Facebook will add fitness-tracking features to Oculus

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Facebook has announced Oculus Move, a fitness tracker that works at the system level on its virtual reality headsets. You’ll soon be able to check how many calories you’ve burned while slicing through blocks in Beat Saber (which has a song that’s spe…

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Here’s everything Apple announced at its ‘Time Flies’ event

By apple, apple one, apple watch se, apple watch series 6, applewatch2020, engadget, fitness, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, iPad, iPad Air, Mobile, News, personal computing, services, subscription, tablet, wearable

Apple didn’t announce any new iPhones at its latest keynote but it still had plenty of new devices to share, including two new Watch models, and an iPad Air that features a new design. The company also detailed its new Apple One subscription b…

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Samsung cuts weight and calorie intake tracking from its Health app

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Samsung has been steadily adding to its Health app’s capabilities, but now it appears ready to take a few features away. The tech giant is notifying users (via SamMobile) that it’s removing weight, calorie (that is, food intake) and caffeine t…

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‘Beat Saber’ now has an official song designed to keep you fit

By beat games, beat saber, engadget, exercise, fitness, games, gaming, gear, health, News, Oculus, rhythm game, video games, Virtual Reality, VR

Beat Saber is widely considered a good option for exercise in VR between the frantic arm waving, crouches and dodges, and Beat Games wants to capitalize on that. The studio’s former CEO and now game musician Jaroslav Beck recently released “Fi…

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Garmin’s Forerunner 35 GPS smartwatch drops to $100 at Best Buy

By activity tracking, Best Buy, commerce, deal of the day, engadget, engadgetdeals, fitness, forerunner 35, garmin, gear, gps, heart-rate, News, running, smartwatch, thebuyersguide, wearable

Garmin’s Forerunner 35 GPS smartwatch is a Best Buy deal of the day today. It’s on sale for $100 — a $20 discount off the usual price of around $120. While this isn’t the lowest price we’ve ever seen ($90), it’s pretty close, and it hasn’t di…

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SoulCycle’s $2,500 home-fitness bike is almost ready for pre-order

By bike, cycling, engadget, equinox, exercise, fitness, gear, home, home fitness, medicine, pre-order, soulcycle, Spin, thebuyersguide, variis, workout

There is plenty of high-tech home-fitness equipment on the market — like Peloton bikes and treadmills, the Echelon rowing machine and Mirror. But if you’ve been holding out for the official SoulCycle bicycle, the wait is almost over. Beginning March…

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Polar’s Vantage fitness watches now offer daily training guides (updated)

By engadget, exercise, fitness, fitness watch, gear, polar, smartwatch, update, vantage m, vantage v, wearable, wearables

If you’re planning to counter all those holiday dinners with rigorous exercise, Polar might have your back. It’s updating its Vantage V and Vantage M watches with some particularly useful coaching features, most notably the FitSpark personalized trai…

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‘Harry Potter: Wizards Unite’ will track activity without running the app

By adventure sync, android, app, engadget, fitness, games, gaming, Google Fit, harry potter, harry potter: wizards unite, health, ios, iPhone, Mobile, niantic, video games

Pokémon Go players have had the luxury of syncing their activity tracking with the game, but not Harry Potter: Wizards Unite fans. If you’ve wanted to unlock Portmanteaus or otherwise complete distance-based goals, you’ve had to keep the app…

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AfterShokz Aeropex open-ear headphones prove less can be more

By aftershokz, av, biking, bluetooth, bone-conduction, bts2019, engadget, fitness, gear, Headphones, running, trekz air, trekz titanium, xtrainerz

I’ve been using AfterShokz bone conduction headphones ever since I reviewed them in 2015 and they’ve become an inseparable part of my bike rides. The open-ear design allows me to pump up my soundtrack, while still being able to hear traffic and other…

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Fitbit Versa Lite review: The basics aren’t enough

By engadget, fitbit, fitbit versa, fitbit versa lite, fitbitversa, fitbitversalite, fitness, fitness tracker, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, review, smartwatch, wearables

I wasn’t sure what to expect when Fitbit announced the Versa Lite smartwatch. It’s supposed to be a pared-back iteration of last year’s Versa, which itself was already a watered-down version of the company’s first true smartwatch, the Ionic. Fo…

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Withings’ entry-level Move smartwatch arrives with custom colors

By battery, color, customization, engadget, fitness, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, health, monitoring, move, Move ECG, sleep, smartwatch, tracking, wearables, withings

Back in January, smartwatch maker Withings announced the Move, a low-cost fitness tracker watch that could be customized by the user. Now, a month after the company initially promised shipments would begin, you can finally get hold of the firs…

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Spryng is tech-laced compression wear for speeding up workout recover

By activecompression, compression, compressionwear, engadget, fitness, gear, gym, medicine, spryng, wearables, workout, workoutrecovery

If you wanted to simplify, CES 2019 could be neatly divided into self-driving cars, giant TVs and health tech. A lot of what we’ve seen of the latter either tracks your movement or is hardware ingrained into workouts. Spryng is a little different, ai…

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Google adds challenges to Fit just in time for New Year’s resolutions

By androidapp, engadget, fitness, fitnesschallenge, gadgetry, gear, google, googlefit, googlefitchallenges, Mobile, newyearsresolutions, services, wearables, wearos

It’s almost January 1st and you are once again promising yourself that this will be the year you finally get into shape. This time around, Google is looking to help with new challenges in the recently redesigned Google Fit app. The 30-day long events…

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