“As Christmas is coming up, we will most likely get given gadgets for presents.
What are the best gadgets to use in the gym for the best results?”
Christmas is fast approaching, which means it’s time to start compiling your wish list and sorting out what you’ll buy your friends and family. We all have companions who are fitness fanatics, but then they appear to have every piece of gear sorted, what do you get them? Don’t stress, we’ve got you covered! We’ve put together a list of our favourite gadgets and goodies for anyone who hits the gym!One of the main ingredients to a great workout is the right tunes! Bose is known for their quality speakers, and these earphones are no different. They have a sleek design, fit snugly into your ear and are water resistant, so you can run in the rain or sweat as much as you want and they won’t let you down. Take a look at their sport range here. They’re available to order online – perfect for sending a gift to a loved-one overseas.
The Samsung Gear Fit has been the talk of the town since its release. It’s the perfect combination of smartwatch and Fitbit, with a design so sleek you barely notice when it’s strapped around your wrist. Boasting an ALOMED screen, it’s perfectly viewable at night, and features auto-workout tracking, meaning you don’t need to push a button when you begin training. A great gift for fitness fans and tech lovers alike, it’s available from Samsung here.
If you’re looking for something even more discreet, the misfit Ray comes to mind. The ultra-modern aluminium cylinder on its slim strap is comfortable day and night, and it looks good without being obtrusive. The Ray features vibration alerts for calls and texts and movement reminders for when you’ve been inactive too long. One of its best features is the replaceable battery that lasts up to 6 months! Shop for one now.
The Beddit 3 Sleep Tracker is one of the niftiest gadgets of late. It’s a simple strap you place underneath you while you sleep – and that’s that! The Beddit does the rest, and its slim design ensures you won’t feel a thing. It keeps track of your sleeping patterns, taking note of phenomena like dreams, snoring, heart rate, breathing and more. It then analyses your results and transfers them to the Beddit app via bluetooth. Once you have this data available, it’s easier to analyse your sleeping patterns and external factors that could be affecting your sleep – which ultimately affects your daily performance. It will be available in South Africa at the end of November, just in time for Christmas! Take a look at the full specs here.
Foam rollers have numerous benefits, including deep tissue massage, removing trigger points and working out postural pain after a day at the office. Not to mention softening tissue post-workout for hamstrings, glutes and feet. “I found that foam rollers can be expensive, so I found a more economical alternative that works just as well: a lacrosse ball. At a fraction of the price, it’s an easy decision,” says Zone Fitness senior fitness instructor Conrey. Take a look here.
For an easy stocking filler, an item that’s useful for the gym, home, and travel is an exercise band. These are light to carry around, take up almost no space and are great for warming up your shoulders, hips, and glutes at the gym. For travel, they’re easy to whip out your bag and loosen up after a long flight. Take a look at the affordable Superbands here.