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Working out used to involve investing in little more than a new pair of trainers and a gym membership (both of which invariably got used once and then forgotten about), but now there is a whole host of gadgets that will help you lose weight, tone up and even make your mark as a professional sportsperson.
They range from games which you play by leaning on boards, to GPS units for bikes and mobile phones that will tell you exactly where you are going wrong.
While they may not quite be able to replace a personal trainer, they can certainly help you get the most out of your run or gym visit without breaking the bank. As with all technology, it pays to shop around as these products are often heavily discounted online.
POLAR F55 HRM WATCH
Polar specialises in heart-rate monitors, but the F55 claims to be an entire fitness trainer in a watch. It's really simple to use and set up, as each time you go to the gym it will work out your heart rate and, via an online fitness training tool, tell you which exercises you should be doing. The data can then be uploaded to the Polar website to track your …