Published on May 20th, 2019
Life is quite fast-paced and most people stay on their toes the entire day, So much so that finding the time to exercise and burn your calories is also almost non- existent.
However, technology comes to our rescue here also and there are many gadgets which help us to keep pace. Mentioned below is the list of the 10 best fitness gadgets for this year. With so much variety at hand, it is easy to decide what kind of gadget would work best for you.
You know what is it that you are looking for when it comes to maintaining a high level of fitness. Go through our analysis of each of these products to decide which one would be most suitable for your need.
If you have a budget in mind it would be easier for you to eliminate those you feel are do not fall in the range and pick up one as per your choice.
1. Amazfit Bip Smartwatch
Amazfit is a self-brand of Huami. Huami is a biometric and activity data-driven company with significant expertise in smart wearable technology. Also, Huami is a provider of wearable technology for Xiaomi and exclusive maker of the Mi Band. Since its inception in 2013, Huami has quickly established its global market leadership and recognition by shipping millions of units of smart wearable devices. In 2018, Huami shipped 27.5 million units of smart wearable devices.
The Amazfit Bip does all the basics you’d expect from a smartwatch for a price that’s hard to beat. It mirrors phone notifications, calendar alerts and reminders to help keep grad on track and doubles as a fitness tracker with a built-in GPS, heart-rate monitor and water resistance. It’s not the fanciest of watches, with a plastic frame and simple design, but it makes up for it in battery life. It can last anywhere from one to four weeks on a charge depending on use.
2. Garmin vivofit 4 Activity Tracker
Find more ways to beat yesterday with easy-to-use vivofit 4. It brings you activity tracking and the freedom to keep moving without taking a break to recharge. With its 1+ year battery life, vivofit 4 is perfect to wear 24/7, so you’re always tracking your activity, automatically classifying it with Move IQ and so much more. Periodically syncs to Garmin Connect, where you can save, plan and share your activities, get involved in social challenges and more. Garmin Move IQ feature automatically detects activity and classifies activity type on Garmin Connect.
24/7 WearableThe vivofit 4 activity tracker follows your progress 24/7 and lets you ditch the charging cord, thanks to its 1+ year battery life. It’s also safe for the pool or the shower, and its always-on color display is bright and easy to see, even in the sunlight. Let your personality shine through by customizing the screen with color themes, watch faces and text phrases or by swapping out the band for a different one. Accessory bands are available in various colors and styles.
Convenience on Your WristWith vivofit 4, we’re bringing you several new tools designed to make life a little more convenient. Use the weather widget for a quick, illustrated look at what the day is going to bring. Set an alarm in the app that will go off on your device, or even set a countdown timer right from your wrist to remind you when it’s time to turn off the oven. Misplaced your phone? vivofit 4 can help you with that, too.
The Garmin vívofit 4 offers the most features of any fitness tracker we could find under $100. It’s smaller than most wristwatches and about as low-profile as a device with a built-in display can get. It’s comfortable and customizable, with several different band options and an attractive color display, although the screen is quite small.
Our testers appreciated Garmin’s intuitive physical interface, clean and user-friendly app, and integration capabilities with MyFitnessPal for nutrition tracking. Also unique in a fitness tracker under $100, the vívofit 4 can track a range of different movements automatically with its MoveIQ algorithm and can sync with an ANT+ chest strap heart rate monitor for zone training and more detailed information during workouts.
3. Miko Shiatsu Foot Massager
At Miko we strive to deliver the best in home massage systems, but we don’t stop there. With this powerful shiatsu foot massager with air pressure, you’ll be able to enjoy spa grade massages in your own home. Best of all it’s way below the cost of going to the spa, massage parlor, or salon. Enjoy a light or deep massage with kneading at the touch of a button. With the Miko Shiatsu foot massager you have the ability to personalize your massage with our various settings. Give your aching feet the luxury they deserve.
Review: THE STRATEGIST
Along with having the most positive reviews of all electric foot massagers on Amazon, this heated shiatsu model is also a hit among Strategist readers. Earlier this year, it was one of our best-selling products, not surprising when you consider that Amazon reviewers describe it as “wonderful,” “amazing,” and the “best investment EVER.” Three reviewers are “obsessed” with this foot massager, and one even says it’s “so much better than [a] human massage therapist.”
A professional massage therapist who purchased one writes, “it hits all the meridian trigger points in the feet to work the whole body systematically,” so that “at the end of the treatment, not only are your feet relaxed, but [your entire] body” as well. Those who spend most of the day on their feet — like teachers, retail workers, and hairdressers — are big fans, including one who says “my husband is tired of me begging him to rub my feet every night [and] this mimics a real massage.” Another raves, “your eyes actually roll back in your head when using it.”
4. Activ5 Isometric Based Exercise
Activ5 is a ‘Tiny Gym in Your Pocket’ that effectively tones and strengthens muscles. Activ5 has a durable design that measures more than 200 lbs of force and has proven to increase strength by an average of 30% over 6 weeks through short, five-minute workouts a few times a day.
Available on iOS and Android operating systems, the Activ5 Companion App features more than 100 seated, standing and advanced fast and fun low-impact workouts, enabling users of any age and fitness level to achieve the benefits of strength training with ease.
The Activ5 is billed as “A tiny gym in your pocket.” About the size of a hockey puck, the Activ5 is more sophisticated than it looks. It’s designed to create an isometric workout as you apply pressure to either side of the device — essentially squeezing it — using various parts of your body.
You connect your iOS or Android phone to the device, and a free companion app (pictured) tracks the amount of pressure you apply to it. With a little gamification, the app guides you through short workouts that you can do anywhere. It seems a little expensive at $140, but it gives you more of a workout than you’d think given its tiny size and simplistic shape.
5. Garmin vívosport Smart Activity Tracker
There’s a lot of get-up-and-move packed into this activity tracker. Though it’s compact enough to suit any occasion, vívosport features built-in GPS, which lets you accurately track your activities outside while also including a variety of indoor activities. It brings you fitness monitoring tools and all-day stress tracking plus handy connected features, including automatic uploads to our Garmin Connect online fitness community. It’s the complete activity tracking package.
The Garmin vívosport has just about every feature you could cram into such a small device: heart rate monitoring, onboard GPS, exercise tracking, fitness monitoring tools such as VO2 max and fitness age estimates, stress tracking, and even a color display.
The vívosport can also display texts, social media notifications, and emails when paired with your phone. You can even use it to locate a lost phone, as long as it’s within Bluetooth range and paired at the time. It’s also completely waterproof and can be used to track swimming.
6. TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller
Combining traditional wood craftsmanship & the wisdom of ancient foot reflexology principles, the TheraFlow dual foot massager is simple yet surprisingly effective in soothing tired feet & relieving the symptoms of many foot ailments. Its compact design allows you to relax and unwind wherever you are. It even comes with a foot reflexology chart & easy to understand instructions so you know how to use it correctly right out of the box!
Review: THE STRATEGIST
Whether they’re dealing with plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, or just everyday foot soreness, more than 2,200 reviewers give this roller five stars for its pain-soothing powers. One reviewer (whose “feet hurt so bad, it’s made me become a hermit”) writes, “after just one day with this under my desk at work, I feel a huge difference.” Others also report quick relief, writing “even though I’ve only had it a few days I’m already having less foot pains,” and “I can’t believe it – three days of using this three times a day and my foot pain is much better.”
7. Precor EFX 222
Focus your workouts on toning muscles while building cardio endurance with the Precor EFX 222. This Elliptical Fitness Crosstrainer provides smooth, natural, low-impact workouts that help you get results. Select three ramp angles and three stride lengths with the manually adjustable CrossRamp. With the moving handlebars, you’ll engage your core and arms in a full body workout.
Our testers unanimously loved this machine. Smooth and silent, the Precor EFX 222’s streamlined design makes for easy riding and easy adjustments. What’s more, testers of various heights all found the spacing to be ideal — the handles allow for a comfortable reach that doesn’t force the arm to become hyperextended on the push or compacted on the pull. While the pedals are confined to a track, we didn’t feel restricted like we did on the NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i.
8. Stealth Plankster Core Trainer
Stealth is a revolutionary way to train your abs. The secret is Gameplay Technology. You focus on playing the game and scoring points, while your core and ab muscles become the “joystick” to control the movements of the game. The result is a challenging, dynamic plank workout that is fun and highly effective. No more boring planks. You focus on scoring points and climbing the worldwide leaderboard.
Love it or hate it, the plank is one of the best exercises for strengthening your core. But actually planking — maintaining what amounts to a stiff, unmoving push-up, where you strive to keep your whole body rigid, like a plank of wood — can be a little boring. That’s where the the Stealth Core Trainer comes in.
It looks like a fancy padded board on top, with a sphere on its underside that sits in a base module. The design allows you to swivel from side to side and up and down as you hold the plank position, ideally with your body perfectly parallel to the ground.
The other key element is a little compartment toward the top of the board. It has four sticky pads designed to keep your iOS or Android phone from moving around while you’re using the Stealth app, which gamifies your planking workout. And that’s why Stealth calls it “an interactive fitness board.”
9. Foot Massage Machine Shiatsu
Why trust your feet’s comfort with low quality uncomfortable massagers? Why Cloud Massage massagers are superior to similar products: -Features an easily adjustable optimum angle comfort bar. This allows you to sit in a natural position during your foot/ leg/ calves/ ankle/ toes massage. – Multiple settings featuring rolling ball massagers, air compression massage and heat stimulates blood flow and increases circulation. – Cloud Massage focuses on quality. Your medical grade massager comes complete with step by step instructions to ensure the optimum massage every time.
Review: THE STRATEGIST
If you’re looking for a massager that extends up the calf, this one left a reviewer “over-the-top thrilled,” and many others share the sentiment, writing that it “hurts so good,” “felt like fingers were gently massaging my legs and feet,” and “is a game-changer for me.” Several reviewers agree with this one who calls the massager “honestly one of the best purchases I’ve ever made.” Another reviewer writes, “I slept good without restless legs which I suffer from every night,” and a former personal trainer says, “it literally turns your feet to rubber, it’s that complete.”
10. Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro Smart Fitness Band
Reach your goals with the ultimate fitness partner, the Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro. Durable and swim-ready, the Gear Fit2 Pro syncs with fitness apps, plays your music, stays on top of your stats and connects you to your world.
The Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro has a beautiful color display screen that rivals some smartwatches in terms of functionality and user experience. Unlike most fitness trackers, there isn’t a huge learning curve to figure out how to access different functions, move through menus, or understand exactly what it’s showing you. Plus, it ships with more than 3,000 available apps that will let you customize the watch face, listen to Spotify, and more.