Staying in good physical condition is integral to overall health and longevity, and countless individuals are interested in learning new fitness strategies. One of the best ways to get fit and stay that way is to utilize technology. The world of fitness seems to become more sophisticated every week, and the latest trend in staying in shape is the use of cutting edge technology. From innovative gadgets to new equipment to wearable fitness accessories, the options are as diverse as they are exciting.
Although Fitbit Inc. was founded in 2007, the company is no less dedicated to the continual evolution of the Fitbit device today than the day they sold their first unit. As one of the first fitness gadgets to hit the market, Fitbit has become something of a household name. According to former Forbes staff contributor Elizabeth Woyke, the Fitbit is the first device that consumers call to mind when they hear the term “fitness gadget.” The Fitbit seems offers something for everyone, from weekend warriors to everyday fitness enthusiasts. By clipping or strapping on this small device, people can track their daily steps and distance travelled, as well as the number of calories they consume and burn each day. They can also track such details as their heart rate at different levels of activity and the number of minutes they are active during the course of a day.
Fitbit’s technology also provides even more advanced features for consumers who seek them. Those who want maximum tracking can choose Fitbit products designed for high performance monitoring. One Fitbit device records a variety of workouts, and it even offers workout summaries. Consumers can use the Fitbit to monitor their sleep, make playlist changes to accommodate their music preferences, and sync the device to a smartphone or computer.
The PowerMill Climber
The PowerMill Climber is part of the Elevation series offered by Life Fitness. This unique stair-climber, like other equipment in the series, enables users to monitor their workouts after saving them to a USB flash drive. They are able to monitor such details as the intensity and length of their workouts, and they can download music to the equipment and listen to it via a removable headphone. People can also download videos to the Elevation series equipment. The PowerMill provides users with a choice of several workouts, and it features digital technology that provides heart rate monitoring.
The Pilates Shirt
Wearable technology continues to become more useful and more incredible. People who appreciate Pilates will likely be highly impressed by the Pilates shirt. Created by Jennifer Darmour of Artefact, this innovative piece of wearable computing is simply referred to as Move. The shirt was designed to look like an ordinary Pilates shirt instead of a sophisticated piece of technology, which is highly appealing to fitness enthusiasts, according to Jay Greene of CNet. It contains sensors that monitor the position of the body of the individual who is wearing it. If the body is not in accordance with correct Pilates positioning, the wearer is alerted to that fact by a vibrating sensation.
New technologies are continually being designed to help people work out more efficiently. Staying in great shape is important, but modern life is becoming increasingly hectic. By using advanced fitness technologies, consumers can keep their bodies fit and maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their workouts.