Digital fitness tracker meets digital fitness coach (meet @getmoov)

There's no scarcity of fitness trackers and apps — Jawbone UP, FitBit, Nike FuelBand to name a few. But what if you want to go beyond tracking and get a little coaching?

Enter Moov, a soon-to-be-released (this summer) device plus app that not only tracks your fitness, but offers advice for improving your game. 

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If you run, Moov analyzes your foot strike. If you swim, it analyzes your strokes. If you bike, it analyzes your cadence. It also offers advice for your boxing and weight workouts with yoga and golf coming soon after launch.

Moov will be available this summer and has a pre-order price of $59.95.

My request: Hockey, of course!


Source: iMore

 

It ain't for you (but maybe it should be)

Is the new Nike+ FuelBand SE for you?

That's the question posed by a new TV ad for the wristband that tracks steps and workouts.

Nike's FuelBand is in the same category as the Jawbone UP and the FitBit Force — wearable tech that helps quantify your fitness goals by tracking activity and inactivity. Jawbone and FitBit also track sleep patterns. [I wear the Jawbone UP.]

Each device has the same goal — to motivate you to be more active.

So, as the motivational voiceover in Nike's new FuelBand ad exclaims,

If you don't like feeling awesome, it ain't for you.

But it should be. So get out there and live healthy!

 

In Moscow, squat your way to a free subway ride (and a healthier you)

This is an ingenious corporate tie-in.

In the run up to the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the Russian Olympic Committee, with support from Visa, has installed special kiosks in the Moscow subway system that dispenses free tickets to riders who do 30 squats.

It's a great way to bring fitness awareness to the public.

You don't need to speak or read Russian to enjoy the video.

Source: Adweek

 

Photo Friday: Wakodahatchee

Breathe. Deeply.

When you need a little relief from today's "hecticness," take an afternoon stroll through the Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Fla.

Strolling the "boardwalk" at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Fla., shot on November 5, 2013.

Strolling the "boardwalk" at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Fla., shot on November 5, 2013.