NEW YEAR, NEW YOU – Stuff.tv's top 5 fitness gadgets

Need a little help seeing through those fitness-related New Year's resolutions? We've done the legwork for you and found a selection of gadgets to get

Need a little help seeing through those fitness-related New Year's resolutions? We've done the legwork for you and found a selection of gadgets to get you fighting fit in no time.

Salter MiBody scale £50

www.mibody.co.uk

You may be overweight, but your weight isn't the best indicator of how trim (or not) you actually are. Body fat percentage is much better. The MiBody scales will measure both of these, as well as a host of other stats. Then you can plug in its USB stick, download the results and transfer them to your PC where the included software maps out your results of the last month, print them out and stick them on the fridge as a reminder.

 

 

Polar FT60 Heart Rate Monitor £185

www.polarelectro.co.uk

You want a heart rate monitor, you buy a Polar. It's as simple as that. The FT (Fitness Training) range is Polar's latest, and features everything you could need to keep an eye on your ticker, and your fitness. If you're feeling flush you can even buy the Polar G1 GPS sensor or S1 foot pod to track your speed and distance as well, or get your hands on the FlowLink data transfer unit for logging your workouts on your PC.

 

 

Nokia N79 Active £350 SIM free

www.nokia.co.uk

The N79 has had an upgrade. It'll soon come with a 4GB Micro SD card, Polar heart rate belt, armband, headphones and the latest version of Nokia's workout application, Sports Tracker. The N79's onboard GPS combined with Sports Tracker means that you can record speed, distance and route of your workouts, as well as your heart rate. All this while you listen to some motivating Bounce and Donk tunes to keep you going.

 

 

Walk With Me! Nintendo DS

Due for release 20 February is Walk With Me. It comes with two Activity Meters (otherwise known as pedometers). You can use these to measure your daily step count, and give the other to a friend or family member for comparison. Transfer your activity data to the DS and complete mini-games and unlock trivia and other fun stuff, depending upon your step count for the day. You can compare your data with online users too, even plotting your own progress on a virtual walk across the solar system.

 

 

www.speedo.com

While it may not exactly be classic beach weather at the moment, you could do a lot worse than spending some time in the pool transforming yourself from Moby Dick to Michael Phelps. Endless laps can get a bit tedious though, so to help you power through, strap the Speedo Aquabeat MP3 Player to your goggles and listen to 1GB of your favourite tunes. Yellow Submarine, anyone?