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Fitbit Force activity tracker review

on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

When it comes to activity trackers and pedometers, Fitbit is at the top of the list in brand recognition and popularity. They’ve been around for several years and their fitness products continue to evolve and improve. Earlier this year, they came out with their first wrist worn device – the Fitbit Flex. Now six monthsRead More…

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Fitbug Orb activity tracker review

on Monday, November 25th, 2013

The Fitbug Orb is a relatively inexpensive activity tracker that not only helps you track your steps and aerobic activity, but it can also track your sleep and comes with a digital coach named KiK who gives you a little kick when you you need some inspiration to get moving. Let’s see if the FitbugRead More…

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Fitbit Force – May the Force be with you

on Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Well the Force isn’t strong with me, that’s for sure.  I’d been umming and aahing for a while now and just last week I purchased a Fitbit Flex to keep track of how far I walk each day. Of course a week later Fitbit releases their Fitbit Force (I’d seen new items about it but wasn’tRead More…

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Misfit Shine activity tracker review

on Friday, September 27th, 2013

The Misfit Shine is the latest device in a string of pedometer / activity trackers that I’ve had the opportunity to put through their paces – see what I did there? The Shine was a successful crowdfunded Indiegogo project last year that has since started selling to the general public. It’s a uniquely styled deviceRead More…

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SYNC Burn Fitness Band activity tracker review

on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

I had a strange feeling of déjà vu when I pulled the SYNC Burn Fitness Band activity tracker out of its packaging a few days ago. I quickly realized it was almost an exact replica of the Smart Health LifeTrak Core C200 activity tracker that I reviewed back in June. Are they exactly the sameRead More…

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Withings Pulse activity tracker review

on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Hey potato, get up off that couch and let’s take a walk to healthy town. Just 30 minutes of brisk walking per day offers a lot of health benefits, but I know it’s sometimes hard to get started, so here’s a fun little gadget to motivate you. It’s the Pulse activity tracker from Withings. I’veRead More…

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Smart Health LifeTrak Core C200 activity tracker review

on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

The Smart Health LifeTrak Core C200 is the 3rd activity tracker / pedometer that I’ve reviewed so far this year. This device differs from the Fitbit Flex and Jawbone Up (see links in the related reviews section below) by price and connectivity. I didn’t think I would be that impressed, but have been surprised byRead More…

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Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband review

on Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

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 countsRead More…

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Basis brings style and fitness into a single watch

By: Ryan Chapman
on Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Keeping track of your overall fitness normally involves pesky pedometers and uncomfortable chest straps. But these do not cover everything, and its your responsibility to put the information together. Basis has come up with a watch that incorporates a pedometer, heart rate monitor, sleep tracker, and more. The Basis band collects and analyzes your dataRead More…

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Fitness tracking is all in the wrist with the Fitbit Flex

on Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Fitbit has added a new device to their line of wearable fitness trackers, the Flex. The Flex is a waterproof fitness monitoring device designed to not only track your basic fitness functions (steps, calories, distance traveled and active minutes), but it also tracks your hours slept and the quality of sleep through its own software.Read More…

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Nike+ FuelBand review

on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

As we come to the close of another year, I am reminded that this is the time to start thinking of my New Year’s resolutions. Last year, my resolution was to lose weight (not an uncommon, often repeated and failed one for me).  I was determined to do so, but what I needed was someRead More…

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Jawbone UP – Take 2

on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

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 improvedRead More…

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Striiv Smart Pedometer Review

on Monday, May 7th, 2012

Let’s face it, working out is not fun. Those of you that think it is, are just crazy because working out has fried your brain. For us normal (aka lazy) folks, we know the real truth. Working out is never going to be as much fun as sitting on our LazyBoy recliner watching The GameRead More…

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Save $50 and get Active Using the Motorola MOTOACTV

on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

We reported about the Motorola MOTOACTV last Fall when it was first announced, but not yet available. The MOTOACTV GPS Fitness Tracker & SmartMusic Player lets you know which songs make you perform your best. Featuring a 1.6-inch color touch display, the MOTOACTV is embedded with Motorola AccuSense and GPS technology which tracks your walking,Read More…

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iHome NB639 Fitness Evolved Headphones Review

on Sunday, October 16th, 2011

Over the last six months or so, I’ve been in training for an upcoming Tough Mudder event.  I’ve had to bring myself from literal couch potato to gym rat capable of living through a 12 mile run through mud, water, fire, and electricity.  In doing so, I’ve learned the importance of keeping track of myRead More…

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Fitbit Wireless Activity Tracker Review

on Friday, August 26th, 2011

We all know that we should exercise regularly to stay fit and healthy, but doing so can be a real chore. Using gadgets to keep us excited about our workouts is just one way to stay inspired to keep up good habits. One such gadget that can help you keep track of your fitness activitiesRead More…