Slim, Sleep And Fit Gadgets
Track your sleep, exercise and BMI, monitor what you eat and stop snoring with these smart gadgets designed to make your life easier.
1. Fitbug Orb £49.95.
This button-sized activity tracker may be little but it's very smart. Pin it on your clothes or wear it on your wrist and the Fitbug Orb will track your fitness activity, calorie intake and sleep patterns. It also sets goals and sends regular feedback by wirelessly syncing all this information to the Fitbug app and your online Fitbug.com account. Available from Fitbug.com
2. The Alarming Clock by Alarming Industries £125.
This smart alarm clock is not just designed to wake you up but also to give you a gentle reminder of when it's time to wind down and go to bed. Its alarm imitates the sound of a woodpecker drumming against a tree and placing the ‘beak’ against different surfaces or objects alters the sound making the alarm signal unique to your home. When the alarm is not needed, you can simply remove the beak. The clock interface is also hidden, to stop you from clock watching and stressing over time. Smart!
3. Jawbone UP Activity And Sleep Tracking Wristband £69.
A bracelet that monitors your fitness activity, sleep and food intake and tracks them via an app. UP displays your sleep patterns, hours slept, deep and light sleep and has a Smart Alarm that wakes you up at the time that leaves you most refreshed. Available from John Lewis and Tesco.
4. Omron Fat Loss Monitor with Scale HBF-400 £40.
The Omron Fat Loss Monitor with Scale HBF-400 not only tracks weight but also monitors the body-fat percentage and body mass index (BMI). Available from Ebay and omron-healthcare.co.uk.
5. MisFit Shine Activity Tracker £79.95.
Just like the others, the MisFit Shine Activity Tracker monitors exercise and sleep but what makes this 10 pence-sized gadget stand out is that it's waterproof up to 50 metres, so it also tracks swimming. Wear it on your wrist, around your neck in a necklace or as a magnetic clasp. Available from findmeagift.co.uk.
6. Goodnight Anti-Snoring Ring £29.99.
If you are a snorer, this little ring could solve your problems. The ring frees up the nasal breathing passages by focusing on two acu-pressure points located on your little finger, making snoring a thing of the past. Your partner will thank you! Available from Boots and goodnightsnoring.com.
7. Whithings Pulse O₂ £99.95.
The Whiting Pulse O₂ tracks activities such as exercise, sleep and heart rate and syncs everything to the Whithings Health Mate app. What's more the Pulse O₂ monitors oxygen in the blood making it ideal for mountain climbers, athletes, and people with breathing problems. Available from withings.com.