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Happy Trails: How A Record-Holding Long-Distance Hiker Plans Her Trips

The warming weather and lengthening days in the northern hemisphere are luring hikers to long trails — some to very long trails. This week, the first of the few hundred hikers who attempt to complete the Pacific Crest Trail each summer begin heading to the Mexican border to start their 4287km journey to Canada.


Garmin's Edge 1000 May Be The Smartest Bike Computer Yet

While the phones in our pockets have been getting smarter and smarter at an alarming rate, bike computers (despite having the word “computer” right in their name) have been lagging way behind. But as sensors, radios and chips have shrunk smaller and smaller, we’ve seen more and more intelligence come to the handlebars. The new Edge 1000 from Garmin is trying to pack the most in.


What's Your Favourite Piece Of Fitness Technology?

Often, we only think of the technology that makes our lives more productive or entertaining. But what about the stuff that allows us to have the most fun outdoors?


Fitmodo: A Day At Muscle Beach With The World's Strongest Man

The tyres weigh 150kg, but they lift as easily as hula hoops in the hands of this Nordic god. In a puff of chalk, he hugs the rubber rings and scurries quickly through the sand. As he hoists the third and final tyre onto the platform, he turns to the cheering crowd on Venice Beach: Who is the king? I am!


Get Out Of Here: A Guide To Hudson Valley Day Hikes

Getting out of the city has never felt so good. Gizmodo tied up its boots, donned a warm hat, and hit the Hudson Valley in New York for a first-hand look at the easily forgotten world of urban day hikes.


Jawbone UP24 Finally Released In Australia

It’s about time! The Jawbone UP24 — the follow-up to last year’s handsome UP fitness band — is finally in Australia. Here’s the local pricing and where you can get it.


The Future Of Active Eyewear: An Interview With Oakley's R&D Division

The pinnacle achievement in active eyewear was once simply making a pair of sunglasses that were light and wouldn’t shatter into your eyeballs. While that’s still important, technology has obviously progressed. So what is the future, exactly? Heads-up displays? Augmented reality? Cybernetic retinal implants?


Running Shoe Technology Won't Reduce Your Risk Of Injury

When it comes to running, it seems technology won’t help save you. A new study shows that whatever the technical features of the shoes you wear, you’re still at the same risk of injury.


Garmin Vivofit Review: Some Good Ideas But Not Quite There

In the ever-expanding pantheon of wearable fitness trackers, Garmin is looking for an open seat, ideally at the Cool Kids’ Table (CKT). Garmin makes some of the best GPS sports watches out there, so expectations were high for the company’s first tracker. While it adds a nice trick or two, the holes are just too many.


Fitmodo: I Did The World's First Ice Cream Cleanse

Back during the no-carb diet craze of the early 2000s, I joked that I wanted to try a diet consisting of nothing but carbs and lipids. I would call it the Fatkins Diet. Guess what? I just did exactly that. I ate ice cream, and only ice cream, for four days straight. Yes, it’s the world’s first Ice Cream Cleanse, and no, I didn’t just make it up.


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