Let’s make a statement: Gyms are not appropriate places to find dates.
Here’s a cool bodyhack to remember next time you’re embroiled in battle against a jar lid that refuses to budge: use your go-to expletive. This trick was recently uncovered by Keele University psychologists whose experiments suggest that swearing might make people stronger—at least for tasks requiring short and…
For years, we’ve been told that strapping a fitness tracker to your wrist is a great way to track your physical activity and fitness level. But researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have come up with a non-invasive, non-wearable way to do the same thing—and more accurately—using…
You’ve got data pouring in from your connected fitness tracker, your smartphone, your smartwatch, the smart scales in your bathroom and the dieting app you use to log your meals—so how do you get all of this information in one place? It isn’t easy, but here are a few pointers to help.
Your tablet-obsessed kid spending hours on the couch poking at a touchscreen probably isn’t doing their waistline any favors. But instead of wrestling an iPad out of their hands, Fisher-Price wants to help battle childhood obesity with a tablet holder that’s essentially an exercise bike for kids.
It looks like the fitness tracker fad may finally be coming to an end. After years of being the dominant health-tracking gadget, Fitbit is bracing for major headwinds as it marches into the holiday season.
When it comes to choosing a smartwatch, do you really need to spend $370 on a device that almost does more than your phone—including reminding you to breath? No. The Pebble has always been about simplifying the smartwatch, and even with improved fitness features, the Pebble 2 remains exactly as much smartwatch as you…
You can probably think of countless reasons why you don’t want to take your dog for a walk. It’s too cold, you’re tired, your arch nemesis lives around the corner—the list goes on and on. But with this double-duty exercise bike and treadmill, you can give your pup a good run without ever stepping outside.
The NFL doesn’t use those pebbled leather footballs just because it’s tradition. They’re also a lot easier to grip, helping both quarterbacks and receivers make spectacular plays. You probably won’t end up in any slo-mo highlight reels using this Baller Yoga leather mat, but you also won’t find yourself slipping all…
We were disappointed when Polar sacrificed the GPS capabilities of the M400 smart sports watch so that its A300, revealed in early 2015, could hit the market with a cheaper price tag. But affordability is apparently no longer as important to the company as features, because Polar’s new M600 is a full-on Android Wear…
Fitbits are a great way to track your activity and encourage yourself to get off the couch. Now, popular web service IFTTT (If This Then That) is getting in on the action. Here’s how you can use IFTTT to plug fitness data from any Fitbit into a host of other services and apps.
A record of your progress is a fantastic motivator when you’re trying to lose weight, which is probably why Withings’ connected scale has been popular enough to warrant a fourth iteration already. But the latest version, now called the Body Cardio, adds an additional metric for measuring the health of your heart as…
This little device could one day replace your heart rate monitor. The researchers behind it claim that it’s the first flexible wearable device able to measure both electrical heart signals and biochemical markers while you work out.
If you’re like me, pull-ups are an impossible dream. That is the not the case for Jamshid Turaev. Last month, the Uzbek fitness enthusiast set a world record for pull-ups using just two index fingers.
The one thing you can’t buy at Lululemon to help you with your fitness routine is motivation. But IMAX thinks it can get your butt off the sofa with a new cycling class that takes place in front of one its massive and immersive movie screens.
Standing desks are the latest way to trade comfort for the moral high ground, and their health benefits have always been dubious at best. Following an analysis of studies into their benefits, researchers have come up with a loud, resounding “meh”.
No matter how much you wear your Fitbit fitness tracker, it won’t do you much good if it’s not counting steps correctly. Thankfully, we know a few ways to make your Fitbit even more accurate, so you never have to worry about the quality of the data it’s collecting.
The shoe-maker ASICS just announced its acquissition of FitnessKeeper, Inc., which owns the popular exercise app Runkeeper. What will ASICS do with its shiny new app and its 33 million users? It’s very unclear.
Mark Zuckerberg has big ambitions for 2016. Not content with making Ex Machina a reality, he’s also challenging us all to run 365 miles by the end of the year. Are you game?
Almost every wrist-worn fitness tracker now includes a sensor that can track the wearer’s heart rate as another useful fitness metric. But Omron is the first company with a wearable device that can also monitor blood pressure which provides more useful insights into the wearer’s health.