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Entries in wearable technology (5)

Friday
May162014

YogaFit Studios will give you yoga when you want it

A smattering of many different areas in the health and fitness industry for today's version of This Week in the Fitness Industry.

  • Yoga 24/7
  • 2,500 locations for Anytime Fitness
  • Amazon's Wearable Technology store
  • Fitness app pitched on "Shark Tank"

Read more on all of them in This Week in the Fitness Industry.

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Wednesday
Apr302014

Wearable technology and fitness trackers: possibilities are endless

For those who aren’t involved in technology on a daily basis, it can be very confusing. Not just how it works and how to work it, but the ever-changing landscape and players are different from one day to the next.

This is no different in the world of wearable technology and fitness tracking. That is, for the wearable technology illiterate, monitoring devices like Jawbone Up, Fitbit, Polar Electro's FlowLink, MYZONE M250 watch, and even your phone, to name a few.

These devices can do simple tasks like count the number of steps taken during a walk or workout, or show how many calories have been burned. More advanced devices can detect body movement, identify what you are doing, and report on a number of biological signals, like body temperature, pulse and oxygen level.

The questions now are: what is next and who are going to be the players.

Read on to see what the future holds.

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Friday
Apr252014

Leave the task of creating playlist to Runtastic

Wearable technology news never seems to stop. And, of course, if it is news in the health and fitness industry, This Week in the Fitness Industry will have it.

But we have more than health and fitness trackers. 

This week:

  • Facebook to buy fitness tracker company
  • Let someone else make a playlist
  • Nautilus commercial for sale
  • Fitness industry no different than fast food?

Read on to see more in This Week in the Fitness Industry.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Big Brother hits gyms

This Week in the Fitness Industry may never had more variety of stories than this week. We are talking yoga, wearable technology, trainers, jump rope, Fitness Hall of Fame, and more.

Of course, we are happy to bring it to you, in one place.

Read on to see what we have found for you.

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Friday
Apr112014

Are wearable devices on the rise?

Nowadays, you can't do a workout or take a class without someone next to you wearing a fitness device. And, more than likely there is someone who uses a fitness app to enhance their workout, push them to do a little more, or share it with friends and peers.

This Week in the Fitness Industry has devoted the entire column this week with stories on devices and apps, including a top 25 list, predictions for the future, new options out there, and research and surveys.

Read on for This Week in the Fitness Industry.

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