Smart hat promises to look less douchey than smartwatches

Bonus: it'll keep the sun out of your eyes

So you're the fitness sort but not keen on smartbands or smartwatches. Maybe you'd just like to stick to your regular smartphone, thanks. Then consider the Activity Tracking Smart Hat that promises to be a less run-of-the-mill fitness buddy.

Made of Dri-Fit material, the hat has an inbuilt Bluetooth connection that will send over measurements of your heart rate, steps and calories to your phone. We're guessing it estimates how many calories you burn during your activities. It also works with any Android 4.3 device and newer as well as iPhones (4S and higher). Its makers claim that it can last up to 17 hours of continuous use.

US$99.99 seems a bit pricey but if you do most of your exercising in the sun, it'll help record your activities and offer some protection from the sun. The best bit? You can handwash this. It also comes in two spartan colour choices - black and white.