Fitness

Garmin’s Forerunner 920XT is tracker for the fitness-minded

It seems that the past few months have seen a glut of lifestyle-tracking wearable devices in the market. One brand that is aiming to make its mark as well is Garmin and its new Forerunner 920XT seems to be packed with features that would appeal to the seriously fitness-minded as well as the beginner who would like to be seriously fitness-minded.

Basis announces new Peak fitness and sleep tracker

It won’t be long before smartwatches and other wearables overtake gadget town especially now that more companies are joining the bandwagon. The introduction of the Apple Watch may make competition tighter but Android-powered wearables came first so the latter has a bigger edge over the Cupertino giant.

Jawbone makes UP app cross-platform for devices, wearables

Fitness company Jawbone has announced that their health app UP will now be compatible across platforms and across different devices as well, including smartwatches and wearables. They will also be releasing an open-device connectivity framework later on to enable OEMs to create products that will be able to connect to the app through Bluetooth, Smart or WiFi. This means that more people will be able to use the activity and lifestyle-tracking app.

Jawbone app now able to link with other devices

When Jawbone fitness wristbands hit the market in 2012, you could only link them with proprietary Jawbone-created apps – which was quite understandable at any rate, as people had no problem using the app on their iPhones and Android devices. In a surprising move, Jawbone has announced that it is opening up its API to the sensors in Android, iOS, and WP 8.1 devices.

Samsung partners with Nike for running app on Gear S

Coinciding with the unveiling of Samsung’s new Tizen wearablethe Samsung Gear S – is its partnership with global athletic apparel brand Nike for a collaborative version of the latter’s patented running app “Nike+ Running”. The two have come together to bring the app directly to the Gear S, a smart wearable device that can be worn untethered to a smartphone because of its own 3G connectivity.

Jabra Sport Pulse, Sports Life app to enhance your workout

With sports apps and wearable devices getting more involved in our daily workouts (or if you’re still in the planning stage at least), more companies are coming up with digital health-related products to make it more interesting and seamless. The Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless earbuds and its companion Sports Life app wants to help you get to the next level of your fitness routine. It is the first device that has an in-ear biometric heart rate monitor as well as a real-time voice coach that will help you in your workout.

Endomondo now supports Samsung Gear Fit and Gear 2

Fitness enthusiasts have helped make wearables the gadget du jour this year. With the proliferation of fitness apps in the market, one consideration for consumers is how the app can be used in connection with their gadgets and smartphones. One popular app for the physically active crowd is Endomondo, and the latest update now includes support for Samsung Gear Fit and the Gear 2, as well as compatibility with 17 of Samsung’s Android smartphones.
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