August 25 is the Grand Canyon National Park’s 100 year anniversary. It’s also the date for an August Apple Watch Activity Challenge.
The Australian Women’s Cricket team uses the Apple Watch to train. Collected data includes mood and sleep as a way to avoid major injuries.
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.
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).
Google announced today that its Google Fit app that launched on Android in 2014 is now available for iOS.
2019 Earth Day falls on April 22, and we have a few details on the Activity Challenge Apple is preparing for the event.
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.
Apple announced that February is Heart Month, and during the month there will be Activity Challenges on Apple Watch.
Apple’s Close Your Rings page has been updated with testimonials from athletes and how they use the Activity app.
The dawning of a new year often brings the promise of a new fitness regime, and there are host of apps available to help you stick to it.
It’s an outdoor group talk system for active people like runners, cyclists, hikers, etc. They let you create a group chat with up to 10 people.
Participants in its health rewards program can “walk off” the cost of an Apple Watch, priced at US$300.
It sounds like you should expect an alert for the challenge on or around November 8.
It will let you earn candy and hatch eggs even when the Pokémon Go app isn’t running.
Apple Watch Series 4 packs in a bigger display and new heart rate sensors, but is that enough to justify upgrading, or jumping in for the first time? Read on to see what TMO’s Jeff Gamet thinks of Apple’s latest smart watch.
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.
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
John Martellaro and Kelly Guimont join Jeff Gamet to talk about Apple Watch as our intelligent guardian, plus they share their thoughts on iPhone XR and what announcements Apple may have later this year.
The next Apple Watch happens on September 1. It will be a fitness challenge to commemorate the Redwood National Park’s 50th anniversary.
Last week Dr. Mac promised to tell you about the one feature that makes the Apple Watch indispensable to him this week. So, in this week’s installment of Dr. Mac’s Rants & Raves (Episode #290 for those keeping score), he delivers the big reveal…