Fitness

Fitbit Force official with step counting, sleep tracking and more

The Fitbit Force activity tracker has been officially unveiled this morning. The Force joins the growing Fitbit lineup alongside the Zip and One, however this is a bracelet style tracker similar to the Flex. The Force tracks your steps, sleep and more. There is also an LED display which shows the time, and promised as a coming soon item; call notifications.

Jabra Sport Wireless Plus headset review

Jabra announced the Sport Wireless+ headset a few weeks back. This set of headphones was arriving as the follow-up to the non-Plus model and as one would expect with a follow-up device, this one was announced with some improvements over the previous version. Some of the key highlights include battery life improvements and a fit clip. That being said, Jabra sent a pair of these over for review and as such, we have been enjoying running without having to worry about getting tangled up in wires.

Moves fitness tracker app arrives for Android

The Moves fitness tracker app originally launched for iOS back in January. Since then the app has been downloaded more than 2.5 million times, however as of today the app has come available for a new audience -- Android users. Yes, the Moves app has arrived for Android by way of the Google Play Store and it is available for free with no registration required for use.

Samsung S Health Buddy app gamifies active living

Everyone needs a morale boost once in a while, and nowhere is this need more pronounced than in exercising. That is why so many techniques have been developed to motivate people, from plain old force of mind to employing game mechanics. With S Health Buddy, Samsung wants to put that element of fun into your workout routine to help give you an added push.

RunKeeper for Android update brings more interactive friends tab

RunKeeper for Android v3.7 arrived in beta form earlier in the week and as of today, that update is now ready for primetime. Simply put, RunKeeper v3.7 has landed in the Play Store. The changelog isn't particularity long for this update, however it does bring a new and improved Friends tab. Basically, the folks at RunKeeper have made the Friends tab more interactive.

Adidas’ new miCoach X_Cell spotted at FCC

Adidas has been quite silent lately in the field of exercise tracking devices and software, with some of the spotlight focused on other fitness brands like Fitbit. It seems that Adidas isn't ready to let its competitors get the last laugh as a new miCoach device was seen heading to the FCC in preparation for a release very soon.

SelfLoops accessory brings ANT+ support with 2000 mAh of battery power

SelfLoops has announced a new accessory that brings ANT+ support to just about any Android device. This little goodie is called the SelfLoops ANT+ Accessory and it arrives with support for devices running Android 2.3.4 or later. And in addition, this is also packing a 2000 mAh battery and promises support for any app that is using the official ANT Alliance API.

Basis fitness tracker app arrives for Android users

The Basis fitness tracker app was originally announced back in January. At that time the app was expected to arrive in March and while that time has since come and go, some good news has arrived for Android users. The 'Basis Fitness & Sleep Tracker' app has arrived in the Google Play Store. And as a bit of a silver lining for those who still like to complete with iOS users, this is a case where the Android app has arrived first.

Noom Walk Pedometer app launches for Android

Noom Inc has released their latest Android app. This one is called Noom Walk Pedometer and as the name would imply, this app will be counting the steps you take throughout your day. And nicely done, the Noom Walk Pedometer app will be able to do the step counting without the need for any additional hardware. Basically, it looks like there is now an app for those who are intrigued by other hardware pedometers such as the Fitbit.
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