While much of the workout gadgetry-related attention has been focused on wearables lately, there are a number of really awesome fitness gadgets being created that don’t go on your wrist. As summer is now upon us, we can all probably use an extra workout or two to get in tiptop beach/pool shape. Here are a few of the more interesting and creative workout gadgets I was able to dig up (wearables and beyond).
As the entire digital world salivates over the Apple Watch, it is worth noting that there are a number of other fun, creative and useful wearables out there already on the market. The wearables market is one that took off in 2015 and is poised to explode in 2016 with Apple leading the charge.
Here is a quick rundown of some of the coolest wearable gadgets I’ve seen out there so far.
Do you remember the movie Universal Soldier from 1992? In that movie, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren star specially designed soldiers from the future who are perfect for military operations and have no emotions whatsoever. What turned out to be a predicting trivia twenty years ahead of its time were the glasses that the universal soldiers wore on their heads. In the movie, their purpose was to receive orders from the base and scan the area and enemies.
Another similar movie example, but only more sophisticated, since it was hidden in the eye of the machine, is that of Terminator. These machines had the environment observing programme inside their eyeballs.
If in the 1980s and the beginning of the 1990s these technological features were a mere science-fiction plot, the 2000s saw a different side of it. Today, we have numerous on-the-go gadgets that can be attached to humans body and perform computer-like operations. Although this sounds terrific and potentially life-altering, there is another point of view, according to which these new devices pose a great threat to our intimacy and privacy.