We have officially made it through the first quarter, which means you’ve had three months to work on your new years resolutions, or goals. But have you? If you haven’t been able to motivate yourself into starting those new fitness routines, you still have time. In this post we are going to explore how can you use technology in order to help you meet those goals.
I’m a huge fan of the Apple Watch, especially when it comes to meeting your fitness goals. I love my Apple Watch mostly because of the fact that it connects to my iPhone, but it also has many amazing features like the ability to track your heart rate and movement. In addition, it also offers heart rhythm monitoring and Gym Connect, which allows you to connect your Apple Watch with supported gym equipment like treadmills and ellipticals.
If you aren’t a fan of the Apple ecosystem, then you’re going to want to check out Fitbit’s smartwatch. It is one of the most popular fitness trackers in the industry. The battery is incredible and Fitbit gives you exclusive workout routines that are delivered right to your wrist.
If you think that one of the above watches are “too much” in terms of looks, you might want to try the Ray by Misfit. It’s a simple cylindrical device that doesn’t look like a conventional smartwatch. It’s a step tracker, a distance monitor and a sleep tracker. It will also snd you vibrations on your wrist if you get a call or a text message. The messages won’t be displayed on your wrist, but the notification might be all that you need. It’s very simple, but also useful.
Fitbit Aria 2
The Fitbit Aria features a polished glass surface with a digital display that syncs your weight, BMI, and body fat percentages right into your Fitbit account. It recognizes up to 8 users while keeping everyones results separated and private.
Withings Body Cardio
The Withings Body Cardio smart scale is a comprehensive scale that gives you a total-body readout, including high accuracy weight measurements, BMI, body fat, muscle mass, bone mass, and even water measurements. Withings uses what is known as “Position Control” technology in order to give you the most accurate measurements.
We’ve talked about wearables and the smart scales, but what about ways to improve your actual fitness? MyFitnessPal is a great app that allows you to track your calories. It’s amazing for helping you to understand what you’re eating and give you the ability to make better choices. The best part is that MyFitnessPal connects to over 50 different fitness trackers, which means you can build an ecosystem of fitness support to actually help you achieve your goals. The best part about this is the app is completely free.
If one of your goals was to start running, and you also have an Apple Watch, RunKeeper is your best bet. This app gives you one of the best ways to keep track of your running goals. I have recently started to run, so this app has been great in helping me to keep track of my stats.