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The 5 Best Smartwatches for Strava

Strava is a mobile and Web-based app that uses GPS data to track running and cycling activity. You can upload your activity and fitness data to Strava and the service will give you a number of statistics, such as elevation, running pace, and heart rate, among others. You will also see how you compared with other users. Strava… Read More »

The Best Fitness Trackers for Yoga

If you think about it, you would realize that fitness trackers are more advanced pedometers. Sure, they can count steps and distance with no problems, but what about exercises that do not rely on steps, such as yoga? The good news is that there are now fitness trackers that can give you accurate data tracking for your yoga… Read More »

The Best Fingertip Pulse Oximeters for 2018

A pulse oximeter measures the level of oxygen in your blood without being invasive. There are several types of pulse oximeter available, but fingertip pulse oximeters are more common. Which ones are the best? Here are our recommendations for 2018: Santamedical Generation 2 OLED Fingertip Pulse Oximeter The second-generation allows you to measure your blood oxygen and pulse… Read More »

The Best Activity Trackers for Runners

State of the art smartwatches are great in some ways, but aren’t perfect for every activity. This is the problem I faced when I was looking for something specifically for running. Despite the “features” on the label, some brands “get it” while others seemed to add fitness tracking as an afterthought. Even within the more specific niche of… Read More »

The Best Fitness Trackers for Cycling for 2017

Fitness trackers have become a must-have gadget for anyone that leads an active lifestyle and wants better insight into their progress. Over the past few years the technology behind these trackers have really improved, which is great news for cyclists. Originally these fitness trackers functioned similar to a pedometer, tracking steps and similar movements. Of course, this design… Read More »

The Best Fitness Trackers for CrossFit for 2017

Crossfit is still widely popular in the fitness world. This fitness regimen was created back in 2000 and quickly seemed to take over. Now you can find Crossfit gyms, or boxes as they are called, in nearly every large throughout the US. Although there is some debate about the safety of Crossfit over the past couple years, there… Read More »

The Ultimate Best Activity Trackers for Swimming for 2017

Fitness trackers and other wearables have come a long way in technology over the past few years. Once thought of as glorified pedometers, fitness watches now are able to track everything from reps, speed, heart rate, and even recognize certain activities based on movement. One very exciting development are fitness watches that are able to track swimming activities.… Read More »

The Best Smartwatches for Android OS – Top 3 Recommendations

Also called “Wearable Tech” and “Computerized Watches,” smartwatches provide users with functions that go well beyond the timekeeping purpose of standard watches. Early smartwatch models performed basic functions that included calculations, language translations, and the playing of simple video games. Contemporary smartwatches act as wearable computers, hence the two ancillary terms often used to describe the technology. Most… Read More »