Let the countdown to 2015 begin! Toppers of 2014 is here, and it aims to help you end 2014 with a blast of the best tech available.
Article 8: Fitness Tech!
Fitness is the new awesome, and as new year is just round the corner, this is the perfect time to discuss the best fitness gadgets.
Here is the list!
1. Jawbone UP24
The UP24 is a unique fitness band. Its design is unlike any other: very simple looking and yet very functional. It tracks steps, sports activities and sleep. The UP24 syncs with your smartphone app via bluetooth into your UP account, providing you with tips, challenges and suggestions helping you achieve your milestones.
Unique feature: Simple design. The LED’s light up to show your progress, and the band vibrates when you get an alert or if you stay idle for long.
Jawbone uses patented MotionX tracking technology to provide close to accurate results of your movement. The app is well made and trains you to be more active with the Smart Coach technology.
At $129.99, it is on the costlier side but will surely live up to your expectations. It is sold in 6 colours and 3 sizes.
The Jawbone UP24 is currently the world’s best fitness tracker based on multiple sources, including customer feedback.
2. Fitbit Flex
Fitbit has been one of the most popular fitness tech providers. The product most featured is the Fitbit Flex.
The Flex tracks steps, sleep and distance and syncs with the Fitbit app on your smartphone for real time updates on your activity.
Unique feature: Well connected and synced. It syncs with your smartphone, Mac or PC. The app is probably the best of its kind: see graphs, track specific activities (workout tracker), and upload food you’ve eaten by scanning barcodes or choosing form their 350,000+ food items.
Moreover, you can compare and compete with all your friends using a Fitbit, making workout fun. The Fitbit account can be connected to popular health apps like RunKeeper, MyFitnessPal and Endomondo.
The Flex is highly customisable and retails at $99.95. It is a complete steal of a deal.
GOQII is a new player in the fitness band market and is very popular in India (because its an Indian startup/ California based). Its not a really well built or well designed tracker, but it has a strong ecosystem.
Unique feature: Specialised training. A killer feature about this band ecosystem is the simple fact that there are real trainers on the app who will chat with you live and train you by looking at your stats and profile. Industry experts form over the world have come together to program ‘Habits’ to improve your lifestyle. To keep you pumped, there are “Karma Points”, much like the Nike Fuel.
The GOQII app works on iOS, Android as well as Windows; if you are a Windows Phone user, get this one!
The GOQII costs Rs. 6999 for a 6 month training plan or Rs. 11,999 for a 12 month, but there are great offers to choose from if you buy now.
Those were the best 3. If you are looking for more alternatives, here is a list:
Pick up any of them and get moving… you shouldn’t shy away form keeping a New Year resolution to lose weight!
For the best fitness apps, read this post: http://www.technonerdsblog.com/blog/fitness-tech-part-1-apps
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With this, we end the Toppers of 2014. I enjoyed writing all the articles and hope I’ve helped you choose the best tech available. Looking forward to a great 2015!