Almost all exercise buffs and gym rats know that how much time you spend working out is not the only thing that matters, but how you do it also plays a significantly large role in getting fit.
It used to be difficult to calculate the amount of calories you burn with every gym session or steps taken a day, but not anymore. These specially designed exercise gadgets will help you train better, harder and smarter as you can now see the technical breakdown of your workout.
Here are our top exercise wearable picks aside from the usual suspects that will surely keep up with the demands of any active lifestyle.
Sony Smart B-Trainer
Best running companion you can ever dream of, especially if you love music as much as your run. Think wireless headphones that measures a whopping eleven different measurements, while you clock your run without having to lug your Smartphone around.
The Smart B-Trainer measurements include heart rate, calories burned, distance, time, speed, pace, pitch, steps, stride, running route and angle of elevation. To top it all off, it doubles up as a MP3 player and has an in-built GPS to track your running distance.
As your personal trainer of sorts, the Smart B-Trainer gives you a brief summary of your run that includes pace, distance and time elapsed every five minutes without the hassle of wires and additional weight.
Also, the Smart B-Trainer automatically plays music according to your heart rate. It will play songs with a faster tempo to encourage you to fun faster to meet your pre-set target and vice versa.
Last but not least, it is wonderfully waterproof and washable. So you don’t have to ever worry about the Smart B-Trainer spoiling when it starts to pour in the middle of your run. Best running companion ever!
R.R.P: US$280 (SG$399)
Xiaomi Mi Band
If you are new to fitness wearables and can’t quite decide on which specific one you are looking for, then the Mi Band could be it. It covers the basics needed for any wearable and with a super affordable price to boot.
The Mi Band has an in-built pedometer and measures your sleep cycles. Other features include doubling up as an alarm clock, notifying you when you have an incoming call on your Smartphone and it is able to go for 30 days on a single battery charge!
R.R.P: US$14 (SG$19.90)
This is possibly the most glammed up version of any wearable in our opinion. Shine is elegant, vibrantly coloured and tastefully crafted for the trendy.
What sets Shine apart from the rest of the wearables is that you get to choose how you want to wear it. Shine is actually just a pendant, so you get to choose if you want to wear it as a necklace, a clip on or as a wrist accessory – It is all up to you!
Shine measures steps, calories burned, distance, automatically monitors the quality of your sleep and duration. It also has a watch function that the Mi Band lacks.
For those who prefer to wear their fitness wearable as a fashion statement, well Shine also has a Swarovski edition that’s got all the bling and glamourous.
R.R.P: US$99.99 (SG$142)
Swimmers are going to love this wearable. The Garmin Swim, is as its name suggests a wrist wearable specially designed for swimming. Just strap it on, hit start and plunge into the pool while this wearable measures and records your performance.
Concentrate on perfecting your swimming strokes while Garmin Swim measures and records distance, pace, stroke count and stroke type. The device is water resistant up to 50 meters, making this device safe for pool or open sea swimming use but wouldn’t really be suited for scuba divers.
So if you love the water and swimming is your jam then you know that this is a god send - Especially since most specialized fitness wearable focus mainly on running or cycling.
R.R.P – US$149.99 (SG$214)
By Geralyne Kaye Ong / October 1, 2015 11:30AM GMT+8 Singapore
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