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 [...]

Posted in: GPS, Health, Fitness, Sports, iOS, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

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 [...]

Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, Reviews

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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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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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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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 [...]

Posted in: Gear, Health, Fitness, Sports, Outdoor Gear, Reviews, Watches and Clocks

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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Wahoo Run/Gym Pack Review


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 [...]

Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, iOS, Reviews

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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