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The best tech to keep your 2020 fitness goals in check

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It’s common to want to kick off the year by getting into better shape, and while it’s a commendable feat, it’s also easy to lose track of your progress or get sidetracked with your training.

Thankfully, technology is more than happy to help with keeping you on track with your fitness, whether it’s about losing weight, getting stronger, or just trying to eat healthier. From apps to digital scales to fitness trackers, you can keep an eye on all of your fitness goals easier than you ever have before.

So if you’re looking to keep fit in 2020, here are the best tech solutions to help you out.

MyFitnessPal

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This app is a must if you want to keep track of what you’re eating on a daily basis. Sign up for an account, input your stats, and then fill in what you’re eating for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. 

It also helps you track you water intake, and you can pair it with other apps to automatically import information such as exercise through the week. Plus, you can quickly scan barcodes of products to import them into the app and see the exact nutritional breakdown. You can also upgrade to a Premium account for more reporting and advances features, but the free edition works just as well.

Get it for Android and iOS here.

Withings Body+ Scale

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While we’re not one to encourage people to weigh themselves every day, the Withings Body+ Scale is a good way to track your weight progress each time you weigh yourself. The scale gives accurate readings each time, and can show you a map of your weight progress as well. You can also get other readings such as an estimate of your fat percentage, muscle mass, and even water content.

Paired with the accompanying app, it’s a good way to see how your weight is progressing when coupled with correct nutrition

Get it here.

Fitbit Versa 2

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Whether you’re looking to track your daily steps, monitor your heartrate, or just get a better quality of sleep, the Fitbit Versa 2 can do it all. The newest model features better smartphone integration, and gently enters the realm of a budget smartwatch rather than just a regular fitness tracker. It also sports improved battery life, so you can worry less about having to charge it often.

Get it here.

Upright Go 2

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Posture is incredibly important, especially if you spend hours each day sitting at your desk. The Upright Go 2 monitors your posture and vibrates gently if you’re starting to slouch. It’s a conditioning method that actually does improve your posture over time. It’s got a decent battery life, an informative app, and is discreet to wear under most clothing. If you’ve constantly hunched over your phone or desk, then this little device is something you have to check out.

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C25k

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Ever thought you could run a 5k? It’s actually quite possible, thanks to C25k. The app trains you over a course of 8 weeks to steadily go from couch potato to being confident enough to run a 5k. It may sound impossible, but as long as you keep on the training schedule, you can actually make it happen. The app also features a voice coach to guide you through each session, as well as further training apps to help you continue your running goals.

Get it for Android and iOS here.

FitMenCook

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Nutrition is an important part of being healthy, and if you’re at a loss for recipe ideas or you’re tired of just dining on chicken breasts, then this app is for you. There are a slew of excellent recipes that are easy to follow, many of which also come with instructional videos. From chicken tacos to quinoa salads and stews, there’s close to 700 recipes across a variety of nutritional levels to keep you going.

Get it for Android and iOS here.

Apple Watch Series 5

Apple Watch Series 5

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While it’s one of the more expensive smartwatches out there, the Apple Watch does come with plenty of great fitness options tacked on. From running, cycling, yoga, and many more, the Apple Watch can track various workouts and monitor your progress during each session. It’s also great for swimming, and can give you a gentle nudge while running to keep your pace in check.

If you’re working out in a gym, the Apple Watch can also sync with certain gym equipment to track even more metrics, making for an even more effective workout.

Get it here.

Freeletics Training Coach

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If you’re strapped for time and space but still want to boost your fitness levels, then the Freeletics Training Coach is just the app for you. It acts as your own digital personal trainer to advise you on a full range of workouts for different objectives. Whether it’s for building muscle, losing weight, or improving flexibility, there are plenty of options to choose from as well as particular paid plans that ramp up the  difficulty according to your liking.

Get it for Android and iOS here.

Huawei Watch GT2

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Another good smartwatch choice if you’re in the Android camp, the Watch GT2 offers fitness and sleep tracking, as well as nearly a week of battery life. It tracks both indoor and outdoor activities in real-time, offering tracking for heart rate, steps, calories, and much more.

Sleep tracking is also quite impressive, with the Watch GT2 being able to diagnose six common types of sleeping issues and offering advice on how you can get better rest.

Get it here