fitness

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.


Withings' New Pulse Adds An O2 Monitor So You Can Breathe Easy

Last year, Withings’ Pulse fitness monitor impressed us with the plethora of data it collects — including, as the name suggests, your pulse. This year’s update adds yet one more handy feature: a blood oxygen monitor. Mountain climbers, now you can breathe easy.


Five New Ways To Improve Your Fitness

Getting fit requires willpower, determination and planning — but that doesn’t mean that you can’t help the process along with the right gadgets and apps. Here are five recent contenders to consider.


Garmin's Edge 1000 May Be The Smartest Bike Computer Yet

While the phones in our pockets have been getting smarter and smarter at an alarming rate, bike computers (despite having the word “computer” right in their name) have been lagging way behind. But as sensors, radios and chips have shrunk smaller and smaller, we’ve seen more and more intelligence come to the handlebars. The new Edge 1000 from Garmin is trying to pack the most in.


Made For A Marathon: The Science Of Long Distance Running

What drives people to run a marathon? Join Hayley Birch as she tackles 42km, aided by science.