Both athletes and civilians discovered early on how mobile devices can serve as an indispensable tool for tracking and training. Smartphones help in a myriad of ways, from playing music to finding the best resources and places to keep your workout interesting. But they don’t always do this alone, and a huge industry has sprung up around fitness accessories that are designed alongside your phone to help you get the best results, but also to link, sync and track data and feedback to get your performance. Out of the many smartphone compatible health and fitness accessories, we’ve compiled a list of some of the highest quality equipment to help you meet your fitness goals.
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If you’re looking for the best fitness accessories for your iPhone, you’ve come to the right place with the Apple Watch 6 (or Series 5 or SE). As a fitness companion, it is unparalleled, and older models of the watch also offer all the tools and resources you need to keep you fit. Health related features include EKG, fall detection, activity tracking, and heart rate alerts. Of course, you can also use it to make or receive calls, send messages, navigate your playlists, and stream Apple Music right from your wrist. The Apple Watch is a great activity tracker with activity rings and data that are easy to interpret and can motivate anyone to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Not an iPhone user or do you want something more specialized? Check out our list of the best fitness trackers to find out more.
Belkin Magnetic Fitness Phone Mount
If you have a MagSafe-compatible phone like the iPhone 12 – including a MagSafe-approved case up to 3mm thick – the Belkin Magnetic Fitness Phone Mount makes the gym much easier to use. You can use the phone holder to attach your iPhone 12 to magnetic surfaces on indoor fitness equipment or to attach it to the handlebars using the strap provided. When your phone is secured, you can rotate it 360 degrees to view it from any angle. The front magnet snaps into place on the back of your iPhone, while the rear magnet attaches to magnetic surfaces on your fitness equipment. It won’t move even if your phone vibrates or gets bumped. An included fitness belt is attached to the handlebars of exercise bikes, treadmills and rowing machines. The 360 degree swivel ball joint inside the bracket allows you to adjust any angle during your workout.
Letsfit bluetooth headphones
You want to hear your tunes while you run, regardless of the weather. No sooner said than done with the Letsfit Bluetooth headphones, which offer you 15 hours of playback time with comfortable, ergonomically shaped ear hooks. Whether you’re working in the rain, training for marathons or a quick jog, these IPX7-rated waterproof headphones have an internal water-repellent nano-coating to protect the headphones from heavy rain or sweat. Hear audio while running, jogging, hiking, biking, yoga, and any type of exercise or exercise. Its 11mm vibrating membrane and enhanced bass reduce distortion for an immersive environment. Its advanced technology eliminates background noise, improves speech discrimination and ensures wireless connection between Bluetooth devices within 10 meters.
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The Fitbit Luxe adapts to any fitness routine and is at the same time an attractive wristband / smart tracker that you can use to exercise while you go to work or a date. Connect the Luxe to your phone’s GPS to track the pace and distance on your wrist in real time. It has a vivid color screen, sleep tracking and sleep rating in the Fitbit app. With the heart rate tracking feature, you can maximize your workout, understand resting heart rate trends, and better estimate your calorie consumption. You will feel the buzz as you hit your target heart rate zones. Get in tune with your body through the app with metrics like respiratory rate, heart rate variability and more. The best part is that the battery life is up to five days.
Trianium bracelet for large phones
While running in an open and sometimes harsh environment, you don’t want to worry about the security of your smartphone iOS and Android and will fit in most cases including Otterbox and Lifeproof. The bracelet can be bent, twisted and folded and has several slots, including a secret compartment for your house key. The Velcro is very adjustable and fits arm sizes up to 14 inches. The wristband’s protective screen cover allows full touch compatible use for calls, playlists, stopwatches and more without removing the phone. The water-repellent design protects against water and sweat. A comfort grip holds the band firmly on the arm during training and running. Note, however, that your phone will not read fingerprints through the case, so keep that in mind when using it.
Roam universal bike phone holder
Cycling for fitness and transportation is growing in popularity and the Roam Universal Bike Phone Mount can accommodate almost any smartphone up to 3.5 inches wide. The Roam securely attaches your device to your handlebars with a high-quality hard plastic grip with a silicone mesh. The material expands up to 4 times its original dimensions to secure your phone. If you have an iPhone 7 or later, Samsung Galaxy or HTC phone, this device is for you. It is adjustable for handlebar sizes from 7/8 inches to 1.25 inches in diameter for your bike or motorcycle.
Cevapro winter gloves
During the fall and winter, you need to think about how you will use your phone while running, hiking, mountain climbing, golfing, fishing, exercising, biking, driving a car, motorcycling, horse riding, working, and skiing – even when it’s cold outside. Look no further: Cevapro winter gloves warm your hands. A unisex style made from soft polyester, spandex and fleece lining, glove materials are moisture wicking and stay in place with elastic cuffs to keep your hands warm, comfortable and dry in the cold winter. These special gloves are coated with conductive material on the thumb and index finger so that you can control your smartphone, tablet, smartwatch or GPS card with your usual fingertips and swiping movements. The full finger gloves have grippy silicone particles on the palm and index finger for abrasion resistance, while a water-repellent shell design keeps your hands dry in snow and light rain.