It's been a busy few days at the IFA exhibition in Berlin, and in amongst the plethora of new products announced is this Spark fitness watch from TomTom. Its focus is on combining locally stored music with your workouts, so you can leave your phone at home when you need to.
Microsoft announced its partnership with TaylorMade earlier this year, and instantly brought a number of useful golfing features to its Band wearable. Well, things are about to get even better, with the fitness wearable now working with TaylorMade's myRoundPro service, providing in-depth post-round stats.
The Speedo Shine is a new version of Misfit's tiny fitness tracker, which was launched all the way back in 2013. Unlike the original release, the new tracker is aimed at swimming, offering accurate tracking for any stroke type.
With a history of producing quirky research projects like a shopping cart that follows you around the store and a stun gun wielding drone, it's no surprise that creative tech studio Chaotic Moon has applied its left-field thinking to fitness tracking. Its Freewheel wheelchair is aimed at keeping tabs on user's physical activity, with the company even claiming the data it collects could one be used to for better detailed mapping.
Riding a bike is definitely a good source of exercise, although it does
tend to work out the same muscles in the same fashion, over and over.
In an effort to remedy that, the Caron Bicycle was created. It can be
pedaled in six different ways, all of which still move the thing
The Garmin vivoactive fitness tracker is a smart(ish) watch which combines all-day activity and sleep tracking along with more detailed exercise monitoring thanks to built-in GPS capabilities. Gizmag recently spent a few weeks putting the device through its paces, as it put us through ours, to see what it can do and who it is best suited for.
While some people take off-the-shelf supplements, others use products
that are formulated to their own unique nutritional needs. According to
the folks at Boston-based startup FitNatic, however, that's still not
specific enough. Their Nourish device keeps track of its user's states
of health and fitness, then serves up nutritional supplements that are
custom-blended on a daily basis.
From smartwatches with integrated heart rate and tracking tech, to dedicated fitness bands like the Fitbit Charge HR or Basis Peak, it's easy to get lost in the sheer volume of fitness tracking choices. Moov Now, the successor to last year's first generation Moov tracker, aims to set itself apart by offering a more personal, hands-on experience.
Activity trackers are rarely just activity trackers nowadays, some include heart-rate monitors, while others deliver smart notifications to your wrist. Misfit, however, appears to see a different future for its trackers, doubling as wearable smart buttons which can be used as remote controls for things like taking a selfie, or controlling your music playback on Spotify.
A team of engineers from MIT may have brought us one step closer to keeping astronauts strong and healthy in space. They've created a centrifuge that will allow individuals to exercise whilst simulating Earth's gravity.