Every year at the Consumer Electronics Show, the big brands and aspiring startups never fail to impress the crowd with innovative launches. This year was no different as the launches focused a lot of making your home smarter, your life easier and most importantly, building a healthy lifestyle for people living in this gadget-driven world.
This list of 8 amazing health and fitness gadgets revealed at CES explores a handpicked collection of great products showcased during the event that we think you might actually incorporate in your daily routine. While some of them are still Kickstarter projects, the companies managed to show prototypes and many of them are heading to an online store real soon.
JAXJOX Kettlebell Connect
The Kettlebell Connect is a smart gym equipment designed and sold by JAXJOX. Before you explore various features of this product, you have to know that it costs a whopping $350 and that’s a lot of money for a weight lifting equipment. Instead of the person having to manually keep track of reps, sets and the time spent in lifting weights, the kettle weight will do it all and send it to the JAXJOX smartphone app.
When the product gets launched, it will have 40 different workout classes integrated into it that fitness lovers can use to lose weight or build muscles. We definitely need one in our workplace because many of the health-conscious gym goers tend to cheat a lot but they can’t anymore as the app keeps track of it all. Instead of having your own personal trainer or pay for a gym subscription that you hardly make use of, we could definitely suggest the Kettlebell Connect. It takes care of your reps, your fitness regime and at the end of the day will give out a fitness score which you can improvise upon in the following days. Sounds cool, right?
Hupnos Sleep Mask
Do you snore a lot and disturb your spouse? Actually, this is a question we should throw directly at your partner because they are the ones who suffer when you snore loudly in the middle of the night. The Hupnos sleep mask is a quick and reliable solution, one of the many practical health gadgets revealed at CES 2019.
The mask may look simple but it is equipped with multiple sensors and makes use of Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure, EPAP technology to detect as soon as you start snoring. Instead of waking you from your sleep, the mask vibrates softly expecting you to change your sleeping position which usually stops the snoring sound. The designers have used large valves to provide enough space for you to breathe freely and the EPAP is activated only if you snore. The Hupnos sleep mask sends sleep data to iOS or Android phones via Bluetooth 4.0 with battery life up to 20 hours so that users don’t have to charge it repeatedly every night.
FightCamp is an interesting addition which combines boxing with fitness training. You can do them both at your home without having to face a real opponent or hit the nearby training arena. The bundle includes a punching bag, an exercise mat and hand wraps. These high-end gloves are equipped with a Bluetooth sensor that keeps transmitting the number of punches you threw and is tracked on the FightCamp iOS app in real time.
Be prepared to spend at least $39 every month in subscription costs which will give you access to FightCamp workouts designed by professional trainers. It includes pre-designed workouts as well as on-demand fitness and boxing plans created each week to give you variety. The entire bundle costs about $995 and if you are really serious about training while shedding those extra calories, this is a more rugged and inspiring way to do it. Don’t forget to play Eye of the Tiger in the background though to keep motivating yourself every day.
Matrix Powerwatch 2
While we have to charge several gadgets a day including smartphones, headphones and laptops, it is a welcome relief to see companies like Matrix going the nostalgic route. There used to be a time when brands made solar powered calculators and torches. The Powerwatch 2, which is a follow up of the Powerwatch showcased at CES 2018, is a perfect addition for anyone who is fed up of having to charge multiple peripherals every day.
The latest version features a compact 1.2-inch color display with GPS and fitness tracking. It uses thermometric and solar charging, body heat and sunlight to charge which ensures there is no need to use a charger at any point. The Matrix Powerwatch 2 is compatible with Google Fit, Apple HomeKit and is never considered a replacement for a smartwatch. While its functionalities are limited, it does support GPS, compass, walking pace and is a perfect companion for travel and trekking kind of activities.
The product costs about $199 and is being promoted on Indiegogo to hit production. However, its pricing will go up to $499 when it hits the stores and this could be the cheapest you could order right now.
Nanit’s Breathing Wear
Nanit launched a new product named Breathing Wear at CES and it will be available in two different variants. One of them is the Breathing Band and the Nanit Swaddle. The idea is to make it easier for parents to know if their baby is having a good sleep in its cradle and in order to fully utilize the product, you have to pair it up with the Nanit Plus smart HD baby camera.
Mounted on top of the cradle, it provides a bird’s eye view of the baby to ensure its safety. Instead of focusing on the movements, the Nanit Breathing Wear is all about keeping track of baby’s breath and sleeping pattern. It doesn’t have to be in contact with the skin yet is made of breathable, safe material. The Nanit app sends real-time alerts if the baby stops breathing so that you could immediately check it out. It is available in different sizes up to 24 months and made of 100 percent cotton material. The breathing wear products start at $25 but you might have to buy the entire bundle to make the best use of it. Now you can put this device to work and take some good rest!
Somnox Sleep Robot
Would you want to cuddle a robot that would put you to sleep? The world you might have seen in movies like Blade Runner is not far away as it has already started. Gone are the days when people want to cuddle a spouse or just a plain pillow because smart home gadgets have come to your assistance. If you suffer from issues like stress, depression and burning eyes due to too many digital screens, the Somnox Sleep Robot has an answer to all your problems.
Equipped with motors on the inside, the small and cuddly robot puts you to sleep with gentle vibrations. It allows users who spoon it to focus on sleeping and apart from gentle vibrating parts, it also has speakers that sends out musical notes used for yoga, meditation and sleep. When everything is bundled into a single package made of soft leather foam and other soothing materials, you are ensured to get a good night’s sleep within minutes of hitting the bed. The statistics are monitored and sent to the official app for your perusal. Somnox sleep robot costs 549 euros and is available for pre-order now.
Sometimes, we tend to get too lazy. Even to brush our teeth! Have you never felt it that way? I mean who has all the time to brush for 10 minutes straight and if you have a habit of doing it twice a day, it becomes even more difficult (or say, time consuming). CES 2019 has the answer with the Y Brush that lets you get the job done in just 10 seconds. That is great because it simplifies the process with a mouth guard filled with bristles all over and all you have to do is put your favorite paste in the filler cap in front of the guard.
The next step is to switch on the power button and the Y Brush will start vibrating. It spreads the paste around and cleans your teeth in the perfect angle suggested by the American Dental Association. Do it for just five seconds on your lower teeth and then on your upper teeth. It is available in four different sizes to suit people of all age groups and dental shapes. Within ten seconds, you will be sparkling clean but this is certainly not designed for those who love to do it on their own at a leisurely pace. The Y Brush costs $125 which is slightly expensive but it is made for tech geeks who crave for innovation as soon as they start their day.
Slighter is a cigarette lighter that is aimed at helping you quit your smoking habit. That sounds very ironical. We thought so too because a lighter may encourage more smoking but the brand has some other ideas. They suggest that it becomes your companion to light up your cigarette but it does send notifications on when to smoke and when not to smoke. Being a smart lighter, it also keeps track of your smoking habits and provides you important inputs to gradually help you quit the bad habit.
The Slighter is a compact, black gadget which even has a display to show what it is processing. Just smoke as you do every day so that it can understand how addicted you are to nicotine. The data collected from you personally can also be shared with a community that is trying hard to quit smoking. The concept is quite similar to weight loss apps and it comes with a range of features bundled inside to make your journey towards becoming a non-smoker more fun. Every time you achieve a milestone, it even encourages you! Slighter costs about $129 and its now available for pre-order.