Fitness Tech Tang Mag Recommends
The lockdown has had us take serious charge of our health. No longer do we complain about not having enough time to fit in a short to moderate workout in a day. Things have fallen into place, routines have been set, and we�re ready to work on that summer body (in the hopes of not spending yet another summer indoors). But, on a serious note, here�s a list of essential gadgets on a budget that one must have as their workout companions, and everyone can afford without burning a hole in your pockets.
Noise Colorfit Nav Smartwatch (INR 4,499)
Thanks to Fitbit Versa, we�ve got used to adorning our wrists with square-shaped wearables. The next-generation Colorfit Nav smartwatch by home-grown lifestyle tech brand Noise is one that delivers quick performance, a larger-than-before display, built-in GPS, 24x7 heart rate monitoring, cloud-based and customisable watch faces, and is dust and water resistant. The Noise Colorfit Nav smartwatch comes loaded with a square display with a bright 1.4-inch LCD touchscreen. For under 5 grand, you get a 6-axis accelerometer, optical heart rate sensor, sleep monitor and gyroscope besides the regular smartwatch features. The battery, once fully charged, lasts up to 4 days and is compatible with both iOS and Android devices.
Amazfit PowerBuds (INR 6999)
Home workouts don�t mean you have to forgo work calls or entertainment. With Amazfit PowerBuds, both can happen, while recording your vitals. The TWS powerbuds come with an in-ear PPG heart rate sensor, magnetic sports ear hook, and ENC-dual-microphone noise reduction for calls, etc. making this innovation a perfect companion for intense fitness sessions. There�s 8 hours of playtime on a single charge, and the portable magnetic charging case promises up to 24 hours of music on-the-go. There�s decent enough sound for calls and music, with a background noise reduction feature that further ensures audio clarity. The Motion Beat Mode enhances the bass effect, making the music louder and clearer. Intuitive tap control can be customised to control music, call answering/hanging up, wake up voice assistant (Siri, Google Assistant), or turn on/off the ambient sound enhancement mode (Thru Mode), and is water and dust resistant to ensure safety during outdoor sports.
Here�s a fitness app that rewards you for completing your goals. While staying indoors for such long periods has become the bane of our times, StepSetGo rewards its users to encourage their journey towards staying fit. While statistically, over six million active users in India contribute to the $2.6 billion fitness market, the past few months have been tough for everyone alike, especially those who have been walking indoors, owing to not stepping out in these COVID times. Rewards being one part of this amazing app, StepSetGo has partnered with Gamezop and launched new engaging games on their app that take the boredom out of indoor fitness routines. These hyper-casual games will allow users to try some fun activities to keep the stress at bay while they spend and earn points on the app. Let rewards and entertainment be the collective triggers that keep your morale high, even when the circumstances aren�t the heartiest at the moment.
Reebok HIIT TR (INR 8,999)
Reebok�s first, and only shoe designed for high intensity training, this one�s a must-have if you�re all about the rush of adrenaline. Often, we wear running shoes, even while training, and that�s the reason the good peeps at Reebok have designed shoes that are meant for each job. Whether it�s walking, running, gym wear, HIIT, or your everyday-wear lifestyle shoes, Reebok has styles to match your mood and requirement. The dynamic movements of high intensity training are well received on this versatile silhouette that provides multi-directional movement on a variety of surfaces. Adding comfort to rigorous workouts, the Reebok HIIT TR is lightweight to make it versatile across surfaces, has an outsole designed to endure, and midfoot stability like no other.