Fitness

Garmin’s new heart rate monitors for athletes: HRM-Tri and HRM-Swim

Smartwatches and other usual fitness wearables are great for tracking activities, showing notifications, counting your steps, etc. But for the more “serious” athletes who are into hard core training for a future event or something, they need something more. Garmin is introducing two new wearables that will specifically cater to swimmers and triathletes, the HRM-Swim and the HRM-Tri. They are the first underwater heart rate monitors that the company is offering.

Acer rolls out Liquid Leap+ Fitness Tracker in the US

Just in case you didn’t know, Acer has already leaped into the health and fitness tracking game with the Liquid Leap+. This fitness tracker is now available in the US, ready to help those fitness buffs and wannabes to up their game. There are several similar models available in the market but this one boasts of a wider range of fitness tracking functions and works with Android, as well as, Windows and iOS.

Start a running lifestyle with WalknRun fitness app

While fitness apps and devices have been a continuously growing industry, not all mobile users are keen on adapting a healthy lifestyle, for various reasons (probably because it's really hard). But you don't really have to start from doing no exercise to immediately hardcore working out. Even something as simple as walking or running for fitness isn't that easy, and you would need to do it, literally, one step at a time. An app called WalknRun can help you in this journey towards becoming a regular runner.

HidrateMe lets you know when it’s time to drink water

Ask any health or beauty specialist what is the best secret for keeping your skin clear or prolonging your life without any surgery and they would probably give you the same answer: drink lots of water. But a lot of times, especially during seasons when it isn't warm enough to always be thirsty, we forget to drink water. A new Kickstarter project will introduce HidrateMe, which is probably the smartest water bottle in the market right now.

Striiv Fusion is ready to keep tabs on you, awake or asleep [DEALS]

We've seen a wide variety of smartphones here at Android Community, but sometimes all that you really need is a no nonsense fitness band that can also tell you the time or that you have an important incoming call. If that is all you need, then Striiv Fusion might just be the right fit. With a simple but durable design, core functionality without unnecessary bloat, and, best of all, an affordable price tag, the Striiv Fusion Activity and Sleep Tracker might be the perfect training and health partner for you.

Huawei Talkband B2 parties with Jawbone UP for US launch

The P8 lite, with its interesting anti-subsidy strategy, isn't the only Huawei product that's coming to the US this week. Introduced last March at MWC 2015, the Talkband B2 wearable is finally taking flesh. But arriving in the US isn't it's only pleasant surprise. Huawei is revealing that its fitness tracker will be compatible with Jawbone's UP platform, allowing wearers to keep full track of their activities, their sleep quality, and everything else that they need to know to keep up with a healthy lifestyle.

Strengthen legs with Runtastic Leg Workout Trainer

Perhaps there are thousands of apps related to health and fitness that it's now a challenge to choose one that will provide solutions to all your needs. For those who want to focus on working out or tuning their legs, the Runtastic Leg Workout Trainer is for you. The app offers easy avatar trainer guides you can follow.

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.
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