6 Fitness Gadgets to Help with Your New Year's Resolutions


Of all our holiday customs, perhaps none is more universally celebrated than the New Year’s Resolution—that time-honored tradition of personal improvement we pledge to make every new year. Often our vows focus on fitness or overall health, whether it’s to drop a few pounds, run a faster mile, or just try to be more active in general. And while we here at B&H think you’re perfect just the way you are, we also fully support all your goals and aspirations. To show just how committed we are to your commitment, we’ve put together a list of the best fitness wearables and accessories to help you conquer all your resolutions.

Forerunner 935

When it comes sport tracking, the truth is Garmin could have a list all to itself. For years, the navigation and fitness giant has dominated the wearable game, churning out sport watches and trackers that are as sleek as they are sophisticated. Pressed to pick just one, we ‘d definitely recommend the crown jewel of its sport collection, the Forerunner 935. The 935 isn’t just Garmin’s best running watch—it’s the best running watch, period. With some of the most advanced sport tracking features on the planet, including detailed heart-rate data, GPS-backed performance metrics, and real-time physiological measurements, the 935 is the ultimate running accessory. In addition to running dynamics, the 935 also incorporates multisport functionality, so you can track cycling and swim data, making it the perfect accessory for triathletes. If your New Year’s resolution is to become a better runner and to own the most sophisticated running watch ever created, the Forerunner 935 is for you.

Garmin Forerunner 935 Sport Watch

Forerunner 645

If there’s a criticism about the 935, it’s that it might do too much. Let’s face it: most casual runners don’t necessarily need to know their lactate threshold or post-exercise oxygen consumption. If you’re not quite ready for triathlon training, but still want something top of the line, you should check out Garmin’s other high-end running wearable, the Forerunner 645. The 645 offers many of the same running features as the 935, has a similar premium design, and incorporates some exciting new features, like Garmin’s wireless payment solution: Garmin Pay.

Garmin Forerunner 645 Sport Watch

Charge 3

Like Kleenex, Stairmaster, and even Google, Fitbit has become so popular its name has practically been genericized. How many times have you heard someone refer to an activity tracker as a “Fitbit” regardless of its brand? Not that we can blame them. Fitbit has been at the forefront of the category for so long it’s easy just to assume that they are the category. One of the reasons the products have been so popular is because of the strength of devices like the Charge 3. Measuring every data point an activity tracker should, including steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned, and topped off with wrist-based heart-rate monitoring, iconic design, and an intuitive touchscreen display, the Charge 3 is at the zenith of the category. If you’re resolved to be more active in 2019 and you want a super-sleek tracker to be with you every step of the way, look no further than the Charge 3.

Fitbit Charge 3 Fitness Wristband

Aria 2

Although the company deals primarily in trackers and watches, Fitbit also manufactures several non-wearables that can help you reach your fitness goals. Chief among those is the Aria 2, Fitbit’s Wi-Fi-enabled smart scale. More than just body weight, the Aria 2 also measures Body Mass Index (BMI), your lean mass, and body-fat percentage. It integrates seamlessly with other Fitbit devices (such as the Charge 2), and it syncs with the Fitbit app, so you can see your progress and get chart readouts and statistical trend analysis of how you’re doing. If wearables aren’t your thing or if you want to supplement your current Fitbit device with a weight- and body-composition-tracking scale, check out the Aria 2.

Fitbit Aria 2 Wi-Fi Smart Scale

Watch Series 4

Dedicated fitness watches and trackers are great, but most lack the processing power and software needed to compete with more sophisticated devices like smartphones and tablets. Cue the Apple Watch Series 4. The latest iteration of Apple’s do-everything device includes a sleek redesign and all the features you’ll need to reach your fitness goals, including comprehensive heart-rate monitoring, smart coaching, and a bevy of new and updated wellness applications—ECG support and fall-detection, to name a few. It also features a crisp new Retina touchscreen display that’s 30 percent larger than the Series 3. And, like the Series 3, you can store music locally on the Series 4, so you can stream your favorite songs from the Watch to your wireless headphones.

Apple Watch Series 4

Galaxy Watch

Earlier this year, Samsung debuted its latest wearable with an updated look and an all-new name: the Galaxy Watch. Though it follows in the footsteps of the very capable Gear S3, the Galaxy Watch truly is in a league of its own and worthy of its own unique moniker. From its hi-res Super AMOLED display and objectively gorgeous design, to its multi-day battery use and powerful 1.15 GHz dual-core CPU performance, the Galaxy Watch is the most sophisticated wearable Samsung has ever produced. In terms of your fitness goals, its wellness features are as impressive as they are exhaustive, and include heart-rate monitoring, stress-management tools, sleep monitoring, automatic workout detection, and sport tracking for up to 40 different exercises. It also supports a wide array of third-party apps, resulting in an incredibly handsome wearable you can customize to your personal fitness needs and goals.

Samsung Galaxy Watch

And there you have it: 6 accessories to help you reach all your fitness goals. Which one will you use to conquer 2019? What are some of your fitness goals for the new year? Sound off below, in the Comments section.