The Smartest Fitness Tracker Just Got Smarter

​The Basis B1 band was already the brainiest fitness tracker out there. It would track your pulse, temperature, how much you sweat, and it was even smart enough to tell when you've gone to sleep and when you've woken up without you having to manually set anything. That's a feature we loved when we tested it, so we're… » 11/06/13 8:04am 11/06/13 8:04am

Bandai RPG Pedometers, Like Nike+ for the Extra Masochistic

13 billion years ago, a super dense ball of junk exploded. And it's taken this long for someone like Bandai to come around and combine our least favorite thing (exercise) with one of our most favorite things (pointless, time-sucking RPGS, preferably featuring some sort of underage girl with oversized...eyes...who has… » 10/17/08 2:01pm 10/17/08 2:01pm

Question of the Day: Do You Listen to an MP3 Player While Working Out?

The news about new iPods coming out on September 9th combined with observations during my daily visits to the gym have got me wondering about how many of you use an MP3 player while working out. Based on these observations alone, it seems that somewhere around 40 to 50% percent of gym goers rely on an MP3 player to… » 9/02/08 5:00pm 9/02/08 5:00pm

Medimo's Vein Reader Gym Machines Lets You Work Your Pinkie to the Max

Japanese company Fukui has unveiled 12 gym machines with finger-vein readers, which adjust the settings of the fitness equipment automatically for regular users. Costing around $17,000 each, the gear can be hooked up to a remote server to update gym bunnies' stats—calorie consumption and current exercise regime—with… » 2/20/08 6:48am 2/20/08 6:48am