Tag Archive: Fitness


The fitness apps that gave me six-pack abs

I saw my six pack for the first time at the age of 40. Prior to that, my abs had been hidden behind a thick layer of fat that I’d built up over years of living a sedentary geek lifestyle.… Read more ›

As wearables become more and more mainstream, we’re always psyched to find a sleek piece that can act as both a smartwatch and an activity tracker while still remaining budget-friendly. The Striiv Fusion is one that bits the bill—and at… Read more ›

Apple Watch could become one of the most important devices you can shackle yourself to, so to amp up the Apple faithful into more heatlh-focused nerds, Apple has sent fitness guru Jay Blahnik on a special events tour in Australia,… Read more ›

I’ve started cheating on my Apple Watch. It’s not that I don’t love it. It’s amazingly beautiful. It does stuff I didn’t even know I’d like. But when it comes to running wild in the outdoors, I’ve found a smartwatch… Read more ›

What does ‘fitness’ mean and why does it matter?

Many people say they want to get fit, but what does this actually mean? Fit for what? The websites of leading fitness trackers, like Apple Watch, Fitbit, Microsoft Band and Jawbone Up don’t shed much light on this question. They talk… Read more ›

The trouble with Apple Watch’s fitness tracker

Apple’s approach to fitness is all about cardio and burning calories. That’s great if you’re into running or cycling. But for other kinds of exercise, like bodybuilding or yoga, it’s not relevant at all. And if you want to lose… Read more ›

The trouble with Apple Watch’s fitness tracker

Apple’s approach to fitness is all about cardio and burning calories. That’s great if you’re into running or cycling. But for other kinds of exercise, like bodybuilding or yoga, it’s not relevant at all. And if you want to lose… Read more ›

Three new videos show how Apple Watch will make fitness and banking easier than ever. The videos are part of Apple’s Guided Tour series of informational clips, which are a must-watch for anybody anxiously awaiting delivery of their Apple Watch.… Read more ›

With the advent of Apple’s motion-coprocessor chip (currently the M8 in recent iOS devices), any apps that you download and grant permission to can use this data to enhance their offerings. This lets apps like RunKeeper, Carrot Fitness, and others… Read more ›

Newer iPhones have the ability to track fitness activity and motion and displaying that data in Health app and other applications. Fitness tracking is done by using a low-power motion coprocessor that determines steps, altitude gain and lost, and distance traveled, and many users like this feature as it represents an easy way to keep … Read More