New year, new you: 7 health and fitness gadgets to have

·Editor-in-Chief, Lifestyle
·4 min read
A sportsman using a smartwatch to track his workout performance. (PHOTO: Getty Images)
A sportsman using a smartwatch to track his workout performance. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

If you enjoy running in the outdoors, or just packing in a hiking session during the weekends, exploring Singapore on foot is always a good idea. Our little red dot offers plenty of nature and greenery for you to boost your physical and mental well-being.

One of our favourite routes is The Botanic Gardens. Known as the country's first UNESCO World Heritage Site, run or jog past the colourful National Orchid Garden and the serene Swan Lake. And when you're done clocking in the kilometres, lie on the green patch by the Bandstand to take it down a notch.

Of course, to track your heartbeat rate, or to calculate your calories, there are a number of nifty products that can bring fresh life to your routine. Here are a couple of health and fitness products you should add to cart this year.

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1. Fitbit Charge 5 Advanced Fitness & Health Tracker

Fitbit Charge 5 Advanced Fitness & Health Tracker. (PHOTO: Amazon Singapore)
Fitbit Charge 5 Advanced Fitness & Health Tracker. (PHOTO: Amazon Singapore)

S$248 S$288 at Amazon

Take your workouts up a notch with Fitbit Charge 5's on-wrist features like built-in GPS for real-time pace and distance and Active Zone Minutes to help you reach your optimal intensity level. On top of that, track trends in your SpO2 levels, skin temperature variation and more with the Health Metrics dashboard in the Fitbit mobile app. Plus, get insightful tools right on your wrist such as high and low heart rate notifications.

2. Soundpeats S5 True Wireless Earbuds

S$34.39 S$42.99 at Amazon

Soundpeats S5 True Wireless Earbuds. (PHOTO: Amazon Singapore)
Soundpeats S5 True Wireless Earbuds. (PHOTO: Amazon Singapore)

These Soundpeats S5 wireless earbuds come with ear hooks and IPX7 waterproof level to protect your earbuds from sweat and falling out during sports. With a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, we reckon this affordable gadget is suitable for your lifestyle needs, with one satisfied customer raving, "Haven't had them that long, but appear to be a pretty good headphone. Good sound quality, feels comfortable, and they don't come out when running."

3. Jabra Elite 85t True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

Jabra Elite 85t True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds. (PHOTO: Amazon Singapore)
Jabra Elite 85t True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds. (PHOTO: Amazon Singapore)

S$131.26 at Amazon

It's one of the best of its class! Featuring Jabra Advanced Active Noise Cancellation technology, you can adjust your level of ANC (to cancel noise you don’t want to hear), or adjust your level of HearThrough mode (to let in what you do) using the Jabra Sound app.

4. 2NLF Mini Muscle Massage Gun

2NLF Mini Massage Gun. (PHOTO: Amazon Singapore)
2NLF Mini Massage Gun. (PHOTO: Amazon Singapore)

S$62.36 at Amazon

This mini massage gun comes with four kinds of professional massage speed levels for your selection, which ranges from 1800-3200 rpm as you like. Use up to eight different massager heads to target each body part, like your back, chest, legs, shoulders and other muscles. One customer even shared, "Pretty good for its size and it's quiet. I'm comparing this to the Theragun Elite. But don't expect the stalling pressure to be that of Theragun's, but it's pretty respectable."

5. Blackdot Pro Wireless Earbuds

Blackdot earbuds. (PHOTO: Shopee Singapore)
Blackdot earbuds. (PHOTO: Shopee Singapore)

S$39.99 S$124.99 at Shopee

Blackdot Pro Wireless Earbuds are a perfect companion for your gym workouts and most outdoor activities as they are IPX6 sweat- and waterproof. In addition to playing music, these earbuds feature a built-in microphone, which allows for making phone calls.

6. Amazfit T-Rex smartwatch

S$139 S$219 at Shopee

Amazfit T-Rex. (PHOTO: Shopee Singapore)
Amazfit T-Rex. (PHOTO: Shopee Singapore)

It's made for the great outdoors; the Amazfit T-Rex smartwatch actually passed 12 military-grade certifications, ensuring its robustness and resistance to harsh environments, so you know you're actually in great hands. The smartwatch automatically tracks your daily steps taken, distance travelled, calories burned and heart rate. On top of that, there are detailed sports tracking: run, treadmill, trail run, walk, elliptical, climb, hike, ski, outdoor cycle, indoor cycle, pool swim, open water, triathlon, and fitness.

7. Huawei Watch GT2 Pro

S$303 S$398 at Shopee

Huawei Watch GT2 Pro. (PHOTO: Shopee)
Huawei Watch GT2 Pro. (PHOTO: Shopee)

The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro comes with an elegant and lightweight design, supports moon phases and detects tides, Skiing Mode and Golf Mode, sleep and heart rates. With up to 100 over workouts stored, it's the perfect companion to your everyday needs.

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