Fitness

Archos home automation setup arriving as “Connected Home”

Along with the Connected Self line of gadgets, Archos also dropped some teasers for the Connected Home lineup. Archos has promised a full unveil of the Connected Home lineup during CES, which takes place in early January. For now though, some basic teasing which includes how this setup will make use of a Smart Home Tablet or the Archos Smart Home App running on another Android device.

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Band tipped for a MWC unveil

It seems many are still waiting to see what happens with the currently available Galaxy Gear smartwatch in terms of future updates, however rumors are suggesting Samsung may soon unveil the follow up model. According to reports coming from The Korean Herald, Samsung may be readying the Galaxy Gear 2 as well as another wearable for Mobile World Congress, which will take place in late February 2014.

Fitbit update adds direct sync support for Moto X, Nexus 5 and others

Last month we saw word of a Fitbit beta release program that was going to add sync support for a variety of additional devices, including the Nexus 5. Well, judging from the Fitbit app update that recently arrived in the Play Store, it appears as if the beta testing was a success. The Fitbit app has been updated and with that comes sync support for a handful of new devices as well as improved support for a pair of older devices.

Zero launching to bring smarter, more social fitness wearable

The fitness category has plenty of options to choose from when it comes to tracking your activity. There are wearables such as Fitbit and apps such as Moves. While these each have their own spin and as a result, their own positives and negatives, it seems this is still a growing category. To that point, it looks like a new entry has arrived in the form of Zero.

P90X fitness app arrives to motivate Android users

The P90X workout isn't anything new. In fact, they seem to have bumped the routine up to P90X3. But what is new though, the Android app. The release of the app should add a bit of convenience for those who have already been doing the program, but it should also be good for those who were waiting for the app before they purchase the workout program itself.

Misfit Shine activity tracker Android app released

We weren't expecting the Misfit Shine companion app to arrive in the Play Store until sometime in 2014. While "early next year" was a previous timeline, the app seems to have arrived a bit ahead of schedule. The good news is that Android users with a Shine activity tracker will be able to start using the app as of today. But as we often seen with these types of apps, the device support is pretty limited.

Fitbit prepping beta release for Nexus users

Fitbit has had an Android app available for a while now, but as we often see, the device support is rather limited. Officially speaking, the Fitbit Android app uses Bluetooth 4.0 with the LE (Low Energy) feature. For now that support is limited to a handful of Samsung devices, but it looks like some Nexus devices are getting ready to enter a beta testing period.
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