Gadgets to get you through winter

As we head into the depths of winter we have two choices, we can either snuggle up with plenty of comfort food, or we can choose to keep active.

Whichever path you choose, there are some great new technology products out there to help you achieve your goals.

Today on Breakfast we looked at two very different pieces of technology to help pass the winter months – the Kenwood Cooking Chef and the Fitbit Flex.  You can read more about them below, or click the image to watch the segment on

Winter Warmers


This slim, stylish device is with you all the time. During the day, it tracks steps, distance, and calories burned. At night, it tracks your sleep quality and wakes you silently in the morning. Just check out the lights to see how you stack up against your personal goal. It’s the motivation you need to get out and be more active.

Flex allows you to set a goal and uses LED lights to show how you’re stacking up. Each light represents 20% of your goal. You choose which one — steps, calories, or distance. It lights up like a scoreboard, challenging you to be more active day after day.

Flex automatically syncs your data to PCs, Macs, iPhone 4S & 5, iPad 3, Retina & mini, iPod touch, and to select Android phones without plugging in or pushing buttons. This gives you real-time access to your stats on the Fitbit dashboard throughout the day. Also with select NFC-enabled Android devices, you can tap your device to launch your Fitbit stats.

Price: $159.95

Availability: At leading electronics stores or online at…

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The Kenwood Cooking Chef adds a revolutionary new dimension to the art of cooking. The Cooking Chef incorporates induction cooking with all the standard features of our Titanium Major kitchen machine, making it the first-ever planetary mixer to cook your meal.

The induction cooking system is safe, clean and energy efficient and allows food lovers to take cooking creativity to another level.

As it can be left to automatically stir food and cook to a precise temperature it frees up time to get on with other dishes.

The bowl comes with heat-resistant handles on both sides. When the cooking’s done, just switch off the machine, take the bowl to the table, and serve.

Price: $2,299.99 (the Cooking Chef comes with more than a dozen cooking accessories in the box including a flexible beater, a dough hook, a power whisk and a hardback cook book).

Availability: From leading electronic retailers nationwide from 1 July

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The delicious results of all this gadget testing.



All prices correct at time of publishing. Products subject to availability.