Garmin has announced the Forerunner 645 Music, a GPS running watch with integrated music so you can enjoy your favorite tunes on a run or during a workout without having to take a phone along.
Garmin has announced the vívofit 4, their activity tracker with over a year of battery life and a sunlight-readable, always-on colour display. The vívofit 4 is swim- and shower-safe and can be paired with a smartphone for additional features.
Garmin Australia has announced the Forerunner 935, a GPS running and triathlon watch with new performance monitoring tools and Elevate wrist-based heart rate technology.
It seems that there is no data too private that it can’t be shared. A new smart condom, the i.Con, is firming up to be the next wearable coming to the market.
The new device captures important statistics such as thrust power and velocity as well as other vital statistics such as girth and endurance.
When Nokia purchased health equipment maker Withings last year, we wondered what that would mean for the erstwhile challenger to Fitbit and Apple. Well, it turns out it means the Withings brand will be taken out of the market.
The Nokia brand will replace Withings on all products, update the Health Mate app, and provide a platform for patients and healthcare professionals to easily share data.
Although exercise is often considered a panacea for many conditions, we don’t all respond it equally. While some can hit the gym for a few weeks and see results, others might labour for years and see no results.
Research supports what many of us know empirically; we all respond to exercise in different ways. And, we respond to different exercise regimes.
The key is to be consistent and give exercise a chance. If a particular activity isn’t fun, try another. The trick is to find something you enjoy doing so that healthy activity is fun and not a chore.
Fitness trackers are pretty passè these days. Walk into most electronics retailers, department stores or sports shops and you’ll likely find dozens of options. TomTom has long been a player in the tracker market but they are starting to move down to less expensive market segments with their new TomTom Touch Cardio.
While the original TomTom Touch could shake around AU$219 out of your wallet, the Cardio will sell for closer to AU$150 (that’s $£90 or US$110).
The Touch Cardio keeps the heart rate tracker, step and sleep tracking, but loses the body fat and muscle mass analysis sensors in order to save a few bucks.
There’s no word on Aussie availability yet.
We looked at Boltt during 2016 when they were just kicking off. At the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Indian start up put all their cards on the table, announcing their “triple threat fitness system”.
Arnav Kishore, CEO and Founder, Boltt Sports Technologies said “Our triple-threat fitness systems have been demonstrated at CES for the first time. Our vision is to change the regular fitness regimes and upgrade it with a combination of new-age thinking and technology. Boltt will be a one-stop solution place for the user’s health and fitness needs”.