There are plenty of ways to get fit, and Misfit Wearables will show you how to Shine – that is with its Shine elegant physical activity monitor that you can wear anywhere. This small monitor can track activity (steps, calories, distance) and sleep (light, deep), and it syncs wirelessly and effortlessly with smartphones. It is also powered by a coin cell battery for up to six months, allowing users to forego cables for syncing or charging
The company announced this week the Shine App for Android. Available for devices running Android 4.3 and above with Bluetooth 4.0, the app users to sync their Shine, set their personal activity goals, see visual summaries of how they’re doing each day and week-to-week, among other features.
While it is easy to just grab a handful of some sports chews and eat until you feel “full,” Fuelstrip works another way. These wearable strips actually analyze an athlete’s sweat levels during a workout, and then recommends the appropriate amount of sports nutrition to eat. The strips will change color from orange to yellow to green to blue based on the athlete’s glycogen depletion progresses. The color determines the number of Fuelchews needed to maintain energy. An orange strip requires one chew, while yellow requires two. That takes the guessing game out refueling.
We’d like to think that the gym is the place where you just get fit, but Max Hawthorne has looked at gyms another way.
Not since the 1985 movie Perfect, which starred John Travolta and Jamie Lee Curtis, have fitness clubs been exposed to the degree of Memoirs of a Gym Rat, which chronicles one man’s 20-year journey through the bowels of the health club industry. Hawthorne pulled from his real-life experiences to uncover shocking behind-the-scenes shenanigans with his humorous but eye-opening account of our nation’s health clubs.
“After 20 years in the business, I’ve seen it all,” says Hawthorne. “Walk into almost any fitness club around the nation and you’ll find it – sex, drugs, deceit, membership cons, locker robberiess – you’ll be shocked to know what really goes on at these cllubs, both during and after business hours. It’s all very troubling.”
Ubisoft’s hit Just Dance franchise has arrived for next generation systems. Just Dance 2014 is the newest installment on the number one selling dance series, and it is now available for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 video game consoles.
Players on the next-gen consoles will be treated to a unique gameplay experience. Players on PlayStation 4 system will be able to play hands free using the new PlayStation Camera, while those getting the grove on with the Xbox One can use Xbox SmartGlass technology to navigate through the game’s menu and select songs all from their smartphone or tablet. In addition, Just Dance 2014 is playable with up to six people at the same time with the power of Xbox One.
Just Dance 2014 features more than 45 tracks, including “Applause” by Lady Gaga, “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke ft. T.I. and Pharrell, “Kiss You” by One Direction, “Get Lucky” by Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams and “Starships” by Nicki Minaj. “Roar” by Katy Perry is also available as a free DLC at launch.
This Thursday is Thanksgiving and while that means a lot of food, it shouldn’t mean stressing out and it shouldn’t be about packing on the pounds. We’ve been compiling a list of cycling related events, activities and tips for cyclists:
Fitness trackers aren’t the sort of thing that look all that good except when you’re wearing workout gear. Nike is looking to change that up a bit with a special version of it Nike+ Fuelband, which came out earlier this month.
For those who want style as well as functionality take a gander at the Rose Gold Nike+ FuelBand SE. As Nike puts it:
“Available in limited quantities worldwide, the striking Rose Gold colorway takes cues from high end timeware, with a clasp, bezel and screws manufactured from 316 series stainless steel. These beautifully crafted metal components are then hand polished to a mirror finish and given a beautiful and extremely durable PVD coating.”
From Sport Techie: Reviewing the New Olympic Athletes’ Hub App for Sochi 2014
On November 3, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) launched a new Olympic Athletes’ Hub app in order to connect fans with Olympic athletes like never before. With a searchable directory of all athletes and their various social network feeds, fans can find their favorite stars on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Another unique feature within the app is the ability for verified athletes to text each other or the IOC from within the framework of the app. Read the rest of this entry »
Can nearly 10 million people be wrong? When it comes to fitness video games we don’t think so. The Zumba Fitness franchise is still going strong, and that is something to celebrate. This month saw the arrival of Zumba Fitness World Party for Microsoft’s Kinect for Xbox 360, the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo Wii U. The game will also debut later this month as a launch day title for the Xbox One. Read the rest of this entry »
Whether or not there is climate change, there is no doubt there is a change of seasons happening and cooler weather means more layers. Adidas has you covered, or rather can help you cover up. The Climawarm+ line for fall and winter allows athletes to focus on performing at their best thanks to the use of advanced hollow fiber technology inspired by polar bear’s fur, as well as the use of C shaped fibers to manage sweat.
This provides athletes with increased warmth without increasing weight, as the use of hollow yarns and THERMOLITE creates thicker fabric and more dead air space, which minimizes heat lost from the body while creating excellent moisture management. Collection Highlights after the jump
Airo Health has released its AIRO, a next-generation health-monitoring device that can be worn as a sleek wristband to automatically monitor nutrition, stress, exercise and sleep. It can also analyze caloric consumption, stress patterns, daily exertion and sleep quality to help wearers obtain better overall health.
It can monitor nutrition by looking at different wavelengths of light to look into the blood stream and detect metabolites as they are released while and after a user eats; while it also measure calorie intake and determines the quality of meals consumed. From here it can provide recommendations on how to improve one’s diet.
On the stress end AIRO utilizes heart rate variability (HRV) to monitor micro-fluctuations in stress throughout the day, and can notifies users when their stress level is on the rise. It can work like other sleep monitors as well, as it looks at the autonomic nervous system to notice distinct sleep cycles; and from here can recognize when the body is in deep sleep, light sleep or REM sleep and can calculate how much of a user’s night was restorative.
As an exercise tracker the AIRO monitors daily exertion through heart rate and caloric burn, and from here it uses these metrics to detect how intense the activity has been, and even checks to see how the body has recovered from activity over the course of the following days. Video after the jump
Owners of the Nintendo Wii U who own a Wii Balance Board accessory and have access to a broadband connection can now download a trail version of Wii Fit U from the Nintendo eShop. This promotion will run from now until the end of January, and will work for 31 days from when it is first played. That should be enough for users to decide if the Wii Fit U is right for you.
Form is a big part of golf, and Dr. Jenni Martin MS DC LPGA Class A teacher and club professional could help players get more snap in their swing. She has long provided a three hour full Gapper Golf Swing analysis that has attracted players from around California, but now Martin is introducing a series of online fitness exercise clinics.
Martin’s passion is to help golfers, young and old, new and seasoned, high and low handicaps, fit and perhaps… not so fit. She sees that understanding an individual’s goals, physical needs, limitations, body, and swing is the only way to make permanent, goal-oriented, and effective swing changes and improvements. Martin’s method is thus designed to be fun, entertaining and informative.
The Golf Gapper is a comprehensive golf swing and body positioning analysis system. The use of State of the Art evaluation equipment provides a customized and easy to understand way to empower your golf game. Golf Gapper methods will immediately improve consistency, distance and overall swing as well as create body awareness within the physical abilities and goals of the golfer. Read the rest of this entry »