The best health and fitness gadgets

Boost your wellbeing with these genius pieces of tech

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – 2:40pm

Sleep

When trying to kick-start healthy habits, often the first areas we turn our attention to are exercise and diet. But one of the best things we can do for our bodies is get a good night’s rest, with studies warning that sleep deprivation can have a significant negative impact on our physical and mental wellbeing. It’s now easier than ever to make sure you’re clocking up the right amount of hours, with a wide variety of tech on the market to optimise the experience, from helping you nod off to getting the best start in the morning.

One of the most effortless ways to keep track of and improve your sleep is to use a physical monitor. Beddit (£129.95), which was bought out by Apple last year, is comprised of a discreet, flexible sensor pad that can be slipped under the sheet on top of a mattress. From the moment you lie down it begins to collate information on sleep time and efficiency, heart rate, movement and snoring, as well as the temperature and humidity of the room, with progress trackable through the app. The S+ by Resmed (available from John Lewis, £129.95), works on a similar principal but is even less obtrusive, made up of a monitor unit that sits on your bedside table.

Once you’ve fully understood your sleep cycle, the next stage is taking steps to improve it. This is where light-based alarm clocks come in, which aim to ease you in and out of sleep by gently decreasing and increasing the brightness of the room. A good place to begin is the Lumie Bodyclock Starter 30 (£59.95), which features 30-minute sunrise and sunset settings and an optional back-up audible alarm.

Exercise

There’s no shortage of fitness trackers around, but Fitbit remains a market leader for good reason. For a wide range of useful functions look beyond its popular wristbands to its smart watches, such as the recently released Fitbit Ionic (£249.99). Whatever your sport of choice, it will automatically recognise the …read more

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