Want to bring your fitness into the future? Adding the latest technology to the mix not only helps make exercise more fun, but can also increase your motivation and help you get educated on things like how many calories you burn or steps you take each day – even if you’re eating too fast.
Here’s a round-up of the top types of fitness gadgets to amp up your daily activity.
Digital scales have evolved to a whole new level and you can now use them to track you and your family’s progress towards your long-term goals. For example Conair’s Weight Watchers Glass Digital Body Analysis Scale – available through American Express Membership Rewards – tracks your weight, body fat (in weight and percentage), bone mass and body water, to help you stay on course.
Is checking in once a day not enough? Wearable fitness trackers, such as the Nike+ FuelBand or Jawbone’sUP, are great ways to track your activity throughout the entire day – and with many of these trackers, you can even share your achievements with friends on Facebook and Twitter. If you’re more of a cyclist, GPS watches are also a smart way to track your route, speed and distance.
What’s a workout without great tunes? A compact MP3 player that easily clips onto your sweats, such as theiPod Shuffle, is a must-have. There are also many weather and sweat-resistant ear buds that are specially designed to stay in your ears when you’re on the move. And don’t forget – it’s easy to redeem your American Express Membership Rewards points iTunes gift cards.
Want to keep your activity up, rain or shine? Video games have come a long way in the last few years, releasing amazing games that can really add some fun to fitness. From dancing, to skiing, to tennis and beyond, the Kinect for Xbox 360 (also available through Membership Rewards) uses your body as the controller – getting you off the couch and exercising from the comfort of your home.
…And the next best thing?
For those who really like to stay on the cutting edge, the soon-to-be-released HAPIfork just might be the next big innovation in fitness gadgetry. Helping you monitor and track eating habits, this electronic fork also alerts you when you are eating too fast.
Ready to reward yourself with a tech treat but not sure where to start? Have a glance at the Membership Rewards Catalogue online to see which gadgets are up for grab.