With a new year ahead of us, setting goals to achieve is firmly on the agenda. Check out JLife’s top picks for wearable tech to help you look good and meet your health and fitness resolutions.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 | £309
Samsung is one step ahead of the competition with the first smartwatch that measures body composition in real time to help manage your health goals. Its BioActive Sensor provides stats on your skeletal muscle, body fat percentage, and body water, as well as monitoring your heart rate and blood pressure. Introducing a sociable element to your workouts, the watch also tracks your progress with friends and family through live message boards so you can participate in a friendly competition and win awards.
Withings Scan Watch | £249.95
The French fitness brand’s latest design to its smartwatch series is simpler than ever, tracking your activity on classic watch dials instead of a screen. Syncing data with the Health Mate app, Withings Move tracks walking, running, and swimming seamlessly with GPS connection to map your path of exercise. Resistant to 50m of water and boasting 30 days of battery life, the watch is the longest lasting device on the market. It also tracks your sleep cycles to choose the best time to wake you up according to your own schedule.
Time to Walk | Varied subscriptions
Time to Walk is a new programme available for Apple Watches. Since its launch, the feature has provided users with a series of inspiring audio episodes recorded from some of the worlds most influential people, sharing their personal stories and music playlists to motivate you to step outside and get walking. Prince William is one of the latest guests of the series, giving listeners a rare insight into his life and reflections on keeping mentally fit.
Muse 2 | £191.99
Managing stress plays a big part in keeping our minds healthy, with meditation still the most talked about method for keeping feelings of anxiety and depression at bay. Making this practice hassle-free is Muse 2, the latest in a series of headwear designed to help meditation become a part of your daily routine. When paired with your mobile, Muse 2 monitors brain activity, heart rate, breathing and body movements for you to tap into your zen mode easily. The brain sensing headband provides a real-time feedback on what’s fluttering through your mind, often in the form of music. Over 500 guided meditations are on offer to choose from led by renowned instructors, using different teaching styles to suit your mood.
Everysight Raptor | £629
These smart glasses will enhance your next bike ride with real time information displayed in front of your eyes, allowing you to keep an eye on the road ahead while tracking performance. A heads-up display navigates the way along your chosen path, while a HD front-facing camera records your best journeys with metrics embedded in the video. The visor settings can be adjusted using either voice control, a touchpad on the visor frames or a Bluetooth controller on your bike’s handlebars