Taking care of yourself can be confusing and complicated. It’s hard enough to get yourself to go to the gym on a consistent basis and eat healthy throughout the week. On top of that, you have to have some way of getting the right information about your body and your health. There are plenty of smart devices that can make taking care of yourself a little bit easier. Here are five of the best:
The start watch has become ubiquitous in fitness and health culture. There are tons of great options on the market at different price points, all offering a litany of features that you may or may not need. One of the best options is the Apple Watch. It’s priced reasonably enough, is well-built, and syncs up with all of your other Apple-made products. It’s got a ton of fitness applications that are simple enough to use with their user-friendly interfaces and just-enough list of features.
Apple also has one of the best calorie trackers on the fitness bands market — its built-in calorie counter app is extremely easy to use.
One of the most unique options on the market, the Withings HR black is designed for subtle functionality. It comes with real analog watch hands — something most smart watches leave behind in favor of digital. It looks almost exactly like a classic analog watch. One of the watch dials measures steps in terms of percentages of your daily goal. The small screen on the face of the watch shows heart rate and other useful measurements, as well as V02 max.
This app is one of the best ways to break into telehealth. Lemonade offers their own pharmacy delivery and an inexpensive consultation fee. Select a service from the menu and answer a few questions. After the fee, you’ll have a doctor on video chat immediately (or within two hours.) The benefits of telehealth are growing, and there are many apps like this, you just need to decide which one best fits your needs.
The Body Cardio bathroom scale is one of the most unique and innovative smart scales on the market. You can, of course, measure your weight with it. The real innovation in this scale is its use of electrical signals that it sends through your body as you stand on it. These signals serve to measure your body composition — how much muscle, bone, and fat you carry. This is crucial for understanding how your body is changing. People don’t want to just lose weight — they want to lose fat. Having a tool like this can help you ensure that you are doing just that. Along with that, it tells you the weather as you stand on it (how pleasant!). It can even tell different users apart, a helpful feature for families and spouses.
It can be helpful to have a great calorie counter app. This one helps you track your food and even link your activity and calorie recommendations to your fitness tracker. MyFitness Pal is one of the most popular fitness apps on the market, and for good reason.
This nifty gadget allow you to analyze the way your metabolism is working, helping you discover if you are burning your body’s carb storage or fat by analyzing your breathing patterns. The app connected to the device also has a ton of great workouts, and it analyzes your activity to recommend steps like sleeping more or different fitness routine.