New Year’s Resolution: Get and Stay Fit

Smartphones, tablets and fitness apps making it easier to stay motivated.

By on January 9, 2014

With present-wrapping, cooking and parties in the rearview mirror, now you’ll have more time to focus on and stay true to New Year resolutions. And if you’re like most, chances are yours include losing weight, getting fit and eating healthy. Whether you are a fitness newbie or trained expert, smartphones, tablets and fitness apps are now making it easier for you to stay motivated and get the most out of your fitness routine.

To help you reach your fitness goals, turn to wireless activity trackers like the Fitbit Zip, Fitbit One and Fitbit Flex. These itty-bitty devices offer a wireless Bluetooth connection for delivering real-time updates on steps walked, distance covered, calories burned and more. They are lightweight and easy to wear on your belt or in your pocket like an old-school pedometer, or in the case of the Fitbit Flex, on your wrist.

Keep track of your progress as you work toward your health and wellness goals. For example, calculate your health vitals automatically with the Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale, which measures weight, body fat percentage and body mass index and helps you set, track and meet your fitness goals.

Have a favorite workout video recorded on your home DVR, or want to watch something live for inspiration? You can watch either at the gym with the Slingbox 500. Hook this smart accessory up to your home TV service, then stream recorded or live television to a compatible smartphone or tablet over Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G LTE.

Focusing on your health in the new year doesn’t have to be daunting or dreaded resolution anymore with mobile technology available to help keep you on track and motivated.