Posts Tagged ‘fitness’
Last year, Withings released the Pulse, a Fitbit-esque activity tracker that clipped to your waistband. Its party trick was an optical heart rate monitor built into the back that helped it stand a little taller than its rivals. I reviewed it and…
Happy Saturday, and welcome to another edition of Feedback Loop! With all the talk of online data breaches this week, we’re discussing ways to better protect your data stored in the cloud. After you’re done auditing your passwords, let us know what…
- Get fit to 40+ new routines and songs including chart-topping hits from Lady Gaga, Daddy Yankee and Pitbull, fresh Zumba originals and eclectic tracks from regional musicians. Full soundtrack to be announced.
- Move to 30+ dance styles from around the world including Salsa, Hip-Hop, Tahitian, Calypso, Bollywood, Cumbia, Reggaeton and Irish Step, plus new additions like Plena, Blues, Capoeira and Girly Funk.
- New visual presentation makes you feel as if you’re traveling the globe and joining a global jam with your favorite celebrity Zumba instructors.
- Enhance your workout with the streamlined Progress Tracker Plus that tallies all of your stats: technique score, calories burned, achievements earned, goals met, etc.
- Set personal fitness goals or work toward pre-set goals to guide your work out.
Only the premier global fitness brand can offer you an interactive experience so big it spans the Earth. For the first time ever, Zumba takes you on a cultural joyride around the world in Zumba Fitness World Party. Burn up to 1,000 calories per hour as you immerse yourself in the movement and music of exotic global destinations in this exhilarating at home workout that features a new visual presentation. World Party is the latest release in the best selling Zumba Fitness video game franchise that has sold more than nine million copies worldwide and ranks as the #2 fitness franchise of all time, second only to Nintendo’s Wii Fit. This groundbreaking new dance fitness experience unites you with the global Zumba community while offering all of the fitness features you need to maximize your work out. Travel the world with celebrity Zumba instructors; move to a cultural mix of dance styles across 40+ fresh songs and routines; and unlock rewards that reveal the rich heritage of each location. Learn to love your workout with this fun, freeing fitness journey that expands your horizons.
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Runtastic is doing the reverse of what many startups are doing these days: it’s going from being a software platform provider to becoming a hardware maker with the Runtastic Orbit fitness tracker. The Orbit is similar in concept and execution to the various trackers from Fitbit, Jawbone and Nike already available, but with a number of features designed to set it apart from the competition. Read More
At the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year it was clear Microsoft had a problem: exciting new hardware like Pebble, Nest, and various fitness bands were not fully supported on Windows. Companies appeared to be ignoring Microsoft’s platforms in favor of iOS and Android. Thanks to Windows Phone 8.1, that might be about to change. Bluetooth support is greatly improved with the 8.1 update, and Fitbit is the first to take advantage of it with a new mobile syncing app for Windows Phone 8.1.
Fitbit’s Windows Phone 8.1 app will be available in the Store today, and just like its iOS and Android counterparts it will automatically sync Fitbit activity wirelessly. The app has real-time and historical data, with graphs and progress tracking….
Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi announced two new devices today: the Mi 4 smartphone and the Mi Band, which is also the company’s first wearable. Branded as the “fastest and most gorgeous Mi Phone ever,” the Mi 4’s list of features includes a Snapdragon 801 chipset, 3GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel front camera, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-inch 1080p display. This is also the first LTE phone for Xiaomi, though it is currently only compatible with China’s LTE networks.
The Mi Band is arguably more interesting, as it promises a 30-day battery life and a shockingly low price tag of approximately $ 13. On top of being able to monitor the user’s activity levels and sleep, Xiaomi’s fitness band will be able to unlock Mi phones without the use of…
You may want to dial back your expectations for Microsoft’s oft-rumored smartwatch. According to sources speaking to the historically well-informed Paul Thurrott, the wearable isn’t intended as a watch — it’s a Gear Fit-style health tracker that…
Microsoft’s smartwatch has long been rumored as a device that competes with Android Wear, Samsung’s Gear watches, and any future hardware from Apple, but it might not take the form of a watch. Windows watcher Paul Thurrott reports that Microsoft’s smartwatch will actually be a fitness wristband with multiple sensors designed to track steps, calories burned, and heart rate. Thurrott’s report matches similar recent rumors of a Microsoft smartwatch that continuously measures heart rate through the day and night.
Images in a recent patent filing from Microsoft could offer an early glimpse at where the company is heading with its fitness band. The patent filing from May includes hardware that resembles a fitness band with icons for running…
Americans: you no longer have to flock to AT&T to get a Galaxy S phone that can handle your outdoor adventures. Sprint has unveiled the Galaxy S5 Sport, a spin on the Galaxy S5 Active’s formula that revolves around fitness. It’s not as tough-looking…
After raising $ 1 million last year and debuting its smartwear clothing-embedded sensor tech, Montreal-based OMsignal is now ready to start accepting orders from customers. Its first product is the OM shirt, with four new models going up for pre-order today including an undershirt, sleeveless shirt, t-shirt and long-sleeved shirt for men. Each of these new shirts tracks your heart rate, breathing… Read More