Not feeling motivated enough to start a new fitness regime? Maybe you need a friend. Or maybe, a gadget. Here’s listing seven tech ‘companions’ to help you kickstart that much-awaited fitness routine.
Price: Rs 13,168 (approx)
A wristband and a cool wearable gadget, it works for your fitness at various levels. So how does it operate? It has motion sensors that keeps track of your movement through the day by translating your activity into ‘Nike Fuel’ and lets you compare yourself to others. What’s more? It also counts the steps you take. Reasearch says walking 6,000 steps a day can keep a lot of health problems at bay. The fuelband is available in three colours.
Polar Rcx3 GPS
Price: 25,469 (approx)
This one is most helpful to runners and cyclists. The GPS watch tracks your route, speed and distance, which you can upload on Polar’s Personal Trainer website. The website gives you access to training programs, tracks your progress over time and offers feedback on each workout.
Griffin Adidas MiCoach armband
Price: 1,199 (approx)
Find it difficult to use your smartphone while exercising? You can get this armband for strapping your phone to your arm.
Fitbit Aria WiFi Smart Scale review
Price: Rs 6,000 (approx)
These wireless smart scales will not only keep you updated about your weight, they’ll analyse it by tracking your weight changes, monitor your BMI and body fat percentage for up to seven people. The data is then uploaded via your wi-fi network and made available online or in a free ipad app.
Xbox 360 Kinect training bundle
Price: 32,705 (approx)
Getting fit is literally a child’s play now. Microsoft’s Xbox Kinect motion tracker is compatible with a range of exercise games that offer interesting workouts. Nike+ Kinect (Rs 2,449) and Adidas miCoach Kinect (Rs 2,347) offer workouts, fitness plans and performance tracking.
Camera Demon Helmet Camera Mount
Price: Rs 2,547 (approx)
Your next Facebook/Google Plus/Twitter update could be a video capturing you indulging in your favourite sport. It uses a sticky pad to stay put on top of a helmet, allowing cyclists, skiers and other sports enthusiasts to capture all their activity in video on their cameras.
Breffo Adventure Camera Kit
Price: Rs 2,046 (approx)
If you are an adventure sports junkie, this eight-legged stand can be your pick. It can be placed and attached at any surface. It comes into picture when a standard camera tripod fails.