Fitness

Spree 1

Exercise has been an important part of my life for the past 17 years. My biggest challenge is staying motivated. I don't like gyms or running and since I exercise at home using DVD programs (Insanity, Insanity The Asylum, and Tae Bo Get Ripped Advanced), I don't have anyone to motivate me or hold me [...]

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withings_ws50-sideprofile

Throughout my life I have worked out diligently in a never ending effort to run faster/further, jump higher, hit harder, etc. As many longtime athletes know, to maintain that same fitness level requires an ever increasing effort and perseverance as the years and decades roll by. Historically I have rarely measured my weight, BMI, or [...]

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onlybodyweight

For us road warriors, fitting in a workout while away from home can be difficult.  Hotel gyms vary widely in their usefulness, and just plain finding the time for fitness - either while traveling or at home - can be challenging.   Only Bodyweight, a web-based, customizable, exercise program that uses bodyweight-only exercises, might help solve [...]

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addias-springblade-7

My daily geek uniform includes a pair of sneakers, tennis shoes, athletic shoes, kicks or whatever other name you might call them. I own more pairs of sneakers than "grown up" shoes and am picky when it comes to their style and comfort. A month or so ago when I saw the news about the [...]

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tomtom-gpswatch

The popularity of fitness bands and watches is currently at an all time high. Everyone wants to know how they measure up with their daily step count, running distance, and other health stats. One of the newest fitness watches to show up on the scene is from what I thought was an unlikely company - [...]

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Posted in: GPS, Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Watches, Clocks
fitbit-flex-3

Getting fit and staying fit requires daily effort that can quickly turn into drudgery if you lack motivation. I've found several things that have helped me stick to my fitness activities. One is the Virgin Healthmiles program that everyone at my day job (Cummins Inc.) is enrolled in. We get a simple pedometer that counts [...]

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jawbone-up-6

When you're trying to increase your fitness level, lose weight or just keep a log of your physical activity, finding the right tool to help can be a challenge with all the activity trackers currently on the market. The Jawbone UP originally came on the scene back in 2011 to not so great reviews. Jawbone acknowledged [...]

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tagg-act

There are all sorts of activity monitors and pedometers on the market right now that will show humans how active or non-active they are. Now your pets can get some of that action, with new features from Tagg. We featured Tagg's the Pet tracker back in 2011 and found it to be an interesting way to [...]

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Posted in: GPS, Health, Fitness, Sports, News, Pet Gadgets
IMG_1948

As an adult I realize that it is prudent to take care of your body so that it lasts as long as possible, but intentions are easier than practice.   Motivation is the issue, and that's where two devices from fitbit, the One and Zip,  can help you keep track of your progress and hopefully lead [...]

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Jawbone UP – Take 2

Jawbone Up

The exercise band/pedometer/calorie-counter market is growing and growing, and Jawbone's first foray into the market created quite a stir. Much is the pity it was for the wrong reasons. Due to design faults, Jawbone, better known for their speakers and headsets, recalled the first model after a short time on the market.  Their new and improved [...]

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shine

Are you feeling guilty about everything you ate yesterday for Thanksgiving? Yeah me too... especially because all I did after dinner was sit around visiting with relatives. I didn't move much at all, which isn't good. Pedometers and activity trackers have become more and more popular in the past couple of years because they show [...]

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polar_rcx5-contents

For those runners, cyclists, swimmers, triathletes, and pure over-the-top endurance athletes, Polar has always been a name associated with tech-gear engineered to help you train better, smarter, faster. While I look around my spinning class, a healthy percentage of participants wear Polar gear. The same can be said about my running click. The RCX5 multisport [...]

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fitbit

Getting and staying fit can be a chore. Fitbit wants to make it fun by adding two new health trackers: the Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker and the Fitbit One Activity + Sleep Tracker. These new trackers feature Bluetooth 4.0, allowing you to wirelessly sync your data with your computer and / or iOS and [...]

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geopalz

To promote physical fitness and as another tool to help fight childhood obesity, GeoPalz is pairing their kid styled pedometers with an online rewards based gaming website. Through the online arcade, users (5-10yrs old) can report their steps walked, which are logged through their pedometers and exchange steps for time with games such as Avalanche, Snow-Drift, [...]

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wahoo_running-contents

With the winter nearly behind us (we live in the Pacific Northwest and the rain and bad weather really do not go away until after the 4th of July) and summer knocking on the door, it's time for me to focus my exercise outdoors. With that hopefully comes fun new training technology to better enable [...]

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bodymedia_fitlink-activitymanager2

The fitness/exercise equipment I typically use measures heart rate, speed, distance, cadence, etc. With this data, either the device, sync software, or website can approximate the calories burned during the periods of exertion. Measuring and tracking the data points is a great training tool but does not necessarily facilitate overall weight loss. The designers and [...]

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pear

Fitbit, MOTOACTV, and Nike Fit are all gadgets that are designed to help you maximize your workouts. PEAR claims to be different and better, by offering real-time advice and motivation from an actual coach instead of a sexy recorded voice. The device is definitely a gadget because it runs on batteries, clips to your waist or arm [...]

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clean-bottle-runner

Well, you don't exactly store them in the water bottle - more with the Clean Bottle.  A while ago, Julie told us about the Clean Bottle, a 22-ounce plastic water bottle with a leak-proof screw-off bottom for easy cleaning.  The Clean Bottle Runner includes a jacket that has a clear, play-though plastic pocket for your [...]

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spira-6

When Spira asked if I would like to review a pair of their running shoes, I told them that I'm not a runner and that I'm really picky when it comes to the look and feel of the sneakers I wear. That didn't scare them off, so they sent me a pair of their Women's Odyssey [...]

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suunto_elementum-contents

The All Black is 'just...' a new color scheme in the existing Sunnto Elementum Terra line. The all-black casing and negative display make for a stealthy (Stargate ;)) look, while retaining all the functionality of the Terra clan. I have always been tempted by Suunto's luxury line of Elementum Terra watches but to be honest [...]

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