​The Best Fitness Tracker for Every Need

Like many of you, I work in front of a computer. They're powerful devices, but they also suck your will to live and trick you into never, ever getting up and going outside. Reasons like that are why fitness trackers were invented. » 2/25/15 10:35pm 2/25/15 10:35pm

This Smart LED Jump Rope Flashes Stats in Front of Your Face

As any boxer will tell you, jumping rope is one of the most efficient cardio workouts, one that hasn't changed much since it was invented. Until now. Enter the Smart Rope. » 2/25/15 12:00pm 2/25/15 12:00pm

How Long It Takes to Burn Off a Thanksgiving Dinner 10 Different Ways

For once, let's not lie to ourselves about how we're going to "take it easy" this Thanksgiving. Most of us are going to give thanks by indulging like gluttonous pigs. It's okay, we can give ourselves a pass every now and then, but let's be real: if we don't want to have more chins on our chin's chins by New… » 11/28/14 2:30pm 11/28/14 2:30pm

What Exercise Does For Your Big Dumb Brain

Exercise is good for you, duh. Perhaps less obvious is all the ways physical exercise is also good for your brain—how it improves memory, creativity, mood, and more. So even if you aren't looking to brag about marathon times or show off the body of a Greek god, you still have plenty of reasons to get off your butt. » 10/21/14 3:30pm 10/21/14 3:30pm

Runtastic Orbit Hands-On: A Fitness Tracker With a Few New Tricks

Since it seems like every company and its mother-company has a fitness tracker these days, it's refreshing when we see one that actually brings something unique to the table. Runtastic (the company behind my current favorite running app) has a new tracker called the Orbit. It's different! » 7/31/14 8:00am 7/31/14 8:00am

Comply Foam Tips Make Your Earbuds More Comfortable, Isolate Noise

Most earbuds use a silicone tip that works okay, but doesn't always give you the best seal—which means outside noise will still creep in (and bass response will suffer). Comply memory foam tips are a good alternative, with a few caveats. » 6/26/14 11:20am 6/26/14 11:20am

11 Machines That Exercise For You, From the Victorian Era to Today

Time was, humans didn't have to worry much about getting exercise. When we had to kill, gather, grow, or herd our own food, working out happened naturally. Of course, as soon as we figured out how to avoid those laborious chores, we did. Not long after, we had to come up with new ways of staying in shape; hence,… » 6/11/14 4:50pm 6/11/14 4:50pm

I Exercised Future-Style and You Can Too

The future is fit, and our Home of the Future is stuffed to the gills with high-tech workout gear for all four seasons. It seemed only right to spend some time getting physical and fit in the present. » 5/21/14 2:41pm 5/21/14 2:41pm

What's Your Favorite Piece of Fitness Technology?

Often times, we only think of the technology that makes our lives more productive or entertaining. But what about the stuff that allows us to have the most fun outdoors? » 4/03/14 5:32am 4/03/14 5:32am

Running Shoe Technology Won't Reduce Your Risk of Injury

When it comes to running, it seems technology won't help save you. A new study shows that whatever the technical features of the shoes you wear, you're still at the same risk of injury. » 3/19/14 6:40am 3/19/14 6:40am

Even Boring Exercise Is Awesome on the International Space Station

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Garmin Forerunner 220 Review: Solid Running Watch With a Pretty Face

Garmin has been at this running-watch thing for a while. Most recently, the Forerunner 10 was the company's best attempt at a simple, easy-to-read watch, but, for all that, it still wasn't as simple to use as it ought to have been. Enter the Forerunner 220. It's the 10's younger, smarter, better-looking, more… » 2/19/14 3:40pm 2/19/14 3:40pm

Climb Higher Than Mt. Everest, Without Leaving Manhattan

Who knew such extraordinary altitudes could be found, hidden inside the towers of Manhattan's Flatiron District? But, behind the nondescript door of a 5th-floor office on 21st Street, heights as great as the Himalayas are waiting to be scaled. Gizmodo took a deep breath and visited the atmospheric wizardry of Hypoxico » 2/13/14 5:00pm 2/13/14 5:00pm

The Science of Fat

If you're anything like over sixty percent of Americans, you've got a few pounds of fat you could stand to lose. If you saw what a pound of body fat actually looks like, you might be double-motivated. Yet there are a ton of misconceptions about fat—some of which could inform mistakes in our weight-loss endeavors.… » 2/07/14 2:00pm 2/07/14 2:00pm

The World's Most Popular Running Routes, Visualized

With the explosion of exercise apps and fitness trackers, more people than ever are recording the routes they run during their workouts. Now, Nathan Yau from Flowing Data has mined some of that data to visualize some of the world's most popular paths. » 2/06/14 6:04am 2/06/14 6:04am

Get Yourself Into Surf-Ready Shape By Spring

The snow is falling, it's freezing out, and you avoid going outside as much as you can. For spring vacation, you decide to go somewhere where you can finally try surfing. You book tickets; you line up lessons. Boxes: Checked. You show up, and your first lesson goes really well! You stand up a few times, and you… » 1/22/14 2:00pm 1/22/14 2:00pm

Report: Spotify Wants to Tailor Playlists By Heart Rate and Movement

If your workouts never quite gel with your soundtrack, help may soon be at hand. The Guardian is reporting that Spotify has plans to measure heart rate and motion to help choose you the perfect playlist for any situation. » 1/20/14 8:13am 1/20/14 8:13am

Hydrate Smarter: Drinking the Right Amount of Water When You Exercise

We all know that proper hydration is important. Every cell in your body depends on water to function properly and, when you run low on H2O, systems start crashing. Most of us drink enough fluid to stave the bad stuff off, but when you exercise and start sweating, the equation gets a little more complicated. » 1/15/14 2:00pm 1/15/14 2:00pm

The New Basis Band Dives Deeper Into Your Sleep

The Basis B1 band was already one of the best activity trackers you could buy, with a few caveats. In the last few months, it's taken significant steps towards becoming even better; in November the B1 improved how it keeps track of your exercise habits, and starting this month, it will be able to tell the difference… » 1/03/14 9:00am 1/03/14 9:00am

5 Tricks for Sticking to Your New Year's Exercise Resolutions

Raise your hand if you kept all of your New Year's resolutions in 2013. Good, okay, now only raise your hand if you weren't lying just now. Ahh, nice to see both of you. We always start the new year with the best intentions but, man, old habits die hard. Let's see if we can do better this year. Here are five tips that… » 1/01/14 2:00pm 1/01/14 2:00pm