Tag Archives: fitness

This big Fitbit deal cuts Ionic, Alta HR & more for one day only

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to get active, Amazon’s daily deals might have the answer, with a one-day promotion for several Fitbit fitness bands and smartwatch models. The company’s Alta, Alta HR, Charge 2, Flyer, and Ionic are all up for grabs, with up to $50 savings depending on which model you want to strap to your wrist. … Continue reading

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Samsung Gear Fit2, Fit2 Pro update makes it easier to track things

Smartwatches are complex (but small) beasts with multi-faceted functionality. Fitness trackers, in contrast, are streamlined to do only one thing: keep track of your activities.

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Motiv Ring expands to embrace Amazon, b8ta, and Android

Mention the word “wearable device” to people and those in the know will immediately think one of two things: a smartwatch, a fitness tracker, or even both. Motiv, however, wanted to smash that preconceived notion into little bits that you can wrap around your finger. Last year, the startup launched the Motiv Ring, which, as the name so plainly implies, … Continue reading

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Motiv’s activity tracking ring now works with Android and Alexa

Motiv is making good on promises of widening support for its fitness tracking ring. To start, Android support is finally here in an early form. If you have one of a handful of phones (one of the Google Pixel series, the Galaxy S7 through S8+ and th...

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After exposing secret military bases, Strava restricts data visibility

At the end of January, an analyist discovered that location data from the fitness app Strava was exposing US military bases. Publicly-available heatmaps were revealing details about the military's installations abroad, which riled up both privacy exp...

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Under Armour’s HOVR smart running shoes are more than just a gimmick

As fascinating as shoes like Nike's "PlayStation" PG2s or Adidas' "4D" Futurecrafts are, those particular models don't offer many (if any) benefits to avid runners.

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Apple Watch GymKit syncing arrives in exactly one US gym

GymKit syncing on the Apple Watch technically arrived with watchOS 4.1, but there's been one main obstacle to using it: actually finding a gym that supports it.

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MyFitnessPal’s founders leave Under Armour

Under Armour's $475 million buyout of MyFitnessPal in 2015 may have put a major health app under its wing, but it didn't secure the undying loyalty of the smaller company's founders.

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The UFC’s big bet to keep fighters fighting

This article contains images of violence that may upset or offend. If you're curious about what the world's preeminent mixed martial arts competition is like but did not pay as much as several thousand dollars for Madison Square Garden seats l...

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Life insurer offers members a $25 Apple Watch (if they earn it)

You might have heard of insurers discounting the Apple Watch before, but never quite like this. John Hancock is offering all its Vitality life insurance policy holders (including newcomers) an Apple Watch Series 3 for $25 so long as they use it and r...

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