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Samsung Gear Fit: The Future Lives On Your Wrist

Life trackers are all the rage right now, but why do they all have to look the same? Giant band, tiny screen (if any) and an obnoxious interface. What about designs direct from the future? Thankfully, there’s the new Samsung Gear Fit to the rescue: a curved OLED touchscreen for your wrist.


Garmin's Fenix 2 May Be The World's Best Adventure And Training Watch

Garmin has had a lot of success with its GPS watches in recent years. There’s the Forerunner 910XT, which has been the king of triathlon watches for years now. There’s the recent Forerunner 620 (and the 220) which added advanced analysis of running dynamics to the equation. And then, of course, there’s the original Fenix, which was an incredibly versatile outdoor watch that focused on exploration. Wouldn’t it be awesome if Garmin Voltronned the best features of all those watches together into one all-powerful training and outdoors watch? Yes, it would. Meet the Fenix 2.


Garmin Forerunner 220 Review: Solid Running Watch With A Pretty Face

Garmin has been at this running-watch thing for a while. Most recently, the Forerunner 10 was the company’s best attempt at a simple, easy-to-read watch, but, for all that, it still wasn’t as simple to use as it ought to have been. Enter the Forerunner 220. It’s the 10′s younger, smarter, better-looking, more sophisticated brother, and it’s well worth some wrist space.


This Unbelievably Ripped 70-Year-Old Man Is Not A Cyborg (I Think)

Holy cow. Now this is how you take care of your body. And this is how you live your life. And this is how you maximise your potential. Meet Sam ‘Sonny’ Bryant Jr. He’s a 70-year-old bodybuilder who doesn’t look a day over 40 and has a ridiculously ripped body that puts everyone younger than him to shame. His muscles look so good that I think they’re CGI. Or that Sonny is actually some cyborg. Or a time traveller.


Fitmodo: How To Climb Higher Than Mt Everest Without Leaving The City

Who knew such extraordinary altitudes could be found, hidden inside the towers of Manhattan’s Flatiron District? But, behind the nondescript door of a fifth floor office on 21st St, heights as great as the Himalayas are waiting to be scaled. Gizmodo took a deep breath and visited the atmospheric wizardry of Hypoxico, makers of high-altitude training facilities for professional sports teams and the world’s top endurance athletes.


Does Stretching Before Exercise Actually Help?

Everyone tells us to stretch before exercise, but does it actually help improve performance and recovery? Turns out that it depends on the type of sport — and the person.


Fitbit Force Review: The Best Way To Be Reminded That You’re Lazy

Fitbit has been at this activity tracking business for some time now, and that hard work is really starting to show. Its latest gadget, the Force, is its best yet. You’ve never been reminded that you’re a lazy bastard so intelligently.


Fitmodo: The Science Of Fat

If you’re anything like over 60 per cent of Australians, you have a few kilos of fat you could stand to lose. If you saw what a pound of body fat actually looks like, you might be double-motivated. Yet there are a lot of misconceptions about fat — some of which could inform mistakes in our weight-loss endeavours. Let’s see if we can’t cut through some of the misinformation with a little bit of knowledge.


Carapace EXO1 Wetsuit Review: Pure Custom Fit Goodness

I don’t know if I’m just weirdly shaped or what, but I’ve never found a wetsuit that fits perfectly. Sometimes it’s just a nitpick — as in it’s just a bit too tight one place, or a little baggy somewhere else — and sometimes I’m right in between sizes for a brand and can’t wear any of their suits (I’m looking at you, O’Neill).


Fitmodo: How To Get Yourself Into Surf-Ready Shape

It’s summer. You decide to go somewhere where you can finally try surfing. You book tickets; you line up lessons. Boxes: checked. You show up, and your first lesson goes really well! You stand up a few times, and you actually ride a few waves! You’re hooked, and you can’t wait to surf again tomorrow. Just one small problem: You wake up in the morning and you can’t lift your arms above your head.