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.
I’ve been waiting a long time for this. Wireless Bluetooth earbuds that sit inside your ear, like something out of a Jason Bourne novel, but that don’t have any annoying fiddly wires or external battery packs. The Samsung IconX earbuds recharge wirelessly in their carry case, too. Paired with a heart-rate and GPS-tracking fitness watch like the new Gear Fit 2, this earbud and smartwatch combo may mean you’re able to easily ditch your smartphone when you’re out running or cycling for the first time ever.
Too much caffeine, whether from coffee, tea, or energy drink, can ruin your day. Here’s why your daily jolt makes you jittery, and what you can do to get rid of an unwanted buzz.
In an effort to tackle the organ donor shortage, researchers in the United States have successfully created part-human, part-pig embryos and implanted them into a sow. Eventually, these animals could act as incubators for human organs, which concerns some ethicists.
The Sunnto Spartan Ultra MultiSport GPS Watch Is Built For Adventure
The Suunto Spartan Ultra has been announced, a premium multisport GPS watch for athletes and adventurers. Hand-made in Finland, and built to last in any conditions the watch is water resistant to 100 meters, sports an extremely durable colour touch screen with a wide viewing angle and great visibility in bright sunlight.
Priced at $1029.99 for the Suunto Spartan Ultra Titanium and $929.99 for the Suunto Spartan Ultra (add $79 for a HR sensor), it features guided route navigation, barometric altitude, a digital compass, and a solid battery life.
Also catching our eye:
- We all know it’s a bad idea to use electronic screens directly before bed. (Despite this, most of us do it anyway — those Netflix shows aren’t going to watch themselves, right?) The artificial light emitted by laptops, tablets and smartphones has been linked to disrupted sleep alongside a variety of more serious ailments. But is it actually dangerous? The evidence in this infographic on Lifehacker Australia makes for some scary reading.
- Counting calories? Business insider Australia has a great list for time they don’t count. Kind of.
- If you think it’s impossible to stay healthy in Winter, Popsugar Australia have you covered.