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Smarter and Stronger: Jumpstart Your Fitness Journey With These 6 Smart Devices

Apr 08, 2022 by


By Karess Rubrico

4 min read


Living amid a pandemic has made many of us more mindful of our health and wellness. Although technology has made considerable strides in this space, there’s just no going around it—a balanced diet and regular physical activity are still the only ways you can stay in shape. Where health and fitness apps and smart devices come in, however, is keeping us accounting and helping us track our progress.

Reach your health and fitness goals with these tech items on the market today!

There are now many smart fitness tools you can try to give you an in-depth look at your overall progress. It’s a great way to set goals to improve your health and well-being, too! You can even customize them according to our current fitness level, so they truly become a companion wherever you are in your fitness journey.

If you’re just starting out or haven’t found “the one” app or device for you yet, here are some of our picks to help you on your search!

Track your health and fitness goals with these wearables

Fitness trackers monitor a wide range of health metrics such as steps taken, sleep quality, heart rate, stress levels, and more. Compared to smartwatches, these smart fitness trackers tend to be more cost-efficient, as they focus more on functionality.

The Huawei Watch Fit packs big features in a small package. It monitors both your heart rate and blood oxygen saturation levels 24/7. It can also automatically recognize any workout and remind you to track it. Best of all, the Huawei Watch Fit is equipped with 12 animated workouts and 44 standard movement demonstrations, allowing you to get the right form and stay moving the whole day.


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The Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite comes equipped with GPS+GLONASS and multiple smart sensors, letting you accurately track your speed, trajectory, distance, and calories burnt. Other than tracking physical activity, the Mi Band also monitors your all-day activity, sleep quality, and stress levels.


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Monitor your weight with these smart weighing scales

A smart bathroom scale can do more than just measure your weight. Certain types of scales can identify personal data such as your BMI, muscle mass, and bone density, among others. A smart scale can easily connect to your phone to track and monitor your stats easily.

The InnovWeight M Smart Digital Weighing Scale is a great tool for jumpstarting your smart fitness journey–and it packs a punch at a very affordable price. InnovWeight makes use of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) to accurately and efficiently measure your health metrics. This smart scale can measure up to 13 key health parameters, including visceral fat and protein levels.


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If you’re in the market for something more top-of-the-line, the Xiaomi Mi Body Composition Scale is your best bet. Other than tracking your weight, it also tracks other noteworthy data points across your body, such as your BMI, muscle mass, visceral fat, and metabolism. According to Xiaomi, keeping track of these numbers gives you a better overall picture of your health.


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The app also lets you track your progress, thanks to easy-to-read charts and graphs. Its user interface gives you an overall picture of your health and fitness, helping you set goals for improvement.

Smart spinning at the comfort of home

Investing in a smart bike might sound expensive, but hear us out! Indoor cycling has a host of benefits that leave outdoor cycling in the dust. A definite advantage of a smart indoor bike over its manual counterpart is in its software. Smart bikes record your workouts, which you can sync to your mobile device and keep you up-to-date with your fitness goals.

The Xiaomi Yesoul Spinning Bike lets you enjoy low-impact cardio workouts and spinning class exercises. You can seamlessly connect it to the Yesoul Fitness App, which comes equipped with a wide range of classes for every fitness level. If you’re worried about noise, the bike’s magnetic technology makes for quieter and smoother indoor rides!


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Reebok’s A6.0 Exercise Bike is made for all fitness levels and is designed to enhance your endurance while limiting direct impact to your joints. This smart cycling unit includes 32 resistance levels as 12 pre-set workouts. Integrated pulse sensors relay your heart rate in real-time to the Reebok Fitness App.


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Slay your workouts the smart way

Trust us, your fitness journey will never be the same when you invest in these smart devices. With discipline and consistency, you’ll be able to achieve your goals in no time!

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Karess Rubrico

Karess serves as the lead writer for Next Upgrade’s Productivity and Steals & Deals sections. She is a freelance writer and editor with over 10 years of experience in digital marketing. Outside of work, she takes care of 20+ houseplants and binges on comedies, musicals, and true crime documentaries.



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