Tag Archive: Fitness

The Fitbit Ionic is (still) a better fitness tracker than smartwatch

If you’ve read Daniel Bader’s excellent Fitbit Ionic review from September you already know that the device boasts a bold (if polarizing) design, backed up by one of the best health-tracking platforms on the planet, but mated to a somewhat sub-par software build. After a couple weeks of my own spent with the Ionic, I can report that that set of attributes – and the $ 299 price point – has remained mostly unchanged since. 

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Strava’s fitness tracking map reveals sensitive information about U.S. troops and foreign bases

The company’s Global Heat Map called a ‘clear security threat’ for inadvertently showing troop activities overseas.

The Pentagon has been interested in fitness trackers since it distributed Fitbits to U.S. troops in 2013. Unfortunately, now they will have a different concern as online fitness tracking has created a global map filled with potentially damaging and sensitive information about U.S. installations abroad. What started as a tool to help users get fit and stay fit has become a matter of  [Read More…]

Samsung Gear Sport vs. Fitbit Ionic: Fitness smartwatch showdown

Samsung and Fitbit have two of the best smartwatches out now for Android users, and we’re here to help you determine which is best for your lifestyle.

If you’re an Android user and are in the market for a new smartwatch, you’re currently in a slightly awkward position. Google doesn’t seem to be giving Android Wear any sort of real attention for the time being, and as such, your best bet is to go with third-party solutions.

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How to make a fitness app part of your daily routine

Technology is transforming fitness.

It used to be that fitness apps were primarily used to count calories, and check in after workouts. That’s no longer the case. There are dozens of fantastic apps out there, and they cater to what you are specifically looking for. Whether you’re always looking for a new fun app to help motivate you along, or you’ve never been inclined to look into them at all, fitness apps can help make your average  [Read More…]

Best Smartwatches for Fitness in 2018

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Best overall Samsung Gear Sport

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The best smartwatch to pull double duty for daily use and activity tracking is the Samsung Gear Sport. It’s built to take a beating or a plunge with 5ATM waterproofing, and has all of the necessary sensors and radios to make sure you can track everything. Samsung Health has gotten surprisingly good for following each  [Read More…]

Best Samsung Fitness Tracker

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Best overall Samsung Gear Fit2 Pro

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When looking at Samsung’s range of wearables, for many the Gear Fit2 Pro is its best overall performer. It checks all of the boxes for fitness tracking, with the sensors and software capable of following everything from your daily movements all the way up to running, gym workouts and swimming.

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10 years of Android and AndroidGuys: Giveaway week 4: Fitness

We’re celebrating ten years of Android and AndroidGuys with ten weeks of giveaways. We’ve teamed up with some truly amazing companies and each week will allow one lucky winner to walk away with a prize pack of products from some of the most well-known names in Android.

Samsung Gear Fit 2 Pro hands-on: Simple improvements to one of the best fitness trackers

Don’t mess with a good thing.

Though it didn’t get as much fanfare as the Gear S2 and S3 in the last two years, the Gear Fit 2 was quietly one of the best all-around fitness trackers available since it was introduced in mid-2016. It wasn’t nearly as big as the smartwatches out there, yet it did many of the core smartwatch functions while also being a fully-featured fitness wearable.

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Get one of the best fitness trackers around for half off

The fitness tracker market is quite wide, but it isn’t necessarily all that deep. There are a handful of trackers that are truly worth your money and then there are a boatload of duds that simply track steps and have apps that are poorly translated or altogether useless.

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Great fitness trackers that look great are somewhat hard to come by. Yes, many let you customize the band, but  [Read More…]

Xiaomi’s Mi Band 2 fitness tracker with heart rate sensor is on sale for just $19

The Mi Band 2 is a great purchase for $ 19.

Xiaomi’s Mi Band 2 usually retails for $ 29, but the fitness band is now on sale for $ 19. The second-generation wearable from Xiaomi adds a lot of interesting features, including an OLED display that shows you the time along with number of steps you’ve taken, distance covered over the course of the day, and much more.

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