The Ultimate Gadgets for Walking to Work

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One of the easiest ways to get exercise into your daily routine is to walk to work/ the shops / college / the kid's school. You can get the most out of your walk thanks to particular gadgets that can track your steps, pace and calories burned, wireless headphones that free you of cumbersome wires and bags that let you carry your laptop and work papers to the office safely. With these gadgets, you'll have no excuse not to walk to work, even in the rain!


13" / 15" Be-ez LE reporter bag
Available from  (RRP £59.50)

The canvas coated LE Reporter bag is waterproof – perfect for when there’s a sudden downpour! It boasts ample storage for a 13" or 15" laptop and the main compartment is elevated from the bottom of the bag to protect a laptop from bumps and knocks.  The LE reporter also has pockets on the inside for a mobile phone, MP3 player, book and smaller items such as, pens keys or cables. if this bag is too bulky for your needs, then there's also a lightweight version (pictured right) available for around £35-50 on which will easily fit any lightweight laptop of a similar size to a Mac Book Air and your papers. 

Booq Boa nerve in graphite
Available from and also (RRP 

The new messenger bag has been designed to hold and protect a 15” laptop and all day-to-day equipment. The bag is water resistant with a rubberised bottom and reflective trim making it ideal when walking to work. This bag is also perfect for cycling, as there's space for your bike's U-Lock.


MisFit Shine
Available from John Lewis and also 
Previously reviewed on BTBS, the Misfit Shine is an elegant fitness activity monitor that can be worn on the wrist, as a necklace or as a discreet accessory anywhere on the body for up to 4 months without the need for being charged. Fully waterproof, the Shine will monitor how far someone has walked, along with any extra activity (i.e. cycling and swimming) when they get home. It will also track sleeping patterns and feed all information back to an app.

Lumo Back
Available from Apple Stores

 (RRP £129.95)
Previously reviewed on BTBS, Lumo Back is a posture and activity sensor with an accompanying app that not only monitors a user's posture but also coaches to encourage improvement throughout the day. The sensor gently vibrates when it detects slouching, whilst the app monitors posture and activities in real time, mirroring daily activities. Lumo Back keeps track of daily activities such as steps taken, time spent sitting, calories burned and even sleep habits.


Jabra ROX Wireless
Available from Apple Online and also (RRP  / £99.99)

The Rox earbuds have a low-profile design based on musicians’ in-ear monitors for maximum bass response. With rich Dolby® sound, the ROX Wireless connect via Bluetooth® and NFC and have a playback time of up to 5.5 hours. The earbuds have exclusive built-in power-saving magnets so can simply be clipped together and hung around the neck or thrown in a bag when arriving at the office.

For your workouts, there's also the 'Sport' version of these headphones, Jabra Sport+, as previously reviewed on BTBS. 

Harman Kardon Soho
Available from John Lewis stores, Harman Kardon website and also (RRP £169.99)

The Harman Kardon Soho headphones combine impeccable design and sound quality. Available in white, black and chocolate, the headphones feature a leather headband and ear cups, a stainless steel construction and are also able to fold flat to less than 1.25 inches.

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