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If your New Year's Resolution is to hit the gym, you might find sticking to it a little tricky.

A recent study conducted with obese mice is now revealing clues as to exactly why our enthusiasm wanes - and it may not be the extra weight we are carrying.

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250 young people aged 18 to 35 recently completed the the world's first "TXT2BFiT" intervention, a program where they received calls, texts and emails in an effort to work out which was the most encouraging.

The research, developed at the Charles Perkins Centre in Sydney, showed that a call or text to get moving and eat healthy was far more beneficial than a reminder from an app.

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You can probably think of countless reasons why you don't want to take your dog for a walk. It's too cold, you're tired, your arch nemesis lives around the corner — the list goes on and on. But with this double-duty exercise bike and treadmill, you can give your pup a good run without ever stepping outside.

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Polar's new M600 is a full-on Android Wear smartwatch. While there are already plenty of smartwatches that incorporate heart rate tracking, Polar's technology, which uses six LEDs and a custom-developed algorithm, has always been deemed one of the most accurate. So if you're an avid runner who can't be separated from their email inbox, the M600 might be the fitness-focused smartwatch you've been looking for.

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Fitbits are a great way to track your activity and encourage yourself to get off the couch. Now, popular web service IFTTT (If This Then That) is getting in on the action. Here's how you can use IFTTT to plug fitness data from any Fitbit into a host of other services and apps.

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A record of your progress is a fantastic motivator when you're trying to lose weight, which is probably why Withings' connected scale has been popular enough to warrant a fourth iteration already. But the latest version, now called the Body Cardio, adds an additional metric for measuring the health of your heart as well.

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The Omate Wherecom S3 is a 3G GPS Android smartwatch designed specifically for the elderly — providing a simplified way to stay connected to family and caregivers.

It features a "one-click SOS button" which will push the GPS location of the wearer via Wi-Fi or 3G to selected contacts via an app.

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The Forerunner 735XT is Garmin's new $699 lightweight multisport GPS triathlon watch, with 24/7 heart rate monitoring and built-in activities including running, cycling, swimming, multisport, hiking, XC skiing, strength training, paddle sports and cardio.

The design is sleek, the band is made from comfortable silicone, the display is big enough view stats at a glance during a workout and I'm thinking this might actually motivate me to work out.