Spring is in the air!
It happens every year: The weather gets warmer, the daylight lasts longer, and the stuffy gym sounds more and more unappealing. But since spring-like weather is also a sign that bikini season is right around the corner, skipping your gym session to sip cocktails at happy hour won’t get you any closer to revealing those tight, toned abs (or to reaching any health or fitness goal).
After confining yourself to the gym all winter, the welcomed season change brings beautiful thoughts of outdoor exercise. Whether you go for a run, join an outdoor yoga class or take a hike, here are a few of our favorite gadgets and accessories to enhance your outdoor workout in 2017:
WATER BOTTLE WITH METER FROM THERMOS
The Thermos 24 Ounce Tritan Hydration Bottle with Meter is an inexpensive, but very useful gym bag essential. Drinking water is necessary for good health, and often it is easy to forget to drink enough. This water bottle has a rotating meter that lets you monitor and keep track of your daily water consumption.
It is made from BPA-free Eastman Tritan copolyester which can withstand impacts and dishwashing. This one has24-ounce capacity, and they come in several different colors. It has a secure cap that keeps the bottle clean, and it is entirely leak-free.
WAHOO BLUE SC SPEED AND CADENCE SENSOR
Every bike needs a way to measure distance, cadence, and real-time speed. The Wahoo Blue SC Speed and Cadence Sensor does just that. It’s a lightweight and easy-to-install device that sends information to your Android or iPhone via Bluetooth 4.0, or to an ANT+ compatible bike computer. It is attached to the bike frame with a rubber band or a zip tie mount and therefore works with almost all types of bikes.
The sensor works seamlessly with a ton of apps like Cyclemeter, Strava, MapMyRide, Zwift, TrainerRoad, Wahoo Fitness app, and RideWithGPS.
BLUETOOTH HAT WITH STEREO HEADPHONES AND MICROPHONE
Just because it’s spring doesn’t mean it won’t get a bit chilly on your morning run!The Joystar Bluetooth Hat has built in stereo headphones and microphone. That means that you can either listen to music or talk to you hands-free when connected to a smartphone. Either way, your workout just got easier.
It communicates with your smartphone via Bluetooth 3 and has removable headphones when it’s time for washing. Not to mention, it does actually keeps you warm.
LIFESTRAW PERSONAL WATER FILTER
What do you do if you are out hiking or running and suddenly are thirsty and without water? Pull out your LifeStraw Personal Water Filter and stick it into a pond or river. The filtration system removes all waterborne bacteria. The lightweight device does not use batteries, contain dangerous chemicals or have moving parts to wear out, making it suitable for backpackers, campers, hikers, travelers, boy scouts, hunter or simply for emergencies.
DIGITAL JUMPING ROPE
Daily skipping, in addition to dieting, is an excellent way to lose weight. Using a jump rope is one of the most efficient and versatile training tool for cardio fitness, agility, and strength. The ECVISION Digital Jumping Rope has a few advanced features usually not implemented in jump ropes. It has an LCD screen which shows you exercise time, calculated calories burned, and skip count. Since it is wireless, it can be used in small spaces, and it is easy to carry around.
WILSON X CONNECTED BASKETBALL
Basket lovers would find that the Wilson X Connected Basketball will add a new level of fun when shooting on the net. The basketball is connected to a smartphone with Wilson X app through Bluetooth, and with earphones, you can hear crowd noise, countdowns, and horns.
Intensify the game with game modes like ‘Beat the Clock,’ ‘Buzzer Beater’ mode, and a few other games. It tracks shots and works on any hoop, both indoor and outdoor. Plus, the ball never needs charging and is completely cordless. Potential birthday gift, maybe?
OAKLEY EYESHADES SUNGLASSES FOR MEN
There’s not much to say about these shades, outside of them being freakishly cool. If you feel like you were just teleported into the 80s, you aren’t alone. The Oakley Eyeshade Red w/ Fire Irid is a new release of the original sports shade created in the mid 80ties. Oakley calls it their Heritage line.
Don’t worry – there are many other colors if the orange one is too flashy for ya’.
THE SLIM CLIP CASE
I mean, who are we kidding here. The SlimClip Case is easily one of the most essential tools of an outdoor workout, since your hands will probably be a bit pre-occupied. Your bike shorts don’t have pockets, so what are you going to do with your cellphone? If you live the stress-free life of having your phone attached to a thin, stylish clip, you can just clip-and-go!