Fitness

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.

Google Fit update adds 100 more activities for tracking

As 2014 is about to draw to a close, one inescapable fact is that this was the year when the wearables truly came into their own, particularly the smartwatches and the fitness trackers that helped mobile people try to add a bit of health consciousness in their lives. Google Fit is the tech giant's own effort to get into the market by turning your Android Wear and your Android smartphones into fitness centers.

Razer Nabu fitness band out on December 2, promo for insiders

It’s almost upon us, the Razer Nabu fitness band, which is of course Razer’s entry into the fitness device market. Razer is known for its laptop and PC accessories and its support of the PC gaming culture, so this is a very different type of niche for them. But they are hoping that their street cred will carry over to this new effort.

Endomondo Android app adds Pebble support

Endomondo has been tracking people fitness and health data since 2007 and it still continues to bring a better experience to the users every time the app is updated. The latest update has finally brought Pebble support to Android as we mentioned last July. A few months ago too, Endomondo added support for the Samsung Gear Fit and Gear 2 and that seemed to be a success that the company also added support for Android Wear and the Samsung Gear S.
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