With an abundance of fit tech flooding the market, it can be hard to keep up. From the latest to hit the market to up-and-coming products, we’ve got the rundown on the tech pieces to help track your fitness and keep you active. Whether you’re swimming, cycling, or tired of wearing a fitness tracker, we’ve got you covered.
The Fitbit Flex 2 features a minimalist design and is water resistant up to 50 metres, perfect for tracking laps in the pool or swimming at the beach. The activity tracker itself is also removable from the band. Fitbit have also released a range of wearables that place the tracker within stylish jewellery. This new range includes a bangle and pendant, and comes in gold, rose gold or silver. We love!
Sleek and comfortable, the Samsung Gear Fit 2 comes with a high-resolution touch screen on a curved display. With a heart rate monitor and GPS, it also features Auto Activity Tracking for any kind of exercise. Standalone music capability means you don’t need your phone for a playlist, and it syncs easily with the S Health app.
If a fitness band isn’t for you, the IconX offers wireless Bluetooth ear buds that stay in place throughout your intensive workouts. They track distance, speed, duration, heart rate and calories, and feature a voice guide to help you reach your fitness goal. The IconX lets you play and control your music with a simple tap, and is available in blue, black and white.
In the Forerunner 35, Garmin offers its eponymous GPS and heart rate tech in a slim and durable shell. The display screen is scratch proof and water resistant to depths of 50 metres. Once released in Australia, the Forerunner 35 will be available in black, limelight, frost blue, and white.
The Peloton Cycle is a high tech fitness bike for the home. It streams live and on-demand fitness classes from a New York studio. It offers ‘convenient, engaging and high-powered’ workouts, and lets the user interact with other riders across the US, creating an immersive and competitive environment that keeps you motivated from home.
Duoskin plans to offer flash tattoos with computerised functionality. Made from gold and silver leaf, these body accents can be used as a track pad to adjust volume and control a screen, they can change colour to reflect your mood and temperature, and can also transfer data straight from your skin to another device. With a design that converges with the human form, these ‘tattoos’ are set to be the future of the fitness tracking industry, offering a device-free way to measure and transfer data.
While a Dolmio pepper grinder may seem like an odd inclusion on this list, it has an ingenious hidden function. With one twist the Pepper Hacker blocks the Wi-Fi on all connected devices, putting an end to anti-social behaviour at the dinner table. By encouraging a more social experience, the Pepper Hacker aims to improve the well being of individuals too caught up in their own devices.