I'm starting to notice a trend lately... In the last few months, there have been 4 similar $100 fitness gadgets announced. We reviewed the Fitbit (link below in the related posts list), then there was the NewYu, then the Striiv and now the MYTRAK. They all have some type of display that shows your daily [...]

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Do you find it difficult to tear yourself away from the great reviews and news here on The Gadgeteer to perform your daily workout? It's understandable, but I might have a product that can solve that problem. The FitDesk is a stationary exercise bike that has a built-in platform that holds your laptop so that [...]

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There are only 7 days till Halloween, one of our most celebrated holidays, where we have an excuse to act like a kid again by eating our weight in chocolate and candies. I personally don't indulge since I am a diabetic, but for those of you that have a mouth full of sweet teeth and [...]

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The Gaiam Strap-Free Touch Heart Rate Monitor from Oregon Scientific does not require that you wear a chest strap or arm strap. It features a touch screen and uses ECG technology. Just place 1 or 2 fingers on the sensor to see your heart rate. In addition to displaying your heart rate, it has clock, [...]

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Motorola announced a new device today named the MOTOACTV. This is an Android-Based device that looks very similar to the iPod Nano, but includes GPS, heartrate capabilities and the ability to sync to your Android phone. The heart-rate sensor is built into the available headsets. The wired SF500, and the wireless SF700. The features include: Tracks pace, [...]

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Earlier this year, my fit-as-a-fiddle brother in-law with beach body physique got me started on the "Insanity" workout.  I was halfway through the 10-week regimen when a nasty wrist injury decided it was time for me to find a less aggressive form of exercise.  So I started counting my calories and logged my less strenuous [...]

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Exercising, working out, getting fit, whatever you want to call it, is a chore that a lot of us don't enjoy doing. Finding ways to make physical activity actually beneficial can increase the enjoyment. Because, let's face it, if your workouts aren't helping you lose weight or get fit, what's the point in doing them? [...]

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The Striiv pedometer is a very cool idea. It's a pedometer not unlike the Fitbit which I just reviewed, as it counts your steps. But the comparison stops there because the Striiv has the potential to motivate you more than similar products. How? First of all, it's a bit snazzier with the  large color touch [...]

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The NewYu weighs less than one ounce and claims to be the only fitness monitor on the market that can identify specific activities to provide accurate information on how many calories you burn throughout an entire day. It uses motion detection and advanced pattern recognition technology, which can identify specific body movements. This wearable monitor [...]

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Riding a stationary bike can be good exercise, but it can also be really boring. The Pro-Form Le Tour De France Indoor Cycle changes that. First of all, it's not exactly your typical stationary bike. This cycle has both an incline and decline feature, so you will get a real up and downhill workout. You [...]

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I bet you have never read a title like that one have you? The GymyGym (pronounced like: jimmy gym) is a great looking office chair that doubles as a workout machine. It has built in bungee type straps for your hands and feet so that you can do 16 core exercises to strengthen and stretch [...]

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If there's one thing I hate about exercising while wearing earbuds, it's that it's far too easy to accidentally snag the cable on something and yank one or both buds out of my ears.  Bluetooth headphones solve the cable problem, but most Bluetooth headphones are either circumaural or supra-aural, and thus too big and heavy [...]

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RunKeeper is an Android and iPhone application that helps you record your runs using the GPS built into your Android or iPhone. It also lets you record a wide number of fitness activities. It is available both as a free version, and a $9.99 Pro version with added features. The Pro version adds: Audio Cues Customized [...]

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The ElliptiGo is a strange looking scooter / bicycle style vehicle that can get you from point A to point B, while giving you a great workout at the same time. We've all seen elliptical machines at the gym, but this one isn't stationary (unless you also purchase an optional indoor stand) and has been [...]

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The ila SPORT is a pedometer, milometer and personal safety alarm in one. Now that it's dark when we get up in the AM and it gets dark earlier in the evenings, runners, joggers and dog walkers might appreciate this small device which includes a calorie counter, pedometer, distance traveled, clock and backlight plus 130Db [...]

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I'm guessing that there are 100's of fitness related iPhone apps in the app store right now, but there aren't many hardware/app solutions other than the Nike+ which has been designed to track running and walking. Now there's an alternative. It's the Wahoo system which makes your iPhone, Touch or iPad compatible with ANT+ sensors. [...]

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As part of my "How Friggin' Lazy Are You??" quest, check out this Talking Heart Rate Monitor and MP3 player from Hammacher Schlemmer.  It reports your heart rate to you aurally while providing a 1GB MP3 player.  Neat idea, but 1GB may be too limiting for some.  Comes with a chest strap and USB cable.  [...]

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From CamelBak comes the breakthrough concept of wearable hydration with the RaceBak, designed for cyclists, endurance athletes and triathletes. RaceBak fits comfortably under a jersey and has an aerodynamic and stable compartment for a 72 oz/2.1 L reservoir (1-2 hrs of hydration).  Available in white/graphite color scheme, in both men's and women's styles.  Not sold [...]

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There are only 2 full days left before January 1st, 2010 and we all know what that means. It's new year's resolution time, the time of year when everyone makes promises to themselves to start working out, eating better and losing weight. For the past 5 years, I haven't needed to make that resolution because [...]

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The ESPN Kickboxing Trainer ($89 - $129) is a somewhat diminutive kick boxing trainer.  Its purpose is to provide a real-time targeting system for boxing, kicking, or a combination of the two.  While the trainer could be used as a dummy trainer without them, six sensors on the unit light up in various positions, providing [...]

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