Gadgets & Gizmos

Abs Fit (RMB 1,588) & Body Fit (RMB 1,088)
SIXPAD is a mobile device for people who want to boost their fitness regime with Electronic Muscle Stimulation (EMS). The technology aims to activate its users’ muscle, therefore helping them achieve much sought after abs, faster! Designed in Japan, the product was launched in China last month with much fanfare and celebrity endorsement from none other than Cristiano Ronaldo.
Price: RMB 2,398 (for both). Web:
VIZIO E-Series 70”
Experience a simplified and intuitive Smart TV with high-quality picture and enhanced performance all powered by a faster processor. The VIZIO E-Series delivers stunning picture quality and clarity from innovative features that put greater beauty into every pixel.
Price: From RMB 8,320. Web:
Microsoft Surface Pro 3
The ultimate tablet, forget about your laptop. This tablet not only offers the power and performance of a laptop, along with running Microsoft and Office, but it also has all the functionality of a mobile device and great pen experience. Built to handle even the most intensive of tasks, Surface Pro 3 has a 12” Full HD Plus screen, fully functional keyboard and a multi-position kickstand.
Price: From RMB 5,688. Web:
Xiaomi Scale
In our opinion, this is the best value for money weighing scales on the market. They can measure in kg or lbs, but not only that, they also connect, via Bluetooth, to the Mi Fit app. On the app, you can track your weight and BMI, along with your steps and sleep pattern, if you bought the Mi Band we mentioned last month! Compatible with iOS and Android devices.
Price: RMB 99. Web:
Nest Protect
This smoke and carbon monoxide alarm is more than just an alarm. Get alerts directly to your phone when there is a problem, or if your alarm batteries run low. The Split-Spectrum Sensor looks for both fast and slow burning fires. Nest Protect also speaks up if there’s smoke or CO and tells you where it is, so you know what to do. Finally, just burnt the toast? You can now silence the false alarm with your mobile, not your tea towel!
Price: From RMB 880. Web:
Connected Cycle
Tired of having brand new bicycles stolen on the mean Shanghai streets? Well, we have the answer for you. Connected Cycle will turn your bike into a smart bike using the world’s first connected pedal! The bike owner is instantly notified when the bike is moved anywhere and is able to locate it at anytime, useful for when you’ve forgotten where you parked it! The pedal also automatically records the speed, route, incline and calories burned on each bike trip.
Price: From RMB 1,210. Web:
App Of The Month: Strava
One of the leading fitness apps available at the moment, whether you choose to run or cycle, Strava will track you performance, help you set goals and allow you to see your daily progress on your road to achieving success. You can also go head-to-head with friends using the app on its leaderboard, or find creative roots to run in your local area using the in-app map.
Price: Free. Web: