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Beacon Yoga Mat Helps You Get Those Positions Right

Beacon Yoga Mat

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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CES 2014: Razer Nabu Smartwatch is Also a Fitness Tracker

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There seems to be a huge influx of wearable tech on CES this year. The latest of these is Razer’s Nabu, which is a smartwatch-slash-fitness band that gives you the best of both worlds. As Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan explains, the Nabu is a “cross between a smartwatch and a fitness band,” adding that its “a wearable device focused on helping [people] live smarter.”

The Nabu comes with two displays: one which displays a watch face, and another which displays notifications from your smartphone, such as calls or messages. The latter display also shows fitness stats and wellness-related data, such as the number of steps walked and distance traveled.

Razer’s Nabu is currently available to developers for only $49. No word yet on the official release of the device for consumers.

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CES 2014: Movea G-Series Fitness Tracker

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If you still haven’t made up your mind on the fitness trackers that are currently available in the market, then you might want to check out the latest offering from Movea. The G-Series is a sleek and minimalist wristband that monitors the distance and number of steps you’ve walked or run, as well as the calories you’ve burned for a particular workout. Unlike most trackers, though, it also takes note of your vitals during “non-activities” like when you’re sitting or sleeping.

Movea boasts that the G-Series has the lowest error rates when it comes to counting steps of 1.7%, which is substantially lower than the error rates of competing devices. Unfortunately, the company hasn’t provided any details on its pricing or availability yet.

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CES 2014: Wellograph Fitness Watch is Perfect For Fitness Buffs

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Wellograph takes fitness to a totally different level with their new fitness watch. Called the Wellograph, it’s an activity tracker, heart rate monitor, and running watch in one. It’s got a built-in accelerometer and sensor on the underside that does all the tracking while you’ve got it on. It looks fancy and better than most other smart watches, so you’ll actually want to wear it all the time (which is good, because you’ll be able to get the most out of it if you keep it on 24/7).

When you want to check out how you’re doing, the Wellograph brings up your stats and displays them in easy-to-process graphs on its 1.26-inch monochrome display.

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Kinetic Jump Rope Charges Your Phone While You Jump

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Over the years, people have come up with all sorts of concepts and prototypes that can charge up your phone or mobile device without needing electricity. For example, take the onE Puck, which uses the heat from your cup of coffee to power up your device. Then there’s SolePower, which is a removable insole that generates energy in order to charge your phone, MP3 player, or tablet as you walk.

In the same category as these is the PULSE kinetic jump rope, which generated power for your device’s batteries with every jump that you make. It looks like a typical jump rope, except for the fact that its got a pair of dynamos built into the handles. These, in turn, are connected to a rechargeable battery, where the generated energy is stored.

PULSE is available in a limited beta test run at $129. Only 100 will be made available.

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Skulpt Aim is the Ultimate Workout Companion

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Now you can gauge and evaluate the effectiveness of your workouts without needing complicated or expensive equipment with Skulpt Aim. It’s makers boast that it’s the “world’s first device to measure muscle fitness with one touch”–and you know what? It probably is, because we definitely haven’t seen anything like it.

The device is just about the size of a smartphone. All the user has to do is press Aim against any major muscle to measure its fat percentage and muscle quality. The measurements are lightning quick (they apparently take less than a second!) and the measurements are displayed instantaneously.

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O2 Trainer Is Resistance Training For Your Lungs

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If you’re pretty serious about your fitness, you’ll know that resistance based training is essential in getting bigger muscles, which is often synonymous with better performance. But the lungs are almost always overlooked in a resistance training regimen, which is where the Bas Rutten O2 Trainer comes in. It’s a silicon/polymer device that fits in your mouth like a snorkel mouthpiece and features a variable diameter intake, and an exhaust on the side. The intake is covered by interchangeable adaptors of varying sizes, which get progressively smaller as you increase the resistance exerted to take a breath in. Unlike other similar products, only the intake of air is restricted, allowing you to completely empty your lungs with each breath and translating into a fuller range of motion for your diaphragm. The resistance your lungs encounter will make them stronger over time, giving you improved cardiovascular performance to match your increased muscle mass. The kit, which comes with adapters between 14mm and 1mm, and a carrying case, costs $49.

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