The big thing in the health and fitness world these days is high-intensity interval training (HIIT). These routines are not only timesavers because they cram different workouts together to burn a maximum amount of calories quickly, but even the cool down or rest periods of an HIIT routine will let you burn calories, even when it seems like you’re doing nothing at all! A trendy new HIIT routine has emerged recently called Tabata, and it’s quickly becoming all the rage in the fitness world due to its full-body encompassing routine and amazing results.
Tabata combines 20-second bursts of intense exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest in a workout that comprises rounds that last just four minutes total. Short, sweet, effective and powerful, Tabata routines can last for a mere eight minutes to as long as 40 if you really want to burn some calories. Jam-packed with moves ranging from lunges to squat jumps, Tabata will keep you active so you don’t get bored with your routine. You can even do Tabata in your living room with absolutely no equipment. However, in order to get the most out of your high-intensity Tabata workout, we recommend pairing it with these wearables, all of which are available to rent for a trial basis through Lumoid.
Ray is Misfit’s most minimal and versatile tracker. It delivers the fitness and sleep tracking you need to stay motivated, including steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned and activity tagging. It also never needs charging and is water-resistant to 50 meters, so it can be worn constantly, perfect for high-intensity workouts like Tabata. Misfit Ray will deliver more data, better insights and more powerful motivation for your routine.
Motivation is your best accessory with Fitbit Alta, a customizable fitness tracker designed to fit your personal style. Stay motivated by tracking all-day activity like steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes, and get credit for your workouts with SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition. No matter where you’re headed, the easy-to-read OLED screen keeps your goals in focus with stats, time and call or text notifications on display.
Moov Now is a 2nd generation multi-sport wearable coach that will guide you to an overall better workout. With Moov Now, exercising gets a whole lot smarter. This smaller, lighter and more breathable wearable contains a 9-axis Omni Motion sensor that captures and analyzes your motion in 3D, providing you with visual representation on how to better execute each exercise in your Tabata routine in order to tone your body more efficiently. It will even talk to you as you workout and coach you on your form.
Take credit for all your activity and measure your daily movement with the Timex Ironman Move x20. Connect this wearable to your smartphone so you can track your activity and workouts, receive calls and texts and even monitor fitness data and metrics.
Mio Fuse is a sleek wristband that combines all the features of a heart rate monitor, sports watch and activity tracker. Fuse allows you to monitor the intensity of your workouts and your movement throughout the day, giving you a more comprehensive look at exertion, recovery and overall fitness. All-day activity statistics include steps, calories, distance and goal progress.