Last Update on January 14, 2015 // Written by Hank No Comments

Are you a fitness fanatic? Or, is your new years resolution to become one? If so, you’ll be pleased to hear that there are a whole range of new gadgets being released this year that will completely revolutionise your workouts. From the practical to the darn cool, here are the ultimate fitness gadgets of 2015.   As these products are relatively new to the market, it’s wise to check out a good site for product reviews before purchasing. This will give you an idea of what real consumers are saying about the gadgets.  

Finis Neptune Underwater MP3 Player

  Listening to music helps a lot of people to remain motivated while exercising. However, this was not an activity that possible while swimming....until now. The Finis Neptune Underwater MP3 Player allows you to listen to your favorite workout music, podcast or audiobook while lapping the pool. This technology is very cleverly designed, not requiring the need for earphones. It uses revolutionary bone conduction audio transmission that directly transmits sound through the cheekbone to the ear.  

Babolat Play and Connect Racket

  Tried and tested by tennis legend Rafael Nadal, the Play and Connect Racket is a tennis racket with a difference. Using integrated sensors, the racket records data on the player’s performance. This includes information on the type of shot, impact, location and spin and much more. The measurements can be transferred to computers or other devices wirelessly. The accompanying computer software allows players to monitor their progress, set goals and compare data with other players. If you are interested in this product, check out the Babolat Play and Connect Racket here.  

Power Press Push Up

  The Power Press Push Up is a nifty board with hand grips, designed to help you improve your press up performance. The board is colour-coded to indicate which positions will work the shoulders, chest, tricep or back muscles. It’s portable and easy to store making it an excellent purchase for fitness lovers have a home gym or who often work out at home. 3

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FitLinxx AmpStrip

  The AmpStip is a wearable device that monitors your heart rate and activity, 24 hours a day. Measuring 3.5 inches long and 1 inch wide, the AmpStrip prides itself on being comfortable, waterproof as well as accurate. Not only does the device measure your heart rate, but it also provides wearers with data on the exercise load, so you’ll know when to increase or decrease your activity. Connected with your smartphone by Bluetooth, the data is transferred to this device on an ongoing basis and provides an overview of your fitness stats.  

SmartMat Yoga Mat

  Want to do yoga in the privacy of your own home but not sure you are doing the stretches correctly? The SmartMat Yoga Mat is the answer to your problem. Fitted with advanced sensor technology, the mat detects when your body is out of alignment and instructs you on how to correct your position. Accompanied by an app, owners of the mat can select a yoga class, follow the sequence and receive instruction on how to adjust your body in real time. It’s like having your very own digital yoga instructor. 4

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Visijax Commuter Jacket

  The Visijax Commuter Jacket makes your cycle commute to work safer and more stylish. The jacket has 23 integrated high-intensity LEDs positioned on the front, back and arms of the jacket. This allows the rider to be more visible to other vehicles in the dark and bad weather. The lights on the front and back of the jacket are designed to mimic and replace bike lights; white at the front and red on the back. The lights on the arm shine amber to indicate a turn. Using breakthrough technology called iMass, the rider simply needs to lift his or her arm to operate the indicator lights. As well as all this, the jacket is waterproof, washable and breathable.  

Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale

  These scales don’t only measure your weight; they also record your body mass index (BMI) and your body fat percentage. Using a wi-fi connection, the scales sync this information with the app where users can track their weight, measure their progress and stay motivated. The app also allows users to set goals, log meals and create food plans for your overall fitness regime. The Smart Scale is sleekly designed and comes in either white or black.  

Connected Cycle Smart Pedal

  This bike pedal from Connected Cycle is indeed, very smart. During the journey, the Smart Pedal records the rider’s speed, route, incline and amount of calories burned. And it doesn’t stop there. When the rider is off the bike, the pedal can alert the owner if someone is attempting to steal the bike. Using GPS technology, you can also find out where the stolen bike is located. All this information is available on the partner app. 5

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  Last, but not least, this funky contraption allows you to measure the rate at which you are eating. Most people eat too fast. It takes around 20 minutes before you will feel full after eating, so this can lead many to eat more calories than they actually need. Inbuilt sensors in the HAPIfork measure the rate at which you are eating and send vibration signals to warn you that you need to slow down. And this little device is persistent. If you ignore the vibrations, the fork will sound an alarm at which point you need to stop eating until the light on the fork goes green. As well as this, the device also measures how many times you lift the fork to your mouth per minute and how long it takes you to eat a meal. With this insight, you can regulate your calorie intake better which will give you more control over your fitness regime.         As you can tell, the year 2015 is going to be an excellent year for fitness gadgets. We hope you have enjoyed this article and that you have a lot of fun with your new gizmos.

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