The Best Health Gadgets That Make You Fit And Healthy (Updated), The ubiquity of fitness-tracking technology in recent years has meant people are generally becoming more conscious about their health.
Increasing mainstream availability of sensors on wearables such as smartwatches – that are able to give us better feedback about what’s happening in our bodies – means more of us are discovering insights into our health and looking at how we can improve it. But with so many health-improving gizmos on the market, it’s not easy separating those that are truly beneficial from those that are nothing more than a gimmick.
With that, I’ve picked out the best health tech to improve your general wellbeing, and listed them via the area of your health they will improve. (If you’re looking for the best tech to track your fitness, head over to my Best Wearable Tech And Fitness Gadgets roundup.)
Lower blood pressure: Omron Evolv Health Gadgets
Available for $89 (US) and £129 (UK), from Boots
The Omron Evolv is a clinically-validated wireless blood pressure monitor that is light enough to take anywhere with you, while also being super easy to use. The device lets you easily measure, record and share your blood pressure data with your family or doctor using an app. It is also really well designed, which I was pleasantly surprised about considering its function. Using an heart health algorithm, called Advanced Accuracy, the device measures more data points and eliminates interference from movement for more precise, clinically-accurate readings. It also lets you easily measure, record and share your blood pressure data with your family or doctor using the Omron Connect App.
Compatible with iOS and Android devices, the Evolv is one of my favourite health gadgets, mainly because it works so effortlessly while giving very accurate results, displayed simply in a well-designed app.
Lose weight: QardioBase Health Gadgets
Available for $129.99 (US) and £129.22 (UK), from Amazon
Smart scales are by no means anything new, but the QardioBase scales takes weighing yourself to a whole new level.
As well as weighing you, the connected scales will check your heart rate, water percentage, body fat, bone mass and muscle mass and keep a record of all this so you can compare your vitals over time.
Accurately measures body weight, body composition (including body fat percentage, muscle, water and bone mass) and body mass index (BMI).
Working with Apple Health, Google Fit, and Samsung S Health, the scales connect to the free Qardio App for iOS, Kindle, and Android, allowing users to share data easily and set goals and reminders to achieve goals.
Better yet, the smart scales can also distinguish your measurements from someone else’s, meaning everyone in your household can share them.
Cleaner lungs: Netatmo Healthy Home Coach Health Gadgets
Available for $99.99 (US) and £89.99 (UK), from Amazon