The Best Fitness Tech | SLMan

The Best Fitness Tech

Whether you’re looking to track your cardio progress, take on a total body workout in your garden or just improve your recovery time, there’s a bit of fitness tech to help, guide, track and accompany you. But which gadgets can you trust? From smart watches to adjustable kettles and smartphone-enabled skipping ropes, these are the ones worth your money…

BEST FOR CARDIO

Tangram LED Smart Jump Rope, £79.95

This intelligent rope syncs to an app on your phone to track jumps, calories and reps. Far from vintage playground kit, this stylish jump rope is one to try.

Visit Apple.com

Fitbit Charge 4, £129.99

Slick and seriously smart, this is Fitbit’s most advanced tracker yet. With built-in GPS, Spotify and Fitbit Pay capabilities, it’s a must-have for keen runners, cyclists and swimmers. 

Visit Fitbit.com

Form Swim Goggles, $199

Signed up for a triathlon later this year? These goggles – which display real-time stats in your eye line via a smart display only you can see – are worth every penny. They’re also made with the same anti-fog materials found on diving masks.

Visit Formswim.com

Freetrain V1 Vest, £19.99

This streamlined, breathable running vest, which features a unique front pocket for easy phone access, is the piece of kit you’ve been waiting for. It also doubles up as a safe compartment for gels, keys and cards.

Visit Freetrain.co.uk

Peloton Bike, £1,990 + £39 a month subscription

With 24/7 access to the world’s largest cycling classes taught by top instructors, this industry favourite guarantees a killer workout.

Visit OnePeloton.co.uk

BEST FOR STRENGTH

Yoga-Mad Medium Power Resistance Band, £20.99

This versatile resistance band is a foolproof way to increase stamina and strength – add it to squats, lunges, chest presses and more.

Visit JohnLewis.com

New Image FITT Cube, £129.99

Housing ten pieces of gym equipment in one compact cube, this hi-tech fitness tool will supercharge every aspect of your fitness – strength, endurance and power. 

Visit Argos.com

Bowflex Adjustable Kettlebell, £249

Fusing convenience and versatility, this genius piece of kit converts six kettlebells into one, adjusting from 3.5kg to 18kg with the twist of a dial.

Visit Amazon.com

Conran Shop LOFT Dumbbell Series, £475

Crafted from sustainably sourced walnut and engineered in Germany, these minimalist dumbbells are a chic addition to any at-home gym.

Visit Conranshop.co.uk

TRX Home 2, £169.95

The ultimate companion for a total body workout, this all-in-one suspension training system easily anchors to doors to level up your HIIT routine.

Visit CrucialFitness.co.uk

BEST FOR RECOVERY

Hyperice Vyper 2.0 Vibrating Roller, £199.99

Consider upgrading your foam roller with this vibrating version. Proven to be two times more effective than regular foam rolling, this smart piece of kit will reduce muscle soreness, increase flexibility and aid recovery.

Visit Live-On-The-Edge.com

LARQ Self-Cleaning Bottle, £129

The world’s first on-the-go digital water-purification bottle is guaranteed to up your hydration game.

Visit LiveLARQ.com

Powerdot, £199

Serving up non-invasive muscle recovery via targeted stimulations, this easy-to-use device flushes out lactic acid, reduces inflammation and improves overall muscle performance.

Visit Powerdot.com

Theragun G3, £300 (was £375)

This intense at-home massager harnesses the power of percussive therapy to release soreness from laptop-hunched shoulders and run-weary quads and hamstrings.

Visit TheRagun.com

WHOOP Band, from £16 a month

The only fitness tracker that will tell you when to not workout, WHOOP tracks your resting heart rate and heart-rate variability to tell you when to push through a tough workout or take a rest day. Clever.

Visit Whoop.com

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