Gadgets: Coros Vertix 2, Ketoscan Lite, Julbo Evad-1 and more
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From the February 2022 issue of E&T: A watch packed with location-tracking capability, pocket ketone monitor and sports sunglasses with head-up display.
Coros Vertix 2
A watch that talks to all five major satellite systems (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS and Beidou) at the same time with dual frequencies. Get the most precise positioning data whether you’re scaling a rock wall, travelling deep in a forest or just running in the ‘concrete canyon’ of a city centre.
Read Caramel’s hands-on review https://eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2022/01/hands-on-gadget-review-coros-vertix-2/.
Beurer MG 180
Professional athletes use massage guns to aid recovery, fighting DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), the achy day-after-exercise feeling. This rechargeable gun’s six attachments work at four intensity levels, up to 3,200 impulses per minute. Run time is three hours.
A new, affordable pocket ketone monitor that works like a breathalyser, to gauge fat-burning if you’re on a ketogenic diet. Unusually, it uses an electrochemical cartridge to detect acetone in the breath, instead of invasive blood or urine tests. The cartridge needs servicing after every 300 tests.
Futuristic sports sunglasses with a built-in head-up display for cycling, running and more. They put your chosen live performance stats right before your eyes, while photochromic lenses adjust quickly to ambient light conditions. Smart but surprisingly lightweight at 35g.
Zwilling Enfinigy Personal Blender
This 600W blender boasts a BPA-free Triton cup and cross blades with ‘piranha’ teeth. But what sets it apart is teaming it with Zwilling’s Vacuum Pump (£69.95) and Vacuum Lid (£4.95) to preserve nutrients and colours in your fresh smoothies.
This high-tech face mask from gaming giant Razer uses a pair of fans to draw in air through its twin N95 filters. Your exhaled air is filtered too. This breeze, and an anti-fog coating, ensure the see-through front doesn’t fog up, so others can see your face as you speak. Filter sets work out at £3 each. It boasts cool lighting too.
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