news Brush, sleep, and pee for better health: The best fitness and wellness tech from CES 2023

LAS VEGAS—The CES 2023 show floor was filled with a myriad of devices that promise to improve health and fitness.

From bathroom-resident connected urinalysis monitors to smart treadmills that fold into luggage, we saw some unique connected health and fitness devices at this year’s convention. In no particular order, these are our favorite health-focused products from this year’s show.

ergosport bed

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Designed for athletes, the ErgoSportive adjustable smart bed (XL Twin starting at $3,599) features biometric sensors that measure sleep stages, movement, heart rate and respiration, so you can track your tracker while you’re asleep. No need to wear it. A companion, his ErgoSportive app offers sleep reports and customized recovery recommendations. Unveiled at CES, the bed integrates with Garmin smartwatches to bring daytime calorie burn, Body Battery energy storage, and stress data into his ErgoSportive app for 24/7 health insights and enhancements. Provides specific recovery advice.

iTouch Jillian Michaels Edition Wearable

iTouch Jillian Michaels Wearable

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Celebrity personal trainer Jillian Michaels of The Biggest Loser fame has partnered with iTouch on a new line of affordable fitness wearables. The iTouch Air 4 Jillian Michaels Edition smartwatch features a touchscreen, sensors that track your heart rate and steps, 20 sport modes, and the ability to send glowing heart notifications to your loved ones to let them know what you’re thinking. Features her LoveTap. they. The iTouch Active Jillian Michaels Edition fitness tracker is a low-cost alternative with 13 sport modes. The wearable comes with Jillian Michaels’ free 90-day subscription to her The Fitness app (usually $9.99 per month). iTouch also announced Explorer 4, Sport 4, and Flex 4 smartwatches. The new collection will be available this spring, with prices ranging from $75 to $115.

Withings U-Scan Home Urine Analyzer

Withings U-Scan

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Withings is going where few smart products have been before. That his U-scan device sits in the bathroom and tests urine without capturing samples or using messy strips. The company will initially introduce two consumer health cartridges for the device, which will help monitor metabolism and menstrual cycles. A miniaturized health lab that will change the way you monitor your health.” U-Scan says he will reach the EU during the second quarter with a price tag of €499.95 (about $532). Withings is still awaiting FDA approval to set pricing and availability in the US.

Kingsmith Fitness Walking Pad X21

King Smith Walking Pad

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The TikTok-famous WalkingPad X21 features an innovative bi-fold design that reduces the length to just 8.9 inches (from 55.9 inches) for easy storage out of sight. Connect with a companion app that tracks your workouts and lets you control your speed. At CES, WalkingPad creator King Smith Fitness unveiled the G1 with side handrails for safer running and jogging and the MX16 with wider belts and higher maximum user weight (up to 300 lbs) and introduced several new models.

King Smith Fitness Gym Box

King Smith Fitness Gym Box

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King Smith Fitness is also challenging Tonal with a compact strength-training machine called the Gym Box. Like the Tonal, it has electromagnetic resistance technology that tracks your weight with every move, adding more weight as you get stronger. We previously tested a similar product called the Vitruvian V-Form Trainer, but were unimpressed due to the jerky resistance adjustment. The Gymbox felt pretty smooth after just a brief use at CES, so I have high hopes for this machine.

Valencell Fingertip Sphygmomanometer

valencell sphygmomanometer

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You may not recognize Valencell by name, but their optical heart rate technology is used in millions of third-party wearable devices. Valencell now plans to launch its own branded line of digital health products, starting with a commercial fingertip blood pressure monitor for hypertensive patients. Powered by a photoplethysmography (PPG) sensor and artificial intelligence trained on more than 7,000 patients, the cuffless, calibration-free device uses a “little probe on his middle finger” to measure his blood pressure in less than a minute. I promise you can measure it. It works with a companion app that lets you track and share your measurements, view trends over time, and follow diet and exercise plans focused on cardiovascular health. The device is still pending FDA approval, but Valencell plans to sell it for about $99.

Conneqt Pulse Sphygmomanometer

connection pulse

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Another home blood pressure monitor announced at CES, the Conneqt Pulse, is a “medical-grade blood pressure monitor” that measures advanced arterial health indicators such as central blood pressure (heart pressure) and arterial stiffness (thickening of arterial walls). We promise to track it with “Accuracy. Its companion app lets you customize what you see on your Pulse display based on your specific health conditions and share the data with your doctor. Pricing hasn’t been announced yet, but Pulse is currently Under FDA review.

Playfinity Smart Baseball

Playfinity Smart Baseball

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Backyard League is smart baseball that measures speed, distance, height, throws, catches, transfer times, dropped balls and more. After launching the product in the US last spring, Norwegian sports tech company Playfinity unveiled two of his new games at CES. This includes Speed ​​Test, a fun way to challenge each player’s throwing ability, and Ground Ball, designed to improve his ball skills. Throw back and forth with someone, toss yourself in the air, and see your stats via the companion app after every throw. His Backyard League Baseball for players ages 6 to 14 is available now for $99.

Fall detection on the affordable Moto Watch 100

motowatch 100

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Originally launched in late 2021, the $99.99 Moto Watch 100 has finally arrived in the US and recently received an update adding fall detection support. His eBuyNow, a Motorola licensee that makes the Moto Watch 100, says it’s the most affordable smartwatch on the market with fall detection. Core features include 5ATM water resistance, built-in GPS, up to 14-day battery life, and an ultra-bright 1.3-inch OLED screen. With features like 24/7 heart rate monitoring, SpO2 tracking, and family sharing software, the Moto Watch 100 could be a great option for its target market, the elderly.

Editor’s pick

Movano Health Evie Smart Ring

Evie smart ring

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Our favorite smart ring, Oura, will soon have a new competitor. Movano Health’s female-focused Evie promises to help her track her period, ovulation, menstrual symptoms, and her mood. She also measures other health and fitness metrics such as resting heart rate, heart rate variability, blood oxygen saturation, breathing rate, skin temperature variability, steps taken, active minutes, calories burned, and sleep. It also tracks metrics for Evie is set to go on sale later this year when she’s under $300. It’s made from polished aluminum and is available in three finishes. We tested it at CES and found it very comfortable. The inner sensor isn’t too bulky and has an open design, so it can take some strain when your finger swells.

TrueKinetix TrueBike

TrueKinetix TrueBike

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Road cyclists who want to train indoors during winter may be interested in the TrueKinetix TrueBike. Instead of a traditional flywheel, this smart exercise bike combines a “powerful electric motor with a smart robotic solution” to continuously measure how hard you push down on the petals and automatically adjust the resistance to help you stay outdoors. It faithfully reproduces the feeling of riding. According to TrueKinetix, the TrueBike offers both cardio and strength training for more efficient indoor training than the competition. The company is working to secure a U.S. distributor, but this product could cause sticker shock: At $3,795, it’s pricier than Peloton.

Y-Brush “10 Second Toothbrush”

Y-Brush Nylon Start

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Admit it. You haven’t brushed your teeth for the recommended 2 minutes each time. If you’re looking for a quicker solution, Y-Brush NylonStart can get the job done in just 10 seconds. Developed in France with the help of dentists, the Y-Brush has 35,000 nylon bristles that use sonic vibrations to brush all your teeth at once. Previously sold in Europe, his $90 Y-Brush debuted in the US at his CES this week.

dyson zone

dyson zone headphones

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Worried about the negative health effects of outdoor air and noise? Dyson Zone air purifying headphones aim to address both issues. When I demoed the Zone at CES, the purified air felt cool on my face.Others may disagree, but I think it’s a Bane-like aesthetic(opens in new window) Cool. Even if you’re not a fan of the design, I have to admit – it’s awkward. Prices start at $949.

The ultimate guide to health and fitness technology

cartoon woman on exercise bike

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Whether your goal is to lose weight, lower your stress levels, sleep better, or boost your immune system, we’ve tested a number of smart health and fitness products as well as many apps that can help you reach your goals. Check out the best ones.

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