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Garmin Fenix 2 Watch Review: Jack Of All Trades, Master Of Many

The Fenix 2 is the watch Garmin has made to appeal to active people who might end up doing… well, just about anything outdoors. It’s not just for runners, just for swimmers, just for snowboarders, or just for hikers, it’s for people who want a single watch to track their complete athletic lifestyle. The good news is that the Fenix 2 is truly fantastic for almost all of those things. Almost.


The Vyper Hands-On: This Vibrating Foam Roller Is Freaking Incredible

It’s no secret that foam rollers have been a key part of physical therapy for years. Athletes use them not only to heal from injury, but also to increase flexibility before training and to speed recovery after strenuous exercise. The Vyper is the first foam roller to add vibration to the equation though, and holy crap it’s amazing.


These Guys Are So Strong That They Can Walk Invisible Walls In The Air

Video: As far as I can tell, I don’t think there’s an invisible wall where this guy is pushing his legs off to make it look like he’s walking on thin air. But I can’t be sure though because I assume once you get as strong as these guys, you unlock all sorts of secret life powers. I mean these tricks are unreal.


This Simple Chip Could Turn All Your Clothes Into Activity Trackers

These little chips may not look much, but in fact they’re a new breed of super-small, super-cheap accelerometers that could make motion sensing ubiquitous — even in the clothes you wear. The chips, made by mCube, measure just a couple of millimetres across — less than half the size of most accelerometer chips.


TomTom Multi-Sport Cardio Sport Watch: Australian Review

TomTom is a company with a lot of plates spinning at once. In-car GPS, mobile apps, and the competitive fitness wearable segment make for a lot to pay attention to. The new Multi-Sport Cardio, though, is so simultaneously simple, and powerful, and versatile that it really is a runner’s best friend.


Plantronics BackBeat FIT Headphones: Australian Review

Plenty of people listen to music when they’re working out. But cords can get tangled, headbands can get twisted and earbuds can fall out. Fitness is the perfect application for a high-quality Bluetooth headset, and the Plantronics BackBeat FIT wants to be the pair of headphones you take running, walking or for heading out to the gym.


David Sedaris Really, Really Loves His Fitbit

Who better than everyone’s favourite manic pixie hyperbolic memoirist, David Sedaris, to write about the agony and the ecstasy of Fitbit ownership? No one, considering how well his latest essay in The New Yorker reads as a love note.


How Much Physical Activity Do You Really Need?

Physical activity has recently come to be seen as one of the best forms of medicine available. Studies have shown that simply getting on your feet can ward off all manner of ill health, from cancers to cardiovascular diseases. But how much do you need to do to reap the benefits?


11 Machines That Exercise For You, From The Victorian Era To Today

Time was, humans didn’t have to worry much about getting exercise. When we had to kill, gather, grow, or herd our own food, working out happened naturally. Of course, as soon as we figured out how to avoid those laborious chores, we did. Not long after, we had to come up with new ways of staying in shape; hence, exercise.


LeapFrog's Kid Fitness Watch: A Tamagotchi That Gets Kids Off The Couch

Fitness trackers are basically a grownup excuse to mess around with a gadget under the guise of self-betterment. But why should adults have all the fun? Kids’ electronics maker LeapFrog just unveiled the LeapBand, a wrist-worn fitness tracker that encourages kids to get up and do stuff.


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