Although we’re sure there’s an audience for this item, we secretly think this is a case of technology actually taking the fun out of something. It’s the JumpSnap Wireless Jump Rope, an exercise device sans rope that can be customized according to your height, skill, duration and more. It even talks to you (offering feedback), comes with a DVD, and makes a jump rope sound! The JumpSnap comes in Blue and Pink, the latter of which proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The Individual Package ranges from $50-$60 USD.
Jumping rope is a great cardio exercise but it is not feasible during the winter in colder climates. The Ropeless Jump Rope is a great way to get your workout inside or in your tiny cubicle. Input your height and weight and turn on the talking mode, and the device will let you know of your progress by audible snaps. It will tell you by LCD how many calories you burned, the time you kept it up, and amount of repetitions. Each handle contains removable weight inserts if you want to up your routine. Guaranteed for life, it comes with a workout DVD for $59.95.
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