Between the robotics and 3D printing, there was one thing we really hoped to see at the January 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES): even cooler fitness technology. Luckily, with over 3,600 companies displaying new tech products, the health and fitness marketplaces really delivered. And they brought so much more than heart-rate tracking wristbands.
Example A: If you're a fan of using Spotify Running to power your runs, the new TechnoGym treadmill is a godsend. It automatically syncs to your personal music library and run tempo to pick the best beats.
And then there was the iFit Altra IQ Shoe, which looks and feels like your typical sneaker but is outfitted with tracking sensors that sync to your smartphone to measure you footstrike, cadence, and more.
For people who love to lift, there's a new wearable GYMWATCH Sensor that acts as the ultimate personal trainer by counting your reps, measuring your speed, and even making corrections to your form.
The Digisole shoe soles double as trackers and foot warmers you control through Bluetooth and a smartphone app, so you can turn any pair of shoes into super smart feet warmers.
And you may have heard about FitBit's latest, greatest tracker, Blaze, a touchscreen smart fitness watch that rivals Apple's model and includes activity and sleep tracking, automatic exercise recognition, smartphone notifications, music control, wireless syncing, and on-screen workouts.
And those are just five of the life-changing fitness gadgets from CES coming soon to a gym near you. Watch the full video to see the products in action. (Then check out more Healthy Tech Innovations That Are Totally Worth Splurging On.)