There’s never been a more important time to focus on feeling healthy and strong, on the inside and out. These tech devices, from fitness trackers to wireless earbuds for running, are designed to guide and support you during your home workouts, so there’s no need to rush out and join a gym. Instead, find yourself a free fitness app and the time to relax and reconnect with your body and mind. 

Find Yourself a Fitness Tracker

Are you looking to overhaul your health and wellbeing? A smartwatch or fitness tracker might be a good place to start. Simply fasten on to your wrist and you’re instantly connected to all sorts of useful health data, including your heart rate, sleep quality, skin temperature and oxygen saturation. 

As the name suggests, you can also track your sport and fitness goals by monitoring your step count and logging other forms of exercise with fitness trackers. They are also a great way to keep yourself accountable and motivated on your health journey – you can set yourself daily reminders, check on progress or challenge friends and family to a bit of healthy competition. 

Fitbit devices are some of the best on the market, with the Fitbit Charge 5 offering a range of premium features like an ECG heart rate monitor and a Smart Wake alarm system that rouses you at the optimal stage of your sleep cycle. Garmin is another great brand in this space – the Garmin Lily smart watch can help monitor everything from hydration levels to your menstrual cycle. 

For a more budget-friendly fitness tracker, explore the Jolt range, which still offers a plethora of health features.

What To Try

Fitness watches are an important piece of kit for home workouts. And they come in a range of styles.

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Choose Your Exercise Headphones

What’s a workout without the right tunes? In our humble opinion, a great pair of earbuds or earphones are non-negotiable, whether you’re about to go for a walk, hit the treadmill or try a home workout session. 

Beats headphones are truly top quality – the Powerbeats Pro earphones deliver amazing sound with secure-fit ear hooks for added stability and comfort. Or, if you prefer a pair of wireless earbuds, try Beats Fit Pro, which utilise fully adaptive Active Noise Cancelling for an immersive sound experience. 

Jabra has some excellent earbuds for running – the Elite 7 Active Earbuds are resistant to sweat and rain, and are designed to stay firmly in place while you exercise. You could also opt for a pair like these Sony or Qudo styles. Both styles are wireless, very comfortable and stay secure while you’re working out, but here’s the even better news – they’re connected to one another, unlike traditional wireless earbuds, so you can’t lose one.

What To Try

It’s important to find a good set of earbuds for running and working out.

All the Other Health Tech

There are so many clever fitness gadgets available that can help support you on your wellness journey, so step into the future and embrace the tech. Keep track of weight-loss goals with smart scales – these Withings scales can graph your progress and feedback your BMI. Or sync your Fitbit to these Fitbit Aria Air Smart Scales to track your progress. 

How’s this for helpful: this Upright Go 2 Posture Trainer is really amazing as it can detect when you’re slouching and gently vibrates to tell you to change your posture. The innovation continues with thermometer technology, which has really come a long way in 2022. This Withings Thermo body thermometer uses smart infrared sensors to read your temperature with a simple swipe across the forehead. With no need to stick it under your tongue or armpit, it’s a great addition to your family health toolkit.

What To Try

A set of smart scales and other health equipment will help you keep track of your progress.

Home Tech for Fitness Apps

With so many free workout apps and online programs available, there’s never been a better time to get fit and healthy at home. Ensure your space is all set up for home workouts with this Blaupunkt 40" Android TV – with voice command technology, it helps you access your workout content effortlessly. 

You’ll also need a phone or a tablet to log in to your various health and fitness apps. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+, with its powerful, long-lasting battery, 12.4-inch display and handy stylus pen, is a winner. Invest in a smart home device, like the Amazon Echo Show 10 HD Display 3rd Gen, and you’ve got an all-in-one fitness assistant to help you set timers and play your favourite music, podcasts or videos while you’re exercising.

What To Try

Tablets, smart home devices, and smart TVs are excellent for app-based home workouts.

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Surround Yourself With Sound

Ready to work out? Keen to spend some time meditating? Get in the zone and press play on your favourite music or podcasts with a handy portable speaker. There’s something to suit literally every budget, lifestyle and home decor. Our Pure Planet’s bluetooth speaker is made from recycled materials and boasts a stylish and sleek-looking design. Plus, it’s small, so after your home workout you can take it to the beach. Another fave is the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 – a bold, portable speaker that’s sturdy, waterproof and produces amazing sound.

What To Try

Portable speakers allow you to take your home workout outside or into another room.

Make Sure You’re Connected

Many fitness gadgets and health devices require internet. With the right home accessories, you can ensure your WiFi connection is strong and consistent, with no annoying dropouts. 

Start by setting up a strong home network with this Google Nest Wifi 3 pack – it features one router and two Nest Wifi points to share your internet connection with both wired and wireless devices throughout your home. Each Google Nest Wifi point also acts as a smart speaker, so you can easily access and control your schedule, music and any smart home devices.

Another handy product is this TP-Link Archer router. It has built-in antivirus protection and parental controls to ensure your internet connection is super safe. Plus, the four external antennas guarantee strong and reliable WiFi coverage, even in hard-to-reach corners of your home.

What To Try

Improve your connectivity to make accessing home workouts on free fitness apps even easier.

Remember: always check with your GP before you begin any kind of fitness program.

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