2020 has shown to be the year where it’s most important to keep track of your health and overall well-being. Technology is making it easier and easier to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and to arm yourself against viruses and diseases spreading around like wildfire. As a gadget blog we think it’s important to separate the good from the bad in the health category. That’s why we’re selecting and maintaining this list of the best health gadgets of 2021.
Squeezyband – Hand Sanitizer Bracelet
Remember the time when COVID-19 became a pandemic? People were stocking up on hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray to the point where even hospitals had issues maintaining their supplies. Luckily, everyone is able to get a decent amount of sanitizer for normal prices again.
The Squeezyband might have been an ideal product for germaphobes last year, but now it comes in damn handy to always have a small supply of hand sanitizer with you.
This is a small bracelet, carrying a small dose of hand sanitizer. Push on the band to get a drop of sanitizer on your wrist which you can apply on your hands in a swift motion.
It’s a small, simple and efficient idea to keep your hands clear of bacteria at any time during the day. Get the Squeezyband for a little over 10 bucks via the link below:
ThermBot – The Thermometer
I guess you can call ThermBot the modern day thermometer. This is not a thermometer you need to stick into an uncomfortable orifice. It doesn’t require a battery to keep running and it’s small and light enough to carry with you everywhere you go.
The ThermBot can simply draw some juice from your iOS or Android smartphone using USB-C or Lightning. It scans your forehead temperature from an inch away and delivers results with medical accuracy. You know within the second if you’re edging to a fever or whether you’re healthy enough to eat out this evening.
This tiny device was successfully funded in a Kickstarter and is now still available to purchase in an Indiegogo InDemand campaign. It’ll cost you about 100 bucks at the time of writing to have one shipped to you around April 2021
The Oura health ring had heads turning when NBA players were given one to get their health monitored during the Corona pandemic. You may ask yourself, why out of all health gadgets did the NBA choose the Oura ring?
Just look at the features and you’ll understand why.
Unlike other health wearables the Oura ring packs its monitoring technology in such a small footprint, that you don’t even notice you’re wearing something.
It only needs to charged about once a week, so no need to take it off every day and leave it on your nightstand overnight.
The Oura is packed with infrared LEDs, NTC temperature sensors, an accelerometer, and a gyroscope and features a precise and convenient place to capture body measurements like heart rate, HRV, temperature, steps, and more.
It may be priced a bit higher than the average health gadget, but the Oura ring is a great looking housing for this measuring technology.
The Fitbit Sense is Fitbit’s latest health and fitness tracker, launched in 2020. It’s a great allrounder and affordable health device for both millenials and the elderly.
It measures your stress levels, body temperature and heart rate. You can get notified whenever these metrics go into a danger zone, so you’ll be more confident that something is keeping track of your health wherever you go.
Like other Fitbits there’s a GPS tracker and a wealth of other features allowing you to exercise, receive call and text notifications, make payments or control your Spotify player.
It sports 6 days of battery life (without the GPS turned on) and can fast charge for a full day’s use in 12 minutes.
Amazon Halo Wellness Band
Amazon made a big move by entering the health tracker market. The Amazon Halo is a screenless wrist band that tracks the most important things to ensure a good health.
Just like the other health gadgets in this list it can track your sleep patterns, and fitness activity.
There are a few remarkable features on the Amazon Halo that set it apart from the Fitbit and Apple Watch.
With the Halo app you can measure your body composition from just a simple full-body photo. The Halo also measures the tone of your voice and can detect what kind of mood you’re in from the way you’re talking. Pretty interesting stuff.
You can order the Amazon Halo in the US only, via their Early Access program.
Flow 2 Air Quality Monitor
While you can have all smart wearables in the world to measure your heart rate and body temperatures, none of them will measure the air around you. The Flow 2 is an advanced air quality monitor that tells you whenever the air around you is polluted. Read the quality straight from the device or use the app to plan your trip through the cleanest air.
The Flow 2 goes 3 days on a single charge and is portable enough to attach to your backpack when you’re out and about.
Upright Go 2 Posture Corrector
Having a good posture corrector is an essential gadget. Standing tall and not slouching behind your desk will prevent back issues and a misalignment of the spine at a later age. Your back health is crucial if you want to walk around without pain when you’re older.
The Upright Go 2 Posture Corrector is a trainer that you wear on your back, between your shoulders. Its internal sensors recognize a bad posture and the device will give you a small nudge in the form of a vibration so that you will put your shoulders straight again. You can measure over time how your posture improves using the Upright Go app on your iPhone or Android phone.
This sums up the best health gadgets for 2021. Have you seen something that needs to be part of this list? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!