In no particular order (but probably heavily dependent on which kind of sporty activity you’re getting up to), you’re bound to find one of these awesome active gadgets suits you:
STRAVA RUN/STRAVA CYCLING
You probably don’t realise it right now, but you’ve got a perfectly fine fitness tracker already in your pocket, all you have to add to add the right app! Strava apps for running or cycling allows you to use your phone’s GPS to track your route, as well as keeping track of your regime, and then you can compare your work-out scores other users who’ve used the same or similar routes.
GRIFFIN ADIDAS MICOACH ARMBAND
Of course there’s no point in have your fancy phone with the fancy apps, only for you to either clumsily carry it with you along your run/cycle/hike, or have it fall out of your pockets along the way. For around €25 you can keep your mind at ease with these phone carrier which allows you easy access to the screen, should you want to keep track of your performance, or even just change the song mid work-out.
BOSE SIE2I HEADPHONES
As much as we love Beats By Dre, they don’t exactly lend themselves to working out in, so if you’re wanting to keep listening to your CHEWNZ while working out, you’re better off forking out for a proper pair that will make your workout life easier. For around €150, you can get these Bose headphones which are weather and sweat resistant, specially built to stay on your ears no matter how hard you might try to shake them off, and a perfect length wire so you’re not caught up while running.
XBOX 360 KINECT TRAINING BUNDLE
You don’t necessarily have to leave your house to get the workout you’re looking for, as you can be the Xbox 360, the Kinect and the requisite games to set up your own virtual gym and instructor right there in your sitting room. Currently around €400 for the whole lot, although expect that to drop a little bit post Xbox One and leading up to Christmas!
Simple, discreet and comes with your very own fitness coach app to kickstart your regime, the Fitbug Orb is the size of a button and can be worn around your wrist, your neck or easily popped into a pocket. It will keep all your data for 14 days until you upload it and analyse your results.