THE BEST TECH FOR… per­sonal im­prove­ment


1 DrinKup Bot­tle

Stay hy­drated with this smart water bot­tle, which rec­om­mends how much you need each day based on your height, weight and daily ac­tiv­i­ties. It’ll also show you your hy­dra­tion level on the lid through­out the day and vi­brate when you need to drink more. It comes with an app, which bugs you to hy­drate, keeps tabs on how of­ten you drink so you don’t have to and lets you know how well your hy­dra­tion habit is coming along. USD$69, drinkup­bot­tle. com

2 Dyson Su­per­sonic Hair Dryer

One of the best hair dry­ers on the planet, the Su­per­sonic has 1,600W of power, with am­pli­fi­ca­tion tech tripling the amount of air it pushes out. There are three dif­fer­ent speed set­tings, as well as heat-con­trol smarts. That means it might be su­per quick and easy to use, but it won’t fraz­zle your hair. The hair dryer also comes with a num­ber of dif­fer­ent mag­netic at­tach­ments, like a smoothing noz­zle for added sleek­ness and shine. $499,

3 Garmin Fore­run­ner 645 Mu­sic

Run­ners need a ded­i­cated sports watch for pound­ing the pave­ment, and with GPS and mu­sic stor­age, this is per­fect. Down­load 500 songs and con­nect Blue­tooth head­phones for has­sle-free lis­ten­ing. It has ev­ery­thing you’d ex­pect from a high-end run­ning watch, in­clud­ing heart-rate track­ing and lots of data about how you move – and there’s even more de­tailed track­ing if you add the Garmin Foot Pod sen­sor. $599,

4 Ovie Smarter­ware

For a food stor­age sys­tem that’s smart yet sim­ple, check out Ovie. At­tach its SmartTags to any­thing in your fridge, from an Ovie con­tainer to a bag of veg. The light on the tag will then show you the sta­tus of your food and how quickly you should eat it. Green is fresh, yel­low is good (but eat it soon), and red is throw it away. It’s a great idea for meal prep and re­duc­ing food waste if you of­ten forget when you put things in your fridge. USD$100,

5 Wat­tBike Atom

A su­per-smart in­door bike trainer that enables you to get fit and im­prove your cy­cling per­for­mance from the com­fort of your liv­ing room. A Climb Mode with au­to­matic re­sis­tance, means you don’t need to keep chang­ing set­tings. It also keeps your cy­cling quiet, so you can get up at the crack of dawn for a spin­ning ses­sion with­out wak­ing ev­ery­one up. You can ac­cess train­ing plans, track your per­for­mance and an­a­lyse data from the Wat­tBike Hub via an app. $TBC, wat­



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