Sporty Gadgets 2019 Part 2

Last week we had a look at three excellent suggestions to help you reach your 2019 fitness resolutions. Some helped you track your body changes, and some played your favourite tracks. I had so much fun looking into them that I thought I would introduce you to a few more.

Intelligent Hydration Cup

We all know how important it is to keep hydrated, all the time, not only when exercising. But obviously, it is even more important to hydrate when exerting yourself. However, it has been proven time and time again that athletes are not looking after themselves in this regard.

You are manufactured; for this reason, this clever cup aids in tracking the consumption of water. The cup, similar to apps you can download for your phone, will alert you, reminding you to hydrate. When you have consumed the minimum daily recommended intake, your cup will let you know.

Sleep Tracker by iFit

It is recommended by specialists, all over the world, that one should get between 6 and 8 hours sleep in every 24-hour day. This is to recharge your body and mind, but only if it is healthy uninterrupted sleep.

We aren’t able to accurately gauge our quality of sleep. We don’t know for sure how many times we tossed and turned, but the iFit sleep tracker can help. It is a device placed between the mattress and the base of your bed and paired with your phone to track and analyze your sleep journey.

It reports on:

  • Your REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. This type of sleep aids in brain development and helps with learning or remembering
  • Your heart rate and breaths per minute
  • The hours that you were restless
  • The Theragun

When we start training or exercising, we are bound to have sore muscles; this is true for the most seasoned athlete too. You need to make sure you stretch before and after your session to minimize this tenderness and hasten recovery. There are, however, more enjoyable ways to do this, and should be used in conjunction with the above mentioned.

The Theragun is a deep muscle massage treatment that everyone can use. It reaches spots that previously only your massage therapist could and are readily available to your average Joe.

A Smart Rope

Aha! Now we are talking. Skipping is by far my favourite fitness activity, but when I have a workout plan, I like to stick to the reps and often lose count. This super effective, all-over body workout ‘tickles’ every muscle group and is a beautiful form of cardio. There are now Smart Ropes on the market that not only count your rotations, but they also report on how many calories you have burnt in your session.

Again, this device needs to must connect to your smartphone to display the data captured and allows you to share results with friends. An excellent way to challenge and motivate each other.