Fitness

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.

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.
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