Making a resolution or two is just as much a tradition as watching the ball drop and counting down to midnight on New Year’s Eve. But the sad truth is that less than 25% of people even try to stick to their resolutions beyond January.
And if you’re not going to commit, then what’s the point of making them at all?
If your New Year’s resolutions for 2023 involve getting fit, exercising more or losing weight, you’re in luck. There are tons of tech gadgets out there to help you turn your resolutions into goals and accomplish them once and for all.
Want to be one of the minority who makes a resolution, sticks to it, and keeps up with it throughout the entire year?
Here are the best fitness gadgets to help you stick to your New Year’s resolution.
Why Do People Make Resolutions?
The start of a new year is the perfect time for a lifestyle change. It’s like a fresh start, where you can leave your bad habits in the past and start making the changes you’ve wanted to make for months.
Millions of people make (and break) resolutions every January, but there are two that an overwhelming number of people have in common:
To exercise more and to lose weight!
According to a 2019 Statista survey, 59% of people resolved to exercise more. 54% wanted to eat healthier. 48% of people resolved to lose some weight.
If 2023 is the year that you intend to do any (or all) of these things, check out these fitness gadgets to keep you going until 2024.
Make Working Out More Fun
If working out isn’t your favorite thing to do (don’t worry, you’re not alone!), then you simply have to find ways to make it more fun. And there’s nothing better than listening to music.
Whether you’re into dance-y pop tracks, prefer some ‘80s hair rock, or like to get your blood pumping with some classic country jams, adding music to your workout routine is the easiest way to make it feel fun.
If your exercise routine involves running outdoors, pick up a set of Apple AirPods.
They’re super lightweight and comfortable to wear, and they fit snugly in the ear. Plus, they have an open design so you can still hear traffic and sirens (safety first!)
Prefer earbuds that wrap over the ear?
The Beats Powerbeats Pro earbuds are sweat-resistant, water-resistant, and adjustable. When they’re running low on battery life, a quick 5-minute charge will give you 1.5 hours of playback. You’ll have no excuse for not getting that workout in!
To succeed at this game, you’ll need to jog, do squats, shoulder presses, and do yoga poses.
With the launch of the Wii back in 2006, Nintendo figured out a way to combine exercise and gaming.
And they’re at it with the Ring Fit Adventure, this time for the Nintendo Switch platform.
If you love listening to music while you work out but don’t really like that you can’t always hear what’s going on around you with headphones or earbuds, consider a pair of open-ear workout headphones.
While open-ear headphones will differ in terms of style and design (some loop around your neck, for example, while others loop over your ears), the concept is always the same. They allow you to hear external noise, such as traffic or other people, while still allowing you to listen to your music or podcasts at a comfortable volume that’s not disruptive to others.
Track Your Results
Sometimes the only way to stay on track with a resolution or a goal is to see actual results in real-time. If knowing that you’re reaching your goals is what you need to stay motivated, add one of these gadgets to your fitness routine.
Advanced workout metrics make the Apple Watch Series 5 a must-have for anyone who likes to track and monitor results. You can set goals, set the pace at which you want to run, track the calories you’re burning, and about a million other things with this little device.
With this little guy on your wrist, you can leave your phone at home when you hit the trail or hit the gym.
The Vivoactive 4S Garmin watch is designed with activity in mind.
In addition to the built-in GPS, this smartwatch includes preloaded sports apps, full workout animations, health stats, and hydration tracking. It also monitors your stress, your breathing, and your sleep.
The Fitbit Charge 5 is a great entry-level tracker for anyone that’s new to working out. This tracker monitors your heart rate, your cardio fitness level, your pace, your distance, and your breathing.
It includes a timer and stopwatch so you can track your reps and sets, and it lets you see how many calories you’re burning when you’re on the go.
The iHeart Core Smart Scale does so much more than just tell your weight. It actually measures and tracks nine different aspects of your body, including your body fat, BMI, body water, and muscle mass.
If you’re particularly interested in tracking your heart rate and related data but you find that the wrist-worn sensors don’t track this data as accurately as you would like, you might need to upgrade to the Polar heart rate monitor. This option is worn over your chest rather than on your wrist for greater accuracy.
The sensor is Bluetooth-compatible with a range of fitness devices, so you can still view all your data in one spot — just better, more accurate data.
This unique device tracks your metabolism — data that’s invaluable if you struggle with losing weight. The handheld gadget pairs with an app to give you insight into how your metabolism works while providing suggestions on how to “hack” your metabolism to see the greatest results from your workout plan or diet.
Get the Most Out of Your Workouts
Once you know you can reach some basic fitness goals, you’ll probably want to start challenging yourself to hit even harder milestones. These gadgets are great if you want to up your game and improve your performance.
For those who like to run, the Sensoria Smart Sock V2.0 is a must.
They track your steps, speed, calories, and altitude, but they can also help you to identify injury-inducing running styles. With the app on your phone, you can hear real-time audio cues to help you improve performance and minimize your risk for injuries.
12. The Theragun
Getting the most out of your workouts requires proper recovery, and there’s no better gadget for your recovery and relieving soreness than the Theragun from Therabody, touted as the world’s best massage device. The brand offers a huge range of products to fit various needs, but the smartest of them all is the Theragun Pro, which offers built-in recovery routines and a super-quiet motor.
If you’re into jump roping, or you just want to start adding this home workout option to your cardio routine, but you think you can do better than your typical standard, playground-quality jump rope, consider this smart rope from Tangram.
The rope syncs to your mobile app or Apple Watch to track your jump count, calories burned, workout time and more. It can also sync and send your data to apps such as MyFitnessPal, Apple HealthKit, Google Fit and others. Plus (and this is possibly the coolest feature), the rope is outfitted with LED lights to display your jump count in mid-air, in front of you, as you jump.
Get the most out of your workout with a high-tech workout mirror. Tonal is a sleek, compact option that looks at home just about anywhere you place it, home gym or otherwise. Strength training becomes easier thanks to personalized evaluations and personal trainer-endorsed workouts, performance tracking and all sorts of data that will clue you into your current state and how you can improve with additional work.
If you’re working to improve your grip strength as part of your fitness goals, this smart hand grip strength trainer will help. It connects to an app that offers games and exercises, so you can strengthen your grip while you play. The gadget also provides strength assessments.
Don’t think you need something like this or even to work on your grip strength? Studies have shown that isometric hand exercises like these can help lower blood pressure, so if that’s a concern for you, this might just be your new favorite workout tool.
You know that recovery is important to your workout routine, but if you don’t care for massage guns like the Theragun, you might want to opt for a different recovery device, like the Venom Go. The vibration and heat wearable can be taken on the go and applied anywhere on the body for muscle-soothing action whenever and wherever you need it.
Don’t need to take your recovery gadget on the go? Look at other options in the Venom line for more functionality without the Venom Go’s compact size.
Always at your desk, know you need to get some exercise in, but hate standing desks? Then the Cubii is your perfect fit. The under-desk elliptical allows for seated exercise while you work, watch television, whatever. Quiet and compact, just slide it under your desk or a table and pedal away.
The smart device displays your progress on an LCD screen but also connects to a mobile app to track and monitor your data.
Get more out of your kettlebell workout without needing to buy anything beyond your first kettlebell. This smart option is a six-in-one, adjustable digital kettlebell that can climb from 12 pounds all the way up to 42 pounds. Syncing with a branded app, the kettlebell tracks your data and performance while also providing workouts.
Know What You’re Eating
All the exercise in the world won’t improve your body unless you’re taking in the proper foods. These gadgets are ideal for anyone who wants to make sure that they’re body is functioning as well on the inside as it looks on the outside.
The Hidrate Spark Pro water bottle lets you know if you’re hydrating your body the way you should. This reusable water bottle tells you if you’re meeting your hydration goals and will reminds you when it’s time to drink up.
With a built-in scale and Bluetooth technology, the NutriBullet Balance lets you track your calories and set goals from your phone.
The built-in sensor makes it easy to measure your ingredients, so you’ll know exactly how many grams of fat, carbs, and sugars are in your smoothie.
21. Smart Diet Scale
Concerned about portion control? The Smart Diet Scale has four separate sensors so you can measure up to four different foods at once.
The scale itself is perfect for use when you’re cooking meals at home, and the app offers nutritional info on over 650,000 food and restaurant options when you’re dining out.
Beyond just tracking how much water you’re drinking every day, also be sure that you’re only drinking the best, cleanest water possible. Larq can help with that, thanks to the brand’s self-cleaning water bottle.
The world’s first water bottle of its kind, the bottle uses specialized technology to remove up to 99% of bio-contaminants from any water. The insulation keeps your water cold for up to 24 hours, and you can purchase a separate “active loop” for the bottle for easy carrying on your runs, hikes or bike rides.
Make Better Decisions
Losing weight and cutting down on unhealthy diet habits isn’t just about knowing what you’re eating and tracking your calories. You also have to actively make better decisions. Do so with one of these tech-savvy kitchen and food-related investments.
There’s a ton you can do with an air fryer. Not just for frying, an air fryer uses circulating, super-hot air to cook your food from all sides at once. It’s a healthier way of cooking that uses less oil than other methods. This cooking method is also incredibly quick and results in a texture similar to frying without the inches of oil.
This air fryer, in particular, is equipped with tech-savvy features that make the cooking process easier, even if you’re not that confident in the kitchen. A sensor within the air fryer adjusts the temperature for you, so you’re not accidentally undercooking or overcooking your food. One-touch cooking functions make for no-brainer meals that are sure to impress while looking out for your waistline.
NutriBullet makes juicing super-convenient with its high-torque, low-speed, ultra-quiet masticating juicer. With the juicer’s large feed chute and stainless steel sleeve, prepping your fruits and veggies for juicing is easier than ever, and you might just find that you’re more prone to eating extra fruits and veggies when you add this small countertop appliance to your kitchen.
Yes, gadgets can even make gardening a little more tech-friendly. Add fresh produce to your meals with this indoor hydroponics garden that’s incredibly easy to use and then sits on your countertop (or wherever is convenient). It requires no sunlight and no soil, so it’s mess-free and works even in darker apartments or rooms.
Just let this gadget do its trick, and you’ll have fresh food to enjoy in no time — and with a growing process that’s as easy and fun as this, you’ll likely find it even more fun and easy to begin adding fresh produce to your diet, too.
Think About Every Aspect of Your Health
Think that smart gadgets can only improve your health in the gym or in the kitchen? Think again. Take a look at every aspect of your life and add in some handy smart tech to help you make better decisions for your well being every second of the day.
If your New Year’s resolution is to simply live a healthier lifestyle, not necessarily lose weight or increase your exercise throughout the week, these products can help (and, in turn, if your overall wellness is enhanced, you’ll be able to get more out of your workouts and be more likely to lose weight, too!).
Breathe deeply and protect yourself and your family from viruses and bacteria lurking in the air, threatening your health, with a smart air purifier. This option boasts that it’s the smartest air cleaner in the world, removing 99.9% of all bacteria and viruses via a four-stage purification process that eliminates not just those bacteria and viruses, but also dust, pollen, mold, pet air, odors, smoke and gasses.
The purifier in-app connectivity allows you to monitor your home’s air quality at any moment.
It’s no secret that sleep quality (or lack thereof) can really impact your health. Enjoy better sleep this year with the Hatch Restore smart sleep machine. This gadget will help you personalize a sleep and waking routine so you begin to wake up naturally rather than to the grating noise of your cell phone alarm.
Control the machine’s sounds, lights and more via an app that will connect to any iOS or Android device.
A sedentary lifestyle can be extremely detrimental to your overall health. If you’re trying to get more steps in and spend less time sitting in your desk chair, a standing desk can help, and this smart option available on Amazon is a nice pick.
Height adjustable between 29.4 inches and 48 inches, and with four programmable settings, the desk can hold up to 290 pounds thanks to its steel frame and wooden top.
Another aspect of your health that’s often overlooked, bad posture can cause a range of back issues and pain. This handy wearable helps you overcome the bad habit of poor posture via a smart trainer that sits between your shoulder blades and then connects with an app on your phone. Claiming to improve posture in just two weeks, the brand says you can expect results including better blood flow and strengthened back and core muscles.
What Are the Best Fitness Gadgets to Help You Exercise and Lose Weight?
With one or two new tech gadges, you can turn your New Year’s resolutions to exercise more and lose weight into achievable, attainable goals.
From fitness trackers to smartwatches to earbuds, technology is changing the way we eat, sleep, and exercise. Find a gadget that you like, and you just might find that New Year’s resolutions are easier to keep than you thought.
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The Best Gadgets to Help You Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution:
- Apple AirPods
- Beats Powerbeats Pro
- Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure
- Aftershokz Aeropex Open Ear Headphones
- Apple Watch Series 8
- Garmin Vivoactive 4S
- Fitbit Charge 5
- iHealth Core Smart Scale
- Polar H10 Heart Rate Sensor
- Sensoria Smart Sock V2.0
- The Theragun
- Tangram Factory Smart Rope
- SQUEGG Smart Hand Dynamometer
- HyperIce Venom Go
- Cubii Under Desk Elliptical
- JAXJOX KettlebellConnect 2.0
- Hidrate Spark Pro Smart Water Bottle
- NutriBullet Balance
- Smart Diet Scale
- Larq Bottle PureVis
- Cosori Pro Air Fryer
- NutriBullet Slow Juicer
- AeroGarden Harvest Hydroponic Indoor Garden
- Aura Air Smart Air Purifier
- Hatch Restore Smart Sleep Machine
- Autonomous Smart Standing Desk
- Upright Go 2 Posture Correcto
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