Fitness

Oculus Move VR workout system might sync with Apple Health

Oculus Move VR workout system might sync with Apple Health

Apple's mobile ecosystem has been marked by two main pillars in the past few years. While it has been singing praises about its work on protecting users' privacy, it has also been designing its iPhones and Apple Watches to record and store health-related data, from activity tracking to biometrics monitoring. Not all activities, however, can be tracked through phones and wearables, and Facebook is reportedly looking into syncing activity data from its Oculus headsets with Apple Health for a more holistic overview of a person's fitness goals and state.

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More protein at breakfast, less at dinner may be key for muscle growth

More protein at breakfast, less at dinner may be key for muscle growth

A growing body of research indicates that staying healthy isn't about just what you eat, but also the time of day certain foods are consumed. The latest in this collection is a study from Waseda University in Japan, where researchers have found that eating more protein in the morning and less protein at night may be optimal for muscle growth and function.

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Peloton cycling game teases future of connected, gamified fitness

Peloton cycling game teases future of connected, gamified fitness

Peloton, the fitness bike you probably know about from their dramatic, energetic commercials, has introduced a twist on getting active: a game based on cycling rather than live classes. For those times users need a break from classes, Peloton offers videos of scenic rides and such. The company mentions both of these options, stating that it has been looking at "opportunities beyond video."

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Best running watches to meet your fitness goals

Best running watches to meet your fitness goals

Vigorous exercising, especially running, has well-described benefits. Whether you run to sweat or meet your fitness goals; tracking and monitoring your pace, distance and health is important. Running watches are an optimal and convenient way to monitor your daily regime. These smartwatches are specially made to be worn while running, whether indoors or outdoors, and to track associated metrics including time, speed, distance and in some cases even heart rate, O2 levels and sleep.

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Amazon Halo Review: Movement Health meets over-sharing

Amazon Halo Review: Movement Health meets over-sharing

It's fair to say Amazon Halo got off to a rocky start. A fitness band that promised analysis rivals couldn't deliver, the wrist-worn wearable may be simple but the machine learning running on Amazon's servers is anything but - assuming you're comfortable with all that personal data sharing. Now, Halo is adding Movement Health analysis as another premium service.

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Peloton made a free feature subscription-only to address safety concerns

Peloton made a free feature subscription-only to address safety concerns

The sudden obsession over indoor fitness, especially during the pandemic, has catapulted Peloton's name into mainstream media. Unfortunately, it stayed under the spotlight not because of its success but because of the accidents and even death related to the super-expensive exercise equipment. Initially refusing to recall its products, Peloton eventually announced a voluntary recall of its Tread+ and Tread treadmills. Now it is taking one step further by locking what used to be a free feature of the treadmills behind a monthly subscription in a move that some have characterized as effectively bricking the equipment.

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Peloton Heart Rate Band to take the company beyond bikes and treadmills

Peloton Heart Rate Band to take the company beyond bikes and treadmills

Peloton is a name that has been making headlines in the past months in both good and bad ways. Its popularity skyrocketed during the pandemic when home exercise equipment and programs became trendy. Its name, however, was dragged into infamy due to several accidents and a few deaths around that very same equipment. Now the exercise equipment and fitness media company is seemingly ready to break out into a new but related market, with a Heart Rate Band that will mark its first venture into wearables.

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World Health Organization launches free yoga app on Android and iOS

World Health Organization launches free yoga app on Android and iOS

The World Health Organization has launched a new app called mYoga that gives anyone who has an Android or iOS device free access to yoga workouts. The app was launched as a joint initiative with the International Telecommunications Union, according to the agency, which tapped BeHe@lthy BeMobile to develop the product.

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Amazon’s Halo fitness wearable wants to watch you move

Amazon’s Halo fitness wearable wants to watch you move

Amazon's Halo fitness band will soon be able to assess how you move, with a new - and somewhat confusing - tracking feature for the controversial wearable. Launched last year, Halo aims to bring AI and machine learning to bear on individual fitness, though concerns around just what data was being shared with Amazon as part of that led to a troubled debut.

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Gogoro Eeyo e-bike adds Apple Health tracking and new sleep mode

Gogoro Eeyo e-bike adds Apple Health tracking and new sleep mode

Gogoro's Eeyo e-bike has a new update, with the latest firmware adding synchronization support for Apple Health and other health trackers, among other improvements. Launched last year, Eeyo might not be mistaken for a motor-assisted bicycle at first glance, with Gogoro's in-house design squeezing the electric motor and the battery all into the compact rear wheel hub.

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Garmin Forerunner 945 LTE and 55 launch with opposite goals

Garmin Forerunner 945 LTE and 55 launch with opposite goals

Smartwatches have come into focus in the past few weeks thanks to Google I/O's big Wear OS announcement but that is hardly the only wearable platform available in the market today. Almost every big name in fitness and smartwatches, like Fitbit and Garmin, utilize their own custom OS to squeeze out as much as they can from smartwatches' minuscule batteries. Not to be left out from all the attention, navigation expert Garmin has announced the Forerunner 945 LTE and the Forerunner 55, occupying two opposite ends of the GPS smartwatch spectrum.

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Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 get Sp02 tracking and audible Google replies

Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 get Sp02 tracking and audible Google replies

There was a lot of attention given to Android Wear last month, mostly because it finally showed signs of life after a long period of stagnation. That said, when it comes to wearables, especially ones oriented towards fitness and health, the Apple Watch and Fitbit's wide selection still dominate the market and people's minds. Fitbit's future under Google and Android Wear is a bit uncertain, despite assurances, but this latest update to its two smartwatches puts it ahead of some Android Wear smartwatches that still lack one popular biometric.

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