Winter officially starts in New Zealand today and while we may feel like hibernating, keeping fit during the winter months is really important.
And if you’re a gadget fan, there are plenty of novel tech toys to help you enjoy winter exercise.
We had a look at some of the latest accessories for winter workouts this week on Breakfast.
Click image of Ali and Rawdon to view the interview on TVNZ.co.nz
Here are the gadgets we featured.
Be Headwear Bluetooth Beanie
The BE Headwear Bluetooth beanie gives you the freedom to be with your music on the go without worrying about wires.
The Beanies come in wide range of fashion styles and sizes but one thing they all have in common is a little bit of technology sewn into the seam – a Bluetooth receiver connected to a couple of speakers and a microphone.
That means you can wear your beanie while running (or have it on under your helmet while snowboarding) and at the same time, you can stream tunes and receive phone calls without having to take your phone out of your pocket.
Available from select Snow Sports shops nationwide and Mitre 10 Mega stores.
Recommended retail price: $69.00
Distributor website: http://www.winterimports.co.nz/#!shops/c3vf
Halo Belt 2.0 from Bells and Whistles.co.nz
The Halo Belt 2.0 is the perfect gadget for cycling, walking and running in the dark.
The Halo Belt is a versatile tool that aids in creating visibility. It is reflective, fully adjustable, rechargeable, and also illuminates. While it’s designed as a belt for the waist, it is also commonly worn over the shoulder, loosely around the waist or even clipped around a backpack. At the flick of a button, the reflective band can be powered on to deliver a solid or flashing light.
Available in red, blue and green this Kickstarter funded tech innovation is exclusively available in New Zealand through bike accessories store Bells and Whistles.
Charge: Mini USB rechargeable with cable
Battery Life: Up to 36 hours of illumination in flash mode
Size: Adjustable Elastic from size 0 to 46
Waterproof: Is Water Resistant (can not be submerged)
Weight: 125 grams (including rechargeable battery
Price: $49.00 each
Wizmount CU2 Backpack from The CollectorsCo.com
TheCollectorsCo.com is a cool new Kiwi owned website that collects unique gifts and gadgets from NZ and around the world including the WizMount pack for GoPro*.
The backpack makes extreme over the shoulder camera angles a reality for adventurous filmers with a GoPro video camera.
The pack’s little secret is the in-built extendable camera pole mount for capturing high-intensity action sports video, making it perfect for snowboarding or extreme mountain biking.
Backpack Price: $239.90
*GoPro camera sold seperately
All prices correct at time of publishing. Products subject to availability