Being Sports Aware: Your Guide To The Best Fitness Gadgets

Fitness when done correctly makes a massive impact on body composition, energy levels and mood.  It’s effectiveness and need for every human being is indisputable.  However, when it comes to the best exercise results, the right tools can make a huge impact.  The difference in quality can be attributed to the added comfort or support the right exercise gadgets can offer.  The collection of best gadgets on this list are both cost efficient and necessary for those that take exercise seriously and want to take it to the next level.

Airex Balance Pad Blue

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The older you get, the more destabilized your core gets. That’s why fitness gurus all recommend maintaining a strong core, so you can have the proper workout form. You don’t want to be working out and doing the exercises all wrong because that can be very dangerous for the body. Thankfully, Airex has engineered the Balance Pad Blue. In effect, balance will no longer be an issue with the Airex Balance Pad Blue.

The Airex Balance Pad is made with plush Airex foam material that is 6 centimeters thick. As a result, it provides that extra support so you don’t fall over or get discouraged while doing exercises. Doctor’s recommend Airex since it is widely used in physical therapy and rehabilitation. Other than providing balance, the Airex Pad provides comfort for your joints. This fitness gadget will become your workout buddy since it will improve coordination, core strength, and balance.

However, you should be careful while using the Balance Pad because it is not entirely slip-resistant. With a slight movement, the Pad can slip underneath you and cause injury. Airex recommends buying the Airex Mat, making the Balance Pad entirely slip-resistant. The Pad is meant to be a fitness aid and you can purchase it for about $50. A day will come where you won’t need the Pad to do your workouts. The Airex design team has ensured the Balance Pad to being waterproof and easily maintainable. Anyone at any age will experience the benefits of using a Airex Balance Pad.

Pros

  • Provides coordination and balance
  • Waterproof and washable
  • Reasonably priced

Cons

  • Not slip resistant

 

Nathan LED Heel Clip

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If you’re a nighttime jogger in a big city, safety is of utmost concern. Then the Nathan LED Heel Clip is the perfect fitness tool solution to ensuring your safety.

The LED Heel Clip secures tightly to the heel of your shoe and has a battery life that will last for up to 12 hours. In addition to that, the LED light has color changing features that can alert pedestrians of your presence from afar. The red,green, and blue options shines through any weather conditions. If you’re worried about battery life, do not fret. The battery is USB rechargeable, so you can charge it anywhere you go as long as you have an outlet. More importantly, the LED Heel Clip is lightweight, so it won’t interfere with your actions. The Clip fits on any shoe, regardless of gender. The unisex design makes the item a hot commodity.

The Heel Clip costs about $20, which is a small price to pay for guaranteed safety. However, customers with larger feet have complained about the Heel Clip slipping off after a jog. The design is targeted for people with smaller feet. Overall, pedestrians and car drivers will see you from afar, which lowers the chance of any accidents happening.

Pros

  • Long battery life
  • Many Color options
  • Cars can see you from afar
  • Lightweight
  • Low Cost
  • Unisex design

Cons

  • Targeted for smaller feet
  • It possible that it could slip off

 

Backbeat Go Wireless Earbuds

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Listening to music while working out is necessary in this day and age. Normal earphones get tangled and tend to fall out while you exercise, which can be a hassle. Wireless Earbuds are the way to go, and Backbeat Go has you covered.

These earbuds are bluetooth enabled so all you do is connect them to your bluetooth device and working out is a breeze. The military grade technology means the earbuds are sweat proof and weatherproof. No more having your earphones slip out and interrupting your flow. The 4.5 hour battery life is more than enough time to get your workout in with constant music. However, after a year of usage, customers have reported the battery life being cut in half. Obviously, this is something to keep in mind.  Backbeat Go has designed a hibernation feature, so battery life is sustained. The onscreen battery life will keep you up to date with when you need to charge the earphones next.

Costing around $59.99, Backbeat Go Earbuds are a long term investment you won’t regret. The surround sound speakers definitely puts the icing on the cake. These are a go to fitness accessory that personal trainers recommend.

Pros

  • Noise Cancellation
  • 4.5 Hour battery life
  • Weatherproof
  • Surround sound speakers
  • Earphones won’t slip out

Cons

  • Battery life cut in half after a year

 

ProSource Speed Cable Jump Rope

IMAGE5Having a workout that targets multiple parts of the body is the preferred method of exercise by most people. Jumping rope targets both the upper and lower parts of the body, so buying the Prosource Speed Cable Jump Rope is the perfect fitness gadget.

This jump rope is great for beginners and experts alike because of its super lightweight quality. If you’re worried about the rope getting tangled, the Prosource design team has eliminated that issue. The wire is durable and can turn easily. This certifies no tangling and no hassle. A beginner will get the hang of it in no time. The jump ropes come in eight different colors, so you can personalize it any which way you want. The rope is about 10 feet long and is adjustable. Prosource does not lie when it states one size fits all.

However, if the rope happens to break, you are out of luck because Prosource does not sell replacement parts, but for $7.99 you can just buy yourself a new Prosource Speed Cable Jump Rope.

Pros

  • Adjustable, up to 10 feet long
  • Lightweight & durable
  • Low price
  • Non tangling rope
  • Comes in 8 colours

Cons

  • No replacement parts sold

 

Fitness Answered Training Products Muscle Stick

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Working out can take a toll on the body, so it’s important to purchase the right massage roller. There are a lot of knockoff massage rollers on the health gadget market. But, the Fitness Answered Training Muscle Stick is the top quality fitness accessory to date.

There is no downside to investing in this health gadget. The purchase comes with instructional videos that can help in properly stretching out muscles. The roller is 18 inches long with perfect pressure hitting design. The Self Myofascial Relief is better than a foam roller. The number of workout related injuries are significantly lowered after using the Fitness Answered Muscle Stick. For some customers, the roller is too rough on the skin, has been reported to cause rashes.  Fitness Answered Training will give you your money back if you are dissatisfied with your product.

It is essential to stretch your muscles after a strenuous workout so lactic acid doesn’t build up and cause sores. The Muscle Stick alleviates muscle aches caused from exercising and from lack of movement. Sitting in an office chair all day causes just as much muscle pain as working out does. For $14.99, all your muscle pain can be alleviated, no matter how it was caused.

Pros

  • Muscle Support
  • Low Price
  • Perfect pressure hitting design
  • Better than a foam roller

Cons

  • Bad for sensitive skin

 

TheraBand Resistance Band Loops

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Stretching and building up muscle is key to having an effective workout. TheraBands are widely used by professional dancers and yoga fanatics, but they can be used by anyone.

You can use the TheraBand  to target specific parts of the body while exercising. In addition to this, the Theraband is sold in four different levels that come in four different colors. The loops come in three different lengths 8”, 12” and 18”. The 3” wide loops are used for many activities, especially lower body exercises that help in developing strength and balance.

It costs only $8.97, which means they are easily replaceable. Some customers have reported the Therabands losing their elasticity in a short period of time.

Pros

  • Cheap Price
  • 4 different levels of resistance
  • 3 different lengths
  • 4 color options

Cons

  • Loss of resistance over short period of time

 

The Jawbone Up Move

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An activity tracker is the best fitness gadget you can treat yourself to. The Jawbone Up Move tracks both activity and sleep. The Up Move can be worn anywhere on you with the small textured disc. The disc can be put in a band for wearing it on you wrist or in a clip for wearing on your clothes. It is weatherproof so you can take it anywhere with you.  The discs and the bands come in many colors, this means the combinations are endless.

It also connects to the Smart Coach app that is proven to be the top fitness app on the health/fitness market. This app is what really makes the Up Move special, recommending exercises for you and so much more. It works like a personal trainer as it motivates you to make healthy decisions. One of the coolest things about the Up Move is that the more you wear it, the more personalized it’s advice becomes.

For about $19.49, this can be your workout helper. Living a well balanced life is going to be a breeze, when you team up your Up Move with the Smart Coach app.

Pros

  • Cheap Price
  • Tracks every activity
  • Fun color combinations
  • Can be worn on clothes or wrist

Cons

  • Doesn’t track every single step

 

BodyGlide

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The best protective skincare line in the health accessory market is the BodyGlide. It is not made with petroleum jelly, but of natural plant originated ingredients. All-day protection is guaranteed with sweat resistance. BodyGlide comes in many different formulas for specific applications, such as For Her, Foot Glide, Cycle Glide and Outdoor Glide. BodyGlide keeps your skin from rubbing, chafing and blistering in any conditions. It’s also invisible and stays in place during activity.

For $14.99, your skin will be thanking you. There are four different sizes offered, so you can give it a test before you make up your mind. This fantastic product will stop the problem before it even becomes an issue.

Pros

  • All day protection
  • Natural ingredients
  • 4 different sizes
  • Low Price

Cons

  • Hard to roll on for some customers

 

In conclusion, fitness gadgets can improve a workout experience. Workouts become more effective and you will see results in a shorter time. For most of these items, age is not an issue. The prices won’t make a real dent on your wallet, which is good news. Do more research when buying any product, since every person has different specification for what they need.

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