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BodyMedia enables remote monitoring of your food and exercise

PSA: Fitbit Aria WiFi scale available now for $130

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It's been three months since Fitbit got into the WiFi scale game, but until now Withings has remained pretty much the only option for weight watchers who actually intend to buy one. Now, though, the Fitbit Aria is finally shipping and, just like Fitbit said it would, it costs...
PSA: Fitbit Aria WiFi scale available now for $130
Nike Accelerator Spotlight: Nextstep.io teaches you about yourself with exercise data

Two League of Legends teams are battling for $1.25 million today, here's why you should tune in

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Hello from Los Angeles*. If you are a fan of either esports or League of Legends, currently the world’s most popular video game, today is big day: the conclusion of Season 2, which will see the crowning team take home a cool $1 million. For a five man team, that’s...
Two League of Legends teams are battling for $1.25 million today, here's why you should tune in

Insert Coin: LifeBeam heart-monitoring smart cycling helmet (video)

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. Let's face it: heart monitors, whether strapped to our chests or...
Insert Coin: LifeBeam heart-monitoring smart cycling helmet (video)

Sports social network Tribesports launches iOS app as it gears up for global expansion

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There are no shortage of apps to help you get fit and healthy. And one such Web app is Tribesports, which we covered when it launched last summer. Since then the company has notched up an impressive $2.8m in series A funding to help drive international growth, with the London-based...
Sports social network Tribesports launches iOS app as it gears up for global expansion
NikeFuel Missions make daily exercise into an exciting game
Nike Accelerator Spotlight: Chroma.io rewards exercise with customizable fighting robots
'The Average Person Would Have To Run For 4 Hours To Burn Off The Average Thanksgiving Meal'

Exercise is no panacea for depression – but it keeps it at bay | Simon Hattenstone

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As a depressed manic exerciser, this churlish research dismissing exercise is patronising and misses the pointHow depressing. I woke up this morning, it's pissing down, nobody's quite forgiven the Republican poem I read out at the local Jubilee celebration, the geraniums are wilting, and some party pooper has just published...
Exercise is no panacea for depression – but it keeps it at bay | Simon Hattenstone

Study says exercise won't save you from the effects of sitting too much

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Sitting down is common in the age of cubicles and computers, but there's been a growing discussion in recent years about its dangers. A new study that examined the habits of 222,497 Australian adults found that those who sat more than 11 hours a day had a 40 percent...
Study says exercise won't save you from the effects of sitting too much

DailyDirt: Exercise The Right Way

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There are countless exercise videos and gadgets to help people exercise more effectively. Every fitness guru seems to have his/her own unique (and hopefully not patented) method for getting better results from physical activity. If you believe the infomercials, you can lose more weight in less time, just by following...
DailyDirt: Exercise The Right Way

Apple Seeks Patent For Headphones That Can Go From Wired To Wireless In An Instant

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A new patent application uncovered by AppleInsider today shows that Apple’s is working on ways to make hybrid headphones that work via both Bluetooth and a wired connection, and can switch seamlessly between the two. It’s a system that’s designed to come in handy during physical activity, complete with the...
Apple Seeks Patent For Headphones That Can Go From Wired To Wireless In An Instant

Twitter Can Make You Less Fat

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Twitter is a great tool for keeping up with what people are talking about all over the world. But a recent study suggests that it's also a useful tool for losing weight.  Researchers from the University of South Carolina's Arnold School of Public Health say that using Twitter to keep...
Twitter Can Make You Less Fat
6 technologies and innovations that could finally go mainstream in 2013
Nintendo plans early 2013 launch for 'Wii Fit U'
The Melon Headband Launches On Kickstarter To Track Your Brain Waves And Mental Focus
MotoACTV Golf Edition tracks distance to the green and physical activity on 20,000 courses

Nike's Olander: "Democratizing sports data a tremendous opportunity"

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Data collection is still primarily limited to pro sports, Nike vp, digital sport Stefan Olander said Monday at GigaOM RoadMap. But everyday athletes — people who run for fun — want “simpler ways of harnessing all that activity information” and still want to be motivated and inspired. So the company...
Nike's Olander: "Democratizing sports data a tremendous opportunity"

The DVR That Watches You Back: Verizon Applies For 'Ambient Action' Detecting Device Patent

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Here's another patent application to keep an eye on, following on the heels of Microsoft's patent app for a TV that counts noses in order to charge each viewer for content, potentially turning your living room into something akin to a porn store viewing booth or bus stop TV --...
The DVR That Watches You Back: Verizon Applies For 'Ambient Action' Detecting Device Patent

Health Tracker Maker's New Fans Include Deepak Chopra

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There's lots of companies selling gizmos to track users' physical activity. Basis Science hopes to distinguish itself with $11.5 million in new funding, and the support of author Deepak Chopra. The San Francisco-based startup on Wednesday is announcing the funding round, which is led by Mayfield Fund but also includes...
Health Tracker Maker's New Fans Include Deepak Chopra

No Fitbit Or Fuelband Necessary. The Moves App Tracks Your Steps From The iPhone.

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For those of you who don’t have the disposable income or the obsessiveness of a Quantified Self devotee to try every single smart pedometer out there like the Fuelband, Fitbit or Jawbone Up, there’s an app for you. Called Moves, the free app just landed in the iOS store...
No Fitbit Or Fuelband Necessary. The Moves App Tracks Your Steps From The iPhone.

A mayor, CEO and bachelor forming teams to raise health awareness with EveryMove

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EveryMove wants to help people get healthy and is hoping that three well-known Seattleites will help drive interest to its fitness-focused platform. EveryMove, a Seattle-area startup that lets users track their healthy habits and rewards them with gift cards and reduced health-care premiums, is putting on a 2013 Resolution Team Challenge...
A mayor, CEO and bachelor forming teams to raise health awareness with EveryMove
Live notes, observations from Google's I/O 2013 keynote
Active video games offer 'no public health benefit,' researchers say

Striiv launches a tiny smart pedometer to track your physical activity

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Striiv, the startup that makes a game out of making you more fit, has launched a small step-tracking device dubbed the Striiv Play Smart Pedometer. The devices goes hand-in-hand with a free iPhone app launched last two weeks ago and are part of the company’s strategy of reaching the...
Striiv launches a tiny smart pedometer to track your physical activity
Is 'Nightingale' the future of user-friendly medical records?
Hapilabs launches the goofy but intriguing electronic fork that can help you lose weight (video)

Haptic snowboard teaches you the slopes

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First Turns / Zach Dischner A haptic snowboarding system uses vibrations to help teach the sport to newcomers by reminding their limbs how to pull off particular moves. Sensor-equipped snowboards and suits were developed by Daniel Spelmezan of the Université Paris-Sud to provide a wearable assistant for use by...
Haptic snowboard teaches you the slopes
Hands-On With The Fitbit Zip
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