So you love to keep fit by running, and you intend to maintain your fitness levels in the future through more challenging routes. What are the tools at your disposal in this day and age? No longer do you need to rely on your gut feeling, but you can also employ the clever use of modern day technology in order to aid your run. Lumo Bodytech knows this, which is why they have come up with the spanking new Lumo Run that claims to be able to increase your running performance in the long run (pardon the pun).
When it comes to wearable devices as well as fitness gadgets, you can be pretty sure that one particular name tends to stand out from the rest of the crowd, and that would be none other than Polar. Polar happens to have come up with a brand new idea known as Polar Club. Polar Club is a special cloud-based training system that club owners as well as fitness instructors are able to take advantage of in group exercise classes. It will require the use of a Polar H7 heart rate sensor, an iPad, and the Polar Club app and web service in order to get going. Once all of those elements happen to be in place, then health clubs will be able to offer real-time guidance during classes as well as manage, track and analyze the quality and quantity of group exercise classes.
We all know that Facebook is one of the most popular social media networks that is outside of China, and it does not look as though Facebook is about to give up its throne anytime soon, boasting of users that hail from many different areas and segments of the population. Well, what about athletes? Some of those who are more dedicated to their craft might want to consider what Strava has on offer, which would be Live Segments for mobile devices. Strava Live Segments delivers a range of visual components, which in turn would allow athletes to view their second-by-second performance during starred segments and popular local segments. Not only that, audio cues will also allow athletes to hear their progress on a segment.
Zepp is a name in which some of us would be familiar with, especially since they are the ones behind the world’s best-selling digital sports training device. This time around, they have made an announcement concerning the sequel which will be aptly known as the Zepp 2, where this next generation sensor and software will target golf as well as baseball-softball. The new Zepp 2 will boast of the revolutionary Smart Coach system which empowers athletes to train smarter and improve faster than ever before, where all that a user needs to do is to take a few swings, before Zepp does the hard work of diagnosing areas to improve, as well as offer personalized training programs that are based on each individual’s swing data.
We do seem to be suffering from the dangers of living the good life, so much so that for many people over in the US as well as other developed countries, obesity is an issue. A fast growing (no pun intended) one, too. Garmin would like you to keep track of your activities throughout the day in the form of their latest activity tracker, calling it the Garmin vivofit 3.
Wearable devices or fitness trackers happen to be all the rage these days, as having one of these wrapped around your wrist is always cool, not to mention making you look as though you are in the loop with the rest of the world. Having said that, here is a particular device that looks set to make waves at the upcoming Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, next week, and yet interestingly enough, it is not going to be a smartphone of sorts. Rather, the IOFIT is a unique smart shoe that is in a category of its own. The IOFIT was developed by Salted Venture, which happens to be a startup that is supported by Samsung Electronics, being a solution that makes use of a combination of pressure sensors as well as a coaching app in order to improve a user’s balance as well as body posture so that one can enhance one’s fitness routine or golf swing.