myTREK Pulse Monitor: A heartbeat away from fitness.

Let’s face it; your pulse is a very important part of your daily body function. After all, without one we wouldn’t be very alive would we?  Whilst your heart and pulse are doing their  things correctly, you tend to forget about them and concentrate on other pressing matters in your life, but when it comes … Continue reading myTREK Pulse Monitor: A heartbeat away from fitness.

The Bite Counter and other weight loss gadgets – An even more gruelling way to lose weight!

When you are happily munching away on a plate of your favourite food, don’t you think that you’d be put off if a widget on your wrist was counting your every mouthful? Uninspiringly titled the ‘Bite Counter’, the latest gadget aimed at helping you curb calories and prevent overindulgence has been developed two researchers at … Continue reading The Bite Counter and other weight loss gadgets – An even more gruelling way to lose weight!

Polar RCX5 training computer: The pocket-sized personal trainer

Think all personal trainers are muscle-bound blokes in skin-tight lycra or impossibly lithe, enthusiastic women who think nothing of a completing a 20-mile run before breakfast? It’s time to think again. Heart rate monitoring expert Polar has launched its RCX5 training computer – which you can wear on your wrist or slip in a pocket. … Continue reading Polar RCX5 training computer: The pocket-sized personal trainer

‘The-Swing’ range of innovative swings: A relaxing way to burn calories?

Recognising that swings do not have to be confined to the enjoyment of children, the Outdoor Toy Company, have launched a range of award-winning high quality swings for the home and garden designed for children and adults alike. The aptly titled ‘The-Swing’ series comprises of a unique multi-swing which can carry as many as ten … Continue reading ‘The-Swing’ range of innovative swings: A relaxing way to burn calories?

Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom review

For the second time this year, a PR company contacted me and said “fancy loosing some weight? Try this out!” I’d be outraged but both times there was a doughnut to my immediate left, waiting to be eaten. The first was the Philips DirectLife Monitor – an odd pedometer thing that tracks your movement throughout … Continue reading Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom review

‘Get the edge’ on competitors and fellow spectators with the latest sports apps

As the weather warms up so do the joggers, who are coming out of the woodwork fast and furious, all determined to shed a few pounds before that much anticipated summer holiday. In-conjunction with the warmer weather and increasing number of joggers seen pounding the streets, is the escalating number of sports apps being produced. … Continue reading ‘Get the edge’ on competitors and fellow spectators with the latest sports apps

Nike+ SportWatch GPS: Keeping you on track?

Nike has teamed up with TomTom, one of the world leaders in GPS mapping systems, to provide runners with the ideal digital performance coach. There are specific runner watches already on the market, Polar for instance, has been in exercise technology for years, but Nike does it with style. Large digital numbers and a dark … Continue reading Nike+ SportWatch GPS: Keeping you on track?

ElliptiGo: the cross trainer for the outdoors

Many people will tell you running is tough on the joints. For people with back and knee problems running can be an issue. However, this should not confine you to cross trainers in the gym. Sometimes you just want to get outside and get some fresh air. Well enter the Elliptigo. What’s an ElliptiGo, you … Continue reading ElliptiGo: the cross trainer for the outdoors