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The gym at home has enjoyed great popularity in the last two years at the latest. The days of push-ups and sit-ups on the living room carpet are long gone. Smart Gadgets are designed to help you achieve and monitor your fitness goals. To ensure that fun and motivation are not neglected, many gadget manufacturers rely on them Combination with apps.
After all, it would be a careless waste of information to simply jump a rope without knowing how many calories were burned or even counting the number of times you’ve completed the jump rope set. Fortunately, this is no longer necessary, because numerous fitness and sports gadgets follow the catchy motto: Everything is better with Bluetooth.
So support smart fitness bands the optimal training success and said skipping ropes deliver the results of the dynamic drive directly to the smartphone. This also helps with planks, perhaps the most rudimentary fitness exercise of all. The Plankpad Pro, for example, provides support with the correct execution of the exercises with the help of the corresponding app and the smartphone’s own gyroscope and even lets you almost forget the plank because you are in an entertaining game at the same time.
What is striking about many gadgets is that how well they work in practice and how much fun and success they bring depends largely on the range of functions and sophistication of the associated apps.
Smart posture correction
But not only as classic fitness gadgets there are smart helpers that physical health support. The posture trainer Upright Go 2, for example, uses a simple and effective approach: it uses vibrations to remind you to sit up and adopt a healthy posture. For this purpose, a device that is only 48 millimeters small is placed on the upper back – either by means of adhesive strips or an optional chain.
Der Upright Go 2 communicates directly with the smartphone. A intelligent sensor in the device recognizes the posture and reports per Vibration, as soon as the user lets their shoulders sag or unhealthily arches their back. The way to sitting or standing upright is supported by an app – there is a corresponding tracking and also exercises. back pain and tension should be a thing of the past.
Smart spring sails
Also on the market and poised to revolutionize the world of exercisers smart spring sails. In a wide range of budget classes, they connect to the smartphone via Bluetooth and deliver Training information. If you want to be informed about the current status of your efforts during the sports unit, you can quench your thirst for knowledge with the Smart-Rope LED. The rope is equipped with 23 LEDs that light up while jumping Fitness data virtually floating in the air.
In addition, calories, jumps and times of the training sessions are sent to the Smart-Rope App transfer. The high-quality skipping rope is a real luxury alternative for full-body training, which in terms of design and functionality no longer has much in common with children’s jumping fun in the garden.
How motivated we are by the many smart gadgets that carry us through our sports program on digital clouds. But let’s be honest, at the end of the day we want the hard facts. The final boss of all sportive endeavors: the step on the scale. After all, numbers don’t lie. Or is it? At least sometimes they don’t tell us the whole truth.
Because simply specifying the kilos does not provide much information about whether we are healthy and in good shape. body analysis is the magic word here. Scales that can perform a body analysis not only report the number of kilos, they also know how to measure themselves that weight composed. What percentage of the weight weighed is distributed over muscle mass, bones, water or body fat? This information is important to be able to classify whether the weight healthy is.
But how does the clever Libra know what it really looks like inside us? She uses the bioimpedance analysis. To do this, she sends a very weak, imperceptible one current pulse through the body. It is transmitted through the soles of the feet. On its way, the impulse measures the resistance. Using an algorithm calculated the scales then from the measured values and the stored personal information about the weighed body composition. It should be remembered that the current does not flow through the entire body with normal body fat scales.
Fat that is in the upper body, for example on the stomach, is then not recorded. Therefore, there is no 100% accuracy here, but the analyzes provide one solid benchmark, which can be used as a guide. Many scales also indicate the BMI or the recommended calorie requirement.
So that the body fat determination is really smart, we naturally prefer to send our information to the Smartphone. There, the corresponding apps eagerly await the measurement results and process them into statistics, recommendations and tracking. That’s what they are for smart scales equipped with Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. The advantage of a WLAN connection for the scale is that the smartphone does not have to be nearby for the data to be fed into the app. That’s what they are for correspondingly more expensive.
If the transmission takes place via Bluetooth, the smartphone can of course only receive the information if there is an active connection. However, some scales offer the option of storing the values to cache and transfer them as soon as the smartphone is back in Bluetooth range.
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