With the SEA Games fast approaching, it is about time to get off that couch
and kick start a healthy lifestyle
Don’t get us
wrong, Fitbit, Garmin and other wrist fitness trackers work perfectly and excel
at what they do best. However, wrist trackers are so last year and honestly
have started to get a little dull with its now run-of-the-mill features and
designs. So we went out and scoured the web for the next big fitness tracker.
To our surprise we found three that really caught our eye – maybe in time to
come even take over the wrist monsters and fitness world by storm.
1. Say it with me, OM …
This is a
black device no larger than the size of your hand, this little black box works
by attaching itself on a customised compression t-shirt or singlet. If you are
like us and hate the additional need to hold on to gadgets or having additional
gadget in your way while clocking your run, this is the perfect fitness
wearable. This measures your heart and breathing rate, calories, acts as a
pedometer and even acts as a fitness tracker. All of which would be tracked by
this device and reflects on a pre-downloaded app on your Smartphone. Small,
portable and out of your way during training sessions is what we really love
Retail Price: US$249, for a compression t-shirt
and little black box
2. PUSH it
How about a
wearable that literally measures how much force, power and velocity you put
into each rep at the gym? This is PUSH, a one-of-a-kind wearable that allows
you to track, optimise and scrutinize each and every workout session. In
addition, you are able to set your workout goals on mobile app and PUSH will
provide you with feedback on your movement and get more out of your workout.
Elite athletes are already using it, why not you?
Retail Price: US$189
3. Not a shopping but exercise SPREE
Spree is a
wearable sports headband created by frustrated fitness enthusiasts who want to
train smarter but were tired of inaccurate readings from the myriad of fitness
wearables available in the market. This could possibly be the only wearable
with a whole convoy of exciting features in one device. These include, speed
tracking, heart rate monitoring, real time GPS route mapping, body temperature
tracking, advanced calorie counter, waterproof and music app compatibility.
If you are
wondering why a headband? Well, according to Spree the answer is simple. The
reading of your heartrate obtained by the forehead coupled with your body
temperature, will give the user a more accurate calorie count during the
readings during your workout = Smarter and more fruitful training sessions
Retail Price: US$199
So go on,
get inspired by these cutting edge wearable technologies to move that butt off
the couch and get fit. For summer is here and this can only mean one thing –
Beach season. Do away with those muffin tops and make way for the abs lines!
By Geralyne Kaye Ong / June 05, 2015 12:55PM GMT+8
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