Beat the bulge with our fitness gadgets feature

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Beat the bulge with our fitness gadgets

Gadgets to monitor, entertain and keep users motivated during any workout

Trouser buttons bursting at the seams? Regretting that extra helping of Turkey? Whether your readers are looking to get back into shape or start a new fitness regime, Ranieri has a variety of fitness products perfect for those who want to look good and feel great in 2014.

MisFit Shine £99.95 / Available from John Lewis

The Shine is an elegant fitness activity monitor that can be worn on the wrist, as a necklace or as a discreet accessory anywhere on the body for up to four months without the need for charging. Fully waterproof, the Shine tracks a range of sporting activities and all information is fed back to an app for instant viewing of daily progress.






Scosche Rhythm

£99.99 / The Scosche Rhythm yellow and pink is available now from Apple Stores

The Scosche Rhythm is the world’s first lightweight pulse monitor that attaches to your forearm. Thanks to its Bluetooth technology, the device can be controlled wirelessly through a smartphone or tablet application, allowing the user to manage pulse, calories burned, distance, speed and pace through its free downloadable app. It also streams music wirelessly whilst you work out.

CHECK Training device by FAMSports
£225 / Available from

Aimed at athletes, coaches and medical professionals, the CHECK™ device, app and online service helps users to optimise training, avoid over-training and reduce injuries by assessing their neuromuscular readiness and recovery.

Wahoo KICKR & Blue SC & HR
£999.999 & £49.99 / Available now from

A serious Christmas present for a serious trainer, the Wahoo KICKR power trainer is the world’s first iPhone powered bike trainer. Users can take the back wheel off their bike and connect to the Wahoo KICKR for accurate power measurement, iPhone controlled resistance, open third-party software options, and the smoothest indoor riding on the market.
Wahoo’s innovative iPhone-powered Blue SC and Blue HR allow you to monitor heart rate, measure speed and cadence, count the calories burned and more.

£129.95 / LUMOback is available now from Apple Stores

LUMOback is a Posture and Activity Sensor with an accompanying app that not only monitors a user’s posture, but also coaches to encourage improvement throughout the day. Worn underneath or over clothes, the sensor gently vibrates when it detects slouching, and will keep track of steps taken, time spent sitting, calories burned, and even sleep habits.

Jabra SPORT+
£79.99 / Available from

The Jabra Sport Wireless+ earphones deliver outstanding wireless sound with a powerful bass response. Without annoying wires there are seven ear gel design options to lock in securely and a comfortable neck cable with a fit clip. There is also a built in FM Radio and each unit comes with a voucher that gives users three months free subscription to Endomondo Premium, an app to help track workouts and analyse training.

iBitz monitors
Kids Monitor – £29.99 / Adults monitor – £39.99 from John Lewis 

A new line of activity trackers to measure the physical activity of both children and their parents. The iBitz PowerKey, offers gaming rewards and prizes on Amazon as and when children complete physical exercise. The iBitz Unity, designed for parents, tracks steps, distance, calories and weight, but also displays the activity of any associated PowerKeys so the wearer can ensure their children are staying active.
Both have accompanying iOS apps that quickly and easily sync using Bluetooth 4.0.

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