We all know how tough it can be to keep a New Year’s resolution, but sometimes all we need is the extra help of a gadget to make things a bit easier. This New Year we searched for 5 new tools that might help you in your quest to be a healthier you! Tell us which you would use in the comments below, or if you think we missed a great one, let us know so we can include it later on! We hope your New Year is filled with joy and success!
Arm bands are bulky and heavy, fanny packs are dorky and bounce too much, and stuffing your phone in your bra is just plain uncomfortable. Enter the FlipBelt—the salvation to our running-with-our-phone woes. Slide a phone, ID, keys, or gels into the hole in the cylindrical Spandex belt, and just flip it over to secure the opening. The stretchy material hugs against your waist or hips, minimizing bounce. Genius! Available in XS to XL and 10 colors. ($24.99, flipbelt.com)
Define Bottle Sport
Created by teen entrepreneur Carter Kostler, Define Bottle Sport lets you enjoy fruit-infused water on the go. Chopped herbs and fruit can be placed into the bottom half of the bottle, while a filter separates the fruit chunks from the top of the section that you drink out of—and presto! Fruit water minus any chunks you could choke on. ($29.95; definebottle.com)
This isn’t any ordinary medicine ball. It’s weighted with water, which seems simple enough until you realize that the sloshing water is super-hard to control. Doing swings or Russian twists with a Kamagon is more difficult—and more effective—than a regular Russian twist because your core has to engage to control the water’s momentum. Increase or decrease the weight simply by putting in more or less water. The 9-inch ball holds up to 14 pounds and the 14-inch ball holds up to 45 pounds. ($49.95 for 9-inch ball, kamagonball.com)
With Basis Peak, you slip on the “watch” and forget about it while sensors track heart rate, motion, skin temp, and sleep phases—every detail about your waking and resting life. Perfect for finding out your sleep cycles, or where you can be improving your exercise routines. The watch can also display texts, emails, events and phone calls when you’re on the go. Price: $199.99 (http://www.mybasis.com/)
Aria WI-FI Smart Scale
Get where you want to be. Aria™ tracks your weight, body fat percentage, and BMI, painting a picture of your long-term progress. It wirelessly syncs your stats with online graph and mobile tools that help you stay motivated and on track. When you’re in control, stepping on the scale feels good. Price: $129.95 (http://www.fitbit.com/aria)