The Conqueror Virtual Challenges

Spice up your motivation for running, walking or cycling (or any distance based exercise) by taking on one of our virtual fitness challenges. Each challenge can be completed in the timeframe that suits you, either individually or in teams. Connect your favorite fitness apps or manually log your running, walking, cycling etc distances on our … Continue reading The Conqueror Virtual Challenges

Do smartphone applications and activity trackers increase physical activity in adults?

This is the first systematic review and meta-analysis of physical activity RCTs testing mobile apps or activity trackers that enable automated and continuous self-monitoring and feedback, in adults without chronic disease. Our findings suggest that interventions using apps or trackers have small-to-moderate effects on physical activity at a mean follow-up of 13 weeks, with an … Continue reading Do smartphone applications and activity trackers increase physical activity in adults?

Fitness Totals

Managing your long-term fitness progress is difficult. Fitness Totals simplifies it by emphasizing weekly, monthly and yearly activity totals using data from the Apple Health app. Stay motivated by comparing your progress to last week, last month and last year! More here. A simple concept, simply presented and with a reasonable one-off price. Brilliant.

Apple Fitness+ Review

Got a chance to check out Apple’s new Fitness+ service over the last few days and it’s been really amazing. Looking forward to seeing what you guys think of it! I mentioned in the latest podcast episode how good the service is and that is validated in this review. As it’s 2020 though it cannot … Continue reading Apple Fitness+ Review

Overcoming obstacles and becoming a Spartan athlete

Arthur Ware, or @bt_spanky on Instagram, is an Army veteran and Mississippian who discovered Spartan competitions and marathon races after climbing out of a depression with Apple Watch. Here his story and ongoing journey in this episode of 9to5Mac Watch Time… More here. A very good podcast episode in which Arthur explains how the Apple … Continue reading Overcoming obstacles and becoming a Spartan athlete

Don’t doublewrist! You don’t need to.

Doublewristing is a dirty word in the watch world for a variety of reasons. Some simply hate smart watches in all of their guises and do not consider them to be watches at all. Others are uneasy about the smart wristed world that we are entering because of the threat to traditional watches, but there … Continue reading Don’t doublewrist! You don’t need to.

From 4 to 6 does not go

The Apple Watch 6 replicated that moment when I watched one of the iPhone keynotes and thought that the upgrade was not worth it. The SP02 monitor is useful of course, and will help sell the product in a covid conscious world, but even Fitbit can do that properly and so can the pocketable £15 … Continue reading From 4 to 6 does not go

The Amazfit Neo

The Neo also seems to be a fairly capable fitness tracker on paper, featuring around-the-clock heart-rate monitoring, activity tracking, sleep tracking, and 5 ATM water resistance. There’s no onboard GPS for avid runners though, but the Neo does support basic call and message notifications… More here. If the price sticks this could do very well. … Continue reading The Amazfit Neo

Could your Fitbit or Apple Watch detect early COVID-19 symptoms?

Stanford researchers are among several groups examining whether wearable fitness devices such as the Fitbit or Apple Watch can provide an early warning. Snyder’s team enrolled 5,000 people in the study and studied historical smartwatch data from 31 users who tested positive for COVID-19. Of those 31, 80 percent had data on their wearable devices … Continue reading Could your Fitbit or Apple Watch detect early COVID-19 symptoms?

A simple fix for always feeling tired

Working from home isn’t much fun in my opinion. Besides the isolation and the boredom of spending most of my time in one place, I have found myself feeling tired most of the time. I have put on some weight and even a brisk walk at lunch time and after work has not helped. It … Continue reading A simple fix for always feeling tired

The MARQ collection

Whether you own the cup or are inspired by those who do, MARQ™ Captain shows your passion for life at sea. It is the luxury modern tool watch with advanced nautical and smart features that one simply won’t find in a traditional timepiece. A revolutionary regatta timer enhanced with GPS technology pinpoints the start like … Continue reading The MARQ collection

The realme Watch

3.5cm (1.4″) Large Color Touchscreen with a high resolution of 320 x 320 pixels can display vivid and lifelike visuals which are so captivating that you’ll never want to look away. Its responsive touch lets you effortlessly control the watch… More here. Obviously it is homaging the Apple Watch, but look at the features and … Continue reading The realme Watch

Is the Huami Amazfit X Curved Smartwatch the future?

Intricate in its design, Amazfit X exemplifies the clarity with a 326 PPI HD resolution and enhances its expression through a 400 NIT high-brightness display. Enjoy sharp and bright display even under direct light with Amazfit X… More here. It is hard to not be impressed by this, but selling via Indiegogo is a very … Continue reading Is the Huami Amazfit X Curved Smartwatch the future?

Apple Watch saved my life (x5)

In February 2019, Østvang was staying with friends just outside of Oslo, Norway, where he lives. When he went to bed just after midnight, he wore his Apple Watch Series 4 so he could test a sleep app. He has no memory of his fall later that night or how he got back to his … Continue reading Apple Watch saved my life (x5)

The Coros Vertix

Adventure calls your name and you need a watch that will respond with you. The VERTIX GPS Adventure Watch provides the features and durability you need to take on even your dreams’ grandest expeditions. The longest battery life, extreme durability and altitude acclimation assistance make the VERTIX your go-to choice whether your plans call for … Continue reading The Coros Vertix

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