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Polar's A300 Is A Solid Fitness Tracker You Shouldn't Buy

Polar has come a long way since its first fitness tracker, the Polar Loop, launched in 2013. Just months ago the Finnish company released the Polar M400, a lovely and capable GPS running watch with 24/7 fitness tracking capabilities. It was sweet enough to earn a coveted spot on our Best Fitness Trackers list. Today, Polar is announcing the A300. It’s, basically, just the M400, but without the GPS and it’s $US40 cheaper. No sale.


5 Tricks For Sticking To Your New Year's Exercise Resolutions

Raise your hand if you kept all of your New Year’s resolutions in 2013. Good, ok, now only raise your hand if you weren’t lying just now. Ahh, nice to see both of you. We always start the new year with the best intentions but, man, old habits die hard. Let’s see if we can do better this year. Here are five tips that might just help.


Basis Peak Review: The Best Activity Tracker Yet

The original Basis B1 Band was damn near the greatest activity tracker in the land, but it wasn’t. It had all the sensors (and then some) it took to get there, but its performance was inconsistent, and perhaps more importantly, it was bulky and ugly. Well, the Basis Peak is here now to right those wrongs, and guess what? It mostly does.


The Best Spring-Loaded Running Shoes

Can adding springs — polycarbonate or rubber — to the soles of running shoes help you run faster? We tested three new shoes from Adidas, Reebok and new Swiss brand On Running to find out. Surprisingly, the answer was a pretty definitive yes.


Rip Curl Surf Watch Review: The Most Advanced Waveproof Wearable Yet

It seems like there are GPS watches to track practically any sports activity, from running and hiking to cycling and swimming. So why have surfers been left out in the cold? Rip Curl aims to fix that with the first watch to track just how much gnar you’re shredding.


Fitmodo: Top 10 Tips, Tricks And Hacks For Fitbit Power Users

A few weeks ago I set myself the challenge to shape up a little for summer. Here are some of the incredibly handy power tips I’ve learned along the way.


Fitmodo: Food Tracking And The Basic Maths Of Losing Weight

Shaping up for summer? Here are some fundamental tips to inform and inspire you. If you can track it, you can improve it.


Fitmodo: 10 Tips To Get Fit For Summer

It’s summer. You have time off work. Now is the perfect time to reignite your fitness goals. Here are 10 helpful tips to get started and fend off the Christmas bulge.


Fitmodo: Can You Get Fit Playing A Console? Challenge Accepted!

The Australian Challenge: Today marks the midway point of Chris and Mark’s month-long Shape Up challenge. In today’s episode, the boys share their initial thoughts about the core game mechanics and how it “shapes up” as a fitness application.


IBM's Watson Will Give You Personalised Health Advice Based On Your DNA

IBM wants its supercomputer Watson to help you get healthy — by analysing your genes. A startup called Pathway Genomics is teaming up with IBM to create a fitness and diet tracking app that uses DNA sequencing and Watson’s intelligence to give custom health recommendations.