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Misfit Flash Wearable for Fitness

Posted in Fitness Gadgets by Tam Yue on September 16th, 2014

Misfit FlashWe know what you are thinking; “Another wearable fitness device?” And to that we say, yes, another wearable fitness device. But we like this one and what is has to offer, as well as what you don’t have to offer to own one.

The Misfit Flash is a good way to track your exercise and sleep patterns. It offers all the same capabilities as the other wearable’s on the market. The major differences are simple; it requires an app to be able to track your fitness goals because it doesn’t come with a tradition display. Also, it doesn’t require charging, since you need to replace the batteries every 6 months. And last but not least, it’s affordable. At $49.99 it is definitely worth the trade-off of features.

Via The Next Web

Adidas Announces Smart Watch for Runners

Posted in Adidas,Exercise Gadgets by Darrin Olson on October 16th, 2013

Adidas Smart WatchAdidas announced on Wednesday the release of a new smartwatch targeting runners, putting some additional competition in the wearable exercise devices with Nike’s Fuelband and the Fitbit Force.

According to Paul Gaudio, the vice president in charge of Adidas’ interactive division, the Adidas smartwatch is focusing on making the best running watch as apposed to competing in the smartwatch space with Google and Apple. The Adidas smartwatch includes the ability to connect through Bluetooth with a smartphone but will require less dependency by incorporating flash storage for music right on the wrist-worn device. It also has features to give real-time feedback to the user while exercising by tracking heart rate and motion, and then producing vibrations or audible feedback through headphones.

The watch isn’t coming cheap however with an expected price tag of $399. Compared to the Nike Fuelband it comes …

Finis set to ship training tool for swimmers called Swimsense this Christmas

Posted in Exercise Gadgets by Shane McGlaun on August 31st, 2010

If you like to run or walk Nike and Apple have the Nike Plus system that will record your workout and help you to reach your exercise goals. A company called Finis has announced a new device called Swimsense that does the same thing for swimmers.

The Swimsense device looks like a watch but records all sorts of details about your swimming workout. The device records things like the number of laps you swim, total distance swam, calories burned, lap times, pace, and stroke count.

Xercise bike for Wii lets you get fit while gaming

Posted in gaming accessories by Shane McGlaun on December 10th, 2009

xercisebike-sbGo to any elementary or middle school today and you will see right away that many kids today are obese. I like my video games as much as the next person, but kids need to run and play too so they can get some exercise. The Fun Xercise Bike for the Wii has debuted to help kids get fit while they play games.

The folding bike has a steering wheel attachment connected to it for inserting the Wii remote for games like Mario Kart. Apparently, the pedals have nothing to do with the game and the user doesn’t have to pedal to get the kart to go on screen.

Gamercize gear coming to a gym near you

Posted in Exercise Gadgets by Nino Marchetti on February 6th, 2008

gamercize-gym-pod.jpgWe first profiled Gamercize, a company which develops exercise related gaming add ons for various platforms, in January. We’ve known gotten word the company is also bringing to gyms a commercial version of its offering called Gamercize Exercise Pods.

The Gamercize Exercise Pod concept is quite simply a wait to help people lessen the boredom most feel when working out. It consists of a combination of different exercise equipment, one of Gamercize’s accessories and a PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 gaming console. One can even add a HD widescreen LCD television if so desired.