The Best Fitness Workout Accessories for your Smartphone

Athletes and civilians alike discovered early on how mobile devices could serve as an essential tool for tracking and training. Smartphones help in countless ways, from playing music to finding the best resources and sites to keep your workout fun. But they don’t always do it alone, and a huge industry has sprung up around fitness accessories designed to work alongside your phone to help you achieve the best results, but also to link, sync and track data and get feedback on your performance. Among the many health and fitness accessories compatible with smartphones, we have compiled a list of some high-quality devices to help you achieve your fitness goals.

Apple Watch

The Apple Watch Fitness Companion.
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If you are looking for the best fitness accessory for your iPhone, look no further than the Apple Watch 6 (or Series 5 or SE). As a fitness companion, it has no equal, and even older models of the watch offer all the tools and resources needed to keep you fit. Health-related features include ECG, fall detection, activity tracking, and heart rate alerts. Of course, it also lets you make or receive calls, send messages, navigate through your playlists, and stream Apple Music right from your wrist. Apple Watch is a great activity tracker with activity rings and easy-to-interpret data that can motivate anyone working to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Not an iPhone user, or fancy something more specialized? Check out our list of the best fitness trackers for more.

Belkin Magnetic Fitness Phone Holder

Belkin magnetic fitness phone holder.

If you’re rocking a MagSafe-compatible phone like the iPhone 12 – including a MagSafe-certified case up to 3mm thick – the Belkin Magnetic Fitness Phone Mount makes gym use a whole lot easier. The phone holder allows you to attach your iPhone 12 to magnetic surfaces in indoor gym equipment or attach it to handlebars using the included strap. With your phone secured, you can view it from any angle with 360 degree rotation. The front magnet rests on the back of your iPhone, while the back magnet attaches to magnetic surfaces on your fitness equipment. It won’t budge even if your phone is shaken or bumped. An included fitness belt attaches to a handlebar on exercise bikes, treadmills, and rowing machines. The 360-degree swivel ball joint inside the stand allows you to adjust to any angle during your workout.

Letsfit . Bluetooth Headset

Letsfit IPX7 Bluetooth Headphones Waterproof Wireless Earbuds.

You want to hear your tunes while running, no matter the weather. Done with Letsfit Bluetooth headphones that give you 15 hours of playtime with comfortable and ergonomically designed ear hooks. Whether you’re running in the rain, training for a marathon, or jogging, these IPX7-rated waterproof buds feature an inner waterproof nano-coating to protect the headphones from heavy rain or sweat. Listen to the audio while running, jogging, hiking, biking, yoga and all kinds of sports or exercises. An 11mm vibrating diaphragm and enhanced bass reduce distortion for an immersive environment. Its advanced technology eliminates background noise, enhances audio discrimination, and ensures wireless communication between Bluetooth devices within a 33-foot range.

Fitbit Lux

Fitbit Lux Sports Tracker.
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The Fitbit Luxe adapts to any fitness routine and also doubles as an attractive bracelet/smart tracker that lets you work out while on a brisk walk to work or dating. Connect Luxe to your phone’s GPS to track speed and distance on your wrist in real time. It features a vibrant color display, sleep tracking, and sleep score in the Fitbit app. The heart rate tracking function allows you to maximize your exercise, understand resting heart rate trends, and better estimate calorie burn. Feel the noise when you reach your target heart rate zones. Adjust your body with metrics like respiratory rate, heart rate variability and more via the app. Best of all, the battery life is up to five days.

Trinium badge for big phones

Trinium badge for large phones.

While you are running in an open, sometimes harsh environment, you don’t have to worry about the safety of your smartphone. iOS and Android and fits most cases, including Otterbox and Lifeproof. The armband bends, twists and folds and features multiple slots, including a secret compartment for your home key. Highly adjustable, the Velcro strap fits arm sizes up to 14″. The protective screen cover on the armband allows full touch compatible use of calls, playlists, stopwatch and more without removing the phone. Waterproof design protects against water and sweat. Comfortable grip keeps the band firmly on your arm during workouts and runs. However, do note that your phone will not read fingerprints through the case, so keep that in mind while using it.

Roam Universal Bike Phone Mount

Roam Universal Bike Phone Mount for Motorcycle and Bicycle Handlebars.

Cycling for fitness and transportation is becoming increasingly popular and the Roam Universal Bike Phone Mount can accommodate any smartphone up to approximately 3.5 inches wide. The Roam securely holds your device to your handlebar using a premium hard plastic grip with silicone mesh. The material stretches up to 4 times its original dimensions, securing your phone. If you have an iPhone 7 or higher, a Samsung Galaxy, or an HTC phone, this device is for you. It is adjustable to fit handlebar sizes from 7/8″ to 1.25″ in diameter for your bike or motorcycle.

Cevapro winter gloves

Cevapro touch screen winter gloves.

With fall and winter approaching, think about how you’ll use your phone while running, hiking, climbing, golfing, fishing, sports, biking, driving, motorcycles, horseback riding, working, and skiing – even if it’s cold. Look no further: Cevapro winter gloves will warm your hands. Unisex style made of soft polyester, spandex, and fleece lining, the glove materials are moisture wicking and stay put with elastic cuffs to keep your hands warm, comfortable and dry in cold winter. These special gloves are covered with conductive material on your thumb and forefinger so you can control your smartphone, tablet, smartwatch, or GPS map with the usual flicks and swipes. The full finger gloves have silicone particles gripped on the palm and index finger to resist abrasion while the waterproof shell design keeps your hands dry in snow and light rain.

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