This is still hope you will be able to shed those extra pounds this year. That is why we are bringing you our pick of the top 10, plus one, must have gadgets for weight watchers in 2017.
They are unobtrusive but very effective pieces of tech which will help you monitor your are fitness levels at work or at play. Have a look at the list below to find which ones will work for you.
Garmin Forerunner 10
The Garmin Forerunner 10 is a waterproof GPS tracking running watch that helps you plan, review and share your runs, and also track your distance, pace and calories when you run. This watch also has helpful alert features for each completed mile run or when you achieve a personal record.
The summary page of your activities, as well as other user stats on the Forerunner 10 can be saved to the cloud. On Continuous GPS use, the battery can last about 5 hours, while typical use can last you about 10 days, assuming you run the GPS 30 minutes per day.
Motorola Moto 360 Sport
The Motorola Moto 360 Sport is part of the Motorola family of smartwatches. As the 360 Sport is designed mainly with fitness in mind, it is features a heart rate monitor app out of the box as well as a dedicated GPS app. Being Android wear OS based also means that other fitness apps can be paired with, or installed on it.
The 360 Sport has wi-fi and bluetooth connectivity. It can sustain a 3-feet water depth for up to 30 minutes before it sustains damage. It also supports wireless charging and has an MP3 player built-in
Garmin Forerunner 15
The Garmin Forerunner 15 has all the functionalities you can get from the Forerunner 10 such as planing your runs, tracking them and sharing them online. Additionally, this running watch aids you track your heart rate, count your steps, and it alerts you of any inactivity from you in excess of one hour.
It can also be paired with a Foot Pod to track your indoor workouts. The rechargeable batteries last longer compared to the Forerunner 10. Typical use can last you 5 weeks while continuous GPS lasts 8 hours.
Sony Smartwatch 3 SWR50
The Sony Smartwatch 3 SWR50 lacks the sportie looks of the Moto 360 but has a bigger screen and survives longer under water. It’s IP68 water resistance ratings means it can survive a 1.5-metre depth of water and for 30 minutes.
It also lacks a built-in heart monitor sensor but it can be used with a third-party fitness app like iFit, as it is built on Android Wear. Other hardware features include Wi-Fi, GPS, NFC, compass, etc. It features 5 wrist-strap colour variants.
Wii Balance Board
It is paired with a software game like Wii Fit U to engage in moderate exercise and other training routines while having fun at the same time.
Skipping Rope w/ Counter
Skipping ropes are tried and tested for burning calories better than many other fitness routines. At minimum, it’s best to get a skipping rope that has a counter. This type automatically counts your jumps.
These days there are “smart” ropeless skipping ropes which have no physical ropes. They can be paired with your smartphone for data sharing.
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier
The Samsung Gear S3 Frontier is one of the 2 options of S3 smartwatches. Compared to the other option, the S3 classics, the Frontier looks sportier, has a rubber strap, and is 5g heavier. It is IP68 water resistant, and has a Super AMOLED touchscreen, wireless charging, voice commands, photo viewer and heat rate monitor.
There has a comprehensive built-in fitness platform, powered by Samsung S Health app. This app has over a dozen trackable exercises and six of those exercises are automatically tracked from first use.
Garmain’s Vivofit activity tracker monitors your current level of activity and bases on that to recommend a reachable daily goal. As your reach your daily goal, this gadget is able to slightly increases the intensity of activity required of you when setting your goals for the next day.
It can display stats like your calories, steps taken, and distance covered. It is also water resistant and has cloud storage capabilities. You can pair the Vivofit with a heart rate monitor to get more accurate figures on you calorie burn. Also, the battery on this gadget can last a full straight year.
Kinect v2, which is compatible with the Xbox One Games console and a PC running Windows 8 or newer, can be used with video games like Just Dance, for intense but fun workouts indoors. It features a motion sensor, a speech recognition system, a video camera and a heart rate sensor.
Apple Watch Series 2
The Apple Watch has a heart rate sensor app, a breathe app, an iPhone app to aid bearing and data sharing with the Watch, and supports a host of third-party health apps. A 24/7 activity tracker app is also built-in.
The watch is water resistance and comes in four variants, Apple Watch, Apple Watch Nike+, Apple Watch Hermès and Apple Watch Edition.
Gymboss Interval Timer
Gymboss is configurable for various workout activities including running, yoga, circuit training, crossfit, interval training, kettlebell, boxing, stretching and weightlifting. It comes in 6 colour finishes, each available as a hard glossy, hard shiny metallic, soft rubberized finish.