If you made a New Year’s resolution to get in shape this year, the good news is that workout wear is both more fashionable and more high-tech than ever.
“The whole idea behind workout wear for 2015 is that it’s not just to make you look good at the gym but it can also enhance your workout,” said Dana Avidan-Cohn, senior marketing editor and digital correspondent for InStyle magazine.
Avidan-Cohn appeared on “Good Morning America” today to share four of the hottest techie workout apparel items on the market, all priced at under $100.
“You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a lot for your workout wear and to really make it work for you,” she said.
Adidas miCoach Sports Bra
This smart sports bra has a small transmitter that snaps into a pocket to monitor heart rate and send data to a monitoring device, smart phone or cardio equipment.
Lululemon Swiftly T-Shirt
The tee utilizes silverescent technology, which inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria. “If you want to take a really crowded workout class and you want to feel fresh and confident the whole time, this is a really great option,” Avidan-Cohn said.
$99, plus a one-time $199 purchase of Athos Core, a device that translates the date from the capris to your smartphone.
These capris have built-in sensors that read muscle activity, track heart rates, breathing levels and more, and then relay that information to your phone via Bluetooth. Avidan-Cohn described the tool as, “like having a personal trainer attached to your body.”
Funktional Wearables Tory Fitbit Bracelet
$39.99, plus $99 FitBit
This bracelet, available in silver or gold, slides over your FitBit for a look that can take you from the gym to running errands to dinner, all while tracking your steps, calories and distance. “No one knows that you’re wearing a FitBit underneath,” said Avidan-Cohn.