Tech That Helps You and Your Furry Friend Get Into Shape
As a devoted dog owner, you probably already know how amazing it is to share your home with your furry friend. Dogs provide us with unconditional love, companionship and if they like to bark at strange noises, they give us a nice sense of security. Dogs are also wonderful exercise companions. After all, they need to be walked and stay active to be in good health, so if you are determined to be more fit, your four-legged friend can help you to achieve this goal.
Of course, not that long ago getting into shape with your pooch meant buying a new leash for him and a comfy pair of walking shoes for you. While these are still important pieces of gear, you can now also harness the power of technology to be more active and get fit with your dog. With this in mind, check out the following efficient and convenient types of tech that will get you and Fido up off the couch and outside moving around:
Smart Devices for Both of You
While you and your pup may start out your new fitness program with slow and short strolls around the block, over time you will want to go farther and maybe start jogging, hiking or running in local races. To help you keep track of your daily activities with your dog, consider treating yourself to a Samsung Gear smartwatch. The Samsung Gear features a program called S Health, which allows you to record all of the different types of exercise that you and your pup like to do, as well as create goal-driven programs that you can work on together. If you don’t want your dog to feel left out, you can invest in a FitBark device for her to wear all day; it attaches right to her collar and monitors her activity levels, distance traveled and calories burned. If you both have smart devices, it could be interesting to compare the data and see if your pup ends up with more paw prints at the end of the day, or if you get in more steps; this data could be used to adjust your fitness routines.
While you adore your dog with every fiber of your being, he might not be the best conversationalist when you are out jogging together. To help keep your mind occupied and inspire you to walk faster and longer, you can’t go wrong with an iPod. You can listen to music, podcasts, news and more while out exercising with your pup. Come up with some exercise playlists with your dog in mind, put in your earbuds and hit the sidewalk with your dog for some cardio-boosting exercise.
Pear Training Kit
Whether you want to lose 5 pounds or 50 by walking and running more with your dog, the Pear Training Kit can help. The small gadget tracks your workouts with a wireless heart monitor that you wear around your chest. It will then come up with a training plan based on your goals, which can be walking a 5K with your dog or running in a longer race. The tool also offers guidance on your pace as you and your dog are out exercising and offers workout stats and more.
Thanks to these amazing forms of technology, you will have the tools you need to get fit and lose weight. Add in your four-legged best friend to your workouts, and both of you will be healthier and live longer happier lives together.