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Fitmodo: Fitbit Alta Launched, Over-The Counter Heroin Antidote And 3D Printing Health Risks

Welcome to Fitmodo, your regular weekly round up of the news you need to know to keep your earthly form in top shape — from fitness advice to breakthroughs in medical research.

This week: The Fitbit Alta hits stores, your 3D printer could be putting your health at risk, the real reason why your workout isn’t helping you shift any more kilos.


The Very Fancy Fitbit Alta Is Available From Today

The Fitbit Alta is here, and promises to be the slim, sleek fashion-forward fitness wearable of our dreams. Here’s all the details.


NASA's Aerogel Insulation Makes Its Way To Activewear

Being 90 per cent air, aerogel is an extremely lightweight. It is also the lowest-weight thermal conductor on the planet, making it ideal for space suits, the innards of Space Shuttle tiles and the Mars Rover. Now aerogel insulation will be available in a range of jackets, gloves, beanies and pants thanks to performance apparel company Oros.


Fitmodo: This Week In Health And Fitness News

Welcome to Fitmodo, your regular weekly round up of the news you need to know to keep your earthly form in top shape — from fitness advice to breakthroughs in medical research.

This week: science proves that “muscle memory” isn’t just a buzzword, we take a look at the Microsoft Band 2, research breakthroughs in schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s, and calls for more research into the effect of medications on Indigenous Australians.


Microsoft Band 2: What You Need To Know

In 2014, Microsoft dipped its toes into the fitness wearable market with the imaginatively titled Microsoft Band. Today, it is finally bringing the brand to the Australian market. If you’re on the lookout for a new fitness/smart band, the Microsoft Band 2 is one of the main products you should be considering. Here’s what you need to know.


Science Proves 'Muscle Memory' Is Real

New research shows that, yes, it takes less time to regain muscle strength — even after decades of inactivity — than the time it takes to build it in the first place.


Fitmodo: This Week In Health And Fitness News

Welcome to Fitmodo, your regular weekly round up of the news you need to know to keep your earthly form in top shape — from fitness advice to breakthroughs in medical research.

This week: the impact of orthotics on running, how to avoid rips at the beach, Australian plants that you definitely shouldn’t eat (because they kill you) and cyborg sperm that are revolutionising fertility treatments.


New Balance Enters The Fitness Technology Market

There’s a new player in the digital fitness arena, with New Balance announcing the launch of its “Digital Sport” division. Expect to see smartwatches, embedded technology and performance sport products hit the market as of late 2016.


Mark Zuckerberg Wants You To Run 587km This Year

Mark Zuckerberg has big ambitions for 2016. Not content with making Ex Machina a reality, he’s also challenging us all to run 587km by the end of the year. Are you game?


Omron Somehow Squeezed An Inflatable Blood Pressure Monitor Into A Watch-Sized Wearable

Almost every wrist-worn fitness tracker now includes a sensor that can track the wearer’s heart rate as another useful fitness metric. But Omron is the first company with a wearable device that can also monitor blood pressure which provides more useful insights into the wearer’s health.


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