Thanks to a wave of revolutionary fitness gadgets, there has never been a better time to focus on getting in shape. From an intriguing app update to a futuristic take on a beloved set of sneakers — this is everything worth knowing about in fitness technology right now. Admittedly, some of these products aren’t yet available in New Zealand, but we still think they’re worth a mention just the same, and given the furore each of them is causing, we suspect it won’t be too long before they are.
The Heavyweight — JAXJOX Kettlebell Connect
Saving both time and space, the JAXJOX KettlebellConnect allows the user to add or drop weight to the kettlebell in mere seconds, all while tracking reps, sets, weight and rest time easily thanks to the Bluetooth-connected app.
The Accessory — Whoop
Not your typical fitness wristband, the faceless Whoop Strap collects in-depth, physiological metrics all day long, every day of the week — giving you intriguing and accurate insights into your body’s functionality.
The Gear — Nike Adapt BB Nike air huarache silhouette
Nike has recently unveiled its Adapt Huarache sneaker, a vibrantly-hued, futuristic variation of its widely coveted, classic Huarache. Via Nike FitAdapt technology, wearers are able to lace up hands-free through the app and set the colour of the shoe’s LED lights. Not entirely necessary, admittedly, but still pretty impressive nonetheless.
The Aid — Hyperice Vyper 2.0 Vibrating Fitness Roller
Vyper 2.0, an amped-up variation of Hyperice’s much-acclaimed Vyper fitness roller, features three speeds of high-intensity vibration alongside a dual-zone smooth and grooved exterior ensuring that no knot is left untangled and peak flexibility is just a roll away.
The Thirst-Quencher — LARQ Bottle
The world’s first reusable, rechargeable, self-cleaning water vessel, the LARQ Bottle, uses UV light to not only clean itself but to purify the water within -— all at the touch of a button.
The Machine — Peloton Bike
At just a flick of its Wi-Fi enabled touchscreen, the Peloton Bike transports users to cycling studios complete with their own, specialised spin instructors — ensuring that avid pedallers receive ample expertise and encouragement without having to leave the house, or interact with a room full of sweaty class-goers.
The App — Fitplan
Workout app Fitplan has been around for quite some time now, having first made waves early last year thanks to its diverse and effective training plans. But the app piqued attention again recently after it was announced that former Yankees player Alex Rodriguez would be joining as an investor and fitness trainer. If the prospect of working out with A Rod and J Lo (she’s set to be added to the celebrity repertoire, too) isn’t enough to get your backside off the couch, then we don’t know what is.
The Recovery Support — NormaTec Pulse Recovery System
Basically a massage therapist in tech form, the NormaTec Pulse Recovery System uses pneumatic compression sleeves to stimulate the blood flow in muscles throughout the body, thus encouraging them to recover quicker. Tapping into the recovery fitness trend — and the only Normatech device to feature a patented pulse massage pattern — we suspect this to be one device that’s going to make a serious lasting impression.