Technology really is incredible. There are few parts of modern life that haven’t been almost completely changed, or at the very least updated, thanks to technology. Everything from work to socializing has been altered by its constant presence in modern life. Because of this, it should hardly come as a surprise that technology plays a big part in the world of fitness. As with anything else, there is constant innovation going on in the exercise world and new technology is constantly appearing to help make your workouts easier, more efficient, and more effective. Here are a few pieces of incredible workout tech that you really don’t want to hit the gym without.
The Fitbit range of products have started something of a revolution in the world of fitness. At first glance, it might seem as though the Fitbit is little more than a glorified heart rate monitor, repackaged to seem fashionable in the modern era. However, this fantastic little piece of tech has so much more to offer than just that. Not only does the Fitbit track your heart rate while you exercise, but it allows you to feet track of a lot of your body’s functions even when you’re not at the gym. One of the very best things that a Fitbit does is help you track your sleep patterns. Many people simply don’t realize just how bad their sleep schedule really is. If you’re not sleeping properly, you’re never going to be able to get the most out of your workout. The Fitbit also syncs to your phone which means it’s incredibly easy to keep track of.
Yep, you heard that right, smart water. Things like the Fitbit water bottle from Trago allow you to take your hydration to the next level during your workouts. Of course, everyone knows just how important hydration is when you’re exercising. But now, thanks to smart water bottles that sync up with your phone or your Fitbit, you can keep an incredibly close eye of exactly how well hydrated you are at all times. This means that you no longer have to just think about it in general terms, following basic guidelines and hoping for the best. Instead, you can tailor your hydration levels based specifically on your body’s needs at any given time.
If you struggle to find the motivation to exercise, then you’re in luck! There are so many games on the market today that are designed to make working out both fun and convenient. Whether it’s one of the many fitness games that you can play on modern consoles or a game that takes place on your phone, games are a fantastic way to encourage yourself to workout, even when you lack motivation. The mobile games, like the short lived but remarkably popular Pokemon Go, are often the most interesting because they often encourage you to actually get out of the house to work out. Alternate reality games that use your smartphone allow you to turn your workouts into a fun and interesting narrative that can help even the laziest person find the motivation to put their sneakers on and get their blood pumping.