A headband that helps you meditate, a cup that reminds you to drink up and more – here are some smart gadgets that will help you live better
Here at the Honeycombers HQ, we’re always looking for ways to Live Better. But given our turbo-paced way of life, it’s too easy to lose track of routines needed to keep fit, eat cleaner, and to just adopt a more positive lifestyle in general. Had too many cheat days? Guilty! Fortunately for you, we’ve rounded up seven health-related gadgets and apps that will nudge you with the necessary reminders – no more procrastinating!
Perfect for: Improving your running form
Running fanatics, you’ll wanna get a hold of this. Clip this sensor onto your running shorts, and it’ll track your cadence, stride length and ground contact time. The result? You’ll find yourself improving your form, avoiding injuries and eventually running farther and faster.
Lumo Run. US$99.
Perfect for: Keeping yourself hydrated
If you find yourself having trouble hitting your daily requirement of eight glasses of water (heads up: dehydration may cause migraines and dizziness, yikes!), check out this smart cup. After setting up a targeted amount of water to drink based on your weight and environment, the Gyenno Cup will vibrate to remind you throughout the day to get your hydration fix.
Gyenno Cup via Amazon. US$129.99.
Perfect for: Helping you quit smoking
Buying a lighter when you’re trying to quit smoking may seem counterproductive, but hear us out. This smart lighter aims to help you quit the bad habit by recording the number of times you smoke every day and showing you how long it’s been since your last cigarette. By setting daily goals, the Quitbit motivates you to gradually cut down on smoking.
Quitbit Smart Lighter. US$129.
Perfect for: Controlling weight
Bolting down your meals too quickly can lead to poor digestion and weight gain, because satiety is usually only felt after about 20 minutes. This smart fork, however, helps you to be conscious of your eating habits by measuring how to long it takes to eat your meal, and the amount of fork servings taken per minute. Losing weight without dieting? Yes, please!
Perfect for: Upping your meditation game
If you feel antsy at the thought of meditation, this brain-sensing headband is for you. The app guides you to meditate with peaceful sounds, and gently nudges you back to a calm state when your mind starts to wander by playing stronger weather sounds. Tracking progress is simple too, with charts and graphs showing your results after each session – you’ll become a zen master in no time.
Perfect for: Getting beauty (and healthy) sleep
This curious device may help if you find yourself dozing off at your desk all too often. Sense tracks not only your sleep quality, but also your environment such as air quality, humidity, temperature and UV light, and gives you personalised suggestions to improve your slumber.
Sense by Hello. US$149.
Perfect for: Monitoring overall health
Want to track your overall fitness but hate the bulkiness of heart rate monitors and smart watches? Slip on one of these biometric shirts to track almost everything under the sun – heart rate, sleep, activity and even breathing volume. This is definitely one for the hardcore health junkies.
HexoSkin. Starts from US$169.