With gadgets such as smartphones and voice-driven AI assistants like Alexa, it’s safe to say that technology has taken over our lives. While sometimes these technological advances can be overwhelming, some products are lifesavers when it comes to fitness and health care. From massagers to sleep aid devices, we’ve put together a list of gadgets you can add to your home and daily routine.
If you’ve been working from home and constantly looking at screens in front of a desk or sometimes in bed, a massager would come in handy. Theragun is one of the most popular massager brands, and its product helps with relieving muscle pain for all parts of the body including the shoulders, lower back and calves. If your eyes are feeling fatigued from staring into computer and phone screens, consider adding Foreo‘s eye massager to your self-care kit.
For those looking for a lightweight fitness tracker, Samsung Galaxy‘s Fit is a great option to pair with your phone. Another design is Oura‘s Heritage, a titanium ring that summarizes your health data to help you better understand your body. To achieve ultimate relaxation for your mind, look to Core‘s Meditation Trainer or DoDow’s Sleep Aid Device.
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Core’s Meditation Trainer is designed for those who struggle to meditate on a regular basis. The sleek device follows the brand’s mental wellness program by tracking the user’s heart rate variability and providing feedback on each session. After connecting the gadget to a mobile app, you can browse through content from guests, instructors, musicians and more for the ultimate meditative experience.
Falling asleep can be hard at times, especially given the current global situation. DoDow’s Sleep Aid Device allows users to utilize relaxation therapy, meditation and yoga methods to overcome insomnia or stress-related sleep issues. For those wondering how the device works, all you need to do is to turn the gadget on, select the time setting, then breathe in rhythm with the light that it emits onto the ceiling. By slowing down your breathing, the program eases you into sleep mode.
Tracking daily steps, calories burned and water or caffeine intake is easy with the help of Samsung’s Galaxy Fit. Arriving in the form of a fitness watch band, this device sends alerts if the user’s heart rate is detected to be abnormally high or low. The Android and iOS-compatible smartwatch also records sleeping patterns for the user to better understand their body.
While Foreo is widely known for its facial massagers, the brand also offers a product that specifically targets the eye area. After applying an oil, serum or moisturizer, use the device to massage around the eyes to get rid of puffiness or dark circles and to alleviate fatigue.
If teeth-whitening strips don’t do the trick, GLO SCIENCE’s tech kit is an option to consider. Arriving with a Bluetooth-enabled mouthpiece and vegan hydrogen peroxide gel, the kit uses blue LED light and pro heat to get rid of any stains. Each application lasts around eight minutes. Users can follow a regular schedule by using the product’s the mobile app.
With many gyms closed due to the public health concerns, at-home workouts have become a part of the “new normal” lifestyle. With Hyperice’s Hypersphere, you can target sore muscles after your exercise thanks to the device’s high-intensity vibration. The device also helps with improving flexibility, grip strength and circulation.
With air pollution being a serious environmental issue in many parts of the world, Atmotube has created a portable air quality monitor that can be used both out and indoors. The device detects fine particles and organic compounds in the air including PM1, PM2.5 and PM10 pollutants like dust and pollen, reporting real-time numbers through a mobile app.
Hyperice’s foam roller is designed with a high-intensity vibration feature. The gadget can be used for warming up and recovering during workouts. It can also be used as a tool for strengthening the core. If you’re looking for a sustainable option, the Vyper 2.0 is made of eco-friendly EPP.
Pelvic floor muscles can be weakened for various reasons including childbirth, aging and high-impact exercise. Although it’s a topic that is not commonly talked about, one in three women experience issues with pelvic floor muscles, which just like any other muscle, needs exercise to be strengthened. The trainer, when used along with a mobile app, can help with improving bladder control and sex, as well as preparing for recovery upon childbirth.
Probably one of the most wearable health devices out there, Oura’s Heritage is a titanium ring that has recently become known to be worn by NBA players to detect possible COVID-19 symptoms. The gadget helps track vital signs like heart rate, respiratory rate and temperature, as well as sleep patterns.
A popular massager among athletes for percussive therapy, Theragun is a well-known self-care gadget. The ergonomic design stimulates the muscles 60 percent deeper in comparison to average massagers, with a customizable speed range to cater to your body’s needs.
The LaserBand can be used to nourish the hair follicles on the scalp to stimulate growth. Arriving with a lightweight design, the medical device can be easily worn on the head, with its laser light energy creating a therapeutic, rejuvenating effect to naturally thicken and strengthen hair.