Fitness

  • Google Fit: Google takes on Apple's HealthKit with its new health, fitness tracking service 26-06-2014 09:46 AM

    New Delhi: Google Inc unveiled a "Google Fit" platform on Wednesday to help users of its Android mobile software collate and keep track of health and fitness data on smartwatches and other mobile devices. Fit functions similarly to recently introduced services from Apple and Samsung. The tracking and analysis of...
  • Overdrive: Mercedes ML63 AMG vs Porsche Cayenne Turbo 21-06-2014 06:59 PM

    In this episode of Overdrive, we bring to you the comparison between the Mercedes ML63 AMG and Porsche Cayenne Turbo. Also on the show, we visit Volkswagen Polo R Cup Fitness Camp. Get all the world motoring news and much more. ...
  • Review: Samsung's new fitness products offer a little bit of everything, without excelling at any one thing 16-06-2014 10:38 AM

    Big Sur: Samsung's latest gadgets try to tap into people's passions for tracking fitness activities. The Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo wristwatches, Gear Fit wristband and Galaxy S5 smartphone all come with heart rate monitors and software for tracking exercise and the number of steps you walk in a...
  • Google Fit: Google developing health data service; likely to be announced later this month 14-06-2014 10:52 AM

    San Francisco: Google Inc is developing a service that will combine information from health apps and personal fitness devices, in another competitive move against Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co, Forbes reported. The new service, to be called Google Fit, will make its debut at the Internet company's developer conference...
  • New biometric watches that can monitor glucose, dehydration, pulse 12-06-2014 05:26 PM

    Washington: Researchers have developed biometric watches that can non-invasively monitor the wearer's pulse, glucose concentration and dehydration levels. In a pair of papers published in The Optical Society's (OSA) journal Biomedical Optics Express, researchers described two wearable devices that use changing patterns of scattered light to monitor biometrics: one tracks...
  • Liquid Leap: Acer to launch its first wearable device next week 30-05-2014 05:27 PM

    Taipei: Taiwan's leading personal computer maker Acer announced that it will debut its first wearable device at the upcoming Computex trade show before shipping the products later this year. Liquid Leap, a one-inch touch-screen smartband with fitness tracking, phone and SMS notification and music control, will be sold together with...
  • LeapBand review: Designed for kids, this fitness band is more of a toy than an activity tracker 29-05-2014 12:35 PM

    New York: Wearable technology is all the rage these days for adults. Now, the concept is spreading to kids. LeapFrog, the maker of kids' tablets and other educational products, recently unveiled the LeapBand, a device worn around the wrist. It's really more of a toy, designed for kids ages 4...
  • Facebook buys fitness tracking app Moves 26-04-2014 10:53 AM

    New York: Facebook acquired the startup behind the popular fitness tracking app Moves as it expands beyond its namesake service into a company with multiple, differentiated mobile apps. The world's largest online social network will keep running the service separately. Menlo Park, California-based Facebook said Thursday it bought ProtoGeo Oy,...
  • Facebook buys ProtoGeo, the startup behind fitness tracking app Moves 25-04-2014 02:38 PM

    New York: Facebook acquired the startup behind the popular fitness tracking app Moves as it expands beyond its namesake service into a company with multiple, differentiated mobile apps. The world's largest online social network will keep running the service separately. Menlo Park, California-based Facebook said on Thursday that it bought...
  • Bad news for lazy dogs: Here comes Whistle, a fitness tracker for dogs 25-04-2014 11:31 AM

    New York: Bad news for lazy dogs: A new device, called Whistle, lets pet owners track how much exercise - or sleep - their four-legged friends are getting. Whistle is similar to popular activity trackers designed for humans. It wraps around a dog's collar and syncs with a smartphone app,...
  • Salman Khan voted as the fittest among actors, Hrithik a close second 24-04-2014 06:05 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan defeated stars like Hrithik Roshan and Arjun Rampal to grab the first position as India's fittest actor in an online poll. The poll was conducted by TheHealthSite.com, a health and wellness site, where more than 30,000 people voted for their favourite stars. Salman and...
  • 66-year-old actor Arnold Schwarzenegger spends 2 hours a day in the gym; performs his own stunts 17-04-2014 08:35 AM

    London: Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed that he still performs the stunts on his own despite his age. The 66-year-old actor, who has performed all his stunts in the latest film 'Sabotage', said it is a part of his job, reported Daily Express. "I still get picked up...
  • Samsung Gear Fit, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo officially available in India at Rs 15,450 onwards 07-04-2014 12:40 PM

    New Delhi: Samsung's new wearable devices - Gear Fit, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo - are available for purchase on Samsung's official online store. The device were earlier supposed to be available in India from April 11, but they have gone on sale a few days before the scheduled date....
  • Sports ministry the most coveted portfolio for me: Ajay Maken 30-03-2014 03:59 PM

    New Delhi: Former sports minister and senior Congress leader Ajay Maken admitted that the sports ministry remains the most coveted post for him. "I was told that I was being elevated by being inducted into Cabinet but I have a passion for the Sports and the portfolio is dear to...
  • Samsung launches Gear Fit fitness band and Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo smartwatches in India at Rs 15,900 onwards 27-03-2014 01:43 PM

    New Delhi: Demonstrating how the battleground for innovation is shifting from the hand to the wrist, Samsung introduced its new wearable devices - Gear Fit, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo - in India, alongside the Galaxy S5 India launch. The Gear Fit and Gear 2 Neo are priced at Rs...
  • Intel buys fitness tracker maker Basis 26-03-2014 11:01 AM

    New York: Chipmaker Intel has bought Basis Science, the startup behind the popular fitness tracker by the same name, for an undisclosed sum. The deal, announced Tuesday by Santa Clara, California-based Intel Corp., comes as the still-nascent market for wearable gadgets is heating up. So far, a lot of these...
  • Samsung announces prices for new wearables; Gear Fit at $197, Gear 2 at $295 20-03-2014 06:11 PM

    New Delhi: Samsung has officially announced the prices for its upcoming wearable devices - Gear Fit and Gear 2 smartwatch. The Gear 2 smartwatch is priced at $295 - $3 less than the retail price of the first-generation Gear watch. The Gear Fit, on the other hand, will come at...
  • Samsung's new S Band fitness tracker could be launched with the Galaxy S5 15-03-2014 03:21 PM

    New Delhi: Having already announced the Gear Fit, Samsung is expected to soon announce another fitness tracker, which reportedly will be the successor to Samsung's original S Band. While the original S Band never made it to market, its successor is likely to be released as a fitness accessory for...
  • Wello: The Rs 12,350 mobile phone case that doubles up as a fitness tracker 06-03-2014 06:49 PM

    New Delhi: US-based technology startup Azoi launched a health monitoring device embedded within a mobile case, which measures vitals such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature and electrocardiography (ECG), etc. The device, will be available in India on pre-order through its website starting August for Rs 12,350. "We are targetting...
  • Gear Fit: Samsung launches fitness gadget with curved screen 25-02-2014 01:32 AM

    For all the news on Samsung Galaxy S5 click here New Delhi: Alongside the Galaxy S5 launch, Samsung also unveiled a new fitness band, demonstrating how the battleground for innovation is shifting from the hand to the wrist. The Samsung Gear Fit, also targeting the fitness sector, has a 1.84-inch...
  • Overdrive: Catch all the action from 2013 Tokyo and LA Motor Shows 30-11-2013 06:12 PM

    On this episode of Overdrive, catch all the action from 2013 Tokyo and LA Motor shows, plus all the world motoring news. ...
  • Tweeting bra: A high-tech bra that tweets each time it is unhooked 26-10-2013 11:53 AM

    New Delhi: With the view to remind women of their monthly breast self-exam and promote breast cancer awareness, Nestle Fitness, with its ad agency Ogilvy Athens, introduced a high-tech, pink bra that automatically sends a tweet each time it is unhooked. The purpose here is to deliver the life-saving message...
  • Kate Middleton flaunts a flat stomach three months after having a baby 22-10-2013 01:15 PM

    Just three months after delivering a baby, the Duchess of Cambridge looked super fit at a sports event in London. Looking fit and flaunting a flat stomach, Kate Middleton even played a round of volleyball SportsAid athlete workshop at the Copper Box in the Olympic Park in London. This is...
  • Marathon for Uttarakhand victims in Bangalore today 11-08-2013 08:42 AM

    Hundreds of people, including expats and techies will run a 10 km marathon in Bangalore on Sunday to raise funds for the victims of disaster-hit Uttarakhand. "In addition to our 1,000 members, about 1,000 people have registered so far for the 10km run being held to raise funds and collect...
  • Army Chief cracks the whip on unfit personnel 09-07-2013 01:41 PM

    New Delhi: Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh is cracking the whip on overweight and unfit Army personnel. In two months time, new fitness proficiency requirements will make it necessary for the offices upto the age of 55 to pass regular tests. The Army personnel will have to run over two...
  • Honda to recall 1,43,000 cars again for potential fire hazard 29-06-2013 02:16 PM

    Detroit: Honda Motor Co's US subsidiary will recall more than 143,000 subcompact cars to replace faulty window switches that pose a potential fire hazard, the Japanese automaker said on Friday. This is the second such campaign for the 2007 and 2008 Honda Fit hatchback, which was recalled for a similar...