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9 Free Apps To Get Fit Using Only Your Smartphone

You don’t necessarily need the help of a wearable or a smartwatch to help track your steps and monitor your activity — most modern-day smartphones have all the sensors and hardware you need to keep an eye on how much (or little) exercise you’re getting. Here are nine apps up to the task of improving your fitness, no extra devices required.

Garmin's Updated Fitness Tracker Gives You Extra Credit For High-Altitude Adventures

Following in the footsteps of Polar and Sony, Garmin has upgraded its vívosmart fitness tracker with a built-in heart optical rate monitor. At the cost of a tiny hit in battery life, the new vívosmart HR means there’s one less accessory to bring with you on a run.

Strava Insights Lets You See How The World Runs And Cycles

Since Strava burst on to the fitness scene to track runs and rides, it’s collected an extraordinary amount of data — so much, in fact, that it even sells it to city planners. Now, it’s launched a new website called Insights that lets you explore how the entire world runs and cycles.

Why Standing In One Place Makes Your Legs More Sore Than Walking

Working retail, waiting tables, standing in line at the amusement park or just shopping with mum, anyone who’s ever been stuck on their feet for a long time more or less standing still knows that it’s much more tiring than walking the equivalent amount of time. But why?

A Beginner's Guide To Fitness Bands

Gizmodo Video Guide: With so many fitness trackers on the market, how do you choose the one that’s best for you? These great tips will make sure you know what to consider when shopping for your new fitness band.

This Self-Rolling Yoga Mat Harnesses '90s Slap Bracelet Technology

Does the frustration involved with rolling up a mat keep you from avoiding a daily yoga routine? That’s my excuse, which is now rendered moot with a yoga mat that rolls up tightly all by itself thanks to some fashion technology that was popular in the 1990s.

TomTom Is Bringing Tunes To Its Newest Fitness Watches

TomTom’s first running watch was a great first step two years ago. Last year it got even better, with an integrated heart rate monitor. For this year’s watches, TomTom is adding full activity tracker capabilities and the ability to stream music to Bluetooth headphones, all for a pretty reasonable price.

The Cheapest Fitness Tracker Yet

There’s no screen to display your burned calories, no flashing LEDs to keep you motivated, and no way to strap it to your wrist. But Misfit’s new Flash Link fitness tracker has a killer feature that others to date do not: a cheap $US20 price tag.

Can Spotify's Algorithm Improve Your Workout? It Can't Hurt To Try

Running is big business. There are shoes, clothes, fitness trackers, apps and countless other products that promise to make us faster — or at least distract us from our pain. For me, music is the only thing that’s ever worked. So when Spotify announced a way to “change the way you run forever,” I leapt at the chance. More accurately, I ran.

VR Workout Station Lets You Tone Your Abs While Travelling To Jupiter

Working out at a gym, with nothing but TV news or your more physically fit peers to stare at, can be a bit disheartening. But don’t despair: The future where technology allows you to stand over a volcano or fly to Mars while flexing your gluts in the confines of your basement isn’t far off.

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