The best fitness tech buys of 2022

You won’t be able to lift without them (Image: Metro.co.uk)

With summer just around the corner and sunny hours after work, there’s no better time to get outside and get some exercise.

Whether it’s for running, biking, or if you still prefer the four walls of your trusty gym, these are the best tech buys to help you with your fitness routine.

From massage machines to wireless headphones, there’s something here for every fitness fanatic.

Take a look below to see our best devices of 2022.

Time to track Garmin Epix

For Epix Adventures

For Epix adventures (Image: Garmin)

If day hikes and trail rides in the hills are your idea of ​​exercise, the Epix is ​​your best friend.

It’s packed with tracking modes that cover everything from climbing to rowing, and offers vivid color maps that you can view from the watch’s vibrant Amoled color screen.

It also doubles as a smartwatch, allowing you to pay or keep a close eye on WhatsApp chats, and can go for weeks without its charger.

But from £799 at Garmin.

polar pacemaker

Watch your every move with the Polar Pacer

Watch your every move with the Polar Pacer (Image: Polar)

Polar’s Pacer has pretty much everything you could want in a sports watch without burning a big hole in your bank balance. It has a slim and light appearance with a screen that’s easy to see in direct sunlight and has built-in sensors to track runs, swims and more.

You can use information from Polar’s Training Load Pro to make sure you’re not overtraining, and a walk test makes it easier to assess your current fitness level.

Buy it for £169.50 from Polar.

Huawei Watch GT Racer

Huawei Watch GT Racer

Train on your watch (Image: Huawei)

Huawei’s first running-focused watch can track more than just pavement and off-road bumps like its other GT-series watches, but it offers dedicated software intelligence for treadmill and parkrun lovers.

It can generate personalized training plans to help you run your first 5K or marathon faster and predict how quickly you’ll get there. It provides basics like letting you see notifications, plus controls your music, and offers a two-week battery life.

Buy it for £259.99 from Huawei.

luxury fitbit

Fitbit Luxe product rendering, front view, in Orchid and Platinum.

Start your day right with Fitbit

Fitbit’s slimmest, most attractive tracker handles basics like counting your steps and monitoring sleep and heart rate with ease.

It includes sensors and uses data like activity tracking to deliver a daily fitness score of 100.

If that score is low, Fitbit will recommend what you should do to help your body recover instead of pushing through another spin class.

Buy it for £129.99 from Argos.

Jabra Elite 4 active

Cancel noise with Jabra

Cancel noise with Jabra (Image: Jabra)

The Elite 4 Actives boast a strong IP57 waterproof rating, making them suitable for tough workouts.

There’s active noise cancellation when you don’t want to hear the din on the gym floor and a fast charge mode that will recharge you with an hour of gaming time before you need it before it’s time for a HIIT session on the hour. of lunch.

Buy it for £99.99 from Jabra.

Headphones Philips TAA6606BK

Because if you want to know what's going on around you

Because if you want to know what’s going on around you (Image: Phillips)

Philips uses bone conduction technology for its headset-style phones to make sure you can still hear the world around you when you exercise outdoors.

Unlike many bone conduction headphones, there’s a dedicated bass mode for more audio punch and there’s even room for a safety light for an extra hit of visibility for nighttime exercise.

Buy it for £99 from Philips.

JLab Go Air Pop

Take your mind off the pain with JLab

Take your mind off the pain with JLab (Image: JLab)

These tiny, truly wireless earbuds offer an IPX4 waterproof and sweatproof design, and let you choose from three EQ modes right from the earbuds.

These can make them better suited to bass-heavy workout playlists or will tune in on vocals when you swap the music for a podcast or audiobook to keep your mind distracted and avoid going into the cave of pain.

Buy it for £19.99 from JLab.

Recovery Day Achedaway Cup Massage

Automatic massage machine?  Yes please

Automatic massage machine? Yes please (Image: Acheday)

This clever cupping can be dropped on all parts of the body, including the back of the neck and legs, and will deliver a combination of red light therapy and massage technology to stimulate blood circulation and help sore limbs relax. recover quickly.

There is an app to control cupping time and it has an easy to clean design if you want to share that love of cupping.

Buy it for £119 at Achedaway.

Therabody RecoveryAir JetBoots

Feel a better kind of pressure

Feel a better kind of pressure (Image: Therabody)

Put on these inflatable boots and they will give you a pneumatic compression massage with multiple pressure and time settings to give you full control of the duration and intensity of the massage.

There are no cables to get in the way and it features an easy-to-access control panel for adjusting boot settings.

Buy it for £799 from Therabody.

Hyperice HyperVolt Go 2

Get quick and easy muscle relief

Get quick and easy muscle relief (Image: Hyperice)

When the pain kicks in, a massage gun that’s small enough to throw in a travel bag will take the pain away with a choice of three percussive massage intensities depending on how deep you want to go.

It uses Hyperice’s QuietGlide technology to massage with minimal noise and has a battery to help fight those aches for three hours before it needs to turn on again.

Buy it for £199 from Hyperice.

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