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Pebble Time Steel coming in August 2015 for Busy Fitness Freaks
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Pebble Time Steel coming in August 2015 for Busy Fitness Freaks

“Our vision, mission, goal is to make Pebble a indispensable part of your life”   Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky commenting on the Pebble time Steel at MWC 2013 The Pebble Time Steel is arriving for the lucky Kickstarters in August 2015! The announcement was made on their Pebble Time kickstater page indicating that production of the Pebble Time Steel started Monday July 13th 2015. On hearing this, many may recall that Pebble had actually kickstarted the Pebble Time as noted in Pebble Time promises a smartwatch to rain on Apple Watch’s Parade and may find this “Steel” name a tad strange. But it isn't actually! Pebble Time Steel – The Apple Watch Edition upgrade of the Pebble Time The Pebble Time Steel is just the high end version of the Pebble Time, sorta like the Apple...
Garmin Forerunner 15 is the Caribbean Fitness Procrastinator’s Motivation
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Garmin Forerunner 15 is the Caribbean Fitness Procrastinator’s Motivation

The Fitness Tracker business is booming, based on the stats for the last two (2) years as compiled by the analyst IDC in Analyst IDC logs Wearables Profitable in Q1 2015 Fitness Tracker Business. But very few of these fitness trackers can boast having built-in GPS and still be able to achieve five (5) weeks of battery life in activity tracking mode or eight (8) hours with active GPS. That honour goes to the Garmin Forerunner 15, which is an upgrade of the Forerunner 10 that already had GPS with their Vivocity Activity tracker.  The Garmin Forerunner 15 - A Wristwatch that's supplemented with a Heart Rate tracker The Garmin Forerunner 15 is a unisex fitness tracker that comes in two (2) basic versions: US$200 Garmin Forerunner 15 with Heart Rate Monitor US$170 Garmin F...
Why Fitbit Charge HR creates Exercise Competition among Gym Rats
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Why Fitbit Charge HR creates Exercise Competition among Gym Rats

If you read my article Analyst IDC logs Wearables Profitable in Q1 2015 Fitness Tracker Business then you’d know that Fitness Trackers are now a big trend for the past two (2) years. Leading the growth in this Wearables market has been one company: Fitbit. They have a whole range of Fitness Trackers, mostly pedometers and heart rate trackers, all with the aim of helping to make exercise fun and competitive, both with yourself and with friends. Gamefication, it seems, is the perfect formula for making anything that's difficult fun, even exercise. After all, who can resist the fun of being able to run a whole 50km marathon, and then brag about it on social media or on Fitbit's Lederboards? The Fitbit Charge HR is the upgraded big sister to the US$130 Fitbit Charge. Costing US$20 mor...
Analyst IDC logs Wearables Profitable in Q1 2015 Fitness Tracker Business
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Analyst IDC logs Wearables Profitable in Q1 2015 Fitness Tracker Business

“As with any young market, price erosion has been quite drastic. We now see over 40 percent of the devices priced under $100, and that's one reason why the top five vendors have been able to grow their dominance from two-thirds of the market in the first quarter of last year to three-quarters this quarter” Senior research analyst for IDC Worldwide Mobile Device Trackers Jitesh Ubrani, in a Press Release on Wearables sales in First Quarter of 2015 Wearables are on a roll, as they've experienced nothing but growth for the past eight (8) Quarters or two (2) years. According to statistics from analyst IDC, Wearables, which includes everything from smartwatches to fitness trackers, have been on a roll in the First Quarter of 2015: 11.4 million wearable devices shipped worldwide in ...
New Year, New You? Get a New App! #NYResolution Check-in
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New Year, New You? Get a New App! #NYResolution Check-in

Here we are. Its mid February and i am in shock. Just yesterday i was rolling over to the dawn of a whole new year and some how, between the yawning and stretching, a month ran past! Apart of that rolling over into the New Year process began with me doing something that a bazillion other people across the world did also. We put pen to paper and with blooms of promise budding in our hearts we wrote words of hope for what our 2015 would look like (mostly about what our abs and bank accounts would look for the most part). Yes, those things. Resolutions. Exciting to write but oh so difficult to keep. Or are they? I sat down and spoke to a few people just like me and you who have been working on keeping their resolution achievement on track with a few apps that maybe you would find useful...
Caribbean rides the Fitness Craze as Nike Fuelband SE making Apple iPhone users healthier
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Caribbean rides the Fitness Craze as Nike Fuelband SE making Apple iPhone users healthier

Here in the Caribbean and especially here in Jamaica where I live, the fitness craze is catching on. With our Economy slowly showing some signs of recovery and Boys and Girls Champs fast approaching in March 2014, many can already seen walking around in Track bottoms trying to lose some pounds and get fit. Nike’s Fuelband SE can help you do it! The US$149.95 Nike’s Fuelband SE, made by the same dudes that make sneakers, trainers and other assortment of shoes and sports apparel, has also made a venture into the rapidly expanding Global Fitness Market. Their first run, the Nike Fuelband, was a Bluetooth synchable Fitness Tracker. The new updated version, the Nike Fuelband SE, with SE standing for "special Edition" isn't much of an improvement in a way that's noteworthy. Both Fuelbands ...