Kettler ErgoRace / World Tours 1.0
Designed to train professional racers and built to commercial gym-grade standards, the ErgoRace is for serious pedal-heads only. The on-board computer and screen control 48 programs with four heart-rate settings, user memory and guest options. Fully adjustable triathlon handlebars and saddle ensure a comfortable ride for all, right up to the 'not-so-Tour-de-France' 130kg maximum rider weight. But it's the silent Poly-V drive belt, mains-powered Eddy current braking system and 18kg Flywheel – complete with safety freewheel feature – that afford an unrivalled indoor riding experience. For an extra £150, you can connect to your PC with the Ketter World Tours 1.0 software, which uses GPS data to provide real-world topography to ride all King-of-the-Mountains over.
Reg Rating 80%
Price ErgoRace £1300. World Tours 1.0 £150
More info Kettler
Dubbed the world's most accurate calorie management system, the Ki-Fit combines accelerometer, pedometer, sweat and skin temperature monitors to measure calories, steps, activity levels and even sleep duration and efficiency. Costing around £10 per month, the compulsory subscription to the Online Activity Manager might deter some, but it provides powerful tools to aid your goals, and is no different from the subsidised model of contract mobile phones. And, for those handy with a spreadsheet, the optional display and three-month subscription package is the quickest way to extricate yourself from the subscription service and start tracking progress yourself.
Reg Rating 75%
Price £199 with screen, £149 without screen plus £10 per month
More info Ki Fit
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Fitness - I has it.
All the above products in this article are complete bollocks.
Nobody needs any of this crap and none of them will make it any easier to get to your desired fitness & weight levels.
They categorically won't make you fit, ESPECIALLY the Kinect and Wii fit crap, they should be removed under the trade descriptions act, because they are soooooooo misleading.
If you want to get fit and lose weight, you need to do PROPER exercise like jogging, swimming or using a good quality cross trainer (not some £50 job from Argos), combined with press-ups & situps. The only "device" you need is appropriate footwear for jogging and a clock to look at during your session so you know you've been doing exercise for at least 40 minutes, three times a week. Getting fit from a state of complete un-fitness is not easy, it's rewarding hard work!
Also, eat less food, don't snack after your evening meal and watch the weight drop off.
Sports-tracker for symbian..
sports-tracker (sports-tracker.com) is a free symbian app which is better than track my run and endemondo etc and has worked great for me for the past couple of years... Always use my old nokia for running instead of my iphone for this app...
...that you did not include a GPS running device such as a Garmin or similar but did manage to include a foot massager and a puzzle. My Garmin has a heart rate monitor and a cadence sensor so is really useful for both running and cycling, a free website to upload all of my exercise as well as a standard export format which many other running and fitness websites accept.
The GPS is also accurate and there are a variety of options such as virtual training partner, courses (with route map), auto-lapping, auto-multisport, pace and heart rate zones and the 400 series have heartrate-based calorie calculation.
I have used one for a year now and wouldn't be without it for a long run or race.
Good post apart from the mention of Situps
Good post. The only way to lose weight and get fit is via my famous diet called "eat less and do more".
You don't need any fancy diets, toys, tech, gadgets, just eat less and do more.
A healthy balanced diet with reduced calorie intake and burning more calories than you ingest and you will lose weight.
My only criticism of your post is you mention situps. They are dreadful for you and only really exercise the main trunk flexor, the iliopsoas muscle and don't work on the abs. Crunches are better but a lot of people now say that full body workouts are better, ie squats, lunges and deadlifts as they all use core stabilisation and work the whole body therefore reducing fat and this is the only way to get your abs to show.
Never heard about SportsTracker?
SportsTracker busts Runkeeper Pro even without trying it.