Our Ten Picks of the Best Gadgets for Fitness Fanatics
For all those fitness fanatics out there, we think we’ve found the ultimate top ten guide to the best fitness gadgets around this Christmas, featuring a hefty range of pedometers and fitness trackers along with the latest in in-ear, on-foot (and underwater) sound systems.
For the tech-savvy activity addicts, let them track every move with the Nike+ Fuelband, as seen on the Gadget Show. This smart little wristband allows you to fully activate your fitness potential by making literally every move count. Set goals, draw up charts using the relevant smartphone apps available and monitor just how much you can fit in to each day. Alternatively, opt for the jazzy little Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker, which syncs wirelessly to your own online and mobile dashboard, is available in a great range of bright colours and is so perfectly dinky that you can even clip it on to your bra.
To keep those feet moving the Bose SIE2i In-Ear Sport Headphones combine uncompromising Bose sound quality with earpieces specially designed to withstand lashings of sweat and Great British weather. There is also a smart remote to allow track skipping and selection without needing to reach for the device. If dry land’s not their thing, the Speedo Aquabeat underwater MP3 player offers underwater listening with 4GB and up to 25 hours of play time, and the neat little gadget also has a radio.
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The Zip wireless activity tracker lets you track your steps, distance and calories burned. It syncs the stats to your computer, iPhone 4s and iPhone 5. Zip celebrates how much more you do each day. It encourages you to set goals, challenge friends, and go farther - one step at time. By showing you how your day is stacking up, Zip encourages you to get up and go…and keep going! It helps you make those small changes that can add up to something big. Wear it in your pocket, on a belt, or a bra – this trackeris as discreet or as visible as you want it to be. Itssilicone clip will keep you comfortable throughout the day.Zip is also rain, splash, and sweat-proof.
The Speedo Aquacoach watch is engineered to provide the swimmers with the most accurate data regarding their performance. The device offers an advanced interface which gives feedback on laps, distance, speed and calories burned whereas the built in accelerometer automatically detects stroke number per lap. The watch is water resistant up to 100m (328 ft.) and can store a maximum of 50 swimming sessions in its memory. The Speedo Aquacoach is an ideal tool for improving the swimmers' performance as it provides both immediate information as well as post-exercise feedback.
Add rhythm to your swim with our underwater MP3 player, simply load your songs onto the Aquabeat, clip to your swimwear or goggles, and enjoy listening to your favourite music while you swim. Perfect for livening up long training sessions, or for peace of mind when on holiday. If dropped in water the Aquabeat floats, great for avoiding expensive accidents by the pool.
The Sportline 660 watch will help you to achieve your fitness goals by helping you to train with an eye on your heart rate. It's simple to use and set up so you can get on with your training straight away.
The PMX 685i Sports neckband headset is not only lightweight but also sits unobtrusively under your bike helmet. It also stays exceptionally secure through rugged off-road terrain and bumps that the woodland trail throws at you. High-output drivers deliver a powerful and natural stereo sound, while the in-ear design provides great situational awareness so that you are conscious of the traffic noise when you pedal your way through busy roads and paths. A unique moisture protection system allows you to rinse the headset under the tap to remove grime and perspiration. Highlights: Now there’s no excuse for slowing down. Built for maximum ruggedness, these headphones are sweat and water-resistant so you don’t have to worry about them during your workouts.
Push your workout to the limit with headphones that are up to the task. Bose SIE2i sport headphones are specifically engineered for exercise. They're sweat and weather-resistant, stay comfortably yet securely in place and deliver robust Bose sound to keep you at your peak. An inline remote offers convenient control over the music on your iPhone or iPod. Skip a tune with the press of a button. No need to touch your device - a great feature for running. There's also an inline microphone for taking calls and switching seamlessly between calls and music. TriPort headphone technology delivers wide-range sound, including the deep, natural lows that give your music its pulse.