smartwatches
Withings Is Back With an Activity Tracker I Don’t Mind Wearing All the Time

Most fitness trackers are still ugly as sin. But Withings, fresh from its split with Nokia, is back to remind us that it doesn’t have to be this way. Read More >>

reviews
Samsung’s New Galaxy Watch Comes so Close to Delivering The Modern Wearable Dream

Divorce yourself from the far out sci-fi depictions and crazy nerd dreams of what a smartwatch is supposed to be for just a second, and instead think about what makes sense for a wrist-mounted device in 2018. You’ll quickly realise there’s a huge gap between reality and expectation, because while the idea of playing games or watching videos on a watch might sound neat, actually doing so on a screen that measures less than two inches across is simply miserable. Read More >>

gadgets
Garmin’s New Fitness Tracker Has a ‘Body Battery’ Feature That Tells You When You’re Too Tired to Exercise

If you compare all of the ~£100 fitness trackers currently available, you’ll find a lot of similarities when it comes to their hardware, design, and functionality. So to make its new vívosmart 4 stand out, Garmin has instead tried to innovate on the software side by using all of the data the wearable is tracking to provide new insights about how your body is doing, including a new Body Battery feature that estimates your energy levels. Read More >>

fitbit
Fitbit Tracks Kids Now

It’s a sad fact that westerners aren't getting any healthier. So it’s not really a surprise that Fitbit has created the Ace, a kids’ activity tracker that could help parents combat childhood obesity. That said, the idea that parents should be injecting one more gadget into their kids’ lives still seems a bit weird. Read More >>

health
Just Get The Damn Flu Shot

The flu tends to be the leaky basement pipe of disease: It’s easy enough to avoid doing something about it, right up until the point it completely bursts and ruins your month. But the flu is much more deadly than a flooded basement. Even at its weakest in recent years, the flu has killed 98 people in Britain this winter. And while this current flu season isn’t the world-shattering pandemic seen in 1918-1919, when a particularly bad strain infected around a third of the world’s population and killed 20 million to 50 million people, it’s gearing up to be the one of the worst in years. Hospitals in the US have had to set up emergency tents in their car parks to accommodate the deluge of flu victims. All of which is to say: For the love of god, no matter what your friends or family tell you or the rumours you’ve heard, just get the damn flu shot. It’s not too late. Read More >>

design
I’d Actually Consider Going to a Spin Class If I Could Ride These Retro-Styled Exercise Bikes

When you think classic American design and cycling, you might think of the Schwinn bike, which looks like it was designed by an aerodynamics-obsessed automotive engineer. Schwinn has long since updated its bike designs, but the company pays homage to its past with an indoor bike that’s oozing with retro charm. Read More >>

giz asks
Why Does Exercise Start Hurting Two Days After a Workout?

If you’ve decided, this year, to start working out, you might have noticed a strange phenomenon: You’ll leave the gym feeling fine, and then two days later wake up sore. This weird time-lag appears unique to exercise, and is, when you think about it, kind of inexplicable—like stubbing your toe, feeling nothing, and then two days later suddenly yelping in pain. Read More >>

reviews
Samsung’s Gear Sport Is Easier to Use Than the Apple Watch, But Where Are my Damn Apps?

The Apple Watch might be the most popular smartwatch, but its controls and interface don’t hold a candle to what you get on Samsung’s watches. The problem is that because Samsung has been trying to start its own watch ecosystem with Tizen OS, its watches never received the rabid support that Apple’s got from day one. But with new partnerships with some of the biggest workout app makers around and a tighter focus on fitness, it feels like Samsung and the new Gear Sport could be inching its way towards a critical mass. Read More >>

watches
Samsung’s New Water-Resistant Wearables Will Get You Laughed Out of the Pool

Not content just to let the Galaxy Note 8 make waves, Samsung is pushing out three new fitness-minded wearables this holiday season: the Gear Icon X 2018 wireless earbuds, the Gear Sport smartwatch and the Gear Fit 2 Pro fitness band. Read More >>

science
Scientists Have Finally Figured Out Why Chimps Are So Damn Strong

Humans may have big, bulbous brains, but when it comes to pure muscle power, we’re often considered the weakest of the great apes. Even chimpanzees, who are significantly smaller than us, exhibit levels of strength that are practically super-human by our standards. New research shows the degree to which our primate cousins are stronger than us—and why their tiny bodies pack such an impressive punch. Read More >>

apps
The Creepiest App of the Week Award Goes to Gymder, the ‘Instagram/Tinder for Athletes’

Let’s make a statement: Gyms are not appropriate places to find dates. Read More >>

science
Science Shows Eating Carbs During A Workout Is Best For Recovery

Queensland University researchers have found that eating carbohydrates during intense exercise can help your body recover, and keeps your immune system in peak condition. Read More >>

how to
How To Get All Your Fitness Tracking Data in One Place

You’ve got data pouring in from your connected fitness tracker, your smartphone, your smartwatch, the smart scales in your bathroom and the dieting app you use to log your meals—so how do you get all of this information in one place? It isn’t easy, but here are a few pointers to help. Read More >>

toys
Fisher-Price Will Battle Childhood Obesity With an Exercise Bike Tablet Holder

Your tablet-obsessed child spending hours on the couch poking at a touchscreen probably isn’t doing their waistline any favours. But instead of wrestling an iPad out of their hands, Fisher-Price wants to help battle childhood obesity with a tablet holder that’s essentially an exercise bike for kids. Read More >>

fitbit
The Fitness Tracker Fad Appears to Be Dying

It looks like the fitness tracker fad may finally be coming to an end. After years of being the dominant health-tracking gadget, Fitbit is bracing for major headwinds as it marches into the Christmas season. Read More >>