Activ5 Smart Fitness Devices Launches in Apple Stores

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Activbody, Inc., announced that its flagship product, the portable smart fitness device Activ5, is now available at apple.com and in select Apple Stores. The Activ5 is unique because, with its companion training app, users are able to access and track their activity from over a hundred personalized 5-minute strength-training workouts and exercises that can be performed anywhere. Activ5 recently announced an Apple Watch app and the adoption of HealthKit. The app includes exercise and heart rate tracking and calculates energy burned. With HealthKit, users will be able to see the data tracked on Apple Watch in the Apple Health app on iPhone. “We are experiencing phenomenal interest and growth globally due to the effectiveness of Activ5, and our ongoing commitment to meaningful, customer-centric enhancements including our recent Apple Watch app announcement,” said Dan Stevenson, CEO of Activbody. You can buy it from the Apple Store, online and retail, for US$129.95.

Activ5 Smart Fitness Devices Launches in Apple Stores

Nike Training Club Gets a Premium Subscription With Master Training

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I’ve been using Nike Training Club for a year now, and it’s a great fitness app. Version 6.0.0 brings a premium training subscription. You’ll get workouts hosted by Nike Master Trainers in 4-6 week programs, with expert nutrition advice, wellness guidance including mindset, recovery, and sleep. The app brings new workout formats like on-demand classes and whiteboard workouts for gym-style training. Apple Watch support for the premium program is coming in the future. Finally, workout reminders help you says motivated to continue your routine. App Store: Free (Offers In-App Purchases).

Nike Training Club Gets a Premium Subscription With Master Training

Apple Watch Health Features Can Change Medicine

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Apple Watch health features and fitness tracking have the potential to change medicine. Dan Hon writes how his friend’s Apple Watch helped him.

One day, while I was testing my own Apple Watch, Tom was deconstructing a rack of network equipment. He suddenly noticed his heart was pounding. Then he began feeling dizzy. Next came tunnel vision. He needed to sit down.

I think more and more health features will come to the Apple Watch,, such as blood glucose monitoring.

Lifesum Diet App Updated for Apple Watch Series 4

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Lifesum is a diet app that gives you a diet plan, recipes, and helps you track calories. Take the test to discover which plan best suits your schedule and lifestyle. From low carb to keto diet and everything in between, it has the right plan for you and your weight loss goals. The macro tracker ensures you reach the right type of energy composition to reach your recommended intake. Scan barcodes for calories and nutrition information, or enter manually. Lifesum integrates with HealthKit, so you can export nutrition and exercise data from Lifesum to HealthKit, and import fitness data and weight and body measurements from HealthKit to Lifesum. The update for Apple Watch Series 4 includes: Even more complications on more types of watch faces means you can macro on the go; scroll-down main screen now shows individual meal ratings; and splashes of color have been added to make your progress clearer than ever.

Lifesum Diet App Updated for Apple Watch Series 4

Join Aaptiv for a Virtual 5K Race to Benefit Charity

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Aaptiv is an audio fitness app that gives you access to over 2,500 trainer-created workouts. Each workout is driven by music, and categories include running, elliptical, race training, rowing, strength training, stretching, yoga and more. On October 27, Aaptiv is partnering with Charity Miles for a virtual 5K race. Pick a training program in the app to get started. You can train by yourself or grab friends and family to form a team. You can log your training miles with the Charity Miles app to benefit a cause you want to support. Share your progress along the way with #Aaptiv5KYourWay. Complete the virtual race for a chance to win a home gym or one of ten runner-up prize bags. You can find the official rules here [PDF], and register solo or as a team here. App Store: Aaptiv – Free

Join Aaptiv for a Virtual 5K Race to Benefit Charity

Nike Training Club is Now on Apple Watch

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I’m glad to see that Nike Training Club is now on the Apple Watch. Although I don’t have my watch anymore, I do use Nike Training Club on my iPhone so that I can do bodyweight workouts at home. It’s a great app and I recommend it.

What’s to be expected? A Nike Training Club workout is started on the phone and then the Apple Watch allows for easy check of time or reps remaining on a drill. It also delivers haptic prompts, which signal the beginning of the next drill and run until the workout is complete.

The Nike Training Club (NTC) app will be available globally on the Apple Watch beginning July 25. All 180+ workouts currently available on the NTC app will be supported by the Apple Watch.

App Store: Nike Training Club – Free

Nike Training Club is Now on Apple Watch