Fitness

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.

HTC Research launches Fun Fit cutesy fitness app for Android

There are thousands of fitness apps already on the Google Play Store but only a few can be considered fun. Well, how can fitness be fun if working out makes you really exhausted? That's just the lazy me talking but there are people who actually enjoy doing daily workout. Maybe us geeks will never understand that but since there's always an app for everything, maybe this Fun Fit app by HTC will finally make you get up from the couch and finally move.

OneSet is the Vine equivalent of fitness enthusiasts

Admit it. You've tried to search video social network app Vine for simple exercises you can follow, but somehow got sucked into the blackhole of looking through video after video of people making fools of themselves or animals being all cute. But if you're really serious about looking for fitspiration videos, or even just jumpstarting your fitness routine, then an app that says it's the Vine for fitness is just what you need.

Nike+ brings in more partners to improve fitness platform

Nike's Fuelband, which was their first attempt at an actual wearable, didn't exactly light the fire under runners' shoes, but it was a good experiment for the shoe-turned-fitness-advocate brand. It may have showed them that instead of focusing on hardware, their customers might be best served if they focus on developing software and then leverage off actual fitness wearable partners that have more experience than them in this arena. Hence, we now have the updated Nike+ app and the addition of support for other fitness devices.

HTC Grip hands-on: making a grab at wearables and fitness

As speculated before, HTC is indeed coming out with a wearable together with its new fitness partner, Under Armor. Here at MWC 2015, we saw on HTC's floor, not at a smartwatch, but at a no-nonsense smart fitness device. The HTC Grip, like the HTC One M9, is a curious beast, simple, somewhat ingenious, and probably too plain, all at the same time. So will the Grip grip active mobile users' hearts? We took a dive to find out just what it is all about.

Microsoft Health updated with MapMyFitness, HealthVault integration

Microsoft's very own Health app is available not only on Windows Phone but also for iOS and Android. The software giant prefers to work on this app that helps people track data and statistics on health and fitness. The app works well with the Microsoft Band, another wearable device that aims to get you and me to start thinking about fitness. It's actually a $200 wrist band from Microsoft that works with a smartphone to track your workout and health progress.

HTC, Under Armour to partner in creating fitness related digital products

One segment of the market that has reaped the benefits of this whole mobile wearable revolution and innovation is the fitness-minded and athletic people. At CES 2015, HTC has announced a partnership with fitness apparel brand Under Armour to create devices that will support the latter's recently launched fitness platform and network. Will this be HTC's predicted entry into the wearable and/or fitness device market.

Lenovo Vibe Band VB10 hands-on

Smart watches have created itself a new category within the technology industry. With so many different options out there, who knows what’s best and most comfortable. It all boils down to opinion and preference. Lenovo has rolled out a new contender that might be able to beat out the competition. The VIBE Band VB10 is more than a fitness tracker, it interacts with your smartphone alongside social notifications. A clean metal body front cover with smooth rubber straps (~30 grams) and new features that notify you’ve steered too far from your phone make it stand out.

Activite Pop is an affordable health watch to track activities

If you don't feel the need to own one of the new (or older) smartwatches currently available in the market but would like to track your health-related activities, your best bet would be a health watch. One of the more trustworthy brands out there is Withings' Activite. But if the $450 price tag is a bit steep for you, they've recently announced a more affordable line of health watches called Activite Pop.
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