CES 2020: Fitness products to keep an eye on
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the leading technology events in the world, and provides a key insight into the brands and market trends that are likely to take 2020 by storm. This year’s event took place from the 6-9th January in Las Vegas. Below we highlight the top five pieces of health and fitness technology that most excited us at this year’s event.
Mateo Smart Bath Mat
CES 2020 saw the introduction of Mateo’s Smart Bath Mat. Mateo’s new smart bath mat includes scales that record your weight, posture and body composition as you step into or out of the shower, before digitally transferring the recorded data to your phone. The mat can also tell the difference between different users through their footprints, meaning your data will not get mixed up with other members of your family.
The DnaBand is a revolutionary piece of technology that partners DNA testing with advanced health tracking, to help recommend what food you should be buying when trawling through the aisles of your local supermarket.
The DnaBand uses a cotton swab to determine your genome, which then helps determine what foods may be best for you based on your biology. The band includes a barcode reader that scans potential food items before determining whether it is good for your health by flashing red or green.
AmazFit Home Studio
In recent years, interactive home workouts have grown in popularity with the emergence of Peloton and Mirror. CES 2020 saw the launch of the Amazfit Home Studio. Designed by Huami and STUDIO, AmazFit pairs a 43-inch smart screen with a front-facing camera and a specially designed treadmill to bring you a range of classes including treadmill, sculpt, stretch and yoga straight into your home.
Smart Tools Smart Cuffs
Smart Tools are looking to bring gym rehab to the mass market through their Smart Cuffs. Smart Cuffs are a personalised blood flow restriction pump that has been designed to promote muscle growth while minimising the loss of muscles mass.
As a result of the Smart Cuffs, post-surgical patients can begin their rehab at a much earlier stage, which helps to reduce atrophy and allows them to return to performing at a pre-injury performance level in a shorter period of time.
Nurvv Run Smart Insoles and Coaching App
Running technology brand, Nurvv, are moving wearables from your wrist and into your shoes with their new Nurvv Run Smart Insoles. Combining 32 precision sensors, the Nurvv Insoles capture your performance at over 1,000 times per second. The new insoles work in conjunction with a tracker that is attached to the outside of your trainers to help measure your running distance to within 99.9% of the actual distance.
The data gathered from the insoles is transferred to the Nurvv’s accompanying app, that takes your data and provides you with a range of metrics, including step length and cadence. Not only will Nurvv track your runs, it will help you fine-tune your performance by providing personalised coaching, developed from your data.