Mio Link Lets You Cycle the Tour de France from Your Exercise Bike

Going to the gym should inspire you to shed the pounds, but when you're surrounded by near-dead, sweating chubsters (or equally-disconcerting 'roided bodybuilders) it can all get a bit disheartening. Mio hopes its new Mio Link fitness band will put a spring back into your treadmill stride, by pairing with an app that will let you virtually run courses from around the globe. Read More >>

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Garmin Forerunner 220 Review: a Solid Running-Watch With a Pretty Face

Garmin has been at this running-watch thing for a while. Most recently, the Forerunner 10 was the company's best attempt at a simple, easy-to-read watch, but, for all that, it still wasn't as simple to use as it ought to have been. Enter the Forerunner 220. It's the 10's younger, smarter, better-looking, more sophisticated brother, and it's well worth some wrist space. Read More >>

The Science of Fat

Let's start with a positive spin, shall we? Think of body fat as "potential energy." Calories, which you consume through the food you eat, are fuel. Once these calories make it into your bloodstream, this fuel is burned by your various bodily processes. Yes, your muscles burn them, sure, but so does digestion, breathing, brain function, growing hair, etc. Basic being-alive stuff. Now, sometimes we consume more calories than our bodies are presently prepared to burn. When that happens our bodies say, "Oh dang, I don't need all of this energy right now. I'd better save it, in case I need it later." And so the miracle of fat begins. Read More >>

Stoke-on-Trent Attempting to Curb Obesity with Motivational Text Messages

The UK's number of obese people is on the rise, and is set to cause quite a strain on the NHS if something isn't done to prevent it. Taking a slightly-unorthodox (if forward-thinking) approach is Stoke-on-Trent council. It is hoping the power of the text message will get people up, out and exercising. Read More >>

Nike's Flyknit Lunar2 Will Gently Tongue Your Toes for £135

Nike's revealed an update to its Flyknit technology, with the new lightweight Flyknit Lunar2 set to arrive in a couple of weeks. The updated 2013 Flyknit now has a Nike Lunarlon sole for really knowing about it when you stand on an ant. Read More >>

Would You Use a Treadmill Desk?

This one's got me stumped. I honestly can't figure out if this is brilliant or just totally, totally stupid. In an effort to get fit in a desk-bound life, would you consider investing in a treadmill desk? Read More >>

Mio is Bringing Heart Rate Monitoring to Your Wristband

Mio, which was one of the first companies to make a watch that could accurately measure your heart rate without an additional chest strap, has decided to downsize. They've taken the brains of the Mio Alpha, then they shrunk it and got rid of its face. What we've got left is a pulse reading wristband called the Mio Link. Good idea! Kind of. Read More >>

Razer's Got a Hot New...Fitness Band?

You know Razer for its crazy gaming tablets, and awesome gaming laptops. But now its branching out some. Get ready to know Razer for its smartwatch/fitness band thingies? Yeah, it's a little weird. Read More >>

Sony's Tiny Activity Tracker is Adorable and...Emotional?

Sony just got into the wearable activity tracker game, with their new product, The Core. The Core—which looks like it's about one inch long by half an inch wide—can be worn in a pocket or placed into a sleek wrist band. Sony says it may be the smallest product they've ever made. Read More >>

5 Tricks for Sticking to Your New Year's Exercise Resolutions

Raise your hand if you kept all of your New Year's resolutions in 2013. Good, okay, now only raise your hand if you weren't lying just now. Ahh, nice to see both of you. We always start the new year with the best intentions but, man, old habits die hard. Let's see if we can do better this year. Here are five tips that might just help. Read More >>

Taming Adrenaline for Better Workouts

Do you have trouble sticking to workout regimens? Maybe you start off strong for the first couple weeks, but then you start missing them here and there until, eventually, you realise there's a you-shaped cavern in your couch. You're in good company. But there's a tool that our own bodies produce that might just be the missing ingredient. In fact, it can literally make you addicted to your workouts. Read More >>

Avoid Injuries With Smart Sneakers That Tell You How to Run Properly

A daily run can be great for your health and fitness, but it can actually be harmful too if not done properly. Of course the right shoes are an important part of the formula, especially this sensor-laden pair developed by the Fraunhofer Institute which provide real-time feedback on your running style, and how to improve it. Read More >>

Nike FuelBand SE Review: More Style Than Smarts

The FuelBand was Nike's first foray in fitness trackers, a sleek, stylish piece of wristwear that served as a constant reminder to be less lazy. The FuelBand SE is its wearable tech successor. But aside from a new splash of colour on the band, it doesn't offer many more ways to make you move your butt. Read More >>

Nike's Latest Snowboarding Boot Fits Right In at the Tron Chalet

First and foremost, a good pair of snowboarding boots should get you down a slope safely and with a good measure of comfort. But Nike also wants you to be noticed, particularly if you're competing and need to impress a bunch of judges. Read More >>

This 'Check' Fitness Training Gadget Knows to Warn You When You're Knackered

From sports-orientated wristwatches to apps that have you fleeing from a zombie horde, there are plenty of tech-savvy ways to get in shape these days. But while many are prepared to push you that extra mile, few (if any) care about the state your body is in before egging you on. Check by FAM Sports bucks that trend. Read More >>

Jawbone's New UP24 Finally Brings Bluetooth to the Party

It's kind of hard to believe, but Jawbone—a company that was built on Bluetooth—didn't have a wireless radio in the first two iterations of its fitness tracker, the Jawbone UP. That finally changes today with the introduction of the Jawbone UP24. Read More >>


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