Fitness trackers and exercise gadgets are all the rage these days, and so a new way to get in shape will of course be featured during High-Tech Toys Week.
We all want to get ripped, but we don’t want to work for it. That’s the principle behind exercise gadgets, those infomercial-sold pieces of technology that promise perfect abs, bulging pecs and Paul Ryan-level body fat in just 15 days or your money back. Savvy salesmen have pitched a huge variety of these gizmos to the American public, and some of them have been pretty demented. Grab a towel and get sweaty as we work out with the 10 weirdest exercise gadgets.
Garmin has a new exercise gadget debuting at this year called the Forerunner 405, designed for runners to aid in training and track routes. The new 405 is also a little more stylish than previous models with similar functionality, keeping the size to a minimum so the gadget doesn’t look like such a gaudy chunk of electronics on your wrist.
Three respected exercise experts: Steven Blair, PhD, at the University of South Carolina, Jennifer Huberty, PhD, at the University of Nebraska, and Andrea Dunn, PhD, at Klein Buendal in Colorado, recommend 10 budget-friendly exercise gadgets.