Features foxL & bike mount and Uwater G4 in Summer fitness accessories
"Reward yourself for working out this summer with these new fitness
By Janice Lloyd
and Rebecca Lurye,
Skipping your workout can be a huge temptation when the sun blazes overhead
and a cool oasis beckons. USA TODAY picked six great gadgets that will help
you forget the heat and stay active this summer.
Born to ride
Taking your music on long bike rides gives you the extra kick you need to
climb hills and endure long flats. FoxL is a super-light Bluetooth system by
Soundmatters that fits on handlebars. It is 5.6 inches long and weighs 9.5
ounces. The stereo sound is rich — and safer than wearing ear buds attached
to a phone or MP3 player.
The lithium battery might last longer than your legs: It has up to five
hours of life and is rechargeable. Spend a couple seconds syncing your
iPhone or Blackberry and hit the road. If you're hooked on a bike computer
and have it mounted on one side of your handlebars, this unit fits beside it
or on the other side. Speakers, $199; mounting kit, $34.
Sounds of summer
Get lost listening to one of this season's best-selling authors during lap
swims or crank up your favorite tunes while waiting for a wave to ride.
Fitness Technologies claims to make the smallest waterproof MP3 player.
UwaterG4 weighs less than an ounce, holds 4G of data (1,000-1,200 songs) and
is guaranteed for up to 10 feet underwater. Attach it to eye goggles for lap
swims or an armband for other water activities. The earplugs are equipped
with a 36-inch red cord and a twist-and-lock jack that keeps out water.
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