From health trackers to Peloton bikes, technology and the fitness industry are indelibly intertwined. Smart tools have allowed us to maximize our workouts, fine-tune our diets, and see our health improve in real time. Below, find six of our favorite new smart gadgets to boost your fitness.
JAXJOX KettlebellConnect 2.0
Kettlebell training is one of the most efficient workouts out there, and the JAXJOX KettlebellConnect 2.0 takes it to a new level. The six-in-one system can be adjusted to weigh between 12 and 42 pounds with the touch of a button, and the space-saving design is perfect if your home gym is on the small side. The KettlebellConnect has built-in motion sensors to track your movements; a proprietary machine-learning algorithm then calculates a personalized FitnessIQ score that you can track over time.
Starting $249 from JAXJOX
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Ozmo Active Smart Water Bottle
Almost everyone could use a little more hydration. The Bluetooth-enabled Ozmo Active smart water bottle helps you meet your water intake goals during a workout and throughout the day. Sensors detect the amount of water (or other beverage) you consume, and data syncs via Bluetooth to a Fitbit, Apple Health, or Ozmo’s free app. The leak-proof bottle also vibrates to remind you to drink up.
Starting at $70 from Ozmo
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Whoop Strap 3.0 Fitness Tracker
Wearable fitness trackers are nothing new, but Whoop Strap 3.0 is the first that doesn’t just track activity, but tells you how to recover from it. The lightweight, waterproof tracker collects physiological data 24/7 to provide detailed information about every aspect of your health. Based on your heart rate variability and other factors, Whoop can tell you whether you should take it easy or hit the gym hard for optimal fitness. The band itself is free with a monthly membership to the Whoop app.
Starting at $18 a month from Whoop
Activbody Activ5 Home Isometric Workout
For the busy fitness buff, the Activ5 offers an easy way to weave quick workouts into your day. The tiny, squeezable device contains sensors that tell you how well you’re working your muscles during isometric exercises. Data is stored in the Activbody app, which also includes dozens of workout videos. Starting with just five minutes a day, Activ5 helps you target weak muscles, develop muscle symmetry, and boost circulation.
Starting at $150 from Activbody
Lumen Metabolism Tracker
Ever wondered how well your metabolism is functioning? Lumen is the first hand-held device that tracks metabolism with a simple breath. The device measures the CO2 concentration in your breath, which indicates whether your body is burning carbs or fat. When used every morning, Lumen can tell you which exercise to focus on and what types of food to eat.
Starting at $349 from Lumen