Buyer's Guide 2022: 5 Best Health & Fitness Gadgets

From a smart blood pressure monitor to a solar-powered fitness tracker, we've got everything you need to improve your health!

The new year is coming soon, and that means people are planning their resolutions, especially regarding health and fitness. Whether your health goal is to be more active, to be more relaxed, or to improve your vitals, there are gadgets out there that can help you. Here are five health and fitness gadgets to check out.

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The Best Health Gadgets of 2022

iHealth Neo Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor ($79.99)

Blood pressure is a crucial stat for monitoring your health, but frequently we just get one reading at the doctor and that’s that. Many factors can affect blood pressure, so regular at-home monitoring is a better way to get a big picture view. iHealth’s Neo Wireless Blood Pressure Monitor is easy to use, comfortable to wear, and convenient to store. Just follow the directions in the box and connect to your iPhone via Bluetooth, and you’ll get an accurate reading in under a minute. At-home medical technology can range in accuracy, but this one has been cleared by the FDA and meets European standards for medical devices.

ZIIP GX Series ($495)

The world of skincare technology can be difficult to navigate, but ZIIP is the real deal. The device uses both micro- and nanocurrents (in a way I don’t fully understand but attribute to magic) to repair and renew your skin. You can set different programs through the app depending on what your skincare goal is and apply the gel that comes with it to help conduct the currents. I’d be skeptical of its claims if I didn’t have hands-on experience with acne scars noticeably fading after just a few uses. If you get one skincare gadget, this should be it.

Therabody Theragun Mini ($179)

Muscle pain, whether chronic or brand new, can knock you flat. Massaging a knot with your own fingers can only do so much, and professional massages can be pricey and hard to schedule. The Theragun is designed to target stiff muscles and ease muscle pain with force and precision, and the Mini is the most affordable and portable version, making it easier to bring on athletic outings where you risk cramping. The app is easy to download and use, and guides you through how to use the device, almost like your own physical therapist.

Sensate 2 ($249)

Fatigue and anxiety can wreak havoc on anyone’s system. The Sensate 2 helps settle your whole body down by sending calming vibrations to your vagus nerve, which governs your body’s stress response. The device itself is small and easy to manage; all you have to do is put the strap around your neck, turn on the Sensate, and place it on your sternum. Then, in the app, select how long you want a session to be (the minimum is 10 minutes) and what kind of soundtrack you want (nature sounds, relaxing music, etc.). Then lie back and let the Sensate do its thing. When I use it, I feel like I am in a spa, and now enjoy it regularly.

Garmin Fēnix 7 GPS Watch—Solar Edition (From $799.99)

Garmin’s Fēnix 7 not only beat Apple to the punch in terms of a rugged, high-powered smartwatch with a battery life of up to 18 days, but it also offers solar charging that boosts that battery life up to 22 days. It’s comfortable and stylish, making it an option for everyday wear instead of something to just pull out when you’re engaging in extreme sports. The built-in PacePro feature offers personal training that reads the terrain and gives you appropriate tips, and the app is straightforward and makes navigating the watch’s many features super manageable.

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Amy Spitzfaden–Both

Amy Spitzfaden Both is a Feature Writer at iPhone Life, an award-winning novelist, and an iPhone enthusiast. Over the past decade, her work in the publishing industry has included live coverage of industry events including the Yale Publishing Course and Magazine Innovation’s ACT 9 Experience, providing editing services for several start-up publishing houses, and acting as newsstand consultant for magazines such as The Old Farmer’s Almanac and The New York Review of Books. She graduated from M.I.U. with a Bachelor’s in Literature and Writing, and has gone on to publish two novels and two short stories. Her debut novel Untold won the 2014 Chelson Award for Fiction.
Writing everything from book reviews to skincare tips, Amy discovered a passion for bringing exciting and useful information to even the most casual researcher. The mix of usability and endless possibilities is what drew her to Apple products originally, and the more she learns, the more she loves.
Amy lives in New Hampshire with her husband and daughter. When she’s not writing or glued to her iPhone, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and creating her own tea blends.