In the mission to get fit, some people will try anything. But it’s worth thinking about what spending your money on. Last week we took a look at some of the best fitness gadgets on the market. Here’s a peek at the some wackiest gadgets on the market which may (or may not) boost your fitness levels.
Warning – this Tera Mat may seriously motivate your yoga and Pilates workouts. The circular mat is filled with LED lights and sensors which tell you how to position your body and guide you through routines. The mat syncs with an app which logs your progress and creates individualised workouts.
Prefer a clear path to your running? Runbell is a brass ring worn on the finger which can be ‘dinged’ by your thumb to alert slower pedestrians, runners and cyclists. We think it’s great for urban runners who spend time dodging other people. Definitely preferable to yelling “watch out!” as you dash through.
JumpSnap claims to burn 300 calories in 15 minutes without the effort of flinging a rope over your head. The handles clock your jumps with clicks and track your calories. You can vary your skipping workouts with the accompanying DVD and add weights to the handles. Seriously, if you have limited space to skip then this could be great!
This modified dumbbell claims to increase upper body activity by more than 300% compared to traditional weights. Surprisingly, no power is used. It’s all done by shaking. And just 6 minutes daily workout is needed. Ok, laugh it up. It might look like a gag but it’s selling millions.
A good night’s sleep is needed after all that exercise. This coloured light tracks your sleep, promotes good sleep via LED lights and wake you up feeling refreshed. What’s the price of a good night’s sleep? About £182.
Fitness technology is fast changing. Keeping up to pace will add excitement and maximise your workouts. Or at least give you something to play with while you sweat it out at the gym.
I can't keep up with all the gadgets. And to be honest, isn't it just more clutter which gets left in a corner after a few months? Personally, that's another reason why I like the gym. No exercise equipment at home!
the Tera-mat sounds very sci-fi! But the ropeless skipping rope is a good idea, no more damaged ceilings!
Am loving the shake weight youtube videos. I might buy one just to get my girlfriend to use it. Other than that, just stick to basic weights and forget the gimmicks, .
I wouldn't be without my headphones and music, but other than those I can give most gadgets a miss!
A yoga mat with LED lights? sounds a bit space age!
they say that it is not possible to underestimate the intelligence of some consumers - point proved!
I'm intrigued by these yoga mats - I've always struggled to get the positions right so maybe this is the help I needed.
I hate gadgets. Humans have managed to stay fit for thousands of years without paying extortionate prices for silly inventions which will end up at the back of the wardrobe (or is that just in our house?) !!
regarding the bell, I would say that anything is preferable to yelling 'watch out!', How about 'excuse me' followed by 'thank you' ?