This is a chicken and egg situation â€“ either explosion of cool new health gadgets influenced health consciousness in Americans or our growing health consciousness spurred the sudden upsurge of fitness gadgets and apps in the market in 2013. We are picking up various types of health gadgets and apps to follow fitness regimen seriously. Approximately, 13,000 health apps are available to download on different mobile platforms and galore fitness gadgets hitting market more often. These fitness apps and gadgets are designed help us track our steps, movements, weight, count calories, heart rates, hours we sleep, what we eat and other parameters, depending upon our purpose of fitness regimen. So, with such burgeoning mass of health gadgets and apps, how will you choose what do you want and need?
Realizing the prevalent challenge of selecting the right health gadgets and apps, we have combed chart topping options to highlight the best of the lot. Take a look at the following roundup of newest (and of course, the best) cool gadgets and apps worth being included in your wellbeing and fitness regimen.
Pebble â€“ Pebble is one of the best wearable health gadgets to replace your current watch or chronograph. These smart watches are Bluetooth-enabled, waterproof devices which run apps like a Smartphone. The device monitors and tracks your health as you walk, hike, run, bike and even when you are golfing with a special â€˜rangefinderâ€™ app.
Smart Gluco-Monitoring System â€“ Developed by iHealth Wireless, Smart Gluco-Monitoring System works the best for monitoring and checking diabetes. Works with iOS device, this new gadget helps observe sugar flow in blood and checks historical results with a dedicated app this device works with. Smart Gluco-Monitoring System can store up to 500 readings and remind patients to take medication.
O-Synce Screeneye X Visor â€“ The best thing about O-Synce Screeneye X Visor is that this device fetches all the data in front of you as you walk, run or jog. Screeneye X Visor displays data collected in a screen mounted with the visor and displays distance covered, speed, heart rate, and calorie you burnt.
In addition to these health gadgets, we found a few more gadgets worth mentioning that are LUMOback, Lark, Fitbit Flex, and Withings Smart Activity Tracker.
Most of these fitness gadgets work with dedicated health apps. Till you buy one of them, download any of these fitness apps on your Smartphone. These are
- RunKeeper (recommended by Mark Zuckerberg)
- Runtastic (a full service health and fitness app for Android)
- Lift (a must app for beginners for helping them break down challenging fitness goals into micro habits and help achieve those goals)
- MapMyFitness (an all-time favorite of athletes for guiding them with extensive database of fitness calculators, international routes, fitness and marathon events, nutrition tracking and many more)
If you are yet to buy or upgrade to a new Smartphone, then zero in on Samsung Galaxy S4. Galaxy S4 features a default S-Health app which serves as a digital fitness trainer by monitoring calories you burn, accelerated heart-rate during exercise, eating and sleeping pattern.