FITNESS

  • Xiaomi launches the Mi Band in India at Rs 999 Yesterday

    New Delhi: Along with the Xiaomi Mi 4i, the Chinese technology giant has also brought to India the Mi Band fitness band at a price of Rs 999. The Mi Band was first unveiled along with the Xiaomi Mi 4. The Mi Band monitors your fitness and tracks your...
  • Sony and IFTTT roll out new recipes for wearables April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Having a wearable device and the IFTTT app makes even more sense now. Sony has teamed up with IFTTT (If This Then That)-a service which eases the task of handling multiple apps with a single recipe, for its line of wearables. IFTTT has released new set of recipes that...
  • Swatch announces new Touch Zero One smartwatch for beach volleyball lovers March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Rumours about a Swatch smartwatch had been long doing the rounds and the company finally announced a successor to its Swatch Touch, the Swatch Touch Zero One, which includes new Beach Volley functions for players and fans. The smartwatch, announced at the ongoing MWC 2015 event, includes features...
  • HTC Grip: HTC launches its first fitness tracking band for the serious athletes at $199 March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Along with its latest HTC One M9 dual-tone smartphone, the company also rolled out its HTC Grip fitness band in collaboration with the Under Armour Record app for iOS and Android at the ongoing Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The digital fitness tracking band for the serious athletes has...
  • Mobile apps as good as wearable devices to track physical activity February 11, 2015

    Washington: Smartphone apps can track an individual's physical activity just as accurately as wearable devices, scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have found. Researchers tested 10 of the top-selling smartphone apps and devices in the US by having 14 participants walk on a treadmill for 500 and 1,500 steps, each twice (for...
  • Role in 'Cake' made me value my body: Jennifer Aniston January 6, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Aniston says she was grateful for her body after playing a role of pill-popper and chronic pain sufferer in her upcoming film 'Cake'. The 45-year-old actress studied 'pretty much every single part of the body' that was hurt or injured, including the back, the leg, and the...
  • Chetan Bhagat kickstarts 100-day fitness challenge January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Author Chetan Bhagat has entered a fitness challenge in 2015 aiming to transform his physique and inspire fans to become 'Fit for Life'. The 40-year old author has entered the 'Reeboot 100' challenge mooted by fitness brand Reebok, and is set to post updates on social media including Facebook...
  • Is losing weight your New Year's resolution? These simple and easy tips can help you January 1, 2015

    Los Angeles: Looking to shape up in the New Year? Check your diet, pick exercises wisely and more. Fitness expert Tracy Anderson shares how to stay in shape, reports people.com. * Be honest with yourself about the body you want: Have a real conversation about where you're at with your health. You...
  • Activity trackers get smarter at measuring fitness December 22, 2014

    New York: Fitness activity trackers have come a long way since Leonardo da Vinci sketched a rudimentary gear-and-pendulum pedometer to track the treks of 15th century Roman soldiers. Today's devices count calories, measure sleep patterns and monitor heart rates as well as steps. Fitness experts predict their popularity and usefulness will...
  • Step-by-step guide: How to pick the right fitness tracker December 17, 2014

    New York: The holidays are here, which means feeling guilty about how much you're eating and how little you're exercising. Gadgets are available to help keep that in balance. The best device for you will depend on your current fitness levels and needs. Most devices measure footsteps, distance travelled and calories...
  • Photos: 16 things that fit so perfectly into each other they could cure OCD! November 11, 2014

    There is something oddly satisfying when you see perfectly symmetrical objects or two things that fit perfectly into each other. A lot of people suffer from a mild case of OCD where can get easily annoyed when things aren't placed completely in order.These photos show objects fitting so perfectly into...
  • Jawbone Up3, Up Move: Jawbone launches new wearable fitness trackers November 5, 2014

    Bangalore: Wearable device maker Jawbone unveiled a set of new fitness trackers called "Up Move" and "Up3" that track details of workouts, hours slept and heart rate. Up Move, which comes with an LED display to view the number of steps and time taken, will be available at $50, and Up3...
  • Microsoft Band: Microsoft launches its first wearable device at $199 October 30, 2014

    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 October 29, 2014

    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 October 27, 2014

    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...