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Health focused app launches in A/NZ
A new app has been launched by Jonas Leisure for users in Australia and New Zealand, professing to ‘open up new ways for members to connect with each other and their fitness facilities’.
NZ-grown fitness app draws on augmented reality
“I started working on creating an AR app over a year ago starting with just fitness. But as we moved on, it made sense to add in special features."
Marvel's Spider-Man comes to Garmin's kids fitness tracker
Encouraging kids to become active and stay active from an early age is something that Garmin is taking seriously.
Hands-on review: Lenovo HX06, The fitness band that won’t break the bank
Whether you are an athlete, someone who is interested in any form of physical activity, or simply wanting to keep track of your activity level for health reasons, then look no further than the Lenovo HX06.
Plantronics adds five new products across the BackBeat FIT and BackBeat GO lines
Those of you who need your tunes whether you’re working out or waiting for the next flight will be pricking your ears with interest right now.
Ingram Micro NZ scores exclusive distribution rights to Fitbit
According to Ingram Micro NZ, the move reflects its focus on offering market-leading brands to all of its partners.
TomTom unveils new sports app to Kiwis
"What people really need in that moment where excuses beat conviction, is motivation and a better understanding of what works for them."
How wearable technology is expanding beyond fitness
Vendors are making strides in wearables outside of fitness trackers and smart watches.
Consumers 'bored' of smartwatches and fitness trackers
“To offer a compelling enough value proposition, the uses for wearable devices need to be distinct from what smartphones typically provide."
Kiwi born fitness app hits the big time overseas, but not at home
“We’re taking the world by storm but in our own back yard hardly anyone knows us as a Kiwi brand."
Think you could cut it as an Olympian? A new app allows you to find out
Using data from runners’ fitness trackers, Cadence lets runners pit their own performance against those of the best athletes in the world.
Hands-on review: Smart Rope - the evolution of a classic
The Smart Rope is a nifty innovation that uses LEDs to give the appearance of a display floating in front of you - and that's just the beginning.
Self-lacing sneakers: Good enough for Marty McFly, and now Nike
“Innovation at Nike is not about dreaming of tomorrow, it’s about accelerating toward it. It's amazing to consider a shoe that senses a body's needs."
Personal health will look completely different by 2020
"The adoption of health monitoring devices will nearly treble by 2020, exceeding 70 million worldwide, up from an estimated 26 million this year."
Smartwatches, fitness devices, HDMs: What's in store for the wearables market?
According to Gartner, sales of wearable electronic devices will generate revenue of $28.7 billion in 2016.
Could activity trackers help with heart problems?
Overall, a significant amount (74%) of people using an activity tracker say the device is helping them cope with their condition.
Forget tracking steps, these wearables are changing lives
"The wrist has become prime real estate for technology you can wear, while the rest of the human body appears to have gone unnoticed."
Hands-on review: FitBit Charge HR
You’ve undoubtedly heard about the fitness measurement craze that’s underway - FitBit has a brilliant device to help you get through.
Fitness industry gets breath of life thanks to Kiwi developers
“This common interest and the direction gaming is heading highlights a significant opportunity for the fitness industry and one we were keen to grow."
Ingram Micro gets a Moov on with new fitness wearables deal
Ingram Micro has signed a sub-distribution deal which will see it offering the Moov range of fitness wearables in New Zealand.
Under Armour joins digital fitness club with UA Record
Under Armour has jumped on the digital health bandwagon with the release of the UA Record, the latest addition to the digital health and fitness network.
Medibank funds app for Kiwi drinking culture
The new Hello Sunday Morning (HSM) mobile app has been developed with a $50,000 grant from the Medibank Community Fund (MCF).
Fitbit takes fitness wearables to the next level with new products
The Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge come with new features including heart rate tracking, GPS, smartwatch functionalities, and all day activity and sleep tracking.
Fitbit Flex according to a real life PT
You set yourself a daily goal (it automatically comes set at 10,000 steps) and once you have reached this you are rewarded with an excited green smiley and a congratulatory notification.