Vive Focus, NordicTrack VR Bike, and More: The Coolest New Hi-Tech Health and Fitness Products

NordicTrack
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Just weeks ago, the latest tech debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Here are the fitness and health gear and gadgets we’re stoked about.

 

Vive Focus and NordicTrack VR Bike

This is gaming meets fitness. Climb onto the NordicTrack Virtual Reality Bike and don the Vive Focus headset, choose from one of three games, and get pedaling to collect coins, beat your best times, and challenge friends. The bike’s handlebars have controllers, and the whole unit moves—10 percent incline and decline—to make it both an immersive experience and to keep your quads working hard. Available summer 2019.

[Bike: $2,000; nordictrack.com. VR headset: $600; vive.com.]

Withings Move ECG

The company’s trackers that masquerade as watches are coveted by those who want a sleek way to monitor fitness. But this new offering appeals to anyone concerned with heart health. It’s the first analog watch that performs medical-grade electrocardiograms, which can detect an a-fib in the moment. Press the sides of the watch face for 20 seconds to record heart rhythms. The app collects the data and determines if you’re in a-fib. Available spring 2019.

[$130; withings.com]

Impossible Burger 2.0

One of the best things for the planet is reducing meat consumption. Impossible Burger has made it their mission to make a nonmeat patty that looks and tastes exactly like the real thing. Their second iteration of the plant-based protein burger gets even closer. The long-term goal is to make a burger so delicious it bests its actual bovine counterparts. Available winter 2019.

[impossible.com]