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Tag Archives: Fitness

Elastic Shoelaces Are For The More… Efficient Among Us

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Ok, fine, just call us lazy. But given the opportunity to not tie our shoelaces on a daily basis, why say no? That’s not to say we should turn to Velcro. What are we, 5? But these Elastic Shoelaces seem like a good in-between. They’re made from “a memory-fit performance elastomer’, which is BS-speak for ‘elastic material’… but they do at least look decent and give you the option to customize your fit. Whether you like your footwear tight or loose, you can pick the size for you and never have to worry about tying anything ever again; just loop through, and snap together. Each pack contains 14 of them, and costs $15.

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The AmpStrip Heartrate Monitor Can Stay On You For Days At A Time

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Many devices monitor your heart rate these days, but few are as accurate as ones that stick to your chest, one way or another. Chest straps can be uncomfortable and are usually only worn for short periods, but the AmpStrip is small and light enough to stay on your skin for days at a time. It glues on to you with a special adhesive that is bio-compatible to ISO 10993, and is “designed to stay on under the most rigorous conditions, including pool and ocean workouts and strenuous whole body efforts for 3 or more days.” In this fashion you can have accurate heart rate measurements throughout your day; a 3-axis MEM’s accelerometer detects your movements, and a proximity Thermistor detects skin temperature. This data is important to athletes who wish to push their boundaries in a safe and efficient manner. The AmpStrip’s 20mA battery lasts up to 7 days without a charge, and integrated storage allows you to untether from your phone for up to a day. It’s a $135 pre-order, with a ship date of August.

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Deal Of The Day: 22% Off On MOOV Wearable Fitness Coach

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Most of the time we like to describe the items ourselves, but we feel like StackCommerce’s copy is just perfect as it is, so we’ll paste it here, if yawl don’t mind. You’re looking at a deal on the MOOV Wearable Fitness Coach. What’s that, you say?

Moov doesn’t just track your distance and calories, its intelligent motion detectors reconstruct your movements in 3D to give real-time performance insights. The Moov tells you what you’re doing wrong, and how to correct it while giving you the inspiration to get in in the best shape of your life.

– 9-axis precision motion sensors (used in aerospace technology) to capture exact athletic movement
– Scientifically-designed hyper-intelligent coaching programs
– Settings for specific workout variations such as: run, walk, cardio boxing, swimming, body weight, etc

There are lots of fitness trackers out there, but MOOV is priced to, well, move (see what we did there?) at $69, down from its usual $89.

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Deal Of The Day: 25% Off On ‘Prep Pad’ Smart Food Scale & Nutrition Tracker

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If you’ve ever been on a diet, you’ll know that it’s important to keep track of what you eat. You don’t have to starve or eat dry chicken and broccoli all the time, but it is important to know how much of what goes inside you. A good way to do this is by weighing everything. A better way to do it is with the ‘Prep Pad’ Smart Food Scale & Nutrition Tracker, which not only weighs your foods, but interfaces with a smartphone app to break down in detail the nutritional content of the food you ingest. Simply place your item on the scale, select it from a list of 300,000+ items in the database, and you’re done. It’ll also track and log your meals, and help you achieve your goals. Normally you’d pay $$150 for this fancy scale, but you can have it for $112 today.

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Belty Knows When to Loose or Tighten Itself, Based On Fitness Data

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Just when you think that you’ve seen it all when it comes to wearables… along came Belty. It’s a smart belt with the unique “autoadaptability” feature which adjusts the belt automatically, depending on what you’re doing. That means you won’t have to tighten or loosen the belt in between activities, like say, standing up or working on something while crouched on the ground.

Belty also has a built-in fitness tracking feature which works in conjunction with your mobile device to keep track of your waistline and other stats over time.
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Broga Mats: Yoga Mat Bags for Bros

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Yoga mats come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. The same can be said for yoga bags. If you’re looking for a yoga mat bag that fits your personality, then check out the Brogamats. They’re bags for bros with quirky and unusual designs, like a burrito, a quiverfull of arrows, and a log.

Brogamats was founded on the belief that yoga practitioners defy simple categorization, and include people of all walks of life, all genders, all Lululemon budgets, and all levels of earthy pretentiousness.

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Beacon Yoga Mat Helps You Get Those Positions Right

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A lot of people post photos of themselves doing all sorts of yoga poses all the time, making it look oh-so-easy and effortless in their shots, but it isn’t as easy as it looks. If you’ve tried it (especially one of those headstand poses), then you know what I mean.There’s a lot of emphasis placed on getting the position right, because holding a pose when you’re doing it all wrong might cause an injury.

If you can’t do yoga with a friend or in a class where others will be able to help you out, then the next best thing is the Beacon yoga mat. It’s an interactive mat embedded with LEDs and a pressure sensor that lets you know when your hands or feet aren’t where they should be.

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Deal Of The Day: 50% Off On Fitness HR Heart Rate Monitor

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There are very few things more accurate at tracking your workout progress than a heart rate monitor. They allow you to stay within the optimal heart rate range for your various fitness goals, while providing an essential feedback that makes the process more motivating for many people. The Fitness HR device tracks your bpm, while feeding that info to your smartphone through Bluetooth. It’s normally $80, but today’s deal sees the price drop to $40. Paired with the iMaze fitness app, you’ll be on the road to a rock solid physique in no time.

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Zap Your Muscles Into Shape With The SmartMio

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Remember those late night infomercials that sold gadgets to give you a six-pack without having to “do anything”? They’d just zap your muscles with current and these would contract and do all the work “by themselves.” The SmartMio is sort of like that, but there’s a smartphone involved. There’s also presumably a little more tech involved in order to make this more legit than the cheaper, older devices of the 90’s. The excessive quotation marks are there to denote that as much as the stimulation for muscle contraction is external, you will still feel tired after a while; you’re still doing the work, you just have less control over it. Anyway, with the SmartMio you can choose between 14 different muscle groups to work out, and isolate them exclusively, which is hard to do with traditional training.

As gimmicky as this sounds, there appears to be some scientific studies backing up the principle of ElectroMyoStimulation (EMS). You can read a few here and here. And if you want to get your own SmartMio, you’ll have to pledge $89.

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