If you’re looking to get more motivated when it comes to your workout routine, then you’re likely on the market for one of many decent wearables. There are a plethora of devices on the market right now that can help you monitor and analyze your fitness levels, your heart rate and blood pressure, whilst also helping you to achieve your fitness goals and encouraging you to lead a better quality of life.
But with so many different products to choose from, it’s difficult to know which one will perfectly complement your lifestyle, and which will keep track of any changes you’re looking to make in terms of your fitness levels or your general health.
With that being said, here are our favorite devices that will keep you in the know when it comes to your body, and will help you to lead a better, healthier life:
Heart-a-Track – New Wearables that Track Heartbeat, Blood Pressure, and More
If you want a convenient and accurate way to monitor your blood pressure, then you won't find a better device on the market than the QardioArm.
After attaching it to your arm, the device pairs with your smartphone via Bluetooth before providing you with a precise reading of your blood pressure, storing your information so that you can look back and keep track of past readings.
The compact device also understands the values of your blood pressure, telling you when you're in the red and letting you know when you're safe, with you able to share the results with your doctor through the device's app.
Billing itself as the most advanced fitness tracker yet, the Moov invcludes both a wrist band and an ankle band that monitors a variety of different workouts, across a variety of different sports and fitness regimes including golf, swimming (it's waterproof), boxing and even yoga.
Moov is essentially a digital personal trainer, pairing with your smartphone in order to monitor the intricacies of your fitness routines, from judging the way your feet touch the ground whilst your running, to tracking the positioning of your body during a spot of yoga.
It's a comprehensive tool at a comparatively low price, and is one of the very best fitness wearables on the market.
Though not available until October, the Digitsole is already intriguing the fitness-focused as the world's first "smart sole" that not only tracks the distance you've walked and the calories you've burned, but also warms your feet thus making your morning/evening run a lot more enjoyable.
The Digitsole hasn't just been designed with runners in mind, though. The smart insole is comfortable enough to slip into your daily footwear and monitor your calories burned throughout the day, with it pairing with the Digitsole app on your smartphone that allows you to control the temperature of the device, along with tracking your daily steps taken, meters walked and altitude before measuring whether or not you have completed a satisfactory workout in accordance with your BMI.
Not only is the Misfit Shine one of the best looking wearable devices around, it's also a low-maintenance option for those who deem its peers to be a little too intrusive for their tastes.
It's a wearable for those not particularly sold on wearables; impeccably sleek, with all of the expected features such as monitoring your fitness and tracking your sleep, but it won't alarm you with notifications on your lazy days about how you should get up and move. While that does mean that it doesn't boast automated functionality, meaning you'll have to tap a few buttons yourself when you want it to change modes between workouts and before you lay your head down to sleep, it's also one of the most gorgeous wearables you can slip onto your wrist, and with a solid four month battery life and a waterproof design, you won't need to worry about it as much as you will its competitors.
An activity tracker and GPS system rolled up into a smartwatch, Fitbit are one of the biggest names in the wearable industry and the Surge is one of the company's latest products.
Like the Basis Peak, the Fitbit Surge automatically switches between modes ensuring that you won't need to remember to press any buttons in order to have it track your night's sleep, whilst it also handles all of the facets of your workout routine such as your pace and the distance you've traveled.
An optical heart rate sensor tucked underneath the phone also measures your BPM throughout the entirety of the day, improving the tracking of your sleeping pattern and your workouts.
SMS Biosport Earbuds
Considering that most runners will rarely be seen without music playing in their eags, the BioSport Earbuds from SMS Audio allow you to listen to your workout playlist whilst also measuring your heart rate with its biometric monitoring tech.
The BioSport Earbuds are compatible with multiple popular fitness apps in order to monitor your workout, and also provide a professionally tuned audio experience. They're the ideal solution for those who don't want to strap themselves up with another wearable during their workout routine, offering a great all-in-one alternative.
There's a high demand for wearables designed specifically for swimmers, and the Garmin Swim fits that bill perfectly.
The Swim records your distance, pace, stroke count and stroke type, also allowing for wireless uploads to the intuitive Garmin Connect web app that allows you to analyze, store and share your collected data. It can also monitor the efficiency of your swimming sessions, along with timing your sets and making a note of your drills.
Oh, and it's waterproof... because of course it is.
While a little on the expensive side, the Basis Peak warrants its high price point with a design that feels tailor-made to your wrist; the value of a comfortable wearable cannot be understated, and the Peak certainly lives up to that criteria.
The Peak excels in the fitness/sleep tracking department by virtue of it implementing an automated system, allowing it to freely switch between modes with no input from the user. This means that it will track your workouts during the day and act as a pedometer before seamlessly monitoring your sleep, ensuring that it covers all bases in helping you achieve a healthier lifestyle.
While it may not be the most handsome device on the market, under the hood its a fine piece of tech that will swiftly become your best friend when it comes to monitoring the efficiency of your day-to-day fitness routine.
Withings Pulse Ox
Boasting a unique design that is part executive, part sport, Withings' Pulse Ox has an attractive price point that is notable for its ease of use.
While it is certainly intuitive, the real allure of the Pulse Ox is in its user-friendliness, allowing its wearer to snap its watch face off its strap and use it as a clip-on-tracker if they so wish, along with its enjoyable companion app that is both informative and fun to scroll through.
Key selling points of the Pulse Ox are its ability to measure heart rate and, as its name suggests, blood oxygen levels, along with its inclusion of typical fitness wearable features such as its measuring of your distance traveled, calories burned and its ability to monitor the quality and length of your sleep.
It's one of the more enjoyable fitness wearables to use, and it's a worthwhile purchase considering its low price.