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Fitness Gadgets You Need This Year

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By Clarissa Vanner

Fitness gadgets get more impressive every year and with so many on the market, how do you know which ones are worth the investment and which ones you should skip? We did the research for you and compiled a list of some great fitness gadgets you need this year. Staying healthy and active is getting increasingly harder, but there is a lot of great tech out there to make it easier.

We’ve made sure to cover all the essentials such as fitness trackers and headphones but also included a few unique options you never knew you needed! These gadgets would make great gifts for the sports enthusiasts in your life but they would also be a wonderful gift for yourself. After all, you work hard and deserve it! Without further ado, let’s explore some great fitness gadget options.

Fitbit Versa

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If you’re going to work out you might as well have something to show for it! This is why fitness trackers are so great. The Fitbit Versa has a sleek design, comes in a variety of different colors, and is a much more affordable option than some of the other fitness trackers on the market.

The Fitbit Versa can track your heart rate, steps, distance, calories burned, sleep, floors climbed, active minutes, and stationary time. But that’s not all you can connect the Versa to your smartphone to get notifications for texts, calendar reminders, and calls.

You’ll also have access to the built-in Amazon Alexa which will allow you to check the weather and the news, set timers and alarms, and control your smart home devices all through the sound of your voice. If you enjoy listening to music, you can control your Spotify app, download Pandora stations, add Deezer playlists, and store and play over 300 songs. Finally, the Versa is compatible with Bluetooth headphones as well as over 200 iOs and Android devices.

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Garmin Fenix 6 Pro

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Perhaps you’re looking for a fitness tracker that looks more like a traditional watch. If that’s the case the Garmin Fenix 6 Pro may be perfect for you!

This smartwatch features a 1.3-inch, sunlight-readable display. Better yet it can display six different data fields in real-time. This includes heart rate, distance, overall time, pace, cadence, and a lap timer. The Garmin watch is also great for outdoor adventurers as you can view the preloaded topographical map for 2,000 worldwide ski resorts. In addition to these features, you’ll also enjoy that it has smart notifications, Garmin Pay contactless payment options, and Pulse Ox (a non-invasive method used to measure the saturation of oxygen in your bloodstream).

Finally, the Garmin Fenix 6 Pro has an impeccable battery. Your watch will stay charged for up to 14 days when it’s in smartwatch mode, up to 10 hours in GPS and music mode, up to 28 days in expedition GPS activity mode, and up to 48 days in battery saver watch mode.

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Theragun Pro

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Everyone who has ever worked out knows the pain of sore muscles. While they can be a nuisance and utterly painful, it is an indication that you’re working on those muscles! Thankfully, there’s a gadget to help you manage the pain. Enter the Theragun Pro!

The Theragun Pro is designed to deliver a quiet yet professional-grade percussive massage. It’s a great gadget that provides deep tissue treatments which can help relax tight muscles, increase circulation, and may even improve range of motion.

This 4th generation model comes with 2 rechargeable lithium-ion batteries which provide 150 minutes each. It also comes with a battery charger, 5 attachments, and a protective traveling case so you can take it anywhere.

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Muscle Stimulator

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The Belifu Muscle Stimulator is another great fitness gadget that can help relieve sore muscles. This impressive gadget has the ability to mimic a variety of human massages like tuina, tapping, acupuncture, cupping, and scraping in one convenient device!

To use the device, you simply connect the pads to the wires and place the pads on the muscles you’d like to target. By plugging into the device you’ll have the ability to choose from 24 built-in modes. Better yet, the Belifu Muscle Stimulator is compact which means you can take it with you everywhere you go. The built-in lithium battery is rechargeable and lasts for up to 20 hours of continuous use.

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Withings Body+ Smart Scale

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So long are the days of old school scales. Now you can get a smart scale that provides a lot more information than just your body weight.

The Withings Body+ Smart Scale monitors your weight (in kg, lbs, and st), as well as your muscle and bone mass and your body fat and water percentage — amazing! Better yet your Smart Scale can sync with 100s of top health and fitness apps including Apple Health, Fitbit, and Google Fit.

Finally, the scale can even have up to eight users which means the whole family can take charge of their weight management. Not only that but the scale can access their personal weight histories and automatically recognizes who is who once they step on it.

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Powerbeats Pro

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Every good workout needs a decent playlist to go with it. That said, there’s nothing worse than listing to a motivating playlist with poor sound quality. That’s why the Powerbeats Pro is a fitness gadget you need this year!

Firstly, the sound quality is phenomenal and features a balanced sound with dynamic range and noise isolation. These headphones are also completely wireless which means annoying cords won’t interfere with your workout.

Furthermore, the headphones offer up to nine hours of listening time and more than 24 hours if you use the charging case. Better yet, if your battery is running low, you can give them a quick 5-minute charge to get 1.5 hours of playback!

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Bose Wireless Bluetooth Headphones

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Earbuds aren’t for everyone and that’s totally okay. Thankfully there are other great headphones on the market that offer great sound quality and don’t require going inside your ear. If you’re looking for comfortable wireless headphones then the Bose Wireless Bluetooth Headphones might be the perfect option for you.

What makes these headphones unique is they offer three levels of world-class noise cancellation! This will help you zone into your playlist better during your workout regardless of your environment. They also offer balanced audio performance at any volume, hassle-free Bluetooth pairing, noise-rejecting dual-microphone system, and more.

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Bose Frames Tempo Sunglasses

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Did you know there is a way for you to listen to music wirelessly without headphones at all? Enter the Bose Frames Tempo Sunglasses! This unique gadget offers revolutionary Bose Open Ear Audio without having anything on or in your ears.

The Bose sport sunglasses are comfortable, sweat and weather resistant and connect via Bluetooth. In fact, the Bluetooth connection has a range of up to 30 feet. You’ll also enjoy that the sunglasses feature up to 8 hours of playtime per charge and they only take one hour to fully charge.

The glasses feature soft, silicone nose pads, and flexible temple grips. Even though they feel light, they will certainly stay put during your workout!

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Tangram Smart Rope

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Skipping is a great full-body workout that can help improve your coordination and endurance. But did you know there is a fitness gadget that will make your skipping workout even better? The Tangram Smart Rope can sync to your smartphone and will automatically record your exercise data.

It can see your jump count while you’re exercising and will also record calories burned, workout times, and interval training. You may also enjoy that you can unlock fitness awards and you can compete with friends to stay motivated!

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Upright Go Original Posture Trainer

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Having good posture is essential if you want your body to function effectively and if you want to prevent injuries and muscle strain. Did you know there is a fitness gadget that can help correct posture? The Upright Go Original Posture Trainer will do just that and you may even notice posture improvement in less than two weeks!

So here’s how it works. The Upright Go is a comfortable posture corrector that you place on your upper back using its sticky adhesive. The device will remind you to sit/stand up straight when you are slouching by using a real-time gentle vibration. Connect the device to your smartphone and use the personalized training program in the Upright app to set daily goals.

The Upright Go comes with a USB charging cable, 9 reusable adhesives, and a travel case so you can take it anywhere. With this impressive fitness gadget, you’ll be improving your posture in no time!

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Clarissa is the Junior Managing Editor of ActiveBeat. She aspires to live a healthy lifestyle by staying active and eating foods that nourish her body, but she isn't afraid to indulge in a little chocolate here and there! Clarissa loves cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with her dog. In her free time, you'll find her relaxing in her hammock or curled up on the couch reading a book.

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