The holidays are over and the steady flow of food has slowed. Now that we’re not constantly smelling amala and party jollof, we can finally settle down and remember what things like ‘the gym’ and ‘working out’ are.
If you’re like me and ready to get your body back, then you’ll probably be looking for whatever cool gadgets you can find to help you out. Here’s a look at some of the top fitness tech devices of 2017:
My Zone Chest Strap
The app shows a simple colored tile with a real time percentage of how much capacity of your maximum heart rate you are using at any given time. So the more intense your work out is, the more points you get.
This little gadget is certainly the most powerful when it comes to giving you detailed insight into exactly how your body is performing.
It works by using small electrical impulses to measure the density of both your body fat and your muscle quality. This thing is hella useful but also a little pricey. But if you’re the type that works without a trainer then it could certainly come in handy.
Fitbit Charge 2
If it’s plain fitness you’re after then the Charge 2 is perfect. Obviously it’s not for hardcore athletes, as it doesn’t include GPS, but if you’re just trying to get rid of all the excess jollof in your body then the Charge 2 pretty much gets it spot on. The price isn’t astronomical and the features it has are all the ones you really need.
iSport Victory Headphones
Monster has given the iSport Victory a new, reflective cable that gives it more visibility in low-light. The in-line remote is also chunky, with raised buttons that mean you can operate it just by touch, which is useful when you’re concentrating on your sport.
Lastly, the design feels tough and durable. The iSport Victory headphones are sweat resistant, so you don’t need to worry about wearing them out in the rain.
Slendertone Connect Abs
We’ve always been a bit skeptical when it comes to electronic muscle stimulation as the idea of just sitting there and having muscles form seemed like pure fiction to us. But apparently not.
Slendertone’s latest unisex belt focuses on the core and sends shocks of electricity through your abs to contract and expand the muscles. They claim that 30 minutes using the belt is the equivalent to cranking out 202 sit-ups.
And just in case you weren’t washed enough by that, the belt connects to an app on your phone that you can use to adjust the intensity and record your progress. Magic!