Photos can be a good motivator when working to improve your fitness — but you still need to check with a scale every so often. The Naked 3D Fitness Tracker combines these two in a powerful way, using Intel RealSense 3D Depth Sensors and a turntable scale to create a custom 3D model of your body while it also measures your body fat percentage and weight. As you progress, the companion app will show you a heat map with areas of significant change highlighted in a different color so you can see where you're adding muscle or losing fat. Whether you're a weekend warrior or a serious bodybuilder, it's a powerful tool.
Ideally, none of us would need to take pills everyday. But whether it's a dietary supplement or life-saving medication, many of us do. The Hero Smart Pill Dispenser makes it easy to do so the right way. This smart appliance sits on your counter, stores up to 10 different pills, and dispenses them on a schedule or on demand. It has a built-in screen with a simple interface, dispenses with a single button press, and tracks consumption, so you — or your loved one — gets an alert when it's time to take a pill, and the caregiver gets an alert if a dose is missed.
Instead of waiting for your coffee to cool to get your first daily fix of caffeine, Power Caffeinated Toothpaste gives you a little pick me up right out of bed. Like most other toothpastes, it does a fine job of cleaning and whitening your teeth and has a fresh, minty flavor. Unlike its competitors, it does so while giving you a subtle dose of caffeine that goes to work almost immediately, keeping you alert until your morning cup is ready. Made in America, it ships in 2.5 oz. tubes, or enough for about 90 brushes.
With a sleek, tube-like body, the Misfit Ray Fitness Monitor looks more like a piece of jewelry than a gadget. And that's fully intentional. Meant to be worn at all times, it's powered by replaceable button batteries, is water-resistant to 50 meters, has a multicolor LED display for quick progress updates, and a vibration motor for notifications. It'll track your steps, calories, distance traveled, and sleep, with the ability to label a slew of different activities in the companion app. It uses a spring bar system for connecting accessories, and its anodized aluminum body is available in carbon black or rose gold, with your choice of TPU or leather bands.
It doesn't do anything that most other fitness tracker don't. It just looks better doing it. The Withings Go uses a circular E Ink display to show your current progress in real time, while also functioning as a watch. It's water resistant down to 50 meters, so you can wear it in the shower, rain, pool, or ocean, automatically syncs with the well-designed Health Mate app, giving you in-depth metrics on your activity and sleep, and comes with a clip and wristband, so you can wear it like a watch, clip it to your belt, shoe, or pocket, or just throw it in your pocket like a coin. And don't worry about nightly charging — thanks to the E Ink screen, it can run up to eight months without needing to change its standard button cell battery.
There are tons of gadgets to help keep you fit. Fitness trackers, heart monitors, and smart scales, for example. Normally they all come from different companies with different designs. The Under Armour Healthbox brings all three together in a simple, unified solution. Designed and built by HTC, the kit includes the UA Band, which tracks activity, workouts, sleep, and can display stats while you're exercising, the UA Heart Rate, a compact, accurate monitor, and UA Scale, a Wi-Fi enabled scale that measures weight and body fat percentage. All three connect to the UA Record app to provide an in-depth look at your health and fitness, and how to improve both.
Get your exercise done at home without making it look like a Planet Fitness with the Hock Design Diskus Dumbbell Set. The set includes six pairs of dumbbells in weights ranging from 10-20kg, or roughly 22 to 44 pounds, crafted from 303 non-reactive stainless steel. They rest on a rack made from sustainably-grown solid walnut with a aluminum frame for added support and safeglide stainless shelves to keep your fingers from getting smashed.
Unless you're using an electronic tool, odds are your toothbrush is made of plastic. Which means it's eventually going in a dump. The Goodwell Toothbrush aims to put an end to that. It has two pieces: a compostable head with Binchotan fibers that fight plaque, bad breath, bacteria, and viruses, and a reusable anodized aluminum handle that doubles as a storage container. Buy it alone, as a kit with a biodegradable flosser and tongue scraper that hook up to the same handle, or get a subscription that drops new attachments at your door each month.
Gadgets and fitness have a dubious relationship at best. Improve it with the EcoMill Treadmill. This eco-friendly workout machine requires no electricity, instead relying on the curved surface and your own movement for its power. An onboard generator creates the juice, and while you might think your slow gallop/really fast walk is enough to power the display only, it actually does enough to charge up any USB gadget, which gives the phrase "running around looking for a phone charger" a whole new meaning.
Even if the menu says "gluten-free", it's hard to feel certain that whatever you're ordering when you're dining out is really gluten free. Unless you're packing a Nima Allergen Sensor along with you. This pocketable device lets you load a bite of your food into a test pod, slide it into the device, and in two minutes know for sure whether there's any gluten in it or not. It can detect traces of gluten down to 20 parts per million, and will be available for peanut and dairy testing in the future.
Staying hydrated is one of the best things you can do for your body. But it's not always easy to keep track of your water intake. The Thermos Connected Hydration Bottle with Smart Lid is out to change that. The bottle links to a companion app that has you enter your age, weight, and activity info to create a customized hydration goal, then lets you know how you're doing throughout the day. The bottle can also sense how much water is left and check its temperature, giving you a heads up if you're about to chug some nasty hot water.
Nutritional supplements can be highly beneficial. Unfortunately, the staff down at the local GNC doesn't know much more about your nutritional needs than the staff at the local greasy spoon. The Nourish Intelligent Supplement System, on the other hand, does. This countertop gadget syncs with the fitness trackers, food loggers, and health apps on your phone to better understand your dietary needs and then spits out an ideal cocktail of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to keep your feeling your best. The powdered supplements are delivered from RFID-enabled "seeds" to a 70g silicone shot glass, which you then squeeze to let the goods drop into the drink of your choice.
Charcoal is great for grilling foods. Turns out, it's also good for cleaning teeth. The Nano-B Toothbrush has bamboo charcoal particles on half its bristles, leveraging the material's natural whitening properties to give you a brighter smile. The other half of its bristles have genuine gold nano-particles that kill bacteria, both in your mouth and on the brush. All the bristles are cut in a way that rounds their edges, so they're softer on sensitive enamel and gums, and are double-layered, with long bristles to clean hard-to-reach areas, and short bristles for polishing. Travel case included.
If you want to burn calories, tone muscle, and get a great cardio workout, it's still tough to top the jump rope. But the plastic handled ropes from our childhood only last so long, and that's where the Hock Design Jump Rope comes in. Crafted in Germany, this rope makes those used by boxers and school kids look silly, with handles made from American walnut, the rope of Italian leather, and a 4 ball-bearing system which promotes faster turning of the rope and longer durability. Light, balanced, and easy to stash in your bag for a quick workout almost anywhere.
Flossing is one of the best things you can do for the health of your teeth, gums, and body in general. It's also one of the easiest to skip or simply forget. Make sure it's a mainstay in your routine with Goodfloss Flossers. Available in packs of ten, these biodegradable tooth tools come packed four per credit card-sized sheet, with just enough floss for a thorough cleaning and a built-in toothpick that swivels out on a hinge for good measure.
Measuring just 3.5 inches long, an inch wide, and less than a quarter of an inch thick, the AmpStrip Heart Rate Monitor is an ideal replacement for bulky, strap-bound monitors. The discrete gadget sticks to your chest using hypoallergenic medical-grade adhesives, and incorporates a single-lead ECG sensor, an accelerometer, and a Thermistor to deliver plenty of fitness-related info to your phone via Bluetooth.
Yes, a normal scale can tell you your current weight. But as most people know, weight is only one of several relevant metrics when it comes to your well being. The QardioBase Smart Scale gives you a broader view of your fitness goals, by measuring your BMI, body fat, muscle, water and bone composition in addition to your weight. Its sleek design looks great in any bathroom, and since it automatically distinguishes you from your family, it's able to sync your stats with your iPhone, iPad, or Android device over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. And don't worry if you don't feel like looking at your phone right away — the scale shows a smiley face or frown face in its center as soon as you step off, giving you an at-a-glance update on your fitness goals.
Smartwatches are increasingly becoming the de facto way to track your activity. But what if you like the watch(es) you already have? The Jawbone Up Move is an affordable alternative. This waterproof, clip-on activity and sleep tracker pairs with your phone using Bluetooth — just like it's "smarter" brethren — for tracking and advice from the Up app's Smart Coach, while 12 on-board LEDs give you an at-a-glance look at your daily progress. And since it's available in five colors, you should be able to find one that fits in with your lifestyle.
Packed full of sensors, the Jawbone Up3 isn't concerned about incoming notifications from your phone. It is concerned with your health and fitness. To keep track of it, it uses a new tri-axis accelerometer, bioimpedance sensors, skin sensors, and ambient temperature sensor to track your resting heart rate, sleep stages, and activities and workouts, with more metrics promised in future updates. To make sense of all this data, it syncs with the Up App and its Smart Coach that keeps track of your progress and delivers personalized guidance. And thanks to a water-resistant body and up to a full week of battery life, there's little reason for you to take it off.
When it comes to running, logging laps on a treadmill is rarely better than going outside. The Landice L8 Executive Treadmill is a notable exception. It features a four horsepower motor capable of speeds up to 12 mph, a one-inch thick reversible deck that can be elevated by 15% and sports a VFX Shock Absorption System that makes it five times softer than grass, an integrated cooling fan, stereo speakers, and water bottle holder, an included wireless heart rate monitor, and a nine-inch touch screen with iPod/iPhone connectivity to make sure your runs are never boring, even if you're just moving in place.
A gadget that never requires charging might sound like a pipe dream, but if it is, the Misfit Flash is that dream come true. Powered by a coin cell battery that lasts up to six months, this sleek tracker uses a 3-axis accelerometer to monitor your movement and sleep, measuring steps, calories burned, distance, sleep quality, and duration. It transfers all this data to your phone via Bluetooth, providing you with updates via a halo of lights on the front that show your progress toward your goal while also telling the time. It's also waterproof, wearable in several different ways, and, oh yeah, it's less than half what most fitness trackers cost.
At this point, you might have some trouble being bothered with yet another wearable fitness tracker — they're ubiquitous, with different options popping up nearly every other month. So what makes the Spire Health Tracker any different from the herd? For starters, it's not just about tracking your movement and sleep (though it definitely does that). The Spire focuses mainly on tracking your breathing, giving you real-time updates on your mood to help keep your psyche in check. Add on the fact that it looks great, charges wirelessly on its gorgeously-designed pedestal, and has a beautiful, intuitive app, and you get a tracker that's worth a second glance.
Given our newfound love of sensors to track everything from our movements to our sleep, it was only a matter of time before we started tracking even the more mundane aspects of life — like brushing our teeth. The Oral-B Smart Toothbrush lets you do exactly that, hooking up with your phone over Bluetooth 4.0 to let you keep track of your brushing habits, and brush more efficiently, as the app will tell you if you used too much pressure and lets you setup customized modes, timers, and routines, making sure you get the most out of each session, while keeping you entertained while you brush.
We spend a huge portion of our lives in bed — so maximizing that experience can have huge benefits. The Sense Sleep Monitor is designed to do exactly that. This new system tracks not just your movement during sleep — which it does with a small sensor that clips onto your pillow — but the environment in which you sleep, thanks to an ambient light sensor, high-sensitivity microphone, thermometer, and humidity sensor. In addition to giving you more knowledge about your sleep patterns, it also acts as a smart alarm, waking you at just the right moment to give you the best possible start to your day.
It might not look like much, but if you're an athlete (or just an active person), the Hyperice Vyper could make a huge difference in your workouts and recovery. Powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery, the Vyper delivers three speeds of vibration through a high-performance, air-injected polypropylene shell. The combination of the vibration and the pressure from the shell work to improve your performance by loosening muscles, increasing flexibility and range of motion, and boosting your overall well-being.
Unless you're shopping in the kiddie section, you typically don't have many flavors of toothpaste to choose from. Enter Marvis Cinnamon Mint Toothpaste. This Italian-made Fluoride toothpaste blends the fresh aroma of mint with a long-lasting bite of cinnamon, keeping your breath smelling fresh for hours while protecting your choppers.
If you're into fitness, you know by now that monitoring your heart rate is pretty much the best way to determine the effect your workout has on your body at any given moment — but you also know what a pain it can be to track consistently. The Tomtom Runner Cardio GPS Watch uses a sensor that casts light through the skin in your wrist, accurately measuring bloodflow without the need for a separate chest strap. With five intensity zones, you can tailor your workout to meet your needs, whether you're training for speed, endurance, or fat loss. And since it's weather resistant, durable, and has a long-lasting battery, you can rest assured it will outlast you on even your best day.
So many fitness trackers — and so few of them that can do more than one thing. The Atlas Fitness Tracker promises to track everything. This wrist-mounted device features an active display, a heart rate monitor, x, y, and z axis tracking and advanced software. It knows what exercise you're doing, and can also give you feedback on whether you're cheating or using proper form. It's waterproof, so it can also track swimming exercises, and knows the difference between breaststroke, freestyle, and everything else. In addition, it can actually learn new exercises, so whether you're training at your local gym of lifting boulders and swinging swords in the wilderness, it can adapt. Try that with your average clip-on sensor.
No, it's not an eyeball-mounted version of Glass. Instead, the Google Smart Contact Lens aims to help those with diabetes manage their disease by using a tiny wireless chip and sensor that are embedded in the contact and constantly measure the glucose levels in the wearer's tears. Obviously they're still in the testing phase — they're even considering integrating tiny LED lights to indicate when levels spike or fall below certain thresholds — but for those suffering with diabetes, it can't hit the market fast enough.