preferences and budget… and always use what you buy to get active and stay fit. Use it or lose it.
I’m Mike Mahaffey and I’m the creator of Sport Skilz. The best health and fitness always comes from regular exercise and (your best shot) at a healthy diet. Some days it’s easy for me to stay on track, some days I’d rather eat ice cream
Both the information post and product reviews are here to help us both stay plugged in to creating and maintaining good health and fitness through regular exercise and eating the best diet possible.