It’s summer, so get your beach body ready! We all know that’s easier said than done and we don’t always have time nor will for steady and efficient training. Did you know that only less than 1% worldwide adult population exercises regularly? Luckily, there are quite a few gadgets that can help you motivate yourself and take your fitness to the next level. We’ve picked out the best sports gear available to get you going. Xiaomi, Garmin and other awesome manufacturers have interesting and cool fitness gadgets for you. Ready? Go!
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Xiaomi Body Scale
Xiaomi is probably best known for its popular Mi smarthones, however this Chinese company makes also great health & fitness gadgets, and one of them is this advanced body scale. This is much more than your normal weight scale. It measures 10 different body parameters: weight, bone mass, muscle mass, fat-to-muscle ratio and can even compute BMI, which is standardized index for determining your perfect weight. This is possible through dedicated Xiaomi app for your smartphone, to which body scale uploads data in real time. You just need to install app, configure it, pair your Android or iOS smartphone with this device and it will start gathering your measurements, enabling you to track your progress.
And your family can use it too! Data can be gathered for up to 16 users. This body scale is also comfortable, durable and safe to use with anti-slip mat. You can even share your progress through Xiaomi app in social media, so it’s easy to brag on Facebook how much weight you have lost.
iHealth Smart Blood Pressure Dock
Blood pressure monitors are very useful devices and should be in every home. This Xiaomi device contains Docking Station which, when paired with smartphone, transforms into complete blood pressure monitor that measures and tracks changes in your pulse and heart rate. It communicates with phone via Bluetooth and it can display your measures and stats through graph and tables. Your readings can then be shared via e-mail, if you want to send it to your gym coach or doctor.
Maintaining proper heart rate is important in increasing effectiveness of cardio exercises, so buy it you run or ride bike often or if you are just health conscious. Vital gift for your family and for friends that you care for!
Xiaomi AMAZFIT Sports Bluetooth Smart Watch
AMAZFIT is simply amazing. It features 24-hours heart rate monitor, that you can always check through dedicated smartphone app. It also has very accurate GPS, so you can plot your route, see daily steps, average speed and track how much you have run.
And it has much more than sports features. This is essentially highly effective mini-computer, with 1.34 inch touchscreen, 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal memory. You can use it as a MP3 player with Bluetooth headphones, check weather forecast, listen to radio and more. Its 280 mAh battery should be sufficient for 5 days of active use. This is one of the best fitness trackers available, so it’s a must have for any active person!
Xiaomi Mi Band 2
And if you want to pick something simpler than AMAZFIT and with more minimalist look, check Xiaomi Mi Band 2. This smart band has similar, though somewhat limited features, but it’s much more elegant and sleek in design. It has heart rate and sleep monitor, smartphone notifications, pedometer and a few other functionalities, though it doesn’t have GPS. It’s also less expensive, and you can buy it for $25 on GearBest or Aliexpress, with free shipping worldwide.
GARMIN Edge 20 Bicycle Computer
Do you enjoy long bike trips to the countryside or maybe shorter daily commute city routes? Then you would need bike computer, such as GARMIN Edge 20, which has GPS and can precisely track your cycling time, distance traveled and max speed. Entire device is small and lightweight and fully waterproof with IPX7 certificate, so you can race against the rain as much as you want! Bicycle riders bitten by a speed bug can also compete with other cyclists through online app, which checks your route and compares it with others achievements. Garmin is known for its high quality GPS devices and this one is no exception!
Baseus Sports Gym Running Armband Case
Common problem of active people hitting the gym or running is lack of place to hold smartphone. This lightweight armband resolves it: it fits on your arm and allows your phone to stay secure with you. It’s also water resistant, which is useful feature when you are exercising outside and are surprised by sudden downpour. It features transparent cover which is made from material that allows you to operate with ease, without pulling your phone out of armband. Wearable length is diameter is 20cm to 38cm, so it should fit everyone. Useful sports gadget that it’s always good to have.
LE ZHONG DA CX – 2 Bluetooth Sports Headphones
This Bluetooth headphones were developed for sports and have interesting design that allows you to fit it behind your neck. They are comfortable and you can run, ride a bike, parachute, climb or whatever you are doing to stay fit. Other fun feature is luminous cable design, so you will be visible at night. And most importantly, these headphones deliver clear timbre and decent bass, so you can pair it with any Bluetooth smartphone and get clear sound. 100 mAh battery lasts 250 hours in standby mode or 6h of continuous work. Getting fit is hundred more times fun if you can enjoy your favorite music!
Xiaomi Smart Sneakers
Intelligent sneakers that track your steps, distance, calories burned and more? Yep, welcome to the future. These shoes will automatically connect to your smartphone to send a variety of data from sensors located at the bottom of the sole, so you will get a daily report with your walking, running and climbing achievements. Besides, they are stylish and comfortable, with Xiaomi patented “Fishbone Structure” and anti-slip rubber finishing, which stabilizes your foot to reduce the risk of sprain. Fitness future is already here!
And do you have your favourite fitness gadgets? Let us know in comments below!