Every day there are more and more opportunities to improve your fitness and monitor the physiological parameters of the body. You won't surprise anyone with fitness trackers, heart rate monitors and pedometers. Some of the hottest gadgets include a biometric jersey, smart jump rope, self-lacing sneakers, and a bottle to remind you to get some water.
Intelligent Yoga Mat
Outwardly, it is almost indistinguishable from the usual. But thanks to the "smart" stuffing, this gadget can replace a professional instructor. It is suitable for those who are not ready to buy a subscription for group lessons and spend time on the way to the gym. SmartMat is equipped with a variety of touch sensors that sense movements and monitor the distribution of weight over the surface of the mat. Before the first lesson, you need to indicate gender, weight and height. Based on this data, the mat will form individual recommendations for performing asanas and correct body position. The tips will come to your smartphone in real time. If a mistake is made, the mat will tell you how to fix it. Plus, it can withstand heating up to 43 degrees, for example in the sun, and is not afraid of sweat.
Are you sure you are drinking the recommended daily allowance for water? If not, check out this small, reusable container with built-in sensors that reminds you that your body needs fluid. A smart bottle, like most gadgets, is synchronized with a smartphone. The application introduces the basic biometric parameters of the user, with the help of which the device determines the individual "goal of hydration". The models differ in size and functionality, some have a self-cleaning mode. Under the lid are UV lamps that sterilize the container every two hours. Other models combine the function of a thermos, and also monitor the volume and temperature of the water.
It's not just fitness trackers that can track your heart rate. They are being replaced by biometric clothing. Thanks to built-in microsensors, smart textile products monitor pulse, body temperature, muscle activity, calories burned, athlete's location and speed of movement. All collected information is transmitted to the smartphone for further analysis. According to the developers, the digital item allows you not to overload yourself with additional fitness accessories. What's more, some smart T-shirt models detect the voltage level and alert the user if they are approaching extreme values. But you should wash smart textiles with care, strictly following the instructions.
Sneakers with automatic lacing
In addition to digital clothing, many sports brands are also producing smart shoes. For example, Nike has auto-lacing basketball shoes that take the shape of the foot. Xiaomi and Puma produce sneakers with a miniature chip in the sole. They count steps, length, frequency, distance traveled, and calories burned. By monitoring these metrics, you can maximize your running performance while minimizing energy expenditure and reducing the likelihood of injury. Some shoe models are also able to identify foot position and running technique, warn users about mistakes and give recommendations instead of a personal trainer. And almost all electronic sneakers are synchronized with mobile apps, allowing you to track statistics.
This scale is not just about body weight. The developers have improved the traditional measurement algorithms: now electronic devices allow you to conduct a full analysis of body composition right at home. Scales measure up to 15 different indicators. For example, using the device, you can find out the percentage of fat, bone and muscle tissue in the body, measure water balance, calculate biological age, determine the basal metabolic rate and body type. The calculations are done using a safe, low-intensity electrical current that flows through the human body. Then the sensors analyze the resistance of different tissues, and the mobile application gives out all the available information.
For those who are uncomfortable playing sports in classic headphones, they came up with an alternative - a headset band. This accessory combines two useful functions: provides comfort during training and allows you to listen to your favorite tracks. It looks like an ordinary headband made of soft elastic material. Its main difference is built-in miniature speakers that can be connected to any gadget with Bluetooth technology. The accessory is securely fixed on the head and does not slip even during intense exercise. In addition, unlike most headphones, the headband helps not to lose audio communication with the outside world and to respond in a timely manner to extraneous noise. The most important thing is to remember to remove the stereo system from the bandage before washing.
Jump rope counter
Jumping rope burns a lot of calories. In addition, they help strengthen the leg muscles, increase endurance and improve coordination. Jumping ropes are synchronized with other fitness gadgets, in real time they count the number of jumps and expended energy, determine the average speed of rotations, monitor the training time and encourage with motivating phrases. At the same time, all statistics and detailed analysis of training are stored in special applications.
Some models display indicators directly in the air - images are formed using LEDs built into the cord. True, this function is still imperfect. Users complain: the diode strip cannot fully register the pattern at high speed.>