3 Digital Fitness Gadgets to Get You in Shape
While I know I've already shared a video detailing some of my favorite health gadgets, I couldn't resist filling you guys in on three new gadgets I've been using recently to keep my fitness in check: the Nike+ FuelBand, the Hydracoach intelligent water bottle, and an incredible cordless digital jump rope (yes, I know, it looks like a set of numchucks) that I found on Amazon.
While I've found the Hydracoach water bottle to be a little hit-or-miss in terms of the data accuracy, I really love the way it prompts me to drink more water throughout the day. Truth be told, I am a pretty terrible water drinker, usually only getting in 4-5 cups per day. However, once I started using this handy bottle, I became much more aware at just how much more H2O I need in my body, and have hit my goal of 8 cups per day nearly every day since. One huge feature that's missing is an iPhone app that corresponds to my drinking stats (hint: anyone from the Hydracoach team that might read this!).
The cordless digital jump rope looks silly, yes, but is actually really great if you are confined to working out in a small indoor space. It makes it so that you can jump rope without taking out a lamp or chandelier. Plus, it tracks your calories and jump rotations, and will even alarm when you've met your time goal.
Finally, the Nike+ FuelBand has to be my new favorite fitness gadget on the market. I wear it nearly every day and only have to charge it every 10 days or so (read: awesome battery life). I still use my Jawbone UP and Fitbit, but am beginning to prefer the FuelBand thanks to the Nike+ GPS integration — it makes going for a run much more interesting and fun. Now, if only it looks pretty with a cocktail dress… stay tuned for a DIY ;)
Watch the video to see how they all work, and leave a comment below or find me on Twitter if you have any specific questions about any gadget.
Hi, I'm Brit, the founder and CEO of Brit + Co. I'm a young mom of two, tech nerd and design-inclined lady who has a zillion hobbies and curious about... just about everything! My mission from the beginning has been to unlock women's creativity and courage to try new things so that they can find the path to their true passions.