Gadgets You Can Use to Enhance Your Workout Experience

woman working out and looking at her fitness gadgets

Are you finding it difficult to maintain focus during your workouts?

Maybe you are just having a hard time staying motivated?

That can be especially difficult for beginners and for those who aren’t seeing the results they want.

Fitness Gear for Enhancing Your Workout

Luckily there are a few tools out there that can help veterans and newcomers to regular exercise alike. These gadgets will streamline your workout process, keep you motivated, and help you measure results so you always know your progress, even when you can’t see it. 

Smart Watches

woman working out and looking at her smart watch

Smartwatches may not have the mainstream appeal that the industry wants them to have, but they’ve certainly developed a following among the fitness community. These little devices come packed with all kinds of features that make monitoring your workout a breeze. 

Products like the Fitbit Versa have a ton of features like automatic tracking for swimming/running/aerobic workouts and 24/7 heart monitoring. Combined with 15+ exercise modes, sleep tracking, and all the features of the Fitbit app, it is clear why the company has developed such a strong customer base over the years.

Another great smartwatch is the Apple Watch. The new Series 5 model comes with many of the same features as the Fitbit Versa, plus a few Apple-exclusive options. For starters, the Apple Watch will pair with compatible equipment, making measuring your workouts even easier.

That’s great if you work out in a top-of-the-line gym. The watch also plays music (like the Versa), but it will also play podcasts and audiobooks. It doesn’t matter what you like to listen to, as the Apple Watch will likely provide it. 

The Apple Watch will also record how long you spend moving, exercising, and standing and display it with its three activity rings. These are important metrics for wellness, and Apple shows it to you with one simple image. 

Bluetooth Earbuds or Ear Plugs

fit man running with bluetooth earbuds

If you want to enjoy the music/audiobook/podcast capabilities of your smartwatch, you obviously need a quality pair of Bluetooth earbuds. There are some great earbud options out there, including Apple’s AirPods, but they aren’t necessarily the best for exercise. 

AirPods, for example, tend to fall out if they don’t fit your ear just right. Many sports earbuds wrap around the ear or come with more sizing options to make sure they fit your ear securely. 

Some sports earbuds, like the Jabra Elite Sport True Wireless earbuds, are IP67 water-resistant, which makes them ideal for runners or intense workouts. Battery life is also something important to consider, which is why the Jabra Elites come with a charging case providing a total of 13.5 hours of battery life. 

On the flip side, if you don’t want to listen to anything and would instead prefer to cut out the noise, getting a pair of quality earplugs would be the best solution. Some of the best earplugs have molding or multiple size options to make them fit perfectly in your ear. Some of them can block even as much as 30dB of sound. 

For exercise, the LaloLab Sound Blocking earplugs may be the best option, because they are heat- and water-resistant, which makes them ideal for intense workouts or workouts outside. 

At-Home Workout Gear

bowflex adjustable dumbbells on protective flooring

Sometimes it is just not convenient to go to the gym and workout. However, you can’t let that be an excuse not to get any exercise done. That’s where workout gear at home becomes particularly handy. However, not everyone has the space for bulky exercise equipment, especially if you are living in an apartment. 

That’s where something like the Bowflex SelectTech 560 dumbbells comes in handy. These dumbbells can replace an entire rack, making them convenient and great space savers. Each dumbbell has adjustable plates that can weigh from 5 to 60 pounds.

Plus, with the Bowflex app, you can record each rep and the weight associated. That means you can get a great workout, save some space, and record your progress all with one device. 

Your Smartphone and Workout Apps

fitness tracking app paired with smart watch

One of the best gadgets to improve your workout is the thing you keep in your pocket at all times. Everyone’s smartphone, whether it is Android- or iOS-powered, has a bevy of incredible exercise apps available to help you improve your workout. Some of those apps, like Home Workouts, have free options, so anyone can get started. 

There are also options like the Skulpt Performance Training System. When users buy the Skulpt scanner, they can pair it with their smartphone and get a quality readout of their physical makeup.

The gadget records body fat in 24 different areas, giving users a better idea of where and how they need to adjust their workouts. With information like this available, it is easier than ever to design a workout routine to maximize one’s results. 

Smart Scales

smart scale with phone sitting on top of it

Many people begin their fitness journeys with one goal in mind: weight loss. That’s normal, but sometimes it can be hard to see progress.

How much weight is healthy to lose?

How do you factor fat loss against muscle gained?

Smart scales help simplify that process and make measuring your health a little bit easier. The Fitbit Aria 2 is a perfect example. Yes, it measures a user’s weight, but it will also track a user’s BMI.

And since it syncs with the Fitbit app, meaning users can see a full profile of their health and weight loss journey. This gives them a better understanding of their progress and the successes they have had and will have, along the way. 

Parting Words

Starting a fitness journey can be confusing and oftentimes lonely. It doesn’t have to be, though. With so many great gadgets and technologies available, it is easier than ever to monitor your progress, get customized workout routines, and enjoy the process along the way. 

Whether you are a beginner looking to lose some weight or a seasoned athlete looking to refine their performance, these gadgets can help you. It all just depends on what you need and what products will serve you the best. 

Resources – AFPA, Digital Trends

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Ada Lane

Written by Ada Lane

Fitness fanatic. Loves working out while watching the Game of Thrones. Enjoys a well deserved glass of wine from time to time. Loves helping others put together their fitness goals into words/plans.

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