When you are trying to follow a strict fitness regimen, you always need a coach or assistant who keeps track of your blood pressure, heart beats, calorie intake, or physical activity, and more. Thanks to some wonderful technology, there are many gadgets and apps that can provide all of this information and more.
“The groundwork of all happiness is health,” accurately said by Leigh Hunt. The gadgets or apps are not a replacement for motivation. You still need to get up, follow a strict diet and exercise routine to stay healthy. But sometimes you hope for some kind of support that can help you burn that extra fat in your body and make you slim.
Sadly, there is no magical pill or wand that you can wave and get your desired results. But, if you’re pursuing some extra help, accountability, motivation or just looking for a new toy to play with, here are 6 state-of-the-art gadgets that will help.
Electrical Muscle Stimulator:
Have weak muscles? Well, the Electrical Muscle Stimulation (EMS) device has got you covered. EMS device greatly increases the strength of your muscles, by contracting them using electric pulses. It does so by generating impulses in the same pattern and potential, like those coming from the central nervous system of the body. Studies show EMS devices lead people to exercise, as after getting their muscles toned by electrical stimulation, they are more likely to take part in some physical activities, as their toned bodies are now able, fit, ready and willing to move.
Wearables in today’s world can track pretty much everything that you do while staying awake, (and in sleep). Smartwatches can track your workouts, sleep patterns as well as alert you of your inactivity. They wouldn’t just act as an assistant to your body, but also to your daily mobile-phone related activities, like calling, messaging or emailing someone, that too while working out. There are a large number of smartwatches; check out the detailed comparison of smartwatches.
Body Analyzer Scale:
Body Analyzer Scales provide you precise analysis of your whole body, including your body fat, weight, height, muscle mass, bone mass, and water weight. There are so many modern-looking body analyzer scales available today that can let you check your statistics for a clear overview of your body’s condition to determine necessary adjustments. They measure such statistics by an undetectable electrical current transmitted through your body via the stainless steel pads on the body analyzer platform providing you with a Bio Impedance Analysis, or BIA.
Smart Water Cup:
Smart Water Bottles use software that is connected to your mobile phone. They can show you how much water you’ve consumed, your goals, and how much water you have to drink in a day to achieve those goals. They can also do some advanced tasks like analyzing your activity level, and then telling you your water requirement. They can do the analyzing part by connecting to a third-party fitness app on your phone.
Skulpt Performance System:
Skulpt is a company that claims to measure body composition more exactly than body fat scales. The device is shaped like a mobile phone, but with sensors on its back. You use it by placing it over your muscles and then holding it for a few seconds. And then in a few moments, it will measure and present to you your body fat percentage as well as the quality of each muscle.
The Smart shoe market is still in its infancy, but big brands like Nike running shoes have already started introducing many different types of smart shoes. They are producing shoes with insoles and cushion that can greatly improve your performance. Smart Shoes can also have Bluetooth-connected insoles that can link activity or a position to a smart phone app on your phone. Smart Shoes also have satellite navigation systems such as GPS to provide information about your real-time location. They possess sensors that can acquire data from the surrounding environment, as well as the internal status sensors that may alert you regarding the battery and memory capacity of the Smart Shoes.