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Build The Ultimate Playlist To Improve Your Workout

It feels like listening to music while we exercise helps pump us up. But is there scientific backing to that claim, and how can you build the ultimate workout playlist? Giz explains…


Fitmodo: These Are The Most Time-Efficient Fat-Burning Exercises

Gizmodo speaks with an Australian sports science and fitness expert to uncover which exercises provide most bang for buck. Perfect for making the most out of your lunch hour. The elliptical? Rowing? Or is there a better option? Here are the facts.


The Basis Peak Fitness Tracker Won't Replace Your Smartwatch

This February, the Basis Peak got a new ability to display smartwatch notifications in a new firmware update. Does that make it a great smartwatch too? Ehhh… not so much. I just spent the last couple weeks trying it out, and here are my findings.


The Colour, Sweat And Spectacle: Gizmodo Runs The Sydney Color Run

5 kilometres; tens of thousands of smiling faces. Four zones of food-dyed cornstarch colour assault all up in your bits. This is the Swisse Color Run, the ‘Happiest 5k on the Planet’. Last Sunday, Gizmodo Australia’s Luke Hopewell, Campbell Simpson and Danny Allen slapped on our protective sunnies, braved a lack of early morning coffee and put together this video of our Olympic Park battle.


Fitmodo: The Benefits Of Heart Rate Monitors

As you exercise harder, your heart rate increases. The simplicity of this makes it easy to monitor your heart rate to get the most out of your workout — and when you’re pushing it too far. Here’s a look at how a heart rate monitor can help you stay motivated and in the zone.


Fitbit Charge HR Review: This Is The One You Want

Fitbit is such a tease. In October, the company announced three new fitness trackers just in time for the holiday gift-giving season — but decided not to ship two of them till 2015. Well, having now spent time with the Charge, Charge HR, and Surge, we believe the Charge HR is the one you want.


Bulletproof Coffee: Debunking The Hot Buttered Hype

People are putting butter in their coffee. And, hey, if you’re just craving a new flavour experience, more power to you. The problem is that Bulletproof Coffee, the company behind the trend, is claiming that drinking a mug of fatty joe every morning instead of eating breakfast is a secret shortcut to weight loss and mental superpowers, and now the butter coffee has developed a cult of highly caffeinated, shiny-lipped adherents. So now we have to talk about it.


Study: Your Phones Tracks Activity As Well As A Wearable

The proliferation of fitness trackers available alone may be enough to convince you that strapping one to your wrist will quantify your self better than any other piece of hardware. But, as a new study shows, your smartphone can do just as good a job.


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.