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Instabeat – the wearable tracking product for swimmers

Instabeat – the wearable tracking product for swimmers

Over the past year the tech world has gone crazy over the hype of wearable smart glasses, including the likes of Google Glass and the Vuzix M100. The latest piece of smartwear technology is again a product which can display information before your eyes, however this comes with a unique twist. Instabeat is a head-up display unit which attaches to your swimming goggles and monitors a variety of attributes during your workout. The piece of eyewear … Read entire article »

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Guitar Hero founders set to rock the world of fitness

After becoming a huge impact in both the music and gaming industries, it seems only logical for your next move to be into the fitness sector, well that’s the view Kai and Charles Huang had anyway. The two co-creators of global gaming chain Guitar Hero have created a new company under the name of Blue Goji. Kai and Charles Huang have used their successful backgrounds in gaming development, along with some clever usage of bespoke hardware to assemble a range of entertainment games suitable for people working out on cardio machines: exercise bikes, treadmills and cross trainers. The first product to be released is Goji Play, a double set of controllers, which attach to your cardio machine and an activity sensor you clip to your lower body. Goji Play connects wirelessly to … Read entire article »

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Get fit with the next generation Xbox One

Get fit with the next generation Xbox One

Over the past couple of weeks there has been no getting away from the hype cased by Microsoft and Sony following the recent launches of the next generation consoles Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Whether you’re a gamer or not, it is common knowledge the impact these consoles have on their appropriate markets and the influence they can have on so many people lives. So, where does this tie in with health and fitness? Well since … Read entire article »

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Check tells us to take a rest

Check tells us to take a rest

We have seen a wide variety of fitness gadgets on the market this year, which all claim to have a unique method to helping you maintain that healthy lifestyle. The usual attributes consist of: -         Calorie counting -         Counting movement -         Monitoring body mass -         Cost However it is widely recognised, that being constantly told to keep going and always trying to ‘one up’ your previous performance, can in fact have a negative effect on your health. Sometimes you need … Read entire article »

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Optimise your training with Omegawave

Optimise your training with Omegawave

The Omegawave Personal – the fatigue monitoring chest-strap and app designed to push users to their very limits and understand their optimum times to train. Once up and about in the morning apply the chest-strap and within 2 minutes Omegwave will get underway, syncing with your smartphone and supplying a whole host of data, which resembles your bodies cardiac output. This is great for understanding patterns of fatigue levels and helping to create a productive … Read entire article »

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Moves – accessory free fitness monitor, now supports iPhone 5s’ M7 Chip

Moves – accessory free fitness monitor, now supports iPhone 5s’ M7 Chip

Moves, the popular smartphone app, which monitors your fitness without the need of expensive gadgets and long configurations, this week launched its latest edition 2.0 compatible with iPhone 5s. The activity tracker capitalises on Apple’s motion detector (M7 chip), to enable constant tracking of the users steps taken, distance ran and distance cycled. For those who are using handsets with the absence of the M7 chip, the activity users undertake is monitored via a software in … Read entire article »

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The Misfit Shine Activity tracker

The Misfit Shine Activity tracker

Another product to break into the market encouraging consumers to wear their technology is the Misfit Shine fitness tracker. The first product from a company that was co-founded by former Apple CEO, John Sculley took their name Misfit Wearable’s from by coincidence the company was first launch on the day of Steve Job’s death. Misfit is considered a tribute due to one of Apples signature adverts, “Here’s to the Crazy Ones”. The Misfit Shine is arguably a … Read entire article »

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New Body IQ software from Basis taking gold in fitness tracking wearable’s

New Body IQ software from Basis taking gold in fitness tracking wearable’s

Basis the popular fitness tracker has now launched an all-new and improved software set to make monitoring your health and fitness even easier. The new development called the Body IQ enhances the tracking capabilities of its Basis B1 wrist monitor, which now gives it the ability to understand the users different types of activity. The Basis B1 can now differentiate between a stroll and a jog and immediately detects when the user is riding a … Read entire article »

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Pebble smartwatch brings iOS notifications to your wrist with new app

Pebble smartwatch brings iOS notifications to your wrist with new app

Just two months shy of Christmas, Pebble today announced a new iOS7-compatible app for their existing smartwatch. The device will soon bring notifications directly from an iPhone to a user’s wrist. It allows the user to receive alerts directly from their iPhone, which means you’ll never miss an email, text message, Facebook status or tweet again. Pebble are not new to this space and already has an app for Android devices. The new iOS app is … Read entire article »

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Powering your way home with a little help from the Flykly Smart Wheel

Powering your way home with a little help from the Flykly Smart Wheel

The trend of city cycling is heating up due the changing trends towards Single and Fixed road bikes. Recycling your old Peugeot or BSA is now considered individual and chic. A clear example of the demand for refurbished styled bikes is plain for all to see from the amount seen cruising on the commute in London. If you’re not riding a single gear bike, in some groups you shouldn’t consider yourself a city rider. However, not every rider in … Read entire article »

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