Staying fit in the modern world is full of difficulties; 24-hour shopping, too many brands of biscuits and a host of technological innovations to keep you distracted – but it needn’t be that way. You can use that tech to get yourself going as well, that’s why we’ve put together a little list of the best apps tech to keep you fit. All the tech is available at Techscheme with up to 12% savings from RRP. There’s never been a better time to get healthy.
Great Fitness Tech
Okay, so the first thing you are going to want to do is make sure you have a great mobile to store your apps on. We’ve gone for the Samsung Galaxy S8. It’s brand new so you won’t find yourself stuck waiting for software updates or finding that the Android app you want isn’t available on your device, it also has fantastic battery life for when you’re exercising outdoors and it’s water-resistant, meaning unforeseen puddles shouldn’t be a problem. It’s available at Techscheme with savings up to £82.
You may want to fix yourself up with a dedicated music device too. A phone will do an excellent job of course but you find that you want to work-out with the potential for interruption and an iPod Nano will do that job brilliantly holding more songs than you can possibly shake sticks at and it’s small and light enough to fit nicely into running shorts. Apple’s headphones will do you a fine job, but you may want to think about investing in some Beats X wireless headphones while you’re at it. They’re great for running with their wrap-around strap that should stop them popping out while providing top-tier sound quality. Techscheme could save you £17 on the Nano and £15 on Beats X.
Lastly, it may be a clever idea to pick up a piece of kit that can measure your progress. Apps can only track so much data. The Withings WS-60 Body Composition Scales do far more than measure just how much you weigh. They’ll measure your BMI, body fat, water percentage, muscle mass and bone mass to give you the complete picture on your progress. Suddenly, setting the right goals and knowing where to target in your fitness regime becomes a lot easier. The WS-60 scales are available at Techscheme with up to £18 savings.
Great Fitness Apps
Now you’re all set up to take on the world, let’s talk about the apps that’ll help you achieve what you’re after. For beginners, Couch to 5K (Android / Apple) seems like a great fit. It’s a step-by-step program designed to get you from your Netflix sitting position all the way to 5K fitness in just 9 weeks. It’ll start gently, gradually upping the training as you get fitter over 3 training sessions a week.
Fitocracy (Android / Apple) is a fitness app that aims to motivate. You may find it particularly appealing if you’re a gamer but the trackable achievements should help anyone. Use this workout tracker and earn points for all your exercise milestones, you’ll unlock achievements, complete quests and level up in a way that makes exercise fun. You can also make friends and share tips as part of the apps fitness social network.
Lastly, we’ll talk about one of the oldest and best running and cycling trackers on the market. Strava (Android / Apple) has held its place among the elite fitness apps for a reason. Track your runs, rides and activities to get key stats like distance, pace, speed and calories burned as well as an interactive map of your activity. Share your routes and progress with a huge community of users and take part in monthly challenges to push yourself further. It’s great.
|Samsung Galaxy S8||£689.00||£82.68||£606.32|
|Withings WS-60 Scales||£149.95||£17.99||£131.96|
Good work! Now you’re fit and ready to get fit and ready for anything. Techscheme’s employee benefits scheme works through your employer to get you the best deals in tech while allowing you to spread the cost on your purchases over up to 3 years. Whether it’s fitness gadgets or the latest laptops and Apple products, our store is stocked. If your employer hasn’t signed up yet, that’s fine, ask them to look at as today – it’s free and there are benefits for them too.