Basis Peak Review: The Best Activity Tracker Yet

The original Basis B1 Band was damn near the greatest activity tracker in the land, but it wasn't. It had all the sensors (and then some) it took to get there, but its performance was inconsistent, and perhaps more importantly, it was bulky and ugly. Well, the Basis Peak is here now to right those wrongs, and guess… » 11/05/14 10:00am 11/05/14 10:00am

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

Fitbit's New "Charge" Could Track Your Heart and Get Phone Notifications

It's been over half a year since Fitbit recalled all of its latest Force wristbands, but it finally looks like a replacement is right around the corner. Of course, Fitbit isn't just releasing a new version of the Force. New FCC and patent filings suggest that the new Fitbit is something new and better. » 10/14/14 12:12pm 10/14/14 12:12pm

Export Your Data to Get More From Your Fitness Tracker

You don't have to settle for the charts and reports produced by your fitness tracker's own software—export the data elsewhere and you can use it in a variety of different ways. It's not difficult to do and it could help renew your enthusiasm for working towards a healthier lifestyle. » 10/10/14 12:37pm 10/10/14 12:37pm

What Are Artificial Sweeteners Really Doing to Our Bodies?

They're what stimulate your sweet tooth without adding girth to your waistline; they give diet colas and sugar-free snacks a saccharine kick without the consequences. At least that's the idea. But these sweeteners have been the subject of hoaxes and misinformation for years, slowly discrediting their wondrous health… » 10/08/14 2:35pm 10/08/14 2:35pm

Fitbit: We Do Not Currently Have Plans to Integrate With HealthKit

With HealthKit finally rolling out on iOS 8, users are anxiously anticipating which devices will sync with the health tracking app. Those who use Fitbit's wide range of products are out of luck, as the company announced it will not integrate with Apple's ecosystem, but rather, is working on its own new products. » 10/08/14 1:23pm 10/08/14 1:23pm

Finally, a Sleep Tracker You Don't Have to Wear

There can be many reasons why you're not getting a good night's sleep, and a sleep tracker can help ensure it's not your bedroom to blame. But who wants to head to bed with a device strapped to your wrist, or hiding under your pillow? ResMed's new S+ sits out of the way on your bedside table, but is still able to keep… » 10/07/14 4:50pm 10/07/14 4:50pm

Garmin Forerunner 920XT: The Best Triathlon Watch Gets Even Better

Since early 2012, the Garmin Forerunner 910XT has been the best triathlon watch, period. Others have tried to step up, but to this date nothing has equalled its wealth of features. And now it seems Garmin has raised the bar for itself. The new Forerunner 920XT is everything the 910 was, and much more. » 10/01/14 7:00am 10/01/14 7:00am

Apple's HealthKit Now Sends Medical Data Right to Your Health Record

iHealth was the first company to sell a medical device through Apple, so it's only natural it's also the first to fully integrate its products with Apple's HealthKit. That means all the data iHealth's connected monitors and trackers collect not only gets sent straight to the app, it's also automagically logged in your… » 9/29/14 2:14pm 9/29/14 2:14pm

Misfit's Flash Is a $50 Fitness Tracker That Packs a Punch

We first wrote about Misfit Wearables' first activity tracker, the Misfit Shine, back in 2012. Not only did it look absolutely gorgeous, but it never needed charging, and it was waterproof. It had some flaws, but for 100 bucks, it wasn't bad. Well Misfit's second wearable, the Flash, is here, and it just undercut its… » 9/16/14 11:00am 9/16/14 11:00am

Garmin Fenix 2 Watch Review: Jack of All Trades, Master of Many

The Fenix 2 is the watch Garmin has made to appeal to active people who might end up doing... well, just about anything outdoors. It's not just for runners, just for swimmers, just for snowboarders, or just for hikers, it's for people who want a single watch to track their complete athletic lifestyle. The good news is… » 9/10/14 2:02pm 9/10/14 2:02pm

Garmin's Vivosmart Is a Fitness Tracker With Smartwatch Tendencies

When last we checked in on Garmin's fitness trackers early this spring, we saw the Vivofit present some good ideas but ultimately fall short of being a good product. Well here comes take two: The Vivosmart, which packs in the good stuff of an activity tracker, plus the notifications of a smartwatch. It definitely… » 9/04/14 7:00am 9/04/14 7:00am

Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Clothing Will Protect Cyclists From Road Rash

Donning a full suit of motorcycle leathers for your morning bike ride to work is probably overkill, but cyclists can still be subjected to road rash should they fall while wearing less-than-protective gear. So athletic gear manufacturer Scott is developing shorts and jerseys strategically reinforced in key areas using… » 8/28/14 4:14pm 8/28/14 4:14pm

The Vyper Hands-On: This Vibrating Foam Roller Is Freaking Incredible

It's no secret that foam rollers have been a key part of physical therapy for years. Athletes use them not only to heal from injury, but also to increase flexibility before training and to speed recovery after strenuous exercise. The Vyper is the first foam roller to add vibration to the equation though, and holy… » 8/27/14 11:22am 8/27/14 11:22am