You don’t necessarily need the help of a wearable or a smartwatch to help track your steps and monitor your activity—most modern-day smartphones have all the sensors and hardware you need to keep an eye on how much (or little) exercise you’re getting. Here are 9 apps up to the task of improving your fitness, no extra… »
Ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek ran the entire Appalachian trail last summer in 46 days, eight hours, and seven minutes, averaging 48 miles per day. So he knows what’s up with fitness gear that can withstand some brutal circumstances.
The Garmin Forerunner family has long been a pretty great way to bring some science to your running. For the latest versions, what’s mostly not broke ain’t being fixed, but there are some neat-looking new features. »
Working retail, waiting tables, standing in line at the amusement park or just shopping with mom, anyone who’s ever been stuck on their feet for a long time more or less standing still knows that it’s much more tiring than walking the equivalent amount of time. But why? »
Feeling sluggish? Doughy? Increasingly short-winded? Well, my flabby friend, it’s time for you to stop putting off the inevitable and get back in shape. You’re not trying to look like Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1980, but with time and commitment, you can at least get yourself looking and feeling better. We promise! We… »
TomTom’s first running watch was a great first step two years ago. Last year it got even better, with an integrated heart rate monitor. For this year’s watches, TomTom is adding full activity tracker capabilities and the ability to stream music to Bluetooth headphones, all for a pretty reasonable price. »
Need a little push to get off the couch, or just want to recreate a viral web stunt? The Fitbit Charge HR is the best fitness tracker for most people, and you can get one for just $120 today ($30 off), which is one of the best deals we’ve seen on the heart rate-tracking model. [Fitbit Charge HR, $120]… »
It’s not the most advanced fitness tracker out there, but the Fitbit Flex is a great barebones wearable that can track your steps by day, your sleep by night, and sync all of that data to your smartphone. You might eventually want to graduate to a more capable wearable, but this is a great way to see if Fitbit’s… »