Tag Archive: Fitness


The holidays might ruin your Apple Watch fitness streak. Good.

For many of us, Christmas is a time for relaxing with family, sitting in front of the TV, overindulging and generally moving as little as possible. In other words, all the things your Apple Watch hates you doing. So if you have a nice streak going in the Activity app, chances are it is about […]

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Popular fitness app makes U.S. debut in time for New Year’s resolutions

You have a gym membership, but you’ve talked yourself out of going. You paid for a personal trainer and found reasons to cancel. Maybe fitness can be achieved through your smartphone or smartwatch, but the excuse that now grinds the revolution to a halt is too many apps from which to choose. Freeletics, a workout […]

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How to set personal fitness goals with Apple Watch

Apple Watch gives you three goals: standing, moving and exercise. But these aren’t really goals. They are actually more like targets. A real goal is something you want to achieve — an outcome you have in mind that is so important, it motivates you into action. Starting a fitness program without this kind of goal […]

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Take your fitness in hand with smart watch SHIFT band

With the watch now reinvented, a pair of avid runners believe it’s time to reinvent the watch band. They have created a band that moves the face of a smartwatch to the spot on the hand just below where the thumb and forefinger meet. The result for runners, cyclists or anyone using the Apple Watch’s […]

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Misfit unveils faster, more accurate Shine 2 fitness tracker

Misfit is back with a major update to its award-winning Shine fitness and sleep tracker. The new Shine 2 is faster and more accurate than its predecessor, with an added 3-axis magnetometer and updated hardware that promises improved responsiveness and snappier syncing. Shine 2 retains the subtle aesthetic of the original Shine, but it’s a […]

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How to crush your fitness goals with Apple Watch

Around the world, Apple Watch is helping people make life-changing improvements to their health and fitness. I recently asked Cult of Mac readers to share their experiences getting in shape with Apple Watch, and the response has been amazing. Here are some of the inspiring stories I received — and some great insights into how […]

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Future of fitness apps lies in understanding human movement

Some Apple Watch users are apparently confused over what types of exercise the wearable’s Workout app can track. Many people are using it to log weightlifting or stretching sessions, even though Apple only claims the app is suitable for “dedicated cardio workouts.” Fortunately, a new breed of fitness apps is emerging that uses the accelerometer access enabled […]

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Where are all the watchOS 2 fitness apps?

WatchOS 2 offers cool new features for third-party fitness apps. But a week after its launch, most leading fitness apps have yet to go native and take advantage of the Apple Watch update. So what’s up? The answer may lie in Apple’s new workout API, which does not provide the GPS coordinates required for apps to map your […]

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Fitness apps are not for beginners

New research suggests that iOS fitness apps stink at giving you a complete workout. As the developer of one such app, you might think I would disagree. But I don’t. In fact, the only thing I would challenge is the researchers’ conclusion that app developers could do better. They can’t. Fitness apps can be indispensable if you […]

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Nuyu is an affordable fitness tracker you can wear anywhere

Tracking your activity and fitness doesn’t have to be expensive. With Nuyu, you can keep an eye on how many steps you taken, the distance you’ve traveled, how many calories you’ve burned, and even how well you’re sleeping for under $ 50. The Nuyu Activity Tracker, from Health o Meter, does everything you would expect a decent […] [Read More…]