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PulseOn – revolutionising heart rate monitoring

PulseOn – revolutionising heart rate monitoring

With the boom in wearable technology over the past 12 months, monitoring nearly every aspect of our lives is now accessible. However when you purchase a product the honeymoon period of wearing it everyday and the excitement of monitoring its progress soon becomes a bit tedious and we forget about them. A lot of this is down to the fact they simply require too much from us, when consumers are actually trying to simplify there … Read entire article »

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Sony launches SmartBand, the gadget that claims to be so much more than an activity tracker

Sony launches SmartBand, the gadget that claims to be so much more than an activity tracker

Sony has finally announced their latest fitness tracker the SmartBand, which promises to offer so much more than your everyday output monitor. It was publicised earlier this year at CES that the device would be made available in the U.S. and it’s currently retailing for $99 via the Sony online store. Ever since the news was release Sony have heavily pushed the fact that the device is a life tracker and not a fitness tracker. It … Read entire article »

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Nokia Lumia devices set to incorporate Bing Health & Fitness app

Nokia Lumia devices set to incorporate Bing Health & Fitness app

Nokia announced yesterday that its latest range of Lumia devices, starting with the new Nokia Lumia 630 & 635 would now be adopting the updated versions of Bing Health & Fitness app that comes adapt with pedometer support. Through this new feature, the devices will be able to work as fitness gadgets in excess to the functions of a normal handset. Bing Health & Fitness app helps users to understand and monitor their activity output by … Read entire article »

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The new TomTom Runner Cardio GPS offering a smarter way to monitor health and fitness

The new TomTom Runner Cardio GPS offering a smarter way to monitor health and fitness

Summer is here and so is the time where a lot of our training and exercise shifts from air-conned gyms to the heat driven sun and along with all the last minute trainers getting fit for their holidays, this makes for a busy time in the fitness industry. One of the main highlighted areas for enhancement is in body monitoring, due to the fact that when you take to the roads running, no longer can you … Read entire article »

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Weight Watchers acquires digital fitness startup Wello

Weight Watchers acquires digital fitness startup Wello

After constant rumours spreading for a couple of week, it was finally confirmed yesterday that startup Wello will be acquired by weight management chain Weight Watchers. Wello, the startup that connects people with personal trainers to receive private fitness consultations through online video chat, has been a target of Weight Watchers for some time as they aim to become more active in the digital weight loss market. The fee, which Wello was acquired for, remains undisclosed … Read entire article »

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Voluntis raises $29 million to help aid diabetes in the US

Voluntis raises $29 million to help aid diabetes in the US

Whenever we think of apps, initially the likes of Angry Birds and Twitter spring to mind which subconsciously proves we associate apps purely with consumers. However there is a whole market out there, which develops and utilises mobile applications for the B2B beneficiations. One of these is mobile apps is Voluntis, who have designed an application, which works alongside pharmaceutical and medical professionals to aid them with diabetes management. The company developed the software back in … Read entire article »

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SmartMove – turn any shoe into a fitness tracker

SmartMove – turn any shoe into a fitness tracker

When it comes to fitness trackers, enthusiasm is high when we first start using them, but once the novelty wears off after a couple of months they just become another one of many items to rid themselves to the clutter drawer. Other problems that occur – especially for wrist worn trackers – include accuracy in the form of understanding the users movements, which all in all has to make you question whether they are worth … Read entire article »

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Challenge your friends with FitYou

Challenge your friends with FitYou

Over the last couple of months the Christmas serge of people trying to get into shape has proven to be well and truly over, however gyms across the country are now bracing themselves for the serge of two-months-max trainers who will delude themselves into believing they will get that dream body by the time they hit the beach in July. The issue is that people don’t have the incentive to keep working out continuously throughout the … Read entire article »

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B.A.A. Marathon app let’s the world join in on the Boston’s historic run

B.A.A. Marathon app let’s the world join in on the Boston’s historic run

Apply for the Boston Marathon, get excited and spend way too much money on new running gear only to receive the unfortunate news that your application was unsuccessful? Fear not as now you can take part in the race – well sort of – with the new B.A.A. (Boston Athletic Association) Marathon app for iOS and Android. Due to the tragedy of last year’s marathon, the rise in applications has been a real issue for the … Read entire article »

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Intel Completes Acquisition of Basis Science

Intel Completes Acquisition of Basis Science

For a while now the tech community has had its eyes glued to the release of the smartwatch, a piece of wearable technology that will dramatically change the way we communicate, surf the internet as well as a whole host of other avenues. So what happens when a large technology company has no current ties with this space? Well Intel has made their intentions quite clear with its latest take over of Basis Science, planting the … Read entire article »

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