Surviving Thanksgiving: Fight to keep those extra pounds off with these fitness apps

Gorging on turkey and pie may feel good at the time, but overindulgence may turn the traditional Thanksgiving dinner into the traditional Thanksgiving pounds. Instead of waiting until January and making a new year’s resolution that will inevitably be forgotten about within weeks, fight the weight gain now with the App Store’s plethora of fitness […]

Fitbit says it plans to unveil ‘the best health and fitness’ smartwatch later this year

While several wearable companies have exited the market recently, Fitbit is still working on its new smartwatch. According to CEO James Park, the company hopes to release the accessory “ahead of the holiday season.” Park made the announcement in Fitbit’s Q2 2017 earnings release.  more… 9to5Mac

On its 2nd anniversary, Apple Watch settling into role as fitness & notification wearable with Siri, Apple Pay

Originally pitched as a multitude of things, including an intimate communication tool and new frontier for mobile apps, the Apple Watch has been refined and simplified in the years since its debut, focusing on what Apple has determined to be the fledgling device’s core strengths. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

With Apple Watch prices falling and Jawbone’s exit, is there still a market for dedicated fitness trackers? [Poll]

Earlier today, we reported that Jawbone was exiting the consumer hardware market in favor of selling health products and services directly to businesses. Furthermore, 9to5Toys shared an Apple Watch deal today that pushed the price of a Series 1 model down to $ 199.99. With Apple Watch prices continuing to fall and Jawbone exiting the consumer […]

Apple Watch 2 With GPS for Improved Navigation, Fitness Tracking Coming This Fall

Apple plans to announce new Apple Watch models this fall with improved health tracking and GPS chips, according to a new Bloomberg report that confirms previous rumors we’ve heard about the Apple Watch 2. The upcoming Apple Watch 2 will not, however, feature cellular connectivity to make it less dependent on the iPhone, as Apple […]

Apple’s Jay Blahnik outlines Apple Watch health and fitness strategy, future device features in interview

In an interview published this week, Jay Blahnik, Apple’s director of Fitness and Health Technologies, spoke at length about Apple Watch hardware and software, explaining how the device came into being, it’s merits as a fitness monitor and where he thinks it’s going with watchOS 2. AppleInsider – Frontpage News

Apple fitness head Jay Blahnik to host Q&A session and 5K fun run at Chicago Apple Store

Jay Blahnik, one of the lead directors behind the health and fitness features in iOS 8 and Apple Watch, is this month continuing his tour around the globe discussing his thoughts on health and fitness. Tomorrow, August 5th, Blahnik will host a question and answer session at the North Michigan Avenue Apple Store in Chicago. During […]

How to calibrate Apple Watch to improve accuracy of calorie, distance, & other fitness data

Apple takes user submitted data for age, height, gender and weight to help it calculate the different data points it provides for workouts and activities, but there is also a way to calibrate Apple Watch to improve the accuracy of the data. By initiating the calibration process, you can get more accurate readings for calorie, […]