When the iMore team wants to exercise, these are the go-to gadgets they love to help get them in shape.
When it comes to fitness, the digital age has really made a difference. Whether it’s an app that pushes you to get off the couch, a water bottle that reminds you when to drink, or a set of headphones that act as your personal trainer, you can really get into shape with the help of your technology. We sat down to talk about the different ways tech and gadgets have helped us get into, or stay in shape.
Serenity Caldwell: Twelve South’s ActionSleeve Armband
Sure, everyone loves their Apple Watch bands, but wrist-worn heart sensors aren’t always the best solution when working out. (The TL;DR: When you bend your wrist, the watch’s sensors can be less accurate due to the way they measure your heartbeat.) If you’re lifting, planking, or worried about hitting your watch against your weights, it’s worth considering Twelve South’s ActionSleeve Armband: It lets you move your watch casing into an armband, where your watch can more accurately measure your heart rate when performing HIIT activities or weight training.
I’ve used the $29.99 ActionSleeve on multiple occasions, including playing derby with it; while it takes a little experimentation to find the right fit for the neoprene sleeve — especially if you’re performing an exercise that flexes your bicep — once you get the correct fit it’s a fantastic protective way to wear your watch.
Lory Gil: Misfit Shine 2
The Shine 2 is a small disc-like device with 12 little LED lights on its face. Those 12 little lights let you know how you’re progressing…
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