Improve your workout with these “handy” fitness devices
On your way to a healthier lifestyle, being active is a vital part. However, fitness isn’t necessarily a rigorous work-out plan, but includes everything from a short walk to 7/11, to running a lap in Lumpini Park, or lifting weights at the gym. Every step counts, and therefore, keeping track of your progress is important to reach your fitness goals. But who says you can’t be stylish while you keep an eye on your exercise regimen.
To help you keep an eye on your progress, the fitness company FitBit has created a range of products, all with specific purposes, goals, and budgets in mind. Their two newest gadgets are the activity trackers FitBit Alta (B5,990) and the FitBit Blaze (B8,990)—both available for purchase at www.invadeit.co.th. The FitBit Alta is a thin wristband which tracks your steps taken, distance covered, and calories burned, as well as all your “active minutes” throughout the day. It automatically records exercise, and tracks how long and how well you sleep at night. To fit your personal style, the tracker can be easily customized with different bands.
For more elaborate information about your work-out, opt for the FitBit Blaze. On top of the regular FitBit functions, this device offers an integrated PurePulse feature to measure your heart rate, and ensure you’re working out at the right intensity. It also makes it possible to map routes and receive workout instructions and a summary of each workout. For a different style, mix and match the styles and colours of bands and frames available.
Similar to the FitBit Alta, the Jawbone UP2 (B4,990) measures your daily activity, and tracks your sleep at night, with tips on how to help get a better night’s rest. For personal fitness advice, use the tracker’s Smart Coach feature, or connect with friends if you fancy a friendly competition. The makers of Jawbone have also put a lot of thought in the look and design of the bracelet which is available with a new lightweight strap, and in wide selection of colours. For more features, try the UP3 (B7,990). Both models are available at www.central.co.th.
For a very different look and feel try the Moov Now (B3,316), a futuristic-looking device whose main focus is on sports, but which can also track basic daily activity too. Especially designed for running, cycling, swimming, and boxing, this gadget helps the wearer to improve and achieve set goals, utilizing different training plans and difficulty levels. Like a personal trainer, it speaks to you, giving you specific instructions, telling you when it’s done right, and how to improve. It’s also waterproof, and can be worn either on the wrist or around the ankle. It can be purchased online at www.lazada.co.th.