Fitness resolutions 2016: Best health wearables and apps

Top 7 health and fitness wearables and apps

It’s almost impossible to write a fitness resolution-inspired blog without throwing the oh-so-perfect cliché: new year, new you. You may be finding yourself inspired with the new year to make all sorts of transformations. Losing weight and getting healthy are the most popular resolutions each year, but they’re also the most easily broken. Starting to make a change by yourself can be a daunting process, but these wearables and fitness apps can help guide you through it.

Wearable Tech

Misfit Shine 2

The Misfit Shine 2 is a watch that automatically tracks your steps, distance, calories, and sleep. Besides working as a fitness tracker, it is also a functional smartwatch. The Misfit Shine 2 notifies you when you get a call, text, reminder, or alarm. The Shine 2 is swim-proof, so it’s ready for any workout you want to try this year! Conveniently, the batteries are non-charging and just need to be changed every several months. So you never need to take it off. Besides making your life easier and more connected, the Shine 2 aims to make you an overall healthier person. It keeps you motivated and shows your activity patterns in simple charts so you can easily track it.

Fenix 3

Garmin’s Fenix 3 is a smartwatch with functionality. So much so, it’s perfect for any fitness fanatic. More specifically, runners, cyclists, and swimmers. The design of the Fenix 3 doesn’t scream “FITNESS TRACKER!” with its stainless steel bezel and silicone band. The display features high-res design, allowing you to see your data in any light. This smartwatch has an impressive amount of fitness tracking features. The better-than-GPS GPS/GLONASSS satellite reception gives you ability to accurately track your workout in more challenging terrain. This is the ultimate training companion with a heart rate sensor, advanced running dynamics (like vertical oscillation and vertical ratio), a recovery advisor, a VO2 max estimator (to measure oxygen levels), and so much more.

Apple Watch

Apple Watch is THE fashion-forward option for the trendy set. You can dress it up or down with a plethora of bands. The Apple Watch Nike+ is the wearable to help you jump headfirst into your fitness goals this year. Its partnership with Nike combines two innovative brands to give you one of the best wearables on the market. Apple Watch Nike+ is your personal running partner to keep exercising motivating and fun. It’ll track your pace, distance, and route, give you notifications when it’s time to get moving again, and let you connect and share with friends to give you that competitive edge. Conveniently, the Apple Watch is basically just an extension of your smartphone.

 

Fitness Apps

MyFitnessPal

Log your life with MyFitnessPal. This app’s goal is to simplify food tracking. Just log your food and drink inside the app. There’s over five million foods in the database, so chances are you’ll find the food item’s nutritional content easily! The app also lets you add in workouts. MyFitnessPal will add up and estimate your total and remaining caloric intake, based off your height and weight. Download this app onto your smartphone or use it online. Fortunately, data syncs automatically, so no matter where you track, your food diary will stay up-to-date.

7 Minute Workout

The line “I just don’t have time to work out today” can never be used again with Wahoo Fitness’ free 7 Minute Workout app. Get fit with these fast bodyweight exercises. No equipment needed, besides yourself, so you can work out anytime, anywhere. These fast workouts are scientifically proven to show results. That must be why it’s the #1 fitness app in over 120 countries.

Charity Miles

If you’re motivated by charity, this is the app for you. Help yourself while also helping others with Charity Miles. For every mile you run, bike, or walk, your chosen sponsor receives a donation. So far, over $2 million has been raised for charity!

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FIT radio

Good music can change the entire vibe of your workout. Empowering music catapults you through a tough exercise. FIT Radio is the number one workout music app worldwide. It’s a “Pandora for gym rats,” if you will. Choose your music by genre, workout type, BPM, and more. If you’re going for a run, use the pace matching technology to find the perfect playlist to match to your stride. Additionally, there are new playlists added daily to keep things fresh.

Whether your goal is to lose weight, gain weight, or to simply be an overall healthier person, these tools have been made specifically to guide you through the whole process.

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