Of the industries that Apple’s products have touched, health and fitness is one of the most promising. There’s a lot to be done, yes, but the range of iPhone fitness accessories that we’ve seen and that are being manufactured have had a profound impact in consumers’ life.
From simple blood pressure monitors to run-trackers, there’s a plethora of apps and accessories intended for the fitness enthusiast. In combination with the iPhone, these accessories and apps turn out to be a smart tool.
We’ve tried to pin down some of the most useful, popular and interesting iPhone fitness accessories. Many of these work with the iPad too and that makes the experience all the better.
Incase Sports Armband for iPhone
iPhone armbands are a phenomena although you won’t see a lot many users using it – unless, of course, you’re a regular visitor to your local gym. iPhone armbands are amazing due to their usability. Having your iPhone safely strapped to your body is a level of freedom for walkers, joggers and people who workout. There are many more iPhone armbands here.
Buy Incase Sports Armband from Apple.com or Amazon.com.
Withings Smart Blood Pressure Monitor
Withings is a reputed name when it comes to health accessories and this one is one of their leading gadgets for iPhone. The Smart Blood pressure monitor measures your pulse-rate and tracks it over a period of time. This is a full-fetched app with the accessory.
iBGStar Blood Glucose Monitoring System
If you’re looking for a compact and handy blood sugar monitoring system, the iBGStar fitness monitoring accessory is the perfect deal. It draws blood into a 0.5microliter sample size. Again, aimed at the health-conscious crowd and patients alike, the iBGStar integrates with your iPhone via a connector. At the moment of writing this, the iBGStar Blood Glucose Monitoring System is compatible with iPhone 4 and 4S.
Buy the iBGStar Blood Glucose Monitoring System here.
Fitbit has been committed to developing amazing, useful, and crafty little fitness accessories for mobile devices and desktops alike. The Fitbit One can be called a culmination of all the previous work done by the company. The “One” is an all-in-one accessory. It tracks your sleep, your step, your runs, cycling and also nudges you to push forward in a fun and interesting way.
Runtastic Receiver and Heart Rate Monitor
Runtastic is a full-fledged suite of apps that track a lot of your activity. This accessory from Runtastic is an elastic band that enables you to monitor your heart rate. This one is a band you can wear anytime so you can track your pulse across all activities that you perform.
Wahoo Blue HR Heart Rate Strap
Wahoo prides itself in producing fitness accessories for the iPhone. And they do a perfect job of it. The Wahoo HR Heart Rate strap is almost the US equivalent of the Runtastic Receiver. Unlike the latter, the Wahoo Heart Rate Strap is far more powerful in terms of utility because of a sharply focused app. The compatibility is only for iPhone 4S and 5 (and the new iPads including Mini).
Price: $69.99 ($49.99 on Amazon)
Buy Wahoo Heart Rate Strap from Amazon.com.
Wahoo Protkt iPhone 5 Bike Mount & Case
This one’s for bikers. The Wahoo iPhone 5 Bike mount and case is perfect if you want to track all your biking. Not only is it useful as a tracker but it’s a safe and secure mount and case for the iPhone 5.
Price: $69.99 ($59.99 on Amazon)
Buy the PROTKT from Amazon.com.