Fitness-Technology Crossover: Gizmos that Will Redefine Your Workout
The world is getting fatter by the day, and many fitness traditionalists blame it on technology. You can say, without any reservation, that technology is a wonder that has brought more wonders to this world. Despite the marvels of technology, though, we cannot deny the fact that dawdling most of our time on social media or using our smartphones for entertainment is rather unhealthy.
Technology can do better than that. It can help change lifestyles if people just looked at it the right way. Think it seems a little bit inconsistent with what they say? Just look at the countless fitness and lifestyle apps available.
More than just the apps available on Google Play or the App Store, there are all kinds of gadgets and toys stacked on counters and shelves at different sporting houses. Sure enough, these are what tech-savvy workout enthusiasts will call a treat. Here are some devices that refute the status quo on technology:
Sony W Series MP3 Walkman
Music is a motivation for athletes to do more, but swimmers often don't have the freedom to listen to their favorite tracks when in the water doing laps. Such a predicament is the perfect opportunity to make use of Sony's newest waterproof music player. The device has 4GB capacity, and it's easily wearable with its streamlined ergonomics. It has an 8-hour battery life and a drag-and-drop function. Gym buffs that always lift weights can go for this device if they want music without wires getting in the way.
GoPro Hero 3+
Capturing the moments that matter when engaging in extreme or action sports is no longer a problem. Thanks to developments in camera technology like the new GoPro Hero 3+, you can hit the waves or do tricks in the air and capture it with ease. The camera comes with a waterproof housing that makes it easy for you to carry into the water if you want to document the rush of wave-riding and being axed. Despite its matchbox-like size, it can capture images up to 12megapixels.
iPod Nano 7th Generation
There's an advantage to bringing a separate music player when working out. Unlike using the music player built into your phone, the only thing you need to deal with when using a separate device is music and your fitness progress. This is where Apple's iPod 7th generation excels. Small and lightweight, this device won't have you worrying about the extra weight you'll be carrying to the gym when you use your mobile phone with music player.
TomTom GPS Watches
TomTom has a range of GPS watches engineered for runners and bikers. The devices under their sports category feature a wide LCD display, which allows you to see your progress. Navigations are easy, and it has a good battery life. The watches also feature an indoor tracker, which monitors your progress and locates your precise location when you do sports indoors. Moreover, the device comes with a bike mount.
It's true that technology has somewhat made people fat, but it's only logical to say that it can also reverse such upshots. Just get what you need and don't be dependent on the device that you can't go the gym without it.