You’re more likely to keep that New Year resolution to get in shape with the help of this cutting edge workout gear.
After years developing fitness trackers, Fitbit has finally decided to branch out into the crowded smartwatch segment. As well as featuring built-in GPS and heart rate tracking, the Ionic also comes with on-screen workout guides to keep you motivated. Plus, it has convenient access to popular apps, contactless payments, and a respectable battery life of over four days.
The Bottom Line: The Ionic seems to be a slick and durable workout device with some good features. But even so, is Fitbit a bit late to the smartwatch game?
Jabra Elite Sport
These base-enriched Bluetooth wireless earbuds are waterproof and come with a portable charging case that can provide up to 13.5 hours of battery life. They also feature personalized sound equalizer profiles, in-ear audio coaching, and race pace calculator and recovery advice. They’re available in two colors: black or lime green.
The Bottom Line: The Jabra Elite Sport are an excellent alternative to cumbersome wired earbuds and should help enhance any workout routine.
Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4%
Nike claims that in lab tests, these race day shoes measured roughly 4 percent better for running than the sportswear company’s other latest and fastest marathon runner, the Zoom Streak 6. The Vaporfly feature a full-length carbon plate for maximum propulsion, a lightweight upper with arch band to harness speed, and an ultralight Nike ZoomX midsole for optimum energy return.
The Bottom Line: The Nike Zoom Vaporfly 4% represents the pinnacle of running tech.
Sportiiii heads up displays are glass-mounted data feeds that snap on to any pair of standard glasses, giving you instant performance feedback without having to take your eyes off the road. An app is available to set your training goals, and multi-coloured LEDs and audio cues will indicate your speed and cadence as you go. Connect to and use the data from other sensors like heart rate monitors and power meters to get a highly detailed picture of how you’re doing.
The Bottom Line: Whether you’re a runner or cyclist, this is a clever training tool that should make your workouts safer and more accurate.