Experience training fit for the future
Effort remains to be a constant factor in fitness—you can never get away from it. You can’t achieve your desired results without sacrifice, be it through holding back on your favorite desserts, or by going the extra mile during your workouts. But without the assistance of highly-skilled trainers and dieticians, oftentimes, our efforts go in vain – directionless, and needlessly exerted.
Luckily, fitness technology has greatly developed in recent years, now capable of guiding and helping you through your fitness journey—you’d be surprised by what they can do now. Effort and exertion will remain present, but now directed and optimized to maximize your potential.
We’ve rounded up a list of five must-have high-tech fitness equipment.
The Garmin Forerunner 965 and 265 Smartwatch
The Forerunner 965 is equipped with a titanium bezel, a 1.4-inch AMOLED display, and a battery life of up to 23 days when put on smartwatch mode. It currently holds the record for having the world’s longest battery life for a running watch with an AMOLED display.
Unique to the Forerunner 965, the watch comes equipped with the Stamina and Acute Chronic Workload Ration features to track and help users manage their physical exertion throughout a run, to prevent “bonking” by overexerting too early in a run and to determine overall training load metrics for proper training scheduling respectively.
This smartwatch is designed for marathon and triathlon enthusiasts who will benefit from features like Wrist-Based Running Dynamics, where users can access detailed metrics through on-wrist running dynamics including stride length, and vertical oscillation directly from the watch in real-time.
On the other hand, the Forerunner 265 comes with a Ground Gorilla Glass 4 lens, with an option of a 1.3-inch AMOLED display, featuring a battery life of up to 13 days or a 1.1-inch AMOLED display (on the Forerunner 265S) featuring a battery life of up to 15 days. The smartwatch includes performance monitoring tools from Garmin Firstbeat Analytics such as VO2 max, performance condition, training effect, and more.
The Forerunner 965 retails for Php 37,660.00 and the Forerunner 265 at Php 28,250.00. For more information about Garmin Philippines, visit their website or Facebook page.
Smart fitness mirrors are apparently a thing now. Tempo Studio acts as both your trainer and your personal home gym all in one. It comes equipped with a 42” touch screen and built-in 3D sensors all housed in an aluminum, free-standing frame. Not to mention, it can also house all your fitness equipment; storage is no longer a concern.
Tempo Studio allows you to monitor your workout; the sensors tracking your movement provide you with the necessary feedback for improvement. It also comes with several workouts you can follow.
The starter package includes your base Tempo Studio unit alongside a 5mm Workout Mat, 2x 7.5lb Dumbbells, 4x Weight Collars, and 75 lbs of weights. Upgrading to the Plus or Pro packages provides users with an additional barbell and weights among other accessories.
Tempo Studio starts at $1,695. For more information visit their website.
The Peloton Guide
Almost the fitness equivalent of the Google Chromecast, connect the Peloton Guide to your TV for a personalized at-home training experience. Gain access to a number of workouts and programs, as well as guidance from Peloton’s line of world-class instructors. Utilize Self Mode and see yourself alongside your trainer to improve your form. The Peloton Guide also comes equipped with sensors capable of monitoring your form, your reps, your heart rate, and even your calories burned.
The Peloton Guide starts at $195. For more information visit their website.
WeGym Rally X3 Pro Smart Resistance Bands
For those unfamiliar, resistance bands are a great alternative to traditional weights. Compact and easy to use, these heavy-duty elastics can be used for various exercises for any muscle group. Their only drawback is the limited weight that they can handle, however, that isn’t a concern given what you can do with such a small item. The WeGym Rally X3 Pro can handle resistance from 10 and up to 110 lbs. It also comes with a training app that provides you not only with exercises and programs that you can follow, but, AI that can also track and monitor your performance.
The WeGym Rally X3 Pro retails for $99.99. For more information visit their website.
Quell Fitness Gaming Console
Tired of your monotonous workout routine? Why not gamify it? The Quell Fitness Gaming Console perfects video-game immersion, putting you right into the action. Play through their lineup of games with motion-tracking censors and resistance bands that require you to physically move and exert yourself to go through the world.
Their launch title, Shardfall, is a combat-based action-adventure game. Pre-order now for $249.00, for shipping late 2023. For more information visit their website.