THE MIGHTY MINI
No room for a full-size cardio machine? The Marcy Deluxe Mini Cardio Cycle will fit into your life. Set the 12-pound machine on the floor in your home or office and pedal like a bike. Or, place it on a tabletop and give your arms a workout. The LCD display has a calorie-burn/rep counter and a timer. $51.
Pedal while you work with the DeskCycle, which fits in the foot space under your desk. You can take care of business on the desktop and safely enjoy smooth, quiet, magnetic-resistance cycling below. $159.
Stay fit while working or playing video games with a FitDesk Bike Desk. It’s a combination desk and stationary bike that includes a sliding shelf for a laptop, back- or forward-leaning pedaling, an adjustable arm rest with massaging rollers, and customization for varying body heights. $300.
Forget to exercise? Garmin’s vivosmart bracelet sends notifications that it’s time to get moving, based on personalized, preset goals. It also helps supervise your calories, steps taken, heart rate and sleep patterns, then displays your stats with just a tap on the wristband. Starts at $170.
Runners can race themselves for personal bests or follow graphical displays to set the pace with a TomTom Runner, a training watch with an extra-large display and one-button control. Indoors or out, or even on a treadmill, the waterproof and rugged gadget syncs with smart apps for stat-sharing that keeps runners engaged and on track. $150.
Step on the Escali SmartConnect Body Scale, and it measures both your weight and body mass index. Measurements can be transmitted wirelessly to a mobile app via Bluetooth LE to help you set goals and track progress. $150.
The Sleep Cycle app offers relief to people who know the frustration of an unsatisfying night’s sleep. The app user places his phone under his pillow, and Sleep Cycle analyzes sleep patterns and provides feedback on how to improve sleep, plus awakens the user at the ideal moment. $1.
Becky Billingsley is a freelance writer from Myrtle Beach, S.C. Her monthly column also appears in South Carolina Living, the statewide electric co-op magazine of the Palmetto state. Product inclusion on this page does not imply endorsement; product availability and prices are subject to change.