The best new tech buys to supercharge your health
From high-tech hair straighteners, to at-home infrared sauna blankets, to sports bras that actually do what they claim, we have a lot to thank the latest developments in science for. Shop the best tech-ed up wellness buys here.
The Body+Soul editors are a discerning bunch, so when they recommend the best running shoes, or the sleep aids that actually work, or sustainable swaps that look as good as they feel, we suggest you take note. Each week we’ll be sharing a handpicked list of the best buys for your health and wellness, so keep your eyes peeled for The Edit.
Technology is a wonderful thing – especially when it comes to bettering your health – but it’s often confusing, too. Which is why we’ve rounded up the latest wellness releases that can back up their enticing claims with the latest science.
From the frizz-zapping hair straightener to running shoes that employ clever use of recycled materials – these really are the best new high-tech buys on the block.
The at-home light therapy
Combines radio-frequency energy, high-frequency massage and light therapy technologies to help tighten, tone and smooth your complexion.
Shop it: Lux Skin LED Rejuvenation Wand, $39, at Lux Skin
Not only are these trainers made from recycled materials, they also offer lightweight responsiveness and a secure fit to make every run your best one yet.
Shop it: Nike Air VaporMax 2020, $290, at Nike
The recovery tights
Designed with Motion Sense Technology, these tights firm up during high-impact workouts and relax during low-impact activities to provide you with the right support at the right time.
Shop it: Reebok PureMove Tights, $120, at Reebok
The hair straightener
Now you can straighten your hair without the usual guilt that comes with heat styling. Ideal for frizzy locks, Nanoe™ technology draws moisture from the air so that tiny water particles can hydrate and protect the hair cuticle as it smooths. Combined with high-performance ceramic plates and advanced heat-control options, it promises to style your hair quicker and with longer-lasting results.
Shop it: Panasonic EH-HS99 Hydrating Hair Straightener, $229, at Myer
The sports bra
This wire-free sports bra reduces movement by up to 40 per cent and is made with moulded cups for a smoother, more natural shape.
Shop it: Berlei Empow-Her Wirefree Medium Impact Crop, $69.95, at Myer
The sleep aid
Step into the future with this innovative headband that uses a pulsed electromagnetic field and neurostimulation to encourage your brain to soothe anxious thoughts and find calm, helping you nod off sooner – and for longer.
Shop it: NeoRhythm Single Pack, $419, at Omnipemf
The smart watch
It looks just like a regular watch – but is so much more. Complete with guided meditations, workout programs and a daily assistant that can help you keep on top of life, this smartwatch also auto-detects more than 39 types of exercises, tracks your sleep, and monitors your heart rate and kilojoule burn.
Shop it: Samsung Galaxy Watch Bluetooth 42mm, $499, at The Iconic
The muscle roller
Pop this roller in the freezer, then use it to ease tight or achy muscles.
Shop it: Gaiam Wellness Cold Therapy Massage Buddy, $29.95, at The Iconic
The infrared sauna blanket
Made with layers of infrared heating and toxin-free fabrics, this infrared sauna blanket allows you to detox and relax tight muscles at home, anytime you choose.
Shop it: MiHIGH Infrared Sauna Blanket, $649, at Mihigh
The electric flosser
How often do you floss? No more excuses. This toothbrush/water-flosser combo works to remove 99.9 per cent of plaque, is 50 per cent more effective for improving gum health than regular flossing and allows you to do both at the same time.
Shop it: Waterpik Sonic-Fusion Professional, $354.95, at Shaver Shop
All products featured in this article are selected by our editors, who don’t play favourites. If you buy something, we may get a cut of the sale.