Whether you consider yourself a tech-junkie or not, it’s hard not to be impressed and amazed at the latest batch of gadgets and gizmos to land on shelves. And with 2016 set to be the year of mindfulness, it’s no surprise that the newest technologies are focused on transforming your health and wellbeing for the better. With this in mind, we have rounded-up our top tech picks we’ll all be talking about in the year ahead.
Goodbye boring sports bra, hello high tech OMBra! Similar to a fitness tracker, the revolutionary OMBra monitors your breathing, stamina, and heart rate, whilst still offering support and comfort. It also streams in real-time to your phone, so you can track your progress with ease.
If you’re looking to take your training to the next level in 2016, New Balance has you covered with their new Digital Sport Division. Firstly, a smart watch is set to launch by the end of the year, designed specifically for runners. Then, embedded technology, such as intelligent sensors will integrated into New Balance footwear and apparel; and performance sport, including sports equipment micro-fob that senses, analyses and provides feedback on the athlete’s performance will be released.
Discreet, chic and customisable, Misfit’s brand new activity and sleep tracker is a must-have. The tracker, which can be worn as a necklace or a bracelet, uses a three-axis accelerometer to track sleep and motion, and has a vibrating motor to alert you to incoming notifications.
Fancy waking up to the scent of a freshly baked croissant or a fresh pot of coffee? Of course you do! Sensorwake is an olfactory alarm clock that uses smell, rather than sound or vibrations, to wake you up in the morning, which we think is super clever. The smell is produced by a capsule that lasts 30 days (30 uses) and you can swap out as you wish. With no more ear-piercing noises, Sensorwake is a personalised, gradual and gentle way to kick start the day.
Are you gluten-intolerant? Then you need this gadget in your life. Convenient and sleek, this portable sensor is capable of testing food for gluten in less than two minutes. Simply slide out one corner to reveal a slot where you can insert a tiny sample of food, then slip the capsule back in, and wait for an LED smiley face. If a food has 20 ppm or more of gluten, that smile turns into a frown – genius! We predict this type of technology will soon expand to different food allergies and sensitivities.
Stresses over luggage location, faulty locks and baggage weight will be a thing of the past thanks to Bluesmart. Powered by Bluetooth technology, which enables a remote locking system, this ‘smart’ suitcase allows you to lock and unlock the suitcase from your phone. While, the location tracking feature can track your miles travelled and the built in scale communicates the exact weight of your suitcase to the companion app.
At Sporteluxe HQ we are music lovers and understand music plays a critical role when you exercise. That’s why we love these new Sol Republic wireless headphones. Boasting a comfortable, secure fit as well as a sweat-resistant, ultra-light weight design, this mint green style are designed for any type of workout. Plus, ten minutes of charge is all you need to power 60-minutes of exercise.