Fitness

Basis intros limited release Titanium Edition, new leather straps

The Basic Peak fitness and sleep tracker just got a facelift. It's not much of a redesign but the tracker got an oomph in the looks department as shown by the limited release Titanium Edition. Basis also rolled out new and more stylish leather accessory straps in various colors like Blush, Khaki, Saddle, Noir, and Fog. Basis also updated the app to include Google Fit data syncing.

Misfit launches EKOCYCLE Field Band for Shine

Misfit has got something new for the Shine activity tracker: the EKOCYCLE Field Band. The Coca-Cola Company and will.i.am partnered to work on special exclusive accessory for the Misfit Shine Fitness and Sleep Monitor. This one allows more personalization and customization of the activity monitor.

Samsung and Cigna to help you manage your health and fitness

Monitoring your activities, watching the things you consume, checking up on your fitness goals: these things used to be done only by disciplined people, writing compulsively in their little notebooks, or for the more organized ones, making excel sheets and charts just to be able to make sense of it all. Thank goodness for the invention of apps, wearables, etc to make our fitness tracking much easier. Samsung and global health service company Cigna have teamed up to bring you a new health and fitness app called Coach By Cigna.

Google Fit updated with Android Wear, experimental step detection

With the numerous health and fitness related apps, wearables, and health bands, there really is no reason for you and me not to join the bandwagon. Actually, it's more than just following a trend. It's about finally deciding to be fit and healthy for your own good. Honestly, I can't say that I've seriously thought about it but with all these fitness goals being set by other people, I'm feeling guilty that I'm trying to convince myself it's time to get on my feet, work out, and eat right.

Games in Motion will let devs make fun games using Google Fit, Android Wear

The Android team has got something new for the developers and soon, for the Android consumers. There's a new open source game sample that was recently introduced to show how developers can make fun games using Android Wear and Google Fit. Officially called Games in Motion, this open source is aimed to bring the fun into your health and fitness activities so you won't be bored while running or jogging.

MyFitnessPal adds premium service, more granular info for the user

The MyFitnessPal has been around for some time now. App is a free calorie counter that provides users access to a large nutrition and calorie database for more information on the kinds of food we eat. It has helped a lot of people with their weight loss goals but the guys behind the app know that MyFitnessPal can do more. That's why they introduced a new premium version that will provide more granular knowledge about food.

S Health now available on Google Play Store for Galaxy devices

If you've been using Samsung's S Health app to keep track of your fitness activities and other health-related activities, now you'll be able to update it easily as the OEM has decided to uncouple the app from its own Galaxy Apps Store. You can now also find it on the Google Play Store as well so that any new versions that they will release will find its way faster to your smartphone.

Jawbone announces new products, finally ships UP3

Wearable tech company Jawbone is not resting on its laurels, especially since a lot of competition has been springing up, with smartwatches and fitness bands all over the place. They've announced a few new products, which includes a new flagship with payment abilities and a successor to the original UP24 band. Also, finally, they've annnounced when shipping for the UP3 will be, after encountering some manufacturing problems with the final product, but at least, you know it will soon be on your way.

Atari launches multi-platform, gamified fitness app

Interactive entertainment and gamemaker giant Atari is venturing into something different but at the same time, a bit familiar to them.They are launching a new fitness app that will combine the features that have made exercising and maintaining a healthy lifestyle a breeze and at the same time, challenging consumers to get to the next level by introducing gamification into your lifestyle.

Runtastic Libra now has Android support

Watching your weight is now not just for the weight conscious or models or beauty queens. A lot of people have been eating healthy, doing fitness activities, and of course checking the ups and downs of their weight, all in the name of healthy living. Runtastic Libra is a terrific way of weighing yourself because it can "speak" to your smartphone. Finally, the scale has Android support through an app that will help you monitor and manage not just your weight but your health as well.
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