Whether you’re an avid gymgoer or a weekend workout enthusiast, getting off the couch is always a struggle. That’s why we love anything that makes fitness a little easier and better—aka technology! I’m all about gadgets that transform my workouts into a high-tech experience, where I can track data, enhance my exercise and make reaching my goals possible. With the barrage of devices on the market, I thought I’d cover the top five pieces of technology ideal for any type and level of exercise.
No workout is complete without a way to listen to music, and the days of wires getting in the way are long gone. Now it’s all about highly portable music, with earbuds that stay where they’re meant to be and offer high-quality performance. KuaiFit takes it one step further by including features that not only track your training data, but link with an iPhone or Android to offer personalized fitness plans.
KuaiFit is a music player, coach and activity tracker all in one. Whether you’re running, cycling or hitting the gym, KuaiFit helps you monitor your fitness while offering adaptive, real-time advice for reaching your goals. And with seven hours of battery life on a single charge, these sweat-proof headphones can last as long as you can.
Price: $159.99 | Purchase: kuai.fit
Garmin fēnix® 5
One of the most technologically advanced watches on the market, the Garmin fēnix® 5 is a multisport GPS watch for athletes of all types. With a wrist-based heart rate monitor and the ability to track a huge range of activities from running to biking, swimming, skiing, golfing and rowing, its uses are almost limitless. I’ve used mine to track everything from my 13-hour Ironman triathlon to days spent skiing, hiking and golfing.
You can purchase one of 14 different fēnix 5® varieties, including Wi-Fi-enabled devices, as well as 5s options specifically designed for smaller wrists. There’s a style and feature for everyone, even if you’re only looking for an upgraded Fitbit that tracks your daily steps, sleep patterns and heart rate.
Price:$549.99 – $799.99 | Purchase: garmin.com
Train harder and smarter—that’s what the Skulpt Scanner is all about. It’s a performance training system that measures your body fat percentage and analyzes your muscles for an in-depth, personalized workout plan. Utilizing twelve electrodes, the Skulpt Scanner and accompanying app helps you identify the quality of your muscles so you can improve your overall physique. By using the Skulpt Scanner, you’ll learn which areas need more work, helping you reach your peak performance more quickly and efficiently.
Price: $99 | Purchase: skulpt.me/
EQUA Smart Water Bottle
The EQUA Smart Water Bottle is the future of hydration. Not only does the bottle glow to remind when you should take a sip, but it also helps you keep track of your hydration, which is key for getting fit. It’s no wonder that over 2,000 people have backed it on Kickstarter, pledging far more than the original goal.
EQUA is a high-quality product with a leak-proof cap, double wall insulation to keep beverages cold for 24 hours and hot for 12, a slip-proof bottom and more. Best yet, it’s dishwasher safe and comes with an app that lets you track your daily hydration, transforming your health into a game.
Price: $84 | Purchase: myequa.com
The BFF Pro
Claiming to be the “world’s best-reviewed” electric deep tissue massager, the BFF Pro is a unique little device that’s designed for athletes. It shortens recovery times, reduces soreness and relieves chronic pain. It works by buffing away aches with a deep massage that relaxes muscles, removes lactic acid and increases blood flow. Even former Olympian Jeff Galloway uses it to improve performance! We love the BFF Pro because it brings the power of professional massage into your home becoming a part of your self-care routine.
Price: $300 | Purchase: thebff.com
But wait, there’s more! We said we’d only cover five items, but we geeked out too hard and found a handful of other tech-themed products we know you’ll love.