Walking around the city, discovering it from unknown sides can be not only pleasant but also useful. An hour of energetic walking every day is optimal physical activity, and modern gadgets help you get the most out of it. At the same time, they help not only to monitor their progress but also to save: for example, Beeline subscribers receive additional Internet traffic for 10 thousand steps per day with the Gigi per Step action. As part of a joint project with Beeline, we asked Geek and TNT Music presenter Alain Rus to test five smart gadgets for walking.
Since wireless headphones appeared, the eternal problem with their disentangling has finally disappeared, which is especially important when you play sports. It was easy to deal with these, and I quickly became a fan of them.
We connect the headphones to the computer, download the favourite playlist, synchronize with the application and enjoy. Add the ability to read heart rate and other activity during training, as well as a convenient case for charging – you get a good companion trainer.
“What is this?” I asked when I saw a device that looked like a small MP3 player. From overwhelming curiosity, I felt like the main character of the program “I want to know everything.”
A strange gadget turned out to be functional: it measures heart rate and oxygen in the blood and even shows the level of stress. And thanks to the miniature size it is convenient to take with you.
The clock in the classic form, I do not recognize. Nowadays, they have to show more than just time and confidently hold a charge for several days. These are just like that. Plus, they are pretty stylish and would be appropriate for a Crossfit workout and for a walk in the park.
The principle of use is simple: we charge the device, install the proprietary application, synchronize with the phone and go for a walk. Hours will notify about incoming calls and notifications, gather information about the pulse, and also remind you of exercises.
Of course, I saw a lot: smart sneakers, wristbands on the leg, various fitness trackers, smart pendants, but insoles! With the power button! You walk yourself without unnecessary burdens, and the insoles silently do their job.
Trackers often cover a good fifth of the distance traveled on top, but these guys are super precise. The application records the steps, mileage and calories burned. It can also include heated insoles – this will be especially important during walks through the snow-covered alleys.
I know the posture corrector firsthand: I tried them in all possible variations, from slack waistcoats to vibrating “pills”. The most inconvenient was a ragged vest, which practically did not breathe on its back and drew its ribs.
This device is mounted on a T-shirt with a magnet and looks like a stylish brooch. It is much more convenient: it does not rub, it does not hinder movement. Now, as soon as I start to slouch, the proofreader vibrates, as if to say: “Hey, beauty, keep your back, because everyone is watching you!”