Best Health and Fitness Gifts – Top 15 Listed for 2017
It looks like the new gospel everywhere now is the gospel according to health and fitness. It is no longer news that healthy lifestyles and fitness regimes enhances your chances of a long and sickness-free life.
So what other way is there to show our commitment to one another in this regard than through gifts. I bet that one out of ten people will highly appreciate a gift that will help them stay fit and healthy (please this is solely my opinion, with no statistical backing).
In the midst of the euphoria, the dilemma of which gift is perfect still persists. Now it is instructive to note that the your budget and the recipient’s taste are major determinants to the choice of health and fitness gift to go for.
However, I will try to present some of the health and fitness gadgets they I feel will be worth your consideration for a gift item.
1. Misfit Shine
This is a bracelet and a pendant. The Misfit Shine is an activity tracker that lets you track your movements and activities to help you achieve goals set on your mobile device.
Due to its design you can strap it on an arm and dive in for a lap with no worries. It is waterproof. You can check in on your progress by just tapping the LED face.
It also doubles as a watch and works on coin batteries which can last for months.
2. Skulpt Chisel
The Skulpt Chisel promises to give you the ultimate insight into how your body is performing.
It uses small electrical impulses to measure the density of both your body fat and your muscle quality. The gadget is about the size of an iPod and quite affordable.
3. Koto Air Pollution Monitor
The Koto Air is a little device that measures air quality in your home and office.
It gives you real time alerts when there is an excess of dust, pollution, too little moisture as the case may be. This is very useful for those who suffer from allergies.
4. Withings Thermo
This product has 16 sensors to read your temperature in two seconds. It also can connect via WiFi to an app on your mobile device, where you can keep track of your readings.
5. Under Armour Health Box
The set features Under Armour’s first wearable tracker, the Under Amour Band, which displays workout duration, steps and intensity.
It also comes with a chest-strap heart rate monitor to gather additional activity data as well as a smart scale, which can register up to eight different users.
All three gadgets use Bluetooth to synchronize to the Under Arm Record app, where you can look at all of your calibrated statistics in one place.
6. Gymwatch Sensor
This is the ideal device for gym freaks. It is worn while using free weights, machines or when performing bodyweight exercises.
It is designed to detect incorrect execution of a move. You will get instant audio feedback through the accompanying app, helping you adjust your posture, grip and pace accordingly.
7. Mira Vivid Wellness Collection
This is a piece of jewelry with a tracker. It looks at your steps, distance, calories, and elevation gains. It is designed to be hidden so that no one knows you have it on but you.
8. FOODSniffer Chemical Detector
This is a device which detects chemicals near food and tells you if they are safe to eat or not.
It works alongside the FOODSniffer iPhone or Android app, to carry out an advanced bioorganic test which sniff out when your food is about to spoil.
9. Slendertone Connect Abs
This Slendertone unisex belt focuses on the core and sends shocks of electricity through your abs to contract and expand the muscles.
30 minutes of using the belt is the equivalent to cranking out about 200 sit-ups. And to make it even more techy, it connects to an app on your mobile device that you can use to adjust the intensity and record your progress.
During cycling, you can track your heart rate safely and accurately with Sportiiiis. The simple Head-Up Display (HUD) has 6 LED to indicate your heart rate.
Cyclists can mount it on their sunglasses and receive their stats via voice prompts which relay your speed, heart rate, cadence and power.
HAPIfork is a gadget that was designed to help you reduce your eating pace. Of course you know it is unhealthy to eat at an uncontrolled pace.
The sensors notify you through tiny vibrations when you are speeding. It can also track your eating duration, the amount and intervals of ‘fork servings’ per minute.
12. Sense sleep tracker
Getting enough sleep is critical to living a healthy life. Sense is a spherical little gadget roughly the size of an orange that sits on your bed head chamber and communicates with a tiny object that you stick inside your pillow.
It measures things like temperature, noise, light and movement and will wake you up at the optimum time with gentle alarms and a glowing ambiance.
13. Kolibree Smart Toothbrush
This smart sonic toothbrush helps to turn brushing your teeth into a fun game. The 3D motion sensors are used alongside the mobile app. The app contains a selection of games that are controlled by the movement of the toothbrush.
The app also records how often you brush you teeth, just in case you need to know, so you can keep an eye on your brushing habits and that of yours.
14. Lumo Run
The Lumo Run shorts and capris have an actual tracker in the cloth lining. As you are running, you will get coaching tips in real time on how to improve your form. This is both a sports wear and a tracker.
15. Hexoskin Shirt
This is obviously the world’s first biometric smart shirt. This smart shirt has a solution for both men and women. It measures data like heart rate, breathing rate and movement.
You can synchronize up the data with a variety of wellness apps, including MapMyRun and RunKeeeper. If you get this shirt as gift, you will need the corresponding hardware pack, which includes the battery back and USB cable, too.