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Genius Pieces of Tech that Boost your Wellbeing

 

Genius Pieces of Tech that Boost your Wellbeing

Genius Pieces of Tech for Sleep:

When trying to kick-start healthy habits, often the first areas we turn our attention to our exercise and diet. But one of the best things we can do for our bodies gets a good night’s rest, with studies warning that sleep deprivation can have a significant adverse impact on our physical and mental wellbeing. It’s now easier than ever to make sure you’re clocking up the right amount of hours, with a wide variety of tech on the market to optimize the experience, from helping you nod off to getting the best start in the morning.

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Sleepace Reston Nonwearable Sleep Tracker System

One of the most effortless ways to keep track of and improve your sleep is to use a physical monitor. Sleepace Reston Nonwearable Sleep Tracker System (amazon.com $149.99), is comprised of a discreet, flexible sensor pad that fits under the sheet on top of a mattress. From the moment you lie down it begins to collate information on sleep time and efficiency, heart rate, movement, and snoring, as well as the temperature and humidity of the room, with progress trackable through the app. The S+ by ResMed (available from amazon.com $41.98), works on a similar principal but is even less obtrusive. It’s made up of a monitor unit that sits on your bedside table.

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S+ by ResMed

Once you’ve thoroughly understood your sleep cycle, the next stage is taking steps to improve it. It’s where light-based alarm clocks come in, which aim to ease you in and out of sleep by gently decreasing and increasing the brightness of the room. An excellent place to begin is the Lumie Bodyclock Starter 30 ($155.59), which features 30-minute sunrise and sunset settings and an optional backup audible alarm.

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Lumie Bodyclock Starter 30

Genius Pieces of Tech for Exercise:

There’s no shortage of fitness trackers around, but Fitbit remains a market leader for a good reason. For a wide range of useful functions look beyond its popular wristbands to its smartwatches, such as the recently released Fitbit Ionic ($269.00). Whatever your sport of choice, it will automatically recognize the exercise you are doing and record it for you in the app – you can even take it with you in the pool to measure your laps and stroke style. Pull up personalized workout guidance on the screen, or get insights into your health including sleep patterns and heart rate.

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Fitbit Ionic

If wristwear doesn’t appeal, there are some other ways to apply a high-tech approach when exercising. The Myzone belt activity belt and Watch ($174.99) straps around the chest and provides real-time feedback on heart rate and calories burned. Under Armour’s Gemini record-equipped running shoes ($149.99) allow you to concentrate on your run free from any modern distractions. They gather digital metrics to help improve your performance.

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UA Gemini 3 Record
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Myzone Belt and Watch

Genius Pieces of Tech for General wellbeing:

You’ve hit the gym and the vegetable aisle, but are your efforts paying off? Nokia’s Body+ digital scales ($79.99) tracks data on your body weight over time. And then syncs to an app on your phone automatically via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth helping you see the bigger picture of your health. Beyond the usual pounds and ounces, it also displays fat and muscle mass, water retention and bone mass.

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Nokia Body+ Digital Scale

The company is also leading the way in other devices that help you manage your wellbeing from the comfort of your own home. The Thermo ($78.22) uses infrared sensors to read a highly accurate body temperature from the temporal artery, telling you if the result is typical and tracking it over time to give you health advice based on the profile of the person and their symptoms. For those with ongoing conditions, tools such as the BPM+ ($129.95) smart blood pressure monitor are invaluable. Tracking statistics over time can aid in building a better picture of heart health.

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Nokia BPM+
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Nokia The Thermo

I hope you found this article helpful and as always I look forward to your comments, questions and the sharing of ideas.

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References:

The Best Health And Fitness Gadgets | The Week Portfolio, http://www.theweek.co.uk/90863/the-best-health-and-fitness-gadgets (accessed January 17, 2018).

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42 thoughts on “Genius Pieces of Tech that Boost your Wellbeing

  1. Another great post Robert! I really like the health & wellness theme of your blog. And this genius pieces of tech is a great roundup!

  2. A shoe that can both be a health thing yet can be cool at the same time is a plus. I wonder where I can buy that model. I could use some new shoes now.

  3. I could use that SLEEP TECHNOLOGY. I have insomia at the moment and I could use some sleep. The other tech are interesting too.

    1. Hi Miaka, I have trouble sleeping and I’m tired of taking medications. I’m looking for more natural ways to get the proper rest. In fact, I hope to write an article about it so come back and check for it. Thanks for sharing, Robert

  4. I would love to have this Nokia Body+ digital scale, it looks very sleek and the fact that it’s a body scale that measure not just your weight but bone and muscle mass as well. This would be really helpful to monitor whether or not my diet has really an effect on my body and by how much am i loosing weight.

  5. I have a polar loop and it is really encouraging me to move more. I have been using it for more than a year now and it is still perfectly fine. The thing I like about it is that it is water proof.

  6. Nokia BPM+ looks so stylish and fancy. I didn’t know that Nokia is now producing fitness products. I trust Nokia, but I think I’ll just stick to regular blood pressure monitor that does the same thing, but at a much lower price.

    1. Hi Lovely, yes, Nokia is making fitness products and the BPM+ does more than a blood pressure monitor (the price will come down in time). I’m glad to hear that you are using a blood pressure monitor. That’s a good start. Thanks for joining in, Robert

  7. I think I might need that Sleepace Reston. For the past few weeks, it’s hard for me to sleep. It takes me longer to sleep than usual and it really bothers me. I will look it up online and see its benefit.

  8. I will go for the Fitbit Ionic. It’s awesome to have an app that recognizes and records one’s exercise. Exercise has never had it any better like this.

  9. Those who have insomnia need the sleep tracker. They need to improve their sleep and by tracking it, can adjust accordingly. Good recommendations from this article.

  10. These are great innovations. It’s almost like these inventions have a mind of their own in how they monitor and adapt to your every-day life.

  11. If you find it difficult sleeping at night, just turn off your phone/TV/laptop.. that should help minimize your exposure to blue light!

  12. I must say, these are brilliant ideas! When you’re the type who’d want extra motivation for getting fit, these are awesome aids!

  13. The sleep tracker makes me curious. Bouts of insomnia have really interrupted my normal functioning so I wanna get some decent sleep. There’s no harm in trying this little piece.

    1. Hi Roma, I have trouble sleeping too! My bed tracks my sleep and I can check it each morning to get some insight. It also gives me a monthly look so that I’m able to gage it over time. Thanks for sharing, Robert

  14. I am so amazed with these! Technology has definitely have come far. I would like to buy the Fitbit Ionic but the price is just killing me. Anyways, thanks for the cool list you’ve got here!

  15. Amazing thing about this technology is it can help you track hours of sleep. I don’t get much quality sleep recently so I have been looking for online products like this.

  16. I agree I even bought a bed specialized for better sleep. Well looks like my shopping list just got longer again ha ha.

  17. This kinds of tech is in demand these days from beds to health appliances etc. I guess this is not surprising because people are becoming health conscious.

  18. Technology always amazes me. It’s nice that companies are focusing on inventing devices that improves well-being. Great article!

  19. This are the gadgets that will help the human civilization increase their life expectancy. If you can monitor your health 24 hours a day am sure that will go along way on preventing many life style diseases from going out of hand.

  20. I have not seen many gadgets out there that monitor a person when they are asleep. I think it is quite important to be aware what happens when you go to bed since we spend a lot of hours asleep.

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