Selina Denman rounds up gadgets and apps to help you relax, get fit, sleep well and stay healthy
Since we are spending more time indoors, the Kinesis Personal by Technogym is the ultimate companion. Made for co-ordinated movements using resistance, it offers the scope for 200 workout moves, within a range of disciplines, including yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi, in a space of less than one square metre. It’ll also make a strong design statement in your space – the Heritage version comes with oak bars, and is available in four colours: black, cream, brown leather and a new limited-edition gold. The Vision version, meanwhile, is crafted from polished steel.
Kinesis Personal, Dh67,340, www.technogym.com
Created in partnership with sleep scientists, Kokoon headphones will help you nod off – or simply switch off. Flexible silicone headphones are intended for extended wear, even if you are lying down, and come with active noise cancellation and Sleepguard Audio, which will adapt your audio as you fall asleep. The headphones work with any app, but the dedicated Kokoon Relax app includes audio techniques used in cognitive behavioural therapy, as well as specialised soundscapes – from the sonance of the sea to the gentle patter of rain. Using sensor data, the app will also let you know how well you slept and offer recommendations to improve your slumber. Kokoon headphones, Dh1,157, www.kokoon.io
Keep those pearly whites in mint condition with Foreo’s Issa 2 electric toothbrush. The sleek, waterproof, ergonomic design includes a soft silicone body and polymer bristles, which harbour less bacteria than normal toothbrushes. It comes in black, cobalt blue, mint green and baby pink versions. Best of all, a single hour’s charge will keep it going for an entire year. One less thing to worry about.
Issa 2, Dh850, www.foreo.com
Sennheiser’s first foray into home entertainment speakers, the Ambeo Soundbar, offers an elegant, all-in-one solution and promises a 3D home audio experience. Beneath its lacquered and brushed aluminum surface, it is powered by 13 drivers, which result in an immersive 5.1.4 sound system and powerful bass, without the need for additional speakers or an external subwoofer. An intuitive room calibration function also ensures optimised sound depending on the specific room and your preferred seating position. Sennheiser Ambeo Soundbar, Dh9,999, en-ae. sennheiser.com
Montblanc is planning to launch the Summit 2+, its first smartwatch with an eSim solution from Wear OS by Google. This allows the wearer to make calls, answer messages and connect to online services at all times, even when they are away from their smartphone. The timepiece also features a speedometer, altimeter, barometer, compass and GPS, all housed within a 43.5 millimetre steel case. Summit 2+, scheduled to launch in May, www.montblanc.com