fitness

Bulletproof Coffee: Debunking The Hot Buttered Hype

People are putting butter in their coffee. And, hey, if you’re just craving a new flavour experience, more power to you. The problem is that Bulletproof Coffee, the company behind the trend, is claiming that drinking a mug of fatty joe every morning instead of eating breakfast is a secret shortcut to weight loss and mental superpowers, and now the butter coffee has developed a cult of highly caffeinated, shiny-lipped adherents. So now we have to talk about it.


Watch This Tiny Side Table Transform Into A Full-On Rowing Machine

It’s hard enough to find the motivation to work out when you’ve got access to a gym, but it’s even harder when you have to drag out your exercise gear in a cramped apartment because space is limited. So the creator of the Ram & Row engineered their rowing machine to transform into a stylish piece of living room furniture, allowing you to store it in plain sight when not in use.


Watches Are The Next Fitness Trackers

This year’s CES is flooded with fitness trackers, and there are hundreds more waiting in the wings. But what’s set the most interesting ones apart isn’t price. It’s design. The fitness tracker and the watch are converging, in the best possible way. And faster than you might have thought.


Sony Smart B-Trainer: A Walkman That Tracks Your Every Move

Sony’s showing off a new sports and training headset prototype that’s basically the waterproof, head-mounted Walkman the company’s been trying to sell for a few years crammed with a heartrate monitor, GPS radio, and an accelerometer for counting your steps.


The Mio ALPHA 2 Heart Rate Watch Adds An Accelerometer And A Backlight

The original Mio ALPHA was the first fitness-tracking wearable to keep tabs on your heart rate using the same technology as the highly-accurate finger-worn pulse oximeters used at hospitals, instead of an awkward and uncomfortable chest strap. And now the company has finally revealed its successor, the Alpha 2, which improves on the original with better software, a built-in accelerometer for measuring pace, speed and distance, and most importantly a backlight.


Polar's A300 Is A Solid Fitness Tracker You Shouldn't Buy

Polar has come a long way since its first fitness tracker, the Polar Loop, launched in 2013. Just months ago the Finnish company released the Polar M400, a lovely and capable GPS running watch with 24/7 fitness tracking capabilities. It was sweet enough to earn a coveted spot on our Best Fitness Trackers list. Today, Polar is announcing the A300. It’s, basically, just the M400, but without the GPS and it’s $US40 cheaper. No sale.


5 Tricks For Sticking To Your New Year's Exercise Resolutions

Raise your hand if you kept all of your New Year’s resolutions in 2013. Good, ok, now only raise your hand if you weren’t lying just now. Ahh, nice to see both of you. We always start the new year with the best intentions but, man, old habits die hard. Let’s see if we can do better this year. Here are five tips that might just help.


Fitmodo Shape Up Challenge: Using Video Games To Improve Fitness

We’re at the the end of Chris and Mark’s four-week Shape Up playthrough. What have they learned over the past month? Did either of them gain any muscle or lose any weight? And who the hell are you to determine what constitutes a push-up, anyway? All will be revealed in this final chapter!


Rip Curl Surf Watch Review: The Most Advanced Waveproof Wearable Yet

It seems like there are GPS watches to track practically any sports activity, from running and hiking to cycling and swimming. So why have surfers been left out in the cold? Rip Curl aims to fix that with the first watch to track just how much gnar you’re shredding.


The Best Fitness Tracker For Every Need

Like many of you, I work in front of a computer. They’re powerful devices, but they also suck your will to live and trick you into never, ever getting up and going outside. Reasons like that are why fitness trackers were invented.