KNOCK­OUT GEAR

Our pick of train­ing kit will have you box­ing clever

Australian T3 - - MAN VS TECH -

AP­PLE WATCH SE­RIES 2

The lat­est (and great­est) gen­er­a­tion of Ap­ple’s best-in­class smart­watch is a real fitness pow­er­house, fea­tur­ing built-in GPS (so you can leave your phone at home when you go for a run) and water re­sis­tance down to 50 me­tres. Oh, and the fitness apps are ace. From $529, ap­ple.com/au

SPARBAR PRO

If you want to sharpen your box­ing skills – es­pe­cially your hand and head move­ment – then the Sparbar Pro is for you. Hit it and the bar ro­tates, com­ing back at you – so you al­ways have to have your guard up. Use this and you’ll be as quick as Kostya Tszyu in a Fer­rari. $630, sparbar.co.uk

SAM­SUNG GEAR ICONX

Sam­sung’s Gear IconX is a set of wire­less buds with a dif­fer­ence. Pair them with your phone or de­vice us­ing Blue­tooth, and you can not only lis­ten to tunes but, thanks to the built-in heart-rate mon­i­tors, track your run­ning ac­tiv­ity. There’s even 4GB of stor­age. $279, sam­sung.com/au

GARMIN IN­DEX SMART SCALE

The Garmin In­dex smart scale will do much more than tell you how many pies you’ve been scoff­ing – it’ll give you fig­ures such as fat and bone mass. It’ll also tell you how healthy your heart is by mea­sur­ing BPM, and keep you on track to­wards your goal weight. Im­pres­sive. $199, garmin.com

UN­DER AR­MOUR TRAIN­ING GEAR

Un­der Ar­mour pro­duces some of the best train­ing gear there is. Check out the SpeedForm Slin­gride run­ning shoes, which fit like a glove and at the same time of­fer all the sup­port you need – even when you’re out on ar­du­ous cross-coun­try runs. $varies, un­der­ar­mour.com.au

TOMTOM SPARK CAR­DIO

A great al­ter­na­tive to the Ap­ple Watch if you’re on a bud­get and happy with a stream­lined fea­ture set. The Spark Car­dio fea­tures a built-in heart-rate mon­i­tor and is light enough for any work­out. Lay out an ex­tra $50 for the + Mu­sic model and you get 4GB of stor­age too. $299, tomtom.com

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