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Hock Design Fitness Equipment: Beautifully designed high-end exercise goods with an eye toward the future

Hock Design Fitness Equipment

Kristof Hock knew there was a better way of doing things. Years ago—while working as a product manager in the fitness industry—he would visit Nantong, China to meet with manufacturers. He remembers the polluted air and the bedraggled workforce—mainstays……

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Timex’s connected fitness watch hits AT&T preorders this Friday

AT&T today announced that the Timex Ironman One GPS+ fitness watch will be available for preorder starting this Friday, November 7th. The Ironman One GPS+ is a fully connected 3G fitness tracker that can map your runs, share your location, and send and receive messages without the help of a smartphone. It will cost $ 399.99 and comes with one year of service. Service for the One GPS+ will cost $ 40 per year beyond the first year that’s included.

The One GPS+ is a chunky, rubbery device, but it’s designed to withstand sweat and abuse that happens during intense workouts or runs. It’s water resistant for up to 50 meters, so it can be worn while swimming too. The tracking system lets wearers share their location with others on both private…

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Jawbone’s new Up3 is its most advanced fitness tracker ever

Jawbone loves data. It loves collecting more data; it loves collecting better data. Data is what makes the Up platform turn, what helps it turn its product from simple trackers into devices that subtly nudge you toward a better, healthier life. Today, Jawbone is launching a high-end product designed to get better data, and a low-end product designed to get more. Meet the Up3 and the Up Move.

The $ 179 Up3 is the most advanced tracker Jawbone has ever made, and yet it’s smaller and lighter and more comfortable than even the Up24. In addition to the accelerometer for measuring movement, the Up3 has skin and ambient temperature sensors, plus a series of sensors to measure what’s known as “bioimpedence.” Jawbone can use microcurrents to…

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Lenovo’s first fitness tracker looks a lot like the Fitbit Flex

Everyone wants a piece of the fitness tracker pie. Lenovo has quietly revealed its entry into the market, a Fitbit Flex-like device called the “Lenovo Smartband SW-B100.” It appears that the product has accidentally hit the web — there’s no official announcement from the company. Instead, a small product page has just popped up on the Chinese computer giant’s website. The page is somewhat transparent about the company’s goals for the device: “the Lenovo Smartband is for young people who take care of their personal health and are interested in new tech trend products.”

From the product listing, the Lenovo Smartband offers a similar set of features as other fitness wearables. It will track your steps, distance traveled, calories…

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Microsoft to launch its wearable fitness band in coming weeks

Microsoft is planning to launch its own wearable fitness band in the coming weeks. Forbes reports that the announcement is due “within the next few weeks,” and The Verge can confirm this is accurate. Sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans tell The Verge that the launch of Microsoft’s wearable fitness band is imminent, and the device will be stocked at retailers in time for the holiday season. Microsoft’s wearable launch will mark 10 years since the company announced its SPOT smartwatch in 2004 that used FM radio signals to send instant messages from Windows Messenger, news headlines, stock information, and weather forecasts to your wrist.

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20 Smart Devices For Better Health And Fitness

There’s a wide variety of factors involved in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Sometimes, this makes it quite hard to identify whether or not you’re on the right track. Sure, wearable fitness gadgets can really help in some form but they don’t necessarily provide a comprehensive overview of your health.

Thankfully, these days there are plenty of smart devices available for you to use in the comfort of your own home. They allow you to check your blood pressure and even monitor the buildup of muscle mass among other things. Today I’d like to showcase 20 innovative smart devices to help you get towards better health and fitness.

Vessyl Cup

Vessyl is not just a mug, it’s a smart revolutionary device that analyzes the liquids you put in it to tell you what you’re drinking. Moreover, it can even tell you the dietary content, such as sugar, protein, calories, fat, caffeine – even identifying the beverage by name. You can then take all of the results and synchronize them to your smartphone. [Get it here – $ 99 (pre-order)]


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Cue

Cue brings the power of a medical laboratory into your home. It allows its user to identify the level of testosterone, inflammation, Vitamin D, and fertility with small amounts of blood, saliva, or nasal swabs. It can also connect to your mobile device. [Get it here – $ 199 (pre-order)]

TAO

Tao is an isometric exercise device that tracks your fitness progress. It can help you to find time for a workout, even when you’re far from home or a gym. Besides the exercises, it can also keep track of your other activities, including meals that you have eaten. [More info]

The Cactus

Although currently just a concept, this is a device made specially for diabetics. It measures the level of glucose in one’s blood and then injects the necessary amount of insulin. [More info here]

iBGStar Blood Glucose Meter

Checking your blood glucose level with this device could not be simpler. With the iBGStar connected to your iPhone or iPod Touch, insert a test strip. You then use the lancing device to obtain a blood drop. Afterwards, touch the end of the test strip to your blood drop. From there, the results of the test will be displayed on the smartphone screen. [Get it here – $ 71.99]

SoundHawk

Soundhawk is the world’s first smart listening system. Don’t be mistaken as it’s not for the hearing impaired. It’s a unique blend of intuitive consumer technology and it’s a breakthrough in hearing technology as well. It’s designed to help people hear, communicate and connect. [Get it here – $ 279 (pre-order)]

CubeSensors

CubeSensors is a smart device that identifies air quality, light, glow, temperature, humidity, noise, shake and pressure. By identifying these factors, it alerts you accordingly. This helps you to become more aware and work towards breathing easily as well as sleep better among other things. [Get it here – Price varies with packs]

Wireless Smart Gluco-Monitoring System

iHealth’s Smart Gluco-Monitoring System is made to make diabetics’ life easier. It is a detachable dongle that snaps onto the bottom of your iPhone, or other smartphones. You take a sample of your own blood using one of iHealth’s test strips, slip the strip into the dongle, and the iHealth app registers your glucose level. It then saves it and even charts it for you over time. [Get it here – $ 29.95]

PERES

Often at times, we dine outside and the food that we consume may not necessarily be the most hygenic. This device helps to determine the quality and freshness of different meats to avoid food-related illnesses. [More info]

Alima

Alima is a smart indoor air quality monitoring device. By learning our indoor environment and habits, Alima helps to change the behaviors that contributes to air pollution and ensures that the air quality of your home is the best it can be. [Get it here – €169]

Scanadu Scout

This gadget with its Apple-like design is the world’s first medical Tricorder. Generally, it’s a scanner with built-in sensors and a microphone that tracks and analyzes your vital signs. The scope measures heart rate, skin and core body temperature, SpO2 oximetry (Oxygen saturation), respiratory rate, blood pressure, ECG and emotional stress. [More info]

Kolibree

Kolibree is the first electric connected toothbrush. It can analyze your brushing habits with your iOS or Android mobile device. It helps you monitor the number of times you brush your teeth, provides you with advice from oral healthcare professionals and even keeps track of missing teeth. There’s even a handy game feature to keep kids happy. [More info]

Skulpt Aim

Skulpt Aim is a wireless personal gadget to measure muscle quality and body fat percentage. This is great for anyone who is serious about building muscle and losing weight as it can give you a clear indication of your fitness progress. With the app, this makes Skulpt Aim easy to use. [Get it here -$ 169 (pre-order)]

TellSpec

TellSpec is a biotech product which is able to analyze the ingredients of your meal or whatever you point it at and send this information to the smartphone app. This product is useful for people who have various food allergies or for anyone looking to take better control of their diet. [More info]

Kinsa

It markets itself as the "world’s smartest thermometer." Kinsa operates with the same function as a normal thermometer but it makes it easier for you to take your child’s tempreature as it works with an app that can help keep them calm. The app also helps you keep track of changes and allows you to pass on whatever information you have to your physician. [Get it here – $ 24.99]

Beddit

In order to get smarter about your sleep quality, this sensor easily slips underneath your sheets to give you some night time insights. The Beddit sleep and wellness device tracks your breathing, heart rate, movements, snoring, environment and sleep patterns. After that, Beddit will transmit data to your mobile device as well as give you some personal coaching tips to help you sleep better. [Get it here – €149]

HAPIfork

This smart fork is aimed to coach you into healthier eating habits. HAPIfork lights up when you eat too fast, letting you know that you should slow down your pace. You can see your eating stats by connecting the fork to your smartphone. [Get it here – $ 99]

Wello iPhone Case

This is not just an ordinary iPhone case, it’s a medical monitoring device. Simply put your fingers on the case and leave it there for a few seconds. Shortly the device can tell you your heart rate, blood pressure, respiration, oxygen level, stress level, temperature, and much more. It automatically connects to your phone via Bluetooth. [More info]

AMI Bolt

Formerly known as the Vitals Plus, this device is capable of not only measuring your blood pressure but also your blood oxygen levels, temperature and your body vitals. All without using a needle. Best of all, you can use it with the app to keep track of your overall health. [More info]

Withings Aura

Withings Aura is a smart sleep tracking system that uses a combination of a bedside clock and under-the-mattress sensor to monitor and improve sleeping patterns. Like almost every device from this list, it can be easily connected with your smartphone. [Get it here – €299.95]





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Beyond Exercise: The Technogym Approach: An intimate look inside the world’s leading fitness equipment maker from their scenic Italian headquarters

Beyond Exercise: The Technogym Approach


Gym equipment might not be the first thing to evoke philosophical ideas of happiness, community wellness or indeed overall life satisfaction. However, Technogym isn’t your average fitness company and their mission statement extends well beyond the…

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Shape Up! New Fitness Flyers and UI Mega Packs

Ready for the latest and greatest from the Shop? We’re certainly ready to show off these hot off the press design packs. Performance Fitness Flyer PSD Template Fitness classes and bootcamps are…

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Microsoft’s smartwatch is reportedly a fitness band with smartphone notifications

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…

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Shape Up! New Fitness Flyers and UI Mega Packs

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