Getting fit is no easy feat. If that group chat you created to motivate you and your friends failed miserably, perhaps relying on different types of technologies might do the trick. Fitness tech was all the talk in 2016, and 2017 is poised to be a year of advancement.
While tech companies further their reach on the fitness industry, perhaps you’ve been getting further behind on the goals you’d set yourself. Although we as consumers know there are products to help us out there, they haven’t made their way into our lives in quite the same ways those apps that haven’t really worked out for us have. Whether it’s accessibility or pricing, for the many of us still looking we haven’t found the support we need.
To make things slightly easier, we dug deep into the interweb to find what new technologies people are saying actually works. From hydration to performance and sleep aids here are five of the best products on the market in 2017.
Need a ring to get committed? If a ring can be the ultimate form of commitment in love, according to Motiv it can also represent the same sense of forever in fitness. Their new Motiv Ring is the latest in wearable tech that seeks to track your activity and keep you working towards your set goal. In transforming bulky fitness trackers into a ring, Motiv is hoping that you won’t have to take it off, allowing them to track your fitness behaviours 24/7. It is poised to be the most accurate and active fitness technology on the market.
Personalization is the name of this year’s game and Skulpt has got it covered. The Skulpt Performance System is able to analyze your physical strengths and weaknesses, and therefore provide you with workout and nutritional guidance based on your unique physiology and goals. Skulpt uses science-driven techniques that were previously available only to elite athletes, and is making them easily understandable and accessible to all of us.
Is all the fake news keeping you up at night? If you find that getting a good night’s sleep is getting in the way of fitness, your problem has a great new solution. Introducing Sense, a mini spherical gadget that sits on your nightstand and communicates with a tiny device that you stick inside of your pillow. I know what you’re thinking, as if I need another piece of technology sleeping in my bed. Well, unlike your phone or other devices that hinder your sleep, Sense is helping your sleep. It monitors temperature, noise, light and movement and will wake you up at the optimum time with gentle alarms and a glowing ambiance. Going one step further, it will also tell you why and how you slept the way you did.
Smith’s Lowdown Focus Mpowered by Muse ($350-$400)
— Muse (@ChooseMuse) January 4, 2017
Perhaps a lack of focus is failing you in your fitness regimes. While Google and Snapchat were busy building content creating eyewear, Smith built brainwave measuring eyewear. They look like any normal pair of sunglasses, except Smith’s Lowdown Focus Mpowered by Muse, was designed to relax your mind. You can then see data on an app and try different forms of mediation practices based on the brainwave measurements your glasses are reporting. Smith’s sunnies will be available this September 2017.
Ask any fitness expert and they’ll tell you that hydration is paramount to getting fit and losing weight. While most of us already know this, it can be a difficult task to keep on top of. Here to help you set and keep your hydration goals is Thermos’ newest creation. With an integrated hydration calculator you can determine a suggested daily amount based on your personal data and track your progress with an easy to use app.