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Fitness Tech

Bragi makes The Dash series Amazon Alexa-compatible

Access Amazon’s assistant Alexa directly from your Dash with your BOS 3.1 update released in October!   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Fitbit Ionic: Designed with purpose

Fitbit Ionic sets a new standard in terms of design, performance, and its ability to suit your personal style.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Fitbit Ionic: Convenience for your life

Fitbit Ionic has the essentials that make life more convenient while also making your experience more personalized.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Introducing Fitbit Ionic

Get the watch designed for your life with Fitbit Ionic—a motivating timepiece packed with fitness guidance, health insights, music storage, apps and more.   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Track your fitness goals with the Fitbit skill for Cortana

Tracking your fitness goals just got easier with the Fitbit skill for Cortana. Cortana skills page: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/cortana/cortana-skills/   Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Review: Third-party Quickfit Band for Garmin Fenix 3 HR and 5X

Garmin released its series 5 fitness watches this year, and while there’s some significant progress in the technology features in this latest series, the thing that made me salivate the most was the new Quickfit band technology. Quickfit bands revolutionize swapping watch bands for the high end Garmin wearables. Prior to this invention, those using Garmin Fenix 3 or Fenix 3 HR had to fumble around with tiny screwdrivers to unscrew the band pin, replace the band, and the fumble around again to secure the new band. Not a horrible option, but tedious, nonetheless. And so much so tedious, I stopped swapping my bands – and I know many others that did, too. But, with the Quickfit technology, a pressure sensitive plate at the end of the band allows you to swap bands in seconds. Fortun...

Mark Cuban Favors the Microsoft Band

With inventory finally depleting for returns and replacements, its probably sad for some to hear about new Microsoft Band news. But, in a recent news piece, Dallas Mavericks owner and tech billionaire, Mark Cuban makes reference to his favorite fitness tracker. Guess what it is? He says he also uses a fitness tracker to know when he’s getting good sleep and when he’s not. (He’s used Fitbit but says the Microsoft version is his favorite.) Full story: Billionaire Mark Cuban’s e-mail, workout and sleep habits Maybe if Mark could take some of that billion dollars and invest in Microsoft’s tiny hardware group, we could see a revival of the device? Nah. Follow me on Twitter Add me to your Google+ circles or Connect with me on LinkedIn Looking for an awesome, no-nons...

First Look: Yunmai Color Smart Scale

As most of you can tell, I get a wide range of different technology products show up at my door to test and review. And, a lot of times, because of my intense fitness regimen, those products include gadgets in the health realm. The latest one of these is the Yunmai Color Smart Scale. I’m a big Garmin fanatic and this particular scale doesn’t work in that direction, so I’ll be using with Apple Health instead for testing. But, it does support the most popular wearable, Fitbit, which should be of interest to a lot of you. At first glance (after unboxing), my initial impression is that this is a pretty solidly built and capable device. Of course, my testing will expose its strengths and weaknesses. I’ll be testing the scale over the next week or so, so in the interim, h...

Garmin Uses Developer Summit to Announce Smart Home Control and Connect IQ Updates

Garmin’s Connect IQ Summit starts today and with it some announcements including Smart Home Control using Samsung’s SmartThings platform and new updates for Connect IQ for compatible devices. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Garmin Adds Privacy Zones for Public Activities

Using a new feature in Garmin Connect, Garmin users can now create privacy zones to hide fitness activities in specific geographical ranges. Multiple ranges can be added based on map location. Privacy Zones are located here: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/settings/privacySettings/privacy-zone You must be logged in as a Garmin user. Looking for an awesome, no-nonsense technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps? IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

Garmin Announces Vivosmart 3 Fitness Tracker

Garmin has delivered its latest consumer fitness device. This one builds on the Vivosmart series and adds some pretty significant new features. The thinnest HR-equipped activity tracker from Garmin at 4mm thinner and more form fitting than vívosmart HR While not in use, the discreet display disappears into the device so as not to overshadow your style Measures VO2 Max, which is widely recognized as an excellent measure Stress monitoring enables users to see periods of elevated stress or restful recovery Safe for swimming and showering Battery life: up to 5 days New strength training activity will count sets, reps, and rest times and will push them to Garmin Connect for review   To accommodate the new strength training activity collection, Garmin has also update its app to include an e...

Garmin Adds Strength Exercise Database to Connect App

With the demise of the Microsoft Band and those features that set that particular device apart, I lobbied Garmin early on that the company should figure out how to incorporate similar features into its devices. One of the bigger features that the Band had that none of the others offered, was the ability to create guided strength workouts. Microsoft provided a database of exercises from which you could choose and create custom workouts. Then, the workouts would be synched with the Band and the device would lead you through the routine. Garmin already provides something like it, but the feature is only for runs, bike rides, and swims. A recent update to the Garmin Connect software looks like the company is working to improve that functionality. The update now provides a feature in the Streng...