fitness

2 Technologies You Didn't Know Existed In Running Shoes

Not all running shoes are created equal, and over the years the tech making sure your feet are comfortable while they pound the pavement has advanced significantly. Manufacturers have certainly been working on it long enough, as evidenced by this wonderfully old school Discovery Channel special with hilarious egg-dropping experiment sequences (check out the computer monitors for an indication of how ancient this is!). But what exactly is going on inside our shoes these days?


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…


Spire Fitness Tracker Review: Keep Calm And Keep On Walking

The Spire is a fitness tracker that also measures your breathing, so you can keep tabs on your lungs as well as your steps. Why would you want to do that? Creators Jonathan Palley and Neema Moraveji, of the Stanford’s Calming Technology Lab, claim it can help make you a calmer person.


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.


A Stroller Trailer Lets You Run With A Kid In Tow

Kids are already a pretty fantastic workout since they require constant attention, but if you find your fitness routine hindered by having to deal with a cumbersome stroller, you’ll probably be intrigued by the KidRunner. It’s a new take on the stroller that’s pulled instead of pushed, letting you easily bring your kids along for a run or a jog by strapping a mini U-Haul trailer to your belt.


Reebok Pumps Are Back And Aren't As Hideous Or Expensive Any More

When originally introduced way back in 1989, the Reebok pump was a genuine innovation in footwear, providing a perfect custom fit with an inflatable bladder wrapping around the wearer’s foot. But as a flagship product for Reebok, the Pumps often featured outlandish designs as they came and went through the years. Until yesterday, when Reebok revived the brand once again with its new, and stylishly subdued, ZPump runner.


Withings' Wonderful Watch-Looking Fitness Tracker Now Works With Android

At this year’s CES, we found out that one of the most attractive (and expensive) fitness trackers out there was going to come in an affordable form: the Withings Activité Pop. The catch? It was iOS only. But no more! Withings has announced both the $US400 and $US150 versions (there is no word on local availability just yet, but those prices translate to $515 and $193 in Aussie dollars) of its watch-based fitness tracker are coming to Android.


Fitmodo: Remember When Jump Ropes Didn't Flash Stats In Front Of Your Face?

As any boxer will tell you, jumping rope is one of the most efficient cardio workouts, one that hasn’t changed much since it was invented. Until now. Jumping rope is now a dynamic interactive mobile experience. I remember it was… a rope.


Suunto Ambit2 (HR) Review: The Smartwatch For Badasses

The Suunto Ambit2 (HR) won’t read you your email and doesn’t know Will.i.am’s phone number. But, it will tell you your precise location anywhere on earth and powerfully monitors your physical exertion. How many beers did that climb burn? http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/achieving-hima…


Skip-It And Twister Now Work With A Kid-Friendly Fitness Tracker

Remember Skip-It, the toy kids shackled and spun around their ankles in an attempt to rack up the high score on its built-in counter? It’s back, and now packing some legitimate technology in the form of a kid-friendly wearable fitness tracker that remembers their high score, as well as other fitness-related metrics.