Body Beautiful Gadgets as seen on Stephen Fry: Gadget Man
Episode 5 of Channel 4’s Stephen Fry: Gadget Man sees Stephen tackle the subject of health and fitness, as he launches head-on into a world of body-beautiful gadgets.
First up, is the Zeo Sleep Manager Pro, a sleep tracking and monitoring device which you wear around your head at night, allowing you to access your sleep patterns. At the gym Stephen Fry and his team of fitness fanatics test out some of the latest gadgets in body training technology, and it’s not all as dreadful as it sounds. The BitGym Virtual active is an iOS app that gives you a virtual view whilst running or cycling indoors, where you can choose to ride through the Swiss Alps or run through Venice. And while you’re at it, the Quarkie Headphones will vamp up your plugged-in look with their artful snake-coming-out-of-your-ear design. If you prefer a more interactive workout, the Zumba Fitness Core game for Nintendo Wii and Xbox guides you through the moves and can be done with friends and at home. The Body Blade Lite is a muscle toning device which vibrates as you move it around, causing your body to react 270 times per minute. For enhancing your workout in the great outdoors, Stephen Fry and Kelly Holmes test out the Kangoo Jumps. These springy shoe-like gadgets are fun and reduce the strain on your knees, hips and other joints by as much as 80%, as well as giving you a serious cardio workout.
For the best in beauty treatment technology Stephen Fry pays a visit to The Only Way Is Essex beautician Amy Childs, who has several affordable tricks up her sleeve. The Beauty Lift High Nose is a Japanese gadget that is said to straighten your nose through giving out small vibrations whilst the device holds the nose in place. For an easy facelift try the Houreisen Face Exercise Mask: a silicone rubber band which claims to turn facial movements into exercise, improving cheek bone pronunciation. For a pedicure at home the Pedi Pro Deluxe will give you softer feet in minutes and finally, the Luscious Lip gadget is a volume booster which claims to give you a fuller pout the more natural way: with a pump-action.
See below for all the Gadgets featured in the ‘Body Beautiful' episode of Stephen Fry: Gadget Man
Used by physiotherapists, personal trainers and instructors the Bodyblade Lite teaches the body to establish a stable platform for motion, allowing the user to build strength, endurance, balance and flexibility. It offers the most thorough, muscle-toning Workout imaginable! Designed to flex 4.5 times per second producing 270 contractions per min in 100's of muscles.
Pedi Pro Deluxe is a professional pedicure treatment that fits in the palm of your hand. This electronic personal bodycare system has a high-speed rotating head, with hundreds of ultra fine micro-crystals. The head quickly, but gently, removes dead and hard calloused skin, while exfoliating and rejuvenating your feet. The result? Silky smooth, soft soles that feel like they've just stepped out of the salon.
Also featured in episode 5 of Stephen Fry: Gadget Man