Your Over-50 Guide to Health and Fitness Gadgets

By on April 27, 2017

By Ryan Tyson—

Staying fit after 50 might sound like a challenge, but studies have shown that exercise in middle age goes a long way toward easing the aging process. It’s about conditioning and maintaining muscle tone to help joints operate more smoothly and reduce general stiffness that comes from an aging musculoskeletal system. Achieving the fitness level you want is easy with health and fitness gadgets capable of recording your movements and tracking time, speed, and calories burned. 

Under Armour Sport Wireless Heart Rate Headphones

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Exercise is key to heart health at any age. If you need to keep a close eye on your pulse during activity, the Under Armour (UA) Sport Wireless Heart Rate Headphones pull double duty. The headphones give you the freedom to listen to your tunes without wires and track your heart rate at the same time.

Located in the earbuds, the heart rate monitor sends the data to your phone. Touch your finger to the sensor on your earbud, and the device will tell you your heart rate. These Bluetooth headphones can also capture your workout data and send it to the UA Record mobile app.

Resmed S+ Sleep Sensor

A good night’s sleep is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. If you need to improve your nighttime sleep habits, the non-contact Resmed S+ Sleep Sensor can help. The bedside device measures breathing and body movement, analyzes your sleep environment, records sleeping patterns, and offers helpful feedback.

The device features are well-suited to stressed-out sleepers. With the Mind Clear feature, you can record notes and reminders to put your mind at ease while the Relax to Sleep option plays soothing sounds synchronized to your breathing. This device also rouses you at your optimal wake time so that you can face the day with energy and a clear head.

Garmin Approach S6

A coach, caddy, and course map rolled into one, the Garmin Approach S6 is a high-tech watch that can take your golf game to the next level. It has GPS technology that includes more than 40,000 full-color maps from courses around the world so that you can find the one you’re playing and track your round. Analyze and train your swing to help you improve. Line up your shots to avoid the sand traps and keep your ball in the center of the green. Keep score, time rounds, measure your distance traveled, and more.

You can use the Garmin Approach S6 on a powerful device like the Apple iPhone 7 on a high-speed network such as T-Mobile’s. T-Mobile’s advanced network means you’ll get a solid data signal no matter what course you’re playing on. Plus, the Apple iPhone 7 has a super screen resolution and fast processor that allows you to check the course conditions ahead with ease and make your notes fast without making your golfing partners wait

Sensoria Fitness Socks

If foot problems are impeding your workout, the Sensoria Fitness Socks can help identify the issue so that you can take the right steps to solve the problems. 

The socks use sensors built into the fabric to analyze the way your foot hits the ground, your step cadence, and the potential for your running style to lead to injury. These sensors send data back to a Bluetooth receiver that you wear on your ankle which, in turn, sends the data to your phone. You can then reduce wear and tear on your body by changing your shoes or getting an insert to help you with how your foot lands.

QardioArm Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor

If your health history requires some serious heart monitoring, the QardioArm Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor can do that. The portable blood pressure monitor provides accurate readings easily and discretely — perfect for monitoring on the go. This device features reminders to take your blood pressure, tracks those measurements, and charts them out. The Qardio App works with Apple Health on your smartphone to store your data and make it easy to share with health care providers.

These gadgets listed above are only some of many on the market to help you take control of your health and fitness. With these devices, you’ll find yourself losing the weight and feeling better faster than you once thought possible.

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Your Over-50 Guide to Health and Fitness Gadgets