Activebody’s Activ5 is a palm-size accessory for isometric-based workouts. Along with companion iPhone and Apple Watch apps, it lets users exercise anywhere.
Apple approves of this workout gear enough to put Activ5 in its stores.
How Activ5 works out
Rather than lifting weights, isometrics involve static contractions, where muscles work without moving. This type of workout has a low impact on the body and joints. Adding Activ5 to these exercises allows measurement of the force exerted. The device can measure more than 200 pounds of pressure.
An iOS (and Android) app includes more than 100 seated and standing workouts, while tracking progress and providing feedback. This software is integrated with both Apple Health and Apple Watch.
Starting today, Activebody’s Activ5 is available at apple.com and in select Apple stores.