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Added 13 July, 2015

Wearable activity trackers like Fitbit are one of the fastest-growing categories in personal tech. At the same time, insurance companies are looking for ways to reward good behavior. Now the trendy American health insurance start-up Oscar Health has teamed up with activity tracker Misfit Flash to offer incentives for active living. Members who...

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Added 13 July, 2015

Augmented reality (AR) goggles and technologies are now flying out of the tech sector fast and furiously. Several are designed for sports, like headsets for skiers and boarders that are designed to be worn while hurtling down snowy slopes. RideOn, one such device developed by a group of Israeli entrepreneurs, raised over $110,000 through...

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Added 14 May, 2015

Hotels have been upgrading their fitness facilities for a while now, in response to a demand from travelers who are increasingly looking for top-notch gyms on the road that can compete with the facilities they enjoy at home. Gyms are proving to be such an important amenity with guests that we are now seeing the launch of hotel brands that...

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Added 12 May, 2015

Any athlete can tell you how important it is to have great shoes that hold up to hours of game time and miles of footwork. Perfecting fitting footwear helps optimize performance by minimizing pain and maximizing efficiency. Trouble is that each of us has a unique footprint that is additionally impacted by factors such as how and where we put...

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Added 11 May, 2015

Did you notice a strange feeling in the air suggesting the approach of a massive storm? No? No matter, because the Danish company Vaavud has developed a clever little wind meter that attaches to smartphones to provide an accurate gauge of current wind conditions. The attachment is part of a larger trend of ingenious smartphone add-ons that do...

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Added 25 April, 2015

It's been few years since sport shoe giants Nike and Adidas have been offering customers the ability to customize their own sneakers by choosing the colors of various parts. The success of this offering is partly due Millennials’ desire for uniqueness, a result of being told ad infinitum as children that each is a “special snowflake.” Whether...

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Added 21 April, 2015

Everything old becomes new again. At least that's the case with the venerable bicycle which seems to be undergoing a renaissance of sorts in cities and towns worldwide. A beneficiary of both the fitness and green trends, bicycles as a popular form of travel and recreation are here to stay. This trend has been solidified by major investments...

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Added 20 April, 2015

Even the most casual trend spotter has heard about the Next Big Thing in mobile: wearables like watches and activity bands. While Google Glass seems to have come and gone, and we about to feel the impact of Apple Watch, this trend is poised to be much bigger than smartphones worn as accessories. Adidas just announced they are releasing a range...

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Added 17 April, 2015

Facial recognition software is moving to the oceans to protect humans from sharks. Shark Attack Mitigation Systems (SAMS), an Australian company, has teamed up with Google+ and a local mobile telecommunications operator to create a shark detection and warning system that uses a sophisticated mashup of technologies to keep swimmers safe. Their...

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Added 20 August, 2014
Fans at Minnesota's Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins baseball team, are getting frothed up over a new bank of self-serve beer stations that let drinkers pour their own brews. The new DraftServ machines allow drinkers to buy by the ounce, and gives customers the sense of having greater control of what they're imbibing. From the...