I believe in putting my fitness gadgets to the ultimate test, like using them to split my nighttime sleep schedule in half for a daring experiment to ultimately help me sleep more. So you can trust that my favorite gadgets earned their keep.
I've had a long love of fitness tech -- and especially wearable fitness tech -- as you can see. This is only a selection of what I've actually played with over the years.
But it's the Jawbone range that's proven to be the keepers for me. I've had more than a few die a battery-related death on me, but the combination of formfactor and the app keep me coming back. That's my old Up24 next to the current Up2.
Yes, the Up24 was what got me through this strange split sleep experiment.
But that doesn't mean I haven't enjoyed other wearables, especially some of the newer ones with smartwatch-style functionality.
Bluetooth headsets also proved invaluable for my nocturnal gym visits.
I found that, personally, at the end of the day I preferred a headset that was simple and easy to use, rather than coming with too many bells and whistles.
The silent alarm function has become one of the most indispensable features of the Up range for my day-to-day life.
But my true love will always been the incredibly detailed sleep logger.
And now it's the newer Up2 that I'm using.
One extra bit of tech I've added recently is the Henty Wingman. At first glance its a fairly unassuming suit bag that also comes with a gym bag as well.
The whole thing, however, rolls up and feature semi-rigid ribbing that keeps all your gear from getting completely crushed.
It's a smart looking, smart-designed way to get gym and work gear around and it's perfect if you're bike riding to and from the workplace.