Whether you’re trying a new workout program this January or sticking with your go-to, one thing holds true—a little extra motivation always helps, especially when it comes to settling on a routine you’ll want to keep doing past February.
The first step is finding a workout rhythm that works for you and that you enjoy (PSA: working out should feel good, not like a chore), which will make it more likely that you can enter a headspace where you’ll be fully immersed in and energized by the activity at hand. Odds are, your fitness routine probably feels the most fulfilling when you’re actually in the zone—and that keeps you motivated to, well, keep going.
And once you’ve settled on your preferred method? Step two is gathering the tools that will support your motivation, which is where fitness tech (like smartwatches, headphones, and cardio machines from Best Buy) becomes the real MVP.
Not only will your fitness tech allow you to crank up your energizing tunes, sweat it out during your actual workout, and recover afterwards, you can track everything with metrics that will inspire you to continue improving upon your performance. Talk about motivating.
Keep scrolling to shop 8 pieces of fitness tech from Best Buy that will get you excited for working out in 2022.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 — $250.00
Your new sidekick is here: This smartwatch streamlines health goals and tracks sleep cycles while managing life details (calls and texts, plus GSuite Apps) like a personal assistant on your wrist. Plus with a run coaching feature and a seamless audio connection with the Samsung Galaxy Buds2, it’ll get you excited to get moving every time you strap it on.
Samsung Galaxy Buds2 — $150.00
It’s just a fact: Workouts are better with music (or podcasts). Queue up your favorite mixes, power up these wireless headphones, hit play on your phone or Samsung Galaxy Watch, and start sweating. Plus, the next-level noise cancellation feature means distracting sounds are basically inaudible so you can plug in, focus, and have fun.
Bowflex Treadmill 10 — $2,800.00
The key to consistency in a winter workout routine? Having a variety of indoor options when it’s just way too cold to go outside. Bring your favorite running routes indoors on the Bowflex Treadmill 10, which transforms any walk or run regimen with visual explorations (you can uncover 50+ global routes or steam your favorite show), personal coaching, or over 100 guided workout programs.
Jabra Elite 7 Active True Wireless — $180.00
When you’re diving into a high-energy playlist with some cardio moves, having headphones that will stay in place is a must. These ones are sweat-proof and waterproof, and are engineered to stay in your ears—no matter how many burpees you do. And if outdoor runs are your cardio of choice? Hit the HearThrough button when you need to be aware of the noises around you, and the built-in mics will pick them up and play them through the speakers.
Hydrow Connected Rower — $2,295.00
Calling all rowing enthusiasts: Live and on-demand classes led by world-class athletes will make you feel like part of the crew. You can row through iconic waterways with immersive soundscapes of chirping birds and running water.
JLab Epic Air Sport ANC — $100.00
Whether your go-to workout routine dials up the intensity or goes the slow and restorative route, you need a pair of headphones that can keep up. These ones transition effortlessly from music to calls and back again (thanks to four microphones that work together to cancel out background noise, leaving you with just the crystal-clear audio you want), and six different tip options help you find the ideal fit.
Garmin Venu Sq — $200.00
The Garmin Venu is jam-packed with exciting features, but this stellar standout is the cherry on top: It has built-in GPS and activity tracking, so mapping out your morning runs just got a lot easier. Plus, you can track your heart rate, sleep, stress, energy levels, and so much more. Told you there were loads of cool features (and that’s not even all of them).
Therabody Theragun Elite — $400.00
This next-level piece of fitness tech is the queen of quiet (with QuietForce Technology) and the jewel of recovery (hello, relaxed muscles). The latest model now connects the device to your phone via Bluetooth, allowing it to queue up guided routines based on your activity data, helping you get recovery support where you need it most.
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