Fitness

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.

Get the Strivi Fusion Smartwatch, Fitness Tracker for a healthier price

The biggest new tech trend of 2014 is undoubtedly wearable tech, with several of the world’s largest tech companies releasing their first round of wearables: The LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, Sony Smartwatch, and the Moto 360 to name a few. And, of course, the Apple Watch coming in 2015. But it’s not just these tech behemoths making wearable tech, and new companies like Striiv, makers of the Fusion smartwatch and activity trackers, are putting together some impressive devices. Normally $100, we have the Striiv Fusion for a healthy 45% off, on sale for $55 at the Android Community Deals store.

Runkeeper app updated, now supports Sony SmartWatch 3 SWR50

The team behind Runkeeper seems to be always busy working on the app. It receives regular enhancements and only a month after its Google Fit integration, the 'RunKeeper - GPS Track Run Walk' has added support for another device that runs Android Wear. The new Sony SmartWatch 3 SWR50 is now supported by the app. This means you can use the smartwatch and run even without your phone. The latter's GPS will track you as you run and data will be synced to your smartphone when you get back.
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