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MyRun by TECHNOGYM® – Promises The Ultimate Running Experience

Now and again a new product comes along that changes the way the old one is perceived. MyRun by TECHNOGYM®  is just one of these products. Designed to offer you the ultimate running experience, personalised training programmes and running technique feedback, you might say it is just another running machine but you have to admit it is a really good looking one. There are few features that draw attention: You can use it with (or without) your tablet and collect data about your running style to provide a more personal training programme as well as instant running technique feedback What is good for you is also good for the planet – MyRun TECHNOGYM® has a proximity sensor which means it only turns on as you approach and returns to standby mode automatically when not in use. You can run to the beat with the Running Music that chooses the songs best suited to the rhythm of your run. It is also compatible with all the Bluetooth Smart chest belts. It picks up your heart’s signals and transfers …

Apple Makes a Strong Play for Health & Fitness

No doubt that those who tuned in for Apple’s “Spring Forward” event today mostly wanted to hear more about the Apple Watch. But it seems Apple’s plan is bigger than just releasing the newest fashion tech accessory. One of the most important areas iPhone is having an impact on is personal health. Here is a summary of all Health and Fitness related announcement that came out of Cupertino this morning. As iPhone sales hits 700 million mark, and with over 900 apps have been created with Health Kit to help people track and manage their health, Apple announces open source Research Kit  “To think that this device that you use to check your mail can be used to battle disease is simply amazing.” Mike O’Reilly, MD, Apple Apple promises Research Kit App users freedom and control over not only participation in research but also the data collected. ‘You decide how your data is shared. You can see the data you’re sharing.’  And then came the ‘Most advanced timepiece ever created. A device that will revolutionize how you connect with others. And a comprehensive health …

Smart Fitness – Looking Beyond The FitBand

Whenever we mention fitness and technology the first product that comes to mind is a fitness band. But there is more to fitness and technology that sits outside wearables and can equally help improve our body fitness levels and support a healthy lifestyle. Here are 3 gadgets that aim to do exactly that. Smart Mat This clever  mat is a great example of how fitness and technology team up to help not only learn but also improve and master. As Yoga has become the GoTo exercise for many it is only surprising that SmartMat has taken so long. So what is it? SmartMat is just like any other yoga matt you roll up and carry but just a little but smarter. It ‘tracks, improve & perfect yoga practice by learning a user’s position and suggesting incremental improvements through their progression toward a Perfect Pose ™.’   All it takes is to dock a smartphone or tablet to the SmartMat and you have a personal yoga trainer at home. Tellspec – Beam your health up  Counting calories …

The Rise of Digital Fitness

From fitness trackers and home workouts streaming to fitness games there is no denying that the Health and Fitness industry is shifting gear into digital. With number of fitness apps growing exponentially it is clear that there is no going back any time soon. Weather this trend is driven by users or by brands is another question to ponder upon but one thing is for sure Fitness has gone digital!  If you are into Hiit, Yoga, Boxing, Running whatever your choice of workout online is the new destination to find it. Though the recent report from ACSM clearly shows that we still do enjoy a good, sweaty workout it is where and how we do it that seems to be changing. The combination of consumers who want more for less instantly and the availability of technology that can support that is what I think would see this trend boom in 1015. So what does this shift to digital look like? 1. Fitness Tracking  About 3.3 million fitness bands and activity trackers were sold between April …