It's hard not to assess your own physical state as you watch the athletic feats in Sochi from your couch. And while few of us will ever get to a state of fitness close to what we're watching on our TVs, technology is making it easier for people to push their fitness efforts further.
Connected wearable technology—such as Google's Glass or Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch—is still largely a niche product category today, but in the world of exercise, it's a bona fide movement. There are dozens of devices designed to help people track and improve their workout routines, with more coming every day.
You may not win a medal for the downhill slalom or score a winning goal for the U.S. hockey team, but you will get healthier in the process. Here's a sampling of what aspiring hard bodies can use to help themselves get in shape.
—By Chris Morris, Special to CNBC.com
Posted 13 Feb. 2014