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Why use old tools to tackle new wellness goals? Make your routines stick with these smarter picks

Matt Bean  – February 11, 2020 | Updated September 21, 2020

Muse 2 Meditation Headband

A favorite of the brain-hacking community, this head-mounted EKG meter (pictured above) analyzes your brain wave patterns and coaches you through relaxation and sleep routines. The newest model adds a soft headband for bed-time usage.

Muse 2: The Brain Sensing Headband, $219
   
Muse S: The Brain Sensing Headband (new soft model), $350
   

Oura Smart Ring 2

Oura Smart Ring 2

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We’ve tried sleep tracking with smartwatches, mattress sensors, and more­—but this incredible little ring beats them all on simplicity. Embedded with tiny sensors that detect your pulse and movement, it provides a deep look at how you’re sleeping—or not—and how you can improve.

Oura Smart Ring 2, $299
   

Apple Watch Series 5

Apple Watch Series 5

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Load up some songs, sync your apps, and soon you’ll be jogging, hiking, and tracking steps all while listening to podcasts, prompts, and tunes—all without a phone weighing you down.

Apple Watch Series 5, $485
   

NordicTrack Treadmill with iFit

NordicTrack Treadmill with iFit

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Treadmills have one Achilles’ heel: Motivation. But this lineup adds in real-time personalized pacing and training tips set to video loops of mind-blowing vistas: Hawaii, Zion National Park, and many more settings in and around the West. Advanced models even raise or lower inclines to meet the historic hikes or trail runs you’re following.

Load up some songs, sync your apps, and soon you’ll be jogging, hiking, and tracking steps all while listening to podcasts, prompts, and tunes—all without a phone weighing you down.

NordicTrack Treadmill with iFit, from $999
   

Breville 3X Bluicer Pro

Breville 3X Bluicer Pro

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Counter space comes at a premium in most homes. This smart solution combines a juicer and a blender into one, with the added benefit of a side-siphon connecting the two. The result? Funnel your fresh juice right into the blender for fresher, brighter, and more nutritious smoothies.

Breville 3X Bluicer Pro, $400
   

AirPods Pro

Airpods Pro

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We loved the original AirPods, and this water-resistant, noise-canceling upgrade adds adjustable rubberized tips to fit a variety of ear canal shapes. Great for working out—and for long plane rides that tax your fitness in other ways.

AirPods Pro, $249
   

Dyson Pure Cool Me Fan

Dyson Pure Cool Fan

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Dyson’s been making space-aged fans for years. What’s special about this R2D2 clone? It’s not blowing smoke—or any other kind of particulate, either. Thanks to a cylindrical HEPA filter in the base, the bed-, desk-, or side table companion cools with clean air. In rotational mode, the directional air stream can swing through a 70-degree arc, controlled by the included remote or an app, and a touch of the dome can move the “pressure core” up or down to meet your hot spots.

Dyson Pure Cool Me Fan, $294
   

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Toothbrush

Just like high-end razors, fancy toothbrushes need to justify their price tags. That creates an arms race of sorts, featuring all kinds of unnecessary features. This Bluetooth setup manages to pull its weight, coaching you through different brushing modes meant to help whiten your teeth, protect your gums, and deep clean. RFID (radio frequency identification) technology means the base automatically adapts to different brush heads. The company claims the system removes up to ten times more plaque than a manual toothbrush and up to twice as many stains in three days, and provides up to seven times better gum health in just two weeks. Our favorite trick: A glass tumbler that fits over the charging base, so you can prop your toothbrush just like the good old days and it will still charge.

Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart Toothbrush, $149