Six superior workout gadgets

Physical engineering
The Exercise Bike  -  If you’ve ever owned a traditional exercise bike you’ll know that they’re particularly good for drying clothes on. But the Ciclotte — a high-design, Italian-made, mono-wheel exercise bike — is one piece of home gym equipment you’ll be pleased to put to proper use. Crafted from super-light carbon fibre and steel, this Ciclotte comes complete with an electromagnetic resistance system that replicates the feeling of the road under the wheels. [Price on request, ciclotte.com]
The Exercise Bike - If you’ve ever owned a traditional exercise bike you’ll know that they’re particularly good for drying clothes on. But the Ciclotte — a high-design, Italian-made, mono-wheel exercise bike — is one piece of home gym equipment you’ll be pleased to put to proper use. Crafted from super-light carbon fibre and steel, this Ciclotte comes complete with an electromagnetic resistance system that replicates the feeling of the road under the wheels. [Price on request, ciclotte.com]
The Headphones  -  Apple’s wireless headphones just got an upgrade. Simply charge the Powerbeats3 for five minutes to get an hour of continuous playback — fully charged they’ll give you 12 hours. A smarter Bluetooth connection allows you to play music, take calls and interact with Siri, plus the headsets are now sweat- and water-resistant. [Dhs761, apple.com]
The Headphones - Apple’s wireless headphones just got an upgrade. Simply charge the Powerbeats3 for five minutes to get an hour of continuous playback — fully charged they’ll give you 12 hours. A smarter Bluetooth connection allows you to play music, take calls and interact with Siri, plus the headsets are now sweat- and water-resistant. [Dhs761, apple.com]
The Wristband  -  Boasting a touch-sensitive display four times bigger than the Charge HR, the Fitbit Charge 2 monitors heart rate, exercise data, estimated VO2 max and personal profile to calculate your fitness. Its multi-sport mode tracks specific exercises to show workout stats, while a mindfulness feature coaches breathing to alleviate stress. [Dhs582, fitbit.com]
The Wristband - Boasting a touch-sensitive display four times bigger than the Charge HR, the Fitbit Charge 2 monitors heart rate, exercise data, estimated VO2 max and personal profile to calculate your fitness. Its multi-sport mode tracks specific exercises to show workout stats, while a mindfulness feature coaches breathing to alleviate stress. [Dhs582, fitbit.com]
The Sunglasses  -  Featuring an in-built, voice-activated coaching system, Oakley’s Radar Pace sunglasses will study workouts, respond to queries and provide real-time training delivered via earbuds in the arms. Much like a real-life PT, the glasses hold you to a programme and chart your progress, which you can follow on the Radar Pace app. [Dhs1,790, oakley.com]
The Sunglasses - Featuring an in-built, voice-activated coaching system, Oakley’s Radar Pace sunglasses will study workouts, respond to queries and provide real-time training delivered via earbuds in the arms. Much like a real-life PT, the glasses hold you to a programme and chart your progress, which you can follow on the Radar Pace app. [Dhs1,790, oakley.com]
The Camera  -  If your idea of a great workout is anywhere but the gym, why not capture, then share, all of your adventures with the newest GoPro Hero5 Black? As well as possessing hands-free and voice control, this 4K Ultra HD video and 12MP photo GoPro is waterproof to 10m. It also connects to Wi-Fi and GPS.  [Dhs1,566, shop.gopro.com]
The Camera - If your idea of a great workout is anywhere but the gym, why not capture, then share, all of your adventures with the newest GoPro Hero5 Black? As well as possessing hands-free and voice control, this 4K Ultra HD video and 12MP photo GoPro is waterproof to 10m. It also connects to Wi-Fi and GPS. [Dhs1,566, shop.gopro.com]
The Trainers  -  Dubbed by Under Armour as “the smartest shoes ever made”, the SpeedForm Gemini 2 Record might just live up to the hype. An embedded chip tracks running-related metrics from workout time to stride length. Data is uploaded via Bluetooth to Under Armour’s MapMyRun app, where you can view your stats.
Dhs582, underarmour.com
The Trainers - Dubbed by Under Armour as “the smartest shoes ever made”, the SpeedForm Gemini 2 Record might just live up to the hype. An embedded chip tracks running-related metrics from workout time to stride length. Data is uploaded via Bluetooth to Under Armour’s MapMyRun app, where you can view your stats. Dhs582, underarmour.com
22March2017