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Amazfit Band 5 with Alexa packs key health monitoring feature

Amazfit Band 5 with Alexa packs key health monitoring feature

On the heels of the announcements of new smartwatches like the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Garmin Forerunner 745, Amazfit has its own wearable reveal to make. Today the company announced the Amazfit Band 5, a new smart band that has a number of fitness tracking features. It's no Apple Watch, but that's true of both its feature set and its price.

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Oculus Move VR fitness feature will track how many calories you burn

Oculus Move VR fitness feature will track how many calories you burn

Amid its various virtual reality announcements today, Facebook revealed that Oculus users will soon get access to fitness-tracking features, capitalizing on the growing trend of exercising with a VR headset strapped to your face. With these features, users will be presented with a simple record of their activity, including the information they want the most like calories burned and minutes (or hours) spent active.

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Garmin Forerunner 745 released with over-the-top tracking abilities

Garmin Forerunner 745 released with over-the-top tracking abilities

Garmin today announced the Forerunner 745 GPS smartwatch, the successor to the Forerunner 735XT. These days Garmin makes smartwatches and fitness trackers for a lot of different segments, but like the 735XT, the Forerunner 745 seems aimed squarely at athletes who need a higher degree of fitness tracking. Specifically, the 745 has workout tracking features for running, biking, and swimming.

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Apple One finally bundles all of Apple’s subscriptions together

Apple One finally bundles all of Apple’s subscriptions together

It's no secret that Apple has a fondness for subscription services, as over the past several years it's rolled out subscriptions for music, news, games, and now even fitness. If you're waist deep in the Apple ecosystem, then you know there are a ton of services to potentially subscribe to, and most of us figured it was only a matter of time before Apple decided to bundle them together. It turns out the company is doing just that with a new service called Apple One.

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Apple Fitness+ subscription uses Watch, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV for health

Apple Fitness+ subscription uses Watch, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV for health

There's a new subscription service from Apple called Apple Fitness+ that's centered on the Apple Watch. This service utilizes the sensors and the display powers of the Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV to deliver an all-encompassing health and fitness service. It'll be available soon in the USA, UK, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada, and Australia.

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Fitbit ECG app cleared by FDA for heart health self-assessment

Fitbit ECG app cleared by FDA for heart health self-assessment

Today Fitbit was announced to gain FDA clearance for their new ECG app. Fitbit also received a CE mark in the European Union for their ECG app. This app will work with the Fitbit Sense, a wrist-bound smart fitness device that looks a lot like a watch but provides fitness tracking and health features aplenty.

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Exercise found to rapidly trigger nootropic effect in younger adults

Exercise found to rapidly trigger nootropic effect in younger adults

Using supplements, dieting protocols, special sleeping schedules and more in an effort to boost one's cognitive abilities is a major trend at the moment. These efforts largely revolve around taking various substances, some lesser-known than others, but that may be overkill for some people -- at least if they're still under the age of 36. According to a new study, exercise in younger adults can rapidly boost one's ability to learn.

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Huawei Watch Fit looks like a stretched out Apple Watch with 10-day battery

Huawei Watch Fit looks like a stretched out Apple Watch with 10-day battery

The most interesting smartwatch revealed this year has to be the Huawei Watch Fit. This device comes in several different colors, has a rectangular face, and works with its own unique operating system. This is easily the most sleek looking smartwatch we've yet seen with this sort of... stretched look to it - with 1.64-inches of AMOLED goodness therein.

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Huel Hot & Savory deliver two healthy vegan meals in an instant

Huel Hot & Savory deliver two healthy vegan meals in an instant

In the world of nutrition and cooking, "quick" and "healthy" are almost always at opposing ends. Companies like Soylent and Huel have risen to fame for their healthy meal replacements but those can't really be considered "meals" in the traditional sense. Huel, however, is now stepping out of its comfort zone to leave Soylent in its dust with its new line of Hot & Savory vegan meals, meals that you actually chew and eat rather than simply chug down your throat.

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New Peloton treadmill and bike expand range with new prices

New Peloton treadmill and bike expand range with new prices

Peloton has launched two new exercise models, with the new Peloton Bike+ and new Tread offering a more full-featured cycling experience and a new entry-level treadmill. Rumored last week, the two new models join rather than replace the existing bike and treadmill, with the current Peloton Bike now getting a price cut too.

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Fitbit SpO2 watch face makes it easier to track blood oxygenation

Fitbit SpO2 watch face makes it easier to track blood oxygenation

While almost all of us know how oxygen is vital to life, few probably realize that the oxygen is actually distributed throughout our body via our blood. In addition to metrics like heart rate or even ECG, blood oxygen saturation has become one of the easiest ways to detect abnormalities in our bodies. Fitbit is now making that even easier with a new "Signature" SpO2 clock face designed exactly for that purpose.

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Cheaper Peloton treadmill and new flagship Bike+ roadmap leaks

Cheaper Peloton treadmill and new flagship Bike+ roadmap leaks

Peloton is readying a cheaper treadmill and a more premium version of its connected exercise bike, it's reported, expanding its fitness range in the face of growing demand from those outfitting home gyms. The company has seen a boost in sales from exercise enthusiasts looking to replicate some of the guided workout experience while gyms are closed.

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