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Fitness Gadgets Part 2 – Garmin Edge 800

Friday, February 11th, 2011

This is the second installment in our series on best fitness gadgets for 2011.  Be sure to check out the first installment when you finish this one.

This Garmin Edge 800 GPS gadget is designed for cycling enthusiasts.  The Edge 800 is the first GPS bike computer to be fitted with a color touchscreen that displays downloadable cycling maps.  It attaches to the handlebars and can be used both for navigation and as a training device.   The Edge 800 tracks speed, altitude and distance traveled.   Training tools help keep you motivated by showing graphically depicting your real speed compared to your goal speed.  The Edge 800’s sturdy construction allows it to withstand the toughest terrain and harshest elements.

Whether you’re touring, racing, mountain biking or commuting, the Edge is the perfect cycling companion.  Find out more about the Edge 800 on the Garmin website.

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Fitness Gadgets Part 1 – EA Sports Active 2

Thursday, February 03rd, 2011

Gadgets have invaded every corner of modern life, so it’s really no surprise that they’re finding their way into workout routines.  This is our first in a series of posts on some of the best fitness gadgets for 2011.

If you have days when you can’t make it into the gym but you still want the benefits of a personalized trainer, then EA Sports Active 2 is the perfect solution.  We have this interactive fitness program on the Wii and love it.  It comes with motion sensors for your leg and arm to make sure you’re doing the correct motions and a heart rate monitor that provides realtime feedback about the intensity of your workout

The EA Sports Active 2 DVD provides a variety of interesting workouts aimed at every fitness level.  You can choose your trainer and level of fitness and let the trainer suggest your workouts, or pick from a menu of fun exercises and fitness games.  Besides the Wii, it’s available for all the major gaming consoles.

Learn more about EA Sports Active 2 on Amazon.com.  You can see it in action in this YouTube video:

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