Smart Fitness Gadgets Help Summer Sizzle

Accessories to keep beach-goers in shape.

By on August 13, 2013

Dreaming of the beach this summer, but a bit shy about daring to bare your body in a bathing suit? Smartphones, tablets and other high-tech accessories can help anybody look good in a bikini, board shorts and all the latest summer styles.

New wireless workout partners include “smart” fitness monitors such as the UP by Jawbone, FitBit, and Sony Smartwatch. They track exercise, read your heart rate and record other key data, all sent in a flash to your phone or tablet.

Smart scales from Aria and Withings do much more than help you watch your weight. They measure body mass index and other indicators to help keep you on a lean course.

And add-ons make a fitness regimen even more personalized: think waterproof cases, headsets, armbands and more.

When you want to share your workouts, try a Go Pro Hero video camera.  Go Pro can go in the water or almost anywhere you want to capture high-impact action and your own video-of-the-day.