8 Smart Workout Gadgets That Will Keep You Accountable
It can be so hard to stay enthused about fitness, especially when gyms are closed and you’re getting burned out with all the workout apps and videos you downloaded in March. If you feel yourself slacking off, it may be worth putting in a little more investment to stay motivated and off the couch. “Accountability is key when it comes to working out,” says Monica Jones, performance and nutrition coach in Washington, D.C. “It's a huge factor in helping people show up. Tech can absolutely help. Push notifications can remind us to work out, hit specific goals, check in with the status of our daily goals, and acknowledge overall progress.”
Research backs up this ethos: a recent study showed that about two-thirds of participants who use physical activity trackers like Fitbit and Apple Watch increased their exercise habits and exercised at least three days a week. What’s more, they also upped their step count and exercise vigor overall.
Unsure where to start? Think of these smart workout gadgets as your robotic personal trainers that nudge you to strive for new goals, reward your hard work, and even tell you when to chill.