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We can't deny that the wearable fitness tracker market is already congested. It probably jumped the shark after Razer -- a company known primarily for PC gaming accessories and bleeding edge notebooks -- joined the likes of Garmin, Apple, and Fitbit with the Razer Nabu Smartband. But after checking out the feature set and radically different design of the just-announced Moov Now, we think you'll agree there's room for one more. Especially at the absurdly affordable price of $59.99 if you pre-order it before it launches this fall. At its core, Moov Now is an activity tracker for athletes... Read more...
Exercise is important, there's no disputing that. It's especially critical if, like us, you spend hours each day plopped in front of a computer screen hammering out hardware reviews, TPS reports, or whatever. Activity is key to a healthy lifestyle, but how do you know if you're doing enough? In the old days, a mirror and scale would keep track of your progress. And today? Healthy living monitor gadgets like the Nike+ FuelBand are finding an audience among the health nuts, nouveau techno-geeks, and the upwardly connected set. But what you may not realize is that, as cool as these gadgets purport... Read more...
Fitness-related gadgets seems to be everywhere these days. The revised iPod nano has enhanced support for Nike + iPod, Motorola just unveiled a similar gadget of their own, and now Adidas is jumping into the ring. The company has just revealed the miCoach SPEED_CELL, an interestingly named product that is claimed to be the first device to capture information from motion in every direction and measures key performance metrics including speed, distance and time during practice and competition. The miCoach SPEED_CELL is designed to monitor, evaluate and increase performance of athletes across multiple... Read more...
Nintendo has selected Helen Mirren to be a new face for Wii Fit. Mirren, after all, has shown that at the age of 65 she has a fabulous figure (even in a bikini, as shown at 63, two years ago). Of course, it's doubtful that Mirren has used the Wii Fit, Nintendo's motion-based fitness game, to keep that figure. Despite that, she garnered $800,000 for two days of shooting. A friend of Mirren, an Academy Award winner, said: "Nintendo insisted they wanted Helen and no one else. They wanted an older, more attractive woman to show that the Wii isn't just for children." In the TV commercial, Mirren is... Read more...
Nintendo's Wii Fit has been a quiet revolution. The device has been stamped with an approval by the American Heart Association, it has sparked many to exercise, it has been used in schools and physical fitness programs, and now it just might find its way into the Navy. Think of a video game that could have accomplished that five years ago. Or good luck trying, we should say. A new report on the Wii Fit has shown that the U.S. Navy is considering its use to get recruits in shape, as many would rather exercise with a video game than just hit the boring, old-fashioned gym. There's debate over whether... Read more...