April 8th, 2015

Fitness Gadgets to get the most out of your fitness

Have you ever needed that extra little bit of motivation, or a reminder to get active? London Drugs tech expert David Levett sat down with anchor Darrell Rumold on CTV Morning Live in Regina to discuss some of the newest products on the market for monitoring fitness.

For someone looking for something simple, yet effective for fitness tracking, FitBit might be the perfect choice. These activity trackers are a very user-friendly option and are best suited for entry-level to average fitness trackers who want something simple. David showed off the FitBit Charge HR model, capable of tracking essential fitness measures like steps taken, calories burned and active minutes. The charge also acts a watch and is able to sync wireless to any laptop or smartphone. FitBit can also monitor one’s sleep. David explained in the newscast how the FitBit would track sleep and then display on an iPad the amount and quality of sleep he had. Starting as low as $70, FitBit provides an affordable option for users who want effective fitness monitoring without complexities.

The Timex Ironman ONE GPS watch does more than just tell time; this watch is loaded with so many features that it essentially acts as a smartphone on your wrist. The ONE GPS tracks fitness information, plays music, sends and receives text messages and is water resistant. These are only just some of the features included with the watch. As David put it, the ONE GPS essentially lets users “leave their phone at home.”

For those who don’t need all the bells and whistles, the Jabra Pulse headphones provide users a solid set of earphones for music listening while also tracking one’s heart rate. Unlike other devices, Jabra tracks a user’s pulse from their ears, which the company claims is a more accurate place to measure heart rate. The headphones are worth the buy for anyone looking for a solid sound while measuring their fitness output.

No matter what your budget or fitness level is, these gadgets provide something for everyone—and most importantly—remind everyone to get outside and get active.

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