fitness

Nike+ FuelBand now integrates with Path

Nike+ FuelBand now integrates with Path

Path, the private social network with iOS and Android apps, has today announced that its adding Nike+ support to its apps. Anyone owning a Nike+ FuelBand will be able to post FuelBand score updates to the app, giving your friends the piece of mind that you’re a healthy and active individual. On top of that, the Nike+ FuelBand app for iOS has seen an update that adds some new features.

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Garmin Swim watch tracks your progress for $149.99

Garmin Swim watch tracks your progress for $149.99

Garmin has today introduced a new watch designed to help swimmers keep track of their progress, dubbed the Garmin Swim. The watch will monitor stroke type and count, distance, pace, and lengths. The Garmin Swim has been designed to be as easy to set up and use as possible, with the swimmer only needing to input the length of the pool they’ll be using to set the watch and begin tracking.

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Nike+ Running hits Android

Nike+ Running hits Android

Nike has launched Nike+ Running for Android, broadening smartphone support for its exercise monitoring app, and using the handset's GPS and accelerometer to record distance, pace and time. The new app offers mid-run audio feedback, telling you exactly how well you're doing every mile, and there's the ability to set up "PowerSongs" that you can trigger to give you a boost when you're flagging.

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Kinect Play Fit tipped for 360 with Joule tracker

Kinect Play Fit tipped for 360 with Joule tracker

Microsoft is reportedly readying a wireless fitness monitor that, along with a "Kinect Play Fit" upgrade to the Xbox 360 dashboard, will enable cross-game health tracking. The accessory, believed to be called Joule by sources speaking to The Verge, will collate ongoing fitness performance between Xbox games, motivating users to stay in their sweetspot for pre-set weight loss, strength or cross-fitness goals.

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505 Games to publish Adidas miCoach game

505 Games to publish Adidas miCoach game

Adidas's powerful miCoach fitness technology brand is taking its next logical step - into the world of video games. Set to debut in the summer, Adidas miCoach will be published by 505 Games and will be available for the Xbox 360 and PS3. As should be expected, the Xbox Kinect motion camera peripheral and the PlayStation Move controller accessory will be integral parts of the game.

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Striiv gaming pedometer gets socially wireless

Striiv gaming pedometer gets socially wireless

If you can't get motivated to exercise for your own good, do it because you're competitive and want to beat your friends and family. That's the message from Striiv, whose digital touchscreen pedometer has been upgraded with a new short-range wireless technology called Striiv Connected, in the process turning personal fitness into a competition through various mini-games.

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Fitbit Aria WiFi scales go on sale

Fitbit Aria WiFi scales go on sale

Fitbit's Aria WiFi-enabled scales have gone on sale, promising to conspire with your Fitbit Ultra wristband to tell the internet that you're fat. Announced back in January, the $129.95 Aria scales automatically upload user information on weight, percentage body fat and BMI (Body Mass Index) to the online Fitbit dashboard site, allowing you to check them remotely - such as when faced with an all-you-can-eat buffet - from your iPhone or Android handset.

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Humana offers incentives for playing Ubisoft fitness games

Humana offers incentives for playing Ubisoft fitness games

Healthcare provider Humana has announced an expanded partnership with Ubisoft, wherein gamers who play through the publisher's high-energy exercise games will earn points that can be redeemed for real-life rewards. We're not talking about dinky little virtual achievements; by working out and collecting point, users can earn electronics, hotel nights, and more.

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Apple eyes fitness tech with real-time sharing for competitive types

Apple eyes fitness tech with real-time sharing for competitive types

I know many people are competitive in everything they do from work to play. Some people are always looking forward to competing with others to see who's better or just claim a win. If you're this sort of person, and you like to exercise, Apple is researching some social fitness technology that would allow you to share your workouts in real-time, including performance data allowing you to compete with people you know. This is interesting, and there are some apps for Apple hardware that allow this sort of data sharing already.

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