The New Year inspires us to set resolutions and make changes to improve ourselves and our lives. But keeping these are hard and many people give up before January is even over.
For 2021, why not try setting goals because, unlike resolutions, they are specific and actionable. When setting a goal, choose up to four, break them down into actionable steps and then review them weekly to ensure you’re on track.
Whether your goal is to run your first 5k by February, learn a new skill or be more productive, here’s eight gadgets and apps that could help you achieve it.
Groov-e Light Curve/£39.99
Whether it’s improving productivity, the appearance of skin or improving the quality of sleep, there are so many benefits to waking up early and gently. Featuring sunrise and sunset simulations, the Groov-e Light Curve alarm clock is the perfect bedside addition for those that want to feel refreshed in the dark mornings.
Boasting an FM radio, eight alarm sounds and touch functionality, this clock has seven colours and is mains powered.
Many of us struggle to find the time and motivation to exercise, however evidence shows that exercising for even 10 minutes a day can make a huge difference to your health and fitness levels.
Dubbed ‘a tiny gym in your pocket’ Activ5 is a portable fitness device that allows anyone with a smartphone or tablet to complete effective five-minute workouts from virtually anywhere. Ideal for any fitness level, Activ5 guides you through short burst isometric workouts while tracking results on the companion Activ5 coaching App. It features more than 100 unique workouts, targeting the whole body or particular areas and muscle groups, that are fast, fun and help motivate you to reach your fitness goals and get stronger. Perfect for the whole family, you can even exercise while playing one of the integrated games in the app that uses the device as a controller.
Groov-e Sports Buds/£39.99
Listening to music during exercise can give your workout a boost and make physical activity feel less painful. With this in mind, the Groov-e Sports Buds True Wireless earphones are your perfect training partner, helping to keep you on track with your fitness goals in the new year.
Keeping users completely free from wires, they feature True Wireless Stereo (TWS) technology to ensure the perfect audio experience. Delivering crystal clear sound and a powerful bass the Sports Buds will help to keep users motivated whether they’re in the gym strength training or running their first 5k. Providing a secure and comfortable fit with an ear hook design and rated IPX4 sweat resistant, the Sports Buds were built to endure the toughest workouts.
Riding an e-bike isn’t cheating, you still have to pedal and you still burn calories. Not only is cycling good aerobic and cardiovascular exercise, it’s also good for your mental health. The stylish, lightweight Cowboy 3 is the next generation of connected electric bicycle. Perfect for riding around town, the Cowboy 3 has a 70km range with a removable battery that you can recharge anywhere and hydraulic brakes.
The Cowboy 3 has no gears but instead uses intuitive assistance that adapts automatically to the power and speed you need. It also has built-in GPS tracking. New app features include auto-unlock, theft alert, crash detection and air quality mapping. A live dashboard also keeps the rider informed of the status of the ride in terms of speed, duration, distance and battery level.