5 Lesser-Known Fitness Gadgets to Fuel Your Workout

Kate Freeman
5 Lesser-Known Fitness Gadgets to Fuel Your Workout

Your workout is not the time to disconnect from your gadgets. Keeping track of important details like steps, perspiration and blood oxygen levels can be key to figuring out the best workout for your body. There are a number of well known fitness, health and wellness gadgets on the market that do these things, but there are also some great devices that are up-and-coming or not well know just yet.

We've heard a lot about the Fitbit, LARK and Nike FuelBand, but what about the Fitbug or Tinke?

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Many of these devices use Bluetooth to send information from a pedometer to an account accessible through an app or your desktop. This is useful because you can monitor every workout, every walk to work and every heartbeat over time to get an overall picture of your health and fitness. Whether your goal is to lose weight or crank-up your workout to Olympian status, there's likely a fitness tracking gadget suited for your goals.

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Check out our gallery below and tell us which gadget you find the most useful.


This little gadget (rhymes with "sink") is an app powered device that measures three things that are important to health and fitness -- heart rate, respiratory rate and your blood oxygen levels. Just grab the gadget with your thumb over the two holes to get a reading of all three. Tinke emits light to measure these health markers. You'll get the wellness information on the Tinke app (free in iTunes). You can monitor your trends overtime and share with friends, if you want to. Tinke is for iPhone or iPod with iOS 5 or above. It costs $99 and comes in four colors.

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