After all the feasting during the holidays, some of you probably want to get back on track with your health and fitness goals. Maybe you want to be more active, eat healthier, or get a better night's sleep. You could start with an app — to log your workouts, teach you how to relax, or track your diet. But to really get into it, you'll likely need a specialised gadget like a fitness tracker. Here are five fitness gadgets to help you achieve your goals.
Apple Watch Series 8
For iPhone users, the fitness smartwatch to get is naturally the Apple Watch (from S$519). The latest Series 8 is mostly similar to the previous iteration, like the all-day 18-hour battery life, though there are a couple of new features, such as a wrist temperature sensor, and crash detection. In short, if you already own a newish Apple Watch, you probably don't need to upgrade.
Nitetronic Z6 Smart Anti-Snore Pillow
Sleep is probably one of the most underrated aspect of a healthy lifestyle. Many of us don't get enough rest, and this can be exacerbated if you have a habit of snoring. While the Nitetronic Z6 Smart Anti-Snore pillow (US$499) won't help with severe sleep apnea, it can reduce the intensity of your snoring. Better sleep for you, and your fellow bed partner.
Omnidesk Atlas Anti Fatigue Mat
It's bad for your health to sit too much. That's why standing desks are in vogue, and to complement such height-adjustable tables, there's the Omnidesk Atlas Anti Fatigue Mat (S$89). It uses the same gel found in running shoes, which makes for a firm yet comfortable standing surface. The non-slip finish at the bottom keeps the mat in place, and you can also rest your feet on it while seated.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 5
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 (from ~S$500) didn't get a major upgrade last year. Instead, there are minor improvements such as tougher sapphire crystal display, and a larger battery. But it's still a great product, especially for Android users shopping for their first smartwatch — easy to use, and packed with features. In particular, it's less reliant on Samsung's own apps, which is good news for those using a non-Samsung Android smartphone.
Xiaomi Smart Band 7
While smartwatches are useful for things like mobile payments, they usually have worse battery life than a basic fitness tracker such as the Xiaomi Smart Band 7 (S$69). This budget, no-frills gadget does a good job of tracking your fitness and health metrics, and lasts over two weeks on a single charge. The new version comes with a larger AMOLED screen, but not advanced features like built-in GPS. For that, you'll have to get the Xiaomi Smart Band 7 Pro instead.
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