FITNESS

  • Microsoft Band: Microsoft launches its first wearable device at $199 6 hours 25 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Microsoft launched a device called "Microsoft Band" that will allow users to monitor their fitness and exercise regime, marking the world's largest software company's debut into the wearable technology market. The wrist-worn device has sensors that monitor pulse rate, measure calorie burn and track sleep quality, Microsoft said in a...
  • Google Fit: Google launches health and fitness tracking app Yesterday

    New Delhi: With the view to help you improve your fitness, Google has launched a new fitness app. Named Google Fit, the app lets you track your activity. Google Fit uses sensors already built in to your Android phone to automatically detect walking, biking and running. You can also set...
  • Lenovo Smartband SW-B100: Lenovo introduces its first wearable device 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Lenovo has silently introduced a new smartband - the Lenovo Smartband SW-B100. The new wearable device is "for young people who take care of their personal health and are interested in new tech trend products," says the company. It allows users to track daily exercise, sleep and heart...
  • Variable heart rate sign of good health and fitness September 23, 2014

    Washington: The amount of time between heartbeats can vary even at a "constant" heart rate - and this variability is a good thing, say scientists. Reduced heart rate variability (HRV) has been found to be predictive of a number of illnesses, such as congestive heart failure and inflammation. For athletes,...
  • Samsung Gear Fit smartwatch available online at a discount of Rs 4,100; now selling for Rs 7,999 September 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Samsung's Gear Fit fitness band, which is priced at Rs 12,100, is now available on ecommerce site Snapdeal.com for Rs 7,999. The company had launched the fitness band back in March for Rs 15,900 before it officially slashed its price to Rs 12,100 in July. Snapdeal is now...
  • Can't make it to the gym? Here are some apps that put fitness fans through short, sharp workouts August 24, 2014

    Toronto: Fitness buffs who can't make it to the gym but still want to exercise can turn to apps for a short, intense workout when they are pressed for time. The US Centres for Disease Control recommend that adults do at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity weekly. But recent...
  • We don't sell personal data to advertisers: Fitbit August 23, 2014

    Albany: Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitnesstracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by US Sen. Charles Schumer. The San Franciscobased company spelled out its privacy policy on its website after Schumer warned of a potential "privacy...
  • Garmin launches Vivofit fitness band in India at Rs 9,990; exclusively available on Flipkart August 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Garmin launched a fitness band Vivofit in India. Vivofit is claimed to be the only fitness band that automatically greets users with a personalised daily goal, tracks their progress and reminds them when it's time to move. It features curved display that always stays on. The...
  • Swatch plans fitnessbased touch wristwatch July 28, 2014

    Zurich: Swatch plans to equip its Swatch Touch line of plastic watches with electronic functions to measure personal fitness, in a bid to tap into the market for wearable gadgets, the company's chief executive told a newspaper. He made his remarks several days after the firm denied working with Apple on...
  • Mi Band: Xiaomi launches a fitness tracking band July 22, 2014

    Xiaomi, alongside the Mi 4 launch, also introduced a fitness tracking wristband. Named the Mi Band, this band monitors your fitness and tracks your sleep. It features a Bluetooth chip and accelerometer.The Mi Band can be powered for 30 days on one charge, claims the company. It can also double...
  • Indian women are naturally blessed with beautiful curves: Huma Qureshi July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi, who walked the ramp as showstopper for designer duo Rimple and Harpreet Narula on the last day of Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week 2014, says that Indian women are blessed with "naturally beautiful curves" and they should not feel embarrassed about it. Asked...
  • Google Fit: Google takes on Apple's HealthKit with its new health, fitness tracking service June 26, 2014

    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 health...
  • Overdrive: Mercedes ML63 AMG vs Porsche Cayenne Turbo June 21, 2014

    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 June 16, 2014

    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 June 14, 2014

    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 later...
  • New biometric watches that can monitor glucose, dehydration, pulse June 12, 2014

    Washington: Researchers have developed biometric watches that can noninvasively 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 glucose...
  • Liquid Leap: Acer to launch its first wearable device next week May 30, 2014

    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 oneinch touchscreen smartband with fitness tracking, phone and SMS notification and music control, will be sold together with the...
  • LeapBand review: Designed for kids, this fitness band is more of a toy than an activity tracker May 29, 2014

    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 to...
  • Facebook buys fitness tracking app Moves April 26, 2014

    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, Californiabased Facebook said Thursday it bought ProtoGeo Oy, the Finnish...
  • Facebook buys ProtoGeo, the startup behind fitness tracking app Moves April 25, 2014

    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 ProtoGeo Oy,...
  • Bad news for lazy dogs: Here comes Whistle, a fitness tracker for dogs April 25, 2014

    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, collecting...
  • Salman Khan voted as the fittest among actors, Hrithik a close second April 24, 2014

    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 Hrithik's fan...
  • 66-year-old actor Arnold Schwarzenegger spends 2 hours a day in the gym; performs his own stunts April 17, 2014

    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 and thrashed...
  • Samsung Gear Fit, Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo officially available in India at Rs 15,450 onwards April 7, 2014

    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 March 30, 2014

    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...
  • Samsung launches Gear Fit fitness band and Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo smartwatches in India at Rs 15,900 onwards March 27, 2014

    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...