fitness

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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Garmin FR70 Fitness Watch uses ANT+ to whisper you’re fat

Garmin FR70 Fitness Watch uses ANT+ to whisper you’re fat

Garmin has unveiled its latest wrist-worn GPS marvel for those who don't treat exercise as a dirty word, the Garmin FR70 Fitness Watch. A reasonably low-profile half inch thick, the FR70 uses ANT+ to talk to other exercise equipment, such as the bundled heart rate monitor. That way, it can track the time you've been working out, along with your heart rate and how many calories you've burned.

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Adidas unveils miCoach SPEED_CELL sports performance tracker

Adidas unveils miCoach SPEED_CELL sports performance tracker

Adidas has unveiled a new fitness tracker called the miCoach SPEED_CELL that can capture information from motion in every direction. This feature will make it useful for athletes in all types of sports, beyond just runners. At the moment, most fitness trackers such as Nike+, are geared towards running with one-directional metrics.

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Garmin Fit app hits iPhone and Android, plus ANT+ dongle

Garmin Fit app hits iPhone and Android, plus ANT+ dongle

Garmin has launched a new iPhone and Android fitness app, Garmin Fit, allowing exercising smartphone users to track their progress while running or jogging. Fit is a $0.99 download, and automatically syncs with Garmin's Connect online portal to keep a record of goals and share workouts with contacts. Meanwhile, the ANT+ iPhone Adapter spotted clearing the FCC earlier this month has also been made official, priced at $49.99.

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Garmin ANT+ iPhone adapter hits the FCC

Garmin ANT+ iPhone adapter hits the FCC

Garmin looks to be developing its own ANT+ adapter for the iPhone as drawings for the device surfaced today in FCC documents, suggesting that the company is quite far along. The ANT+ wireless sensor technology is often used to track fitness data and is common in devices like heart rate monitors, sports watches, and cycling computers.

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Motorola KORE is fitness gadget not tablet tips trademark

Motorola KORE is fitness gadget not tablet tips trademark

Looks like we may have to wait a little longer for details on Motorola's new tablet plans; the KORE domain registrations earlier this week apparently refer to a new fitness device, according to a trademark registration that has just gone public. The Motorola KORE is, according to the trademark description Fusible spotted, an "electronic non medical portable physical activity monitor and fitness device" that could be used, in a similar way to Nike+, to track your exercise regime and give feedback on it. The gadget could, in fact, be the iPod nano lookalike sports watch leaked late last month.

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