It’s the New Year, and you know what that means: it’s time for New Year’s resolutions. And whether you’ve got some specific goals in mind for 2020, or you just want to be a better version of yourself, we’ve rounded up some great tech products that may help you out.
Jade Harmony Yoga Mat
No matter what your New Year’s Resolutions are, chances are Yoga can help you achieve them. It’s recommended to help with everything from lower back pain to stress headaches, and even weight loss. There are literally thousands of mats out there, at various price points, but this is said to be one of the best.
Philips SmartSleep Alarm Clock
If you’re hoping to get more sleep in 2020, or just want to live a healthier lifestyle, check out the SmartSleep alarm clock from Philips. It can help you fall asleep faster, and wake up more refreshed, and Philips says nearly 90% of its users would recommend to others after just two weeks of use.
LectroFan White Noise Machine
Speaking of getting better sleep, a lot of folks really like this LectroFan white noise machine from AST. It provides 10 fan sounds (no cold air required) and 10 ambient noises, and it’s backed by a 1,000 day satisfaction guarantee.
Bottled Joy Half Gallon Water Bottle
Want to drink more water, or at least less coffee/soda in 2020? Skip the smart water bottles that send you ‘drink alerts’ and the tiny designer bottles you have to refill several times per day. This one from Bottled Joy holds half a gallon and has a leak proof lid.
Anova Nano Sous Vide Precision Cooker
If you want to eat healthier this year, or simply order less takeout, sous vide cooking could be for you. It’s perfect for everything from chicken to fish, vegetables and more. And by most accounts, the best precision cooker under $100 is the Nano by Anova.
Pledging to be more productive this year? Check out TimeFlip. It’s a 12-sided die, connected to a mobile app. The idea is that every time you start an activity, you select it on the TimeFlip, and it’ll handle all of the tracking for you.
Great Goods Wi-Fi Smart Scale
Ugh I tried to avoid mentioning smart scales and fitness trackers on this list, because duh, but alas here we are. Anyway if losing weight/being healthier is on your 2020 NYR list, a smart scale can definitely help. This one from Great Goods is widely recommended for its accuracy, Wi-Fi connectivity (no waiting for Bluetooth to pair), and support for most major health apps.
Dodow Sleep Aid Device
Let’s go back to talking about sleep again for a second, because it is super important. If you want to wake up early and crush your goals, you have to have a good night’s sleep. The Dodow promises to help with that. It’s a metronome with a light system that teaches you how to fall asleep quickly and naturally.
Tools of Titans
Ok so this isn’t exactly a ‘tech product,’ but I guess it could count as one if you read it on your iPhone or Kindle, right? Nevertheless, Tools of Titans is a book by 4-hour Work Week Timothy Ferriss and it’s essentially a collection of the routines and habits of super successful people. So if you’re having trouble picking your resolutions this year, this may be a good place to start.
Amazon Kindle E-reader
Speaking of reading, let’s round off this list with Amazon’s latest Kindle e-reader. I know, as with the smart scale pick this one’s a little cliche, but I think there is something very valuable about doing your reading on a separate device from your phone or tablet—free of distractions like games and social media. And if I have to sell you on the benefits of reading…well, this probably isn’t for you.