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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?


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 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.


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.


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.


The World's Most Popular Running Routes, Visualised

With the explosion of exercise apps and fitness trackers, more people than ever are recording the routes they run during their workouts. Now, Nathan Yau from Flowing Data has mined some of that data to visualise some of the world’s most popular paths.


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.


Report: Spotify Wants To Tailor Playlists By Heart Rate And Movement

If your workouts never quite gel with your soundtrack, help may soon be at hand. The Guardian is reporting that Spotify has plans to measure heart rate and motion to help you choose the perfect playlist for any situation.


Hydrate Smarter: Drinking The Right Amount Of Water When You Exercise

We all know that proper hydration is important. Every cell in your body depends on water to function properly and, when you run low on H2O, systems start crashing. Most of us drink enough fluid to stave the bad stuff off, but when you exercise and start sweating, the equation gets a little more complicated.


The New Basis Band Dives Deeper Into Your Sleep

The Basis B1 band was already one of the best activity trackers you could buy, with a few caveats. In the last few months, it’s taken significant steps towards becoming even better; in November the B1 improved how it keeps track of your exercise habits, and starting this month,it will be able to tell the difference between REM sleep, light sleep and deep sleep.