Strava is a fitness tracking app that logs your runs and bike rides to track your performance. It lays out your routes, times, and elevation. Though the app makes a great personal fitness tracker, it works best as a companion to the main Web app, which syncs with your data and tracks your overall progress. One of the great aspects of Strava Run is the way it integrates socially; Strava's design encourages you to challenge yourself with various achievements and also compare your stats with other local Strava users. Challenges are updated frequently to give runners fresh incentives to … Read more
Nike plans to hold an event to discuss the future of NikeFuel.
The athletic apparel company sent out invitations to to its "NikeFuel Forum" event in New York, which will be held on October 15.
The invitation is light on details, but Nike promises a discussion of the future of the digital world experience and physical activity.
It's unclear whether the event will feature a new FuelBand, the fitness-monitoring device that Nike has been pushing as part of its FuelBand and Nike+ initiative.
The FuelBand has proven to be a popular device with athletes and users who … Read more
Fitbit, a company that provides wearable fitness technology, is getting ready to launch a new band to act as its flagship offering, according to a new report.
The company is working on a fitness band called Force, which will come with more capabilities than Fitbit's currently available Flex band, The Verge reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with company plans. The device will come with an altimeter to measure a person's altitude and a "Floors" feature to identify how many flights of stairs a person has climbed in a given period of time, according to The … Read more
Xbox One owners will be challenged to shed pounds and build muscles with a new online workout program dubbed Xbox Fitness.
Available exclusively for the Xbox One, Xbox Fitness will work in tandem with the Kinect to check out your vitals and monitor your progress. It can examine your heart rate, measure your muscles, and evaluate your performance. The goal is to get you in shape through a series of interactive workout videos.
The videos feature such fitness gurus as Jillian Michaels, Tracy Anderson, Tony Horton of Beachbody P90X fame, and Insanity's Shaun T.
"What makes Xbox Fitness … Read more
Ready for a random confession? I'm addicted to Zumba.
I admit this embarrassing fact to help build the case for workout trends that may be written off as fitness fads. I'm well aware that I look ridiculous trying to duplicate my Zumba instructor's fancy footwork and complicated cumbia steps. Still, I show up at every class because it's fun, and more importantly, it doesn't bore me. I can't say the same for putting in time on the treadmill, which is why I was interested in trying Fitwall.
This new workout has its fair share … Read more
We can't all have a personal trainer standing over us at all times reminding us to stay hydrated during exercise. If the BluFit smart water bottle reaches its Indiegogo funding goal, then we might all have an app-powered hydration expert keeping us full of water.
The BluFit consists of an LED-equipped water bottle and an app for Android and iOS devices that support Bluetooth LE (also known as Bluetooth Smart). The hardware is built into the glass bottle's lid. There is a water sensor, USB port, rechargeable battery, and speaker.… Read more
Earlier this year, I set out on a grand journey. I tested several activity trackers all at once, to decide which was the best in accuracy and in motivating me to lose a few pounds. Today, they sit unused on my desk. And I weigh pretty much the same.
What happened? For one, perhaps no one should try to use four activity trackers at the same time. Trying to stay on top of how they all compared ended up feeling like exercise itself.
But ultimately, I perhaps lost my motivation to be motivated by these devices by knowing too much … Read more
Let's face it: At first blush, CamelBak seems like pretty old tech. The company, which kick-started the hands-free hydration industry when it came onto the scene in 1989, is all about bottles and backpacks. Very 1980s indeed.
But the hydration innovator clearly likes to push the envelope (remember its UV-C light purification bottle?) and is doing so once again with the launch of an app for Google Glass called Thirst (not to be confused with the Thirst news aggregator).
The app is essentially three-pronged. Taking current local weather conditions into account, it delivers hydration tips, reminders, and alerts. Plus, if you're on the trail or at the gym and can't get enough of how wonderfully hydrated you are, you can also take and upload pics via Google Glass to the app's microsite for, presumably, bragging purposes.… Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- A luxury toilet controlled by a smartphone app is vulnerable to attack.
- Tooth sensor stops you from lying to your dentist.