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March 2, 2015 • News

Always Review Safety Techniques Before You Work Out!

We’ve talked about safety and gear when running outside before (Mike has done a great job of covering the important points), but it’s important to remember safety doesn’t get checked at the gym door. If you’re doing anything, from treadmill running to weightlifting, make sure you know how to be safe. I learned that the …

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February 25, 2015 • Editorials, Health and Fitness

NEDA Eating Disorder Awareness Week – “I Had No Idea”

I wonder how many people all of us look at on a daily basis struggle with an eating disorder? How many people would you look at and say “YOU have an eating disorder? I Had No Idea!” Which is why this year’s NEDA Eating Disorder Awareness theme is perfect – it takes us beyond the …

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February 9, 2015 • Health and Fitness, Outdoors

What I Learned from My 65-Day Running Streak – The Monday Mile

A few weeks ago I got my last ‘running streak’ update from TimeHop on my iPhone, meaning two years ago I stopped my running streak after 65 days. I started the streak because right after my last half-marathon of 2012, I took a couple of days off, didn’t have a goal, and I was concerned …

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February 3, 2015 • Reviews

ShotTracker Review: Improve Your Hoops Game

As a high school coach, I know the world of athletics has become incredibly competitive. In order to succeed, young athletes have to be willing to put in much more time than the allotted practice hours for a week. ShotTracker has developed a wearable device that assists basketball players to get workouts and track progress. …

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January 26, 2015 • Health and Fitness

Five Reasons Not to Seek Advice From ‘That Running Guy’ – The Monday Mile

Because I have lost significant amounts of weight not once but twice in my life (almost 200lbs at 23, ~110lbs at 46) and because people have always seen me out running day after day, regardless of the weather, people tend to come to me seeking help or advice. But they really shouldn’t – I’m about …

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January 19, 2015 • Health and Fitness

Running Visible is More Important Than ‘Looking Cool’ – The Monday Mile

I struggled to believe something I heard a couple of weeks before Christmas from a visiting technical group with a couple of runners. They were not used to being away from a city and indoor track, and were surprised about running in the dark mornings. But they said they wouldn’t wear reflectors or lamps because …

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January 9, 2015 • Health and Fitness, News

MIO Announces the Alpha 2 and FUSE Fitness Monitors at CES 2015

MIO Global made a big splash as the first to provide a highly accurate heart-rate monitoring without a chest strap. Now they are back with the MIO Alpha 2, which refines and improves on the original in every way. They also announced the MIO Fuse, which combines their heart rate monitoring technology with an all-day …

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January 6, 2015 • Health and Fitness, News

Garmin Combines Fashion and Performance With Epix and Fenix Wearables

We already reported on the new additions to Garmin’s vivo line-up, the vivofit 2 and vivoactive, which round up Garmin‘s consumer wearable line. But they also added to their higher end products with the Epix and Fenix 3. The Fenix 3 is the latest in the company’s multi-sport category, and Epix is intended as a …

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January 5, 2015 • Gear Bits

Zepp Has the Tools to Make You a Better Swinger

Whether your game is golf, tennis, or baseball, how good you are relies upon your swing. Zepp makes products that give you immediate and helpful feedback on how you are doing and how you might improve. Dan and I had a moment to learn more; see what you think — is this the type tool …

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January 5, 2015 • Crowdfunding

The Mira Is Fashionable, Practical, and Personalized Fitness Tracking

I wear a fitness tracker; not because I’m some athletic superstar, but because I like the constant reinforcement I get by seeing if I’ve reached my goal of 10,000 daily steps. They usually aren’t that fashionable — much less personable — though; that’s where the Mira comes in.

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December 18, 2014 • Health and Fitness, News

Jump for Joy with the VERT Wearable Jump Rate Monitor

If you believe you can fly, then the VERT wearable jump rate monitor can measure how high. This device is the first sports wearable to measure and report jump rate data on iPhone, iPad, smart watches and other devices. with an accompanying app for iPhone or the VERTcoach team management app on iPad.

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December 10, 2014 • Reviews

Underwater Audio iPod Bundle Lets Your Music Swim with the Fishes

I just arrived in Aruba for our annual week of timeshare vacation. This year I came with a few items that will let me continue to enjoy my music in the water and a key part of that is the Underwater Audio bundle I was sent some weeks ago. In it is a waterproof iPod …

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November 25, 2014 • Health and Fitness, News

Timex Greets the Holiday Shopping Season with New Ironman Fitness Trackers!

Timex was the watch of my youth. From the watch that ‘took a licking and kept on ticking’ to self-winding watches to the Ironman series that brought ruggedness to the digital age, Timex has been there. Now they have expanded the Timex Ironman line with a connected fitness tracker (X20) and a slimline GPS watch (X20 GPS).

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November 3, 2014 • News, Outdoors

City Turf Shoe from Ogio Lets You Go Golfing at a Moment’s Notice

One of the problems I used to encounter when I worked in a real office instead of from home was getting busted for sneaking out to play a round of golf. That glove hanging out of my pocket was a dead giveaway. I wish I’d known about OGIO’s new line of golf shoes back then, …

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October 28, 2014 • Health and Fitness, News, Outdoors

Blast Golf is Like a Golf Pro in Your Pocket

Of course a real golf pro in your pocket would interfere with your swing, but the new Blast Golf product is the latest addition to Blast Motion’s suite of sports and active life motion capture solutions that pair with your iPhone to deliver real-time motion metrics and smart video capture. Attach the Blast Motion precision …

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September 16, 2014 • News

The Misfit Flash Is Half the Price of Other Fitness Trackers

If you’ve wanted a fitness tracker but balked at spending $99+ on something that counted your steps and tracked your sleep, the Misfit Flash may be just the device for you. Made of a “special soft-touch plastic”, this $49.99 activity and sleep tracker is waterproof to 30 meters, comes in seven colors, and it can be …

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September 2, 2014 • Health and Fitness, News

Wellograph, the First Sapphire Crystal Wellness Watch Launches!

Most fitness watches share a common element – not GPS, or heart-rate, or step-tracking, or Bluetooth sync. They are pretty uniformly NOT fashion watches. They might work as ‘Geek Chic’, but no one will mistake them for a designer product. Wellograph hopes to change that, with the first wellness watch with a sapphire crystal display …

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August 8, 2014 • Health and Fitness, News, Outdoors

Patchnride Might Just Save Your Tail on a Bike Ride

As the resident Gear Diary bicyclist, I usually get the first crack at investigating bike gear. Since I live and bike in an urban environment, flat tires are an unfortunate frequent reality of my cycling experience. That’s why I was excited to hear about the new Patchnride bicycle flat repair kit that promises quick and …

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August 6, 2014 • News

Magellan’s Echo Fit Seeks to Rule the Sports Watch World!

Fitness watches are enjoying a very sudden surge in popularity. People are buzzing about Fitbit, and Nike Fuel, and quantifying their movements and sleep for optimal health. Magellan is entering that market with the new Echo Fit, a “smart sports watch” that uses Bluetooth to sync to various fitness apps, from Runkeeper to Strava and …

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August 2, 2014 • News

Tory Burch FitBit Flex Accessories That Might Make You Want a Flex

When the Fitbit Flex came out, I ordered. It took about 15 minutes to realize that I hated its bracelet, but that the device itself was okay. I threw it in a drawer, and it’s sat there for a year. Last week came the announcement of Tory Burch Fitbit accessories. Because of them, I’m giving my dusty …

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June 18, 2014 • Health and Fitness, Outdoors, Reviews

Whistle, the Fitness Tracker for Dogs, Is Useful and Helpful

Have you ever wished you had a Fitbit for your pet? Something to track just how active they are during the day? I mean, not as they move from lying under the table to on the couch, but actual high-intensity activity? That is the premise of Whistle, and based on going from winter to spring …

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