Michael Harvey

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Gear of the Show 2015: Dynafit Chugach Skis

We don't typically associate Dynafit with versatile big mountain skis. The Austrian company—makers of some of the best, lightest alpine touring bindings on the market—is better known for gear designed to go uphill, not down. Traditionally, its skis have always been lightweight and fast, best suited …

Social Network Tsu Is Hacking The App Store’s Pay-Per-Download Rules

A newer, much-debated social network called Tsu has launched a workaround to Apple’s longtime ban on “incentivized” app installs (aka pay-per-installs). Technically, users are being rewarded for creating content on Tsu and inviting others to join, but the money they earn for this activity comes …

3 Cool Fitness Trends at CES 2015

The future of your running is getting some help from the latest technology.<p>No need to wait for the future to arrive. It’s already five strides ahead of us. Having just returned from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada—the largest show of its type in the world—my mind has been …

Apple set to increase app prices in Canada and most of Europe by tomorrow

While prices decrease in Iceland, and 'change' in Russia<p>Apple has raised the price of apps in Canada and most of Europe due to recent changes in local laws and exchange rates, bringing the minimum app price to $1.19 Canadian dollars, .79 euro or .99 British pounds. In an email sent to developers …

Bridgestone releases four different forged irons

Bridgestone has just announced it's newest line of irons: Four new irons make up the J15 forged line. While they've worked with forged irons in the past, the team at Bridgestone decided to aim for a wider range of players this time around. This family of irons is built to fit everyone from the pros …

#MagsWeLove: Staff Picks Edition

<i>At Flipboard, we love to read on the job. In fact, we’re encouraged. No matter the department, we’ve each got our own favorite reader-curated</i> …

Romo, Cowboys reach playoffs in 42-7 rout of Colts

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Tony Romo helped dump a bucket on Jason Garrett and playfully shoved him the same way the Dallas coach often does to his …

This ISS Wrench Is the First Tool 3D Printed in Space

NASA just emailed a wrench into orbit.<p><i>(Photo Credit: NASA)</i><p>The 3D printer aboard the International Space Station has moved up from printing faceplates to printing up the first tool manufactured in orbit.<p>Astronaut and ISS commander Barry Wilmore needed a socket wrench. Rather than wait for the next …

Space Exploration

​The Best Fitness Tracker for Every Need

Like many of you, I work in front of a computer. They’re powerful devices, but they also suck your will to live and trick you into never, ever …

Wearable Tech

Intel's Basis Peak: Finally, Accurate Heart Rate Measurement In A Fitness Wearable

For years, I have been looking for a watch that, while running, could accurately and automatically measure, capture, and display my heart rate without the need for a chest strap or PC connection. Watch after new watch came out this year that claimed this, but none of the ones I tried could do this …

Wearable gadgets that motivate and track your fitness goals

Xiaomi Mi Band review: Ultracheap fitness band gets the job done - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Xiaomi Mi Band is a water-resistant fitness tracker that measures your steps and sleep patterns. It's ridiculously cheap with excellent battery life to boot.<p><b>The Bad</b> It's only compatible with Android 4.4 devices and the gesture motion to light up the Mi Band's indicator lights can be …

Review: Jawbone UP 24, a smart fitness band that gets you up 24/7

The Jawbone UP bracelet has been on the market for three years receiving improvements every year. The Jawbone UP 24 received a major update: Bluetooth LE. Initially to sync the data onto the phone, the user had to plug the band into the phone’s headphone jack and wait, typically about fifteen …

The Best Android apps for yoga, running, and weightlifting [November 2014]

We all know we need to exercise more often, more strenuously, and smarter, but how? The answer is in your pocket, hip, or purse. That’s right: it’s …

In the World of Wearables, Tech Companies Are Suddenly Taking Heart (Rate)

The focus on heart rate has come full circle.<p>When San Francisco-based Fitbit launched its first product in 2009, it was hailed as the first wireless, wearable fitness device for the mass consumer market. Building on the features of a basic pedometer, the clip-on Fitbit added a welcome software …

Choosing a bike like a pro

New Jawbone tracker takes your heart rate

The newest fitness tracker from Jawbone has the ability to measure your heart rate on demand, tell if you're dehydrated, take your temperature, and detect if you're stressed or tired.<p>Unfortunately, it can't do all those things right now.<p>Jawbone is adding two new fitness trackers to its lineup, …

This is the Fitbit Surge, a $250 'superwatch' with built-in GPS

GPS and heart rate monitoring headline Fitbit's next flagship wearable<p>Fitbit is preparing to launch three new fitness trackers in the coming weeks. Two of those will be the Charge and Charge HR. The Charge looks to be a revision of the Fitbit Force, which was pulled off the market after it caused …

Fitbit has new 'Charge' fitness trackers on the way

The Fitbit Charge HR will offer continuous heart rate monitoring<p>Fitbit ran into some unfortunate issues with its Force fitness tracker; skin reactions eventually led the company to issue a voluntary recall and abandon sales of the product altogether. But now it sounds like Fitbit is ready for a …

North America's Hardest Running Races | Competitor.com

Loon Mountain Race, Lincoln, N.H.<p>Running 5.5 miles with 2,200 feet of vertical gain will definitely make you question the sanity of running up Loon …

Sony SmartBand review: a fitness tracker that goes beyond fitness

When you hear the word "wearable," there's a good chance you think of a wristband, probably one that tracks your activity. Ever since Nike launched the FuelBand, your lower arm has become the main focus for fitness tech. Already the rot is setting in, though. Nike is rumored to be leaving the game …

Evleaks: Android Silver Is Coming In February 2015... And Don't Expect A Nexus 6 [Update]

We've been hearing about Android Silver, a leaked program between Google and manufacturers to promote quality, standardized Android hardware, for …

Start a Cricket Farm in Your Closet

A widely available, dirt-cheap, eco-friendly superfood that has more protein density per bite than beef and is chock-full of vitamins and minerals? Look no farther than the crickets in your backyard.<p>That’s right. Those critters chirping away in your vegetable garden are more than suitable for human …

Nutrition

HTC One (M8)

Samsung and HTC have launched their latest flagships, and the two devices have very different roles and aspirations. While Samsung hopes to maintain its position as the undisputed king of the Android hill, HTC is hoping to claw its way back into a market it dominated only a few years ago.<p>The age …

Chinese Pozible campaign beats target in under a minute

<b>Aussie crowdfunding group Pozible is now open for business in China and one of its early campaigns has proven immensely popular.</b><p>Meet the Gyenno One. …

Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet review: One Sony, two devices

After years of extensive testing, I have determined the perfect screen size for watching YouTube videos in bed. It's just over 5 inches. Anything larger and you have to hold the device too far from that ideal chest-perching point, anything smaller and you might as well not bother. Obligingly, Sony …

The Best New Gear for Spring | Runner's World

1 of 15<p>Adidas MiCoach Smart Run Watch<p>From custom-sewn singlets and chafe-free shorts to the smartest watches and apps we've ever seen, this spring's new crop of running gear has something to surprise and delight just about everyone. Here's a handpicked selection of our favorites.<p>The Smart Run Watch …

Heart Rates

Wearable Tech at CES 2014

If you’ve been keeping with Android Authority’s coverage of CES 2014, you’ll know that a lot of the spotlight at this year’s event has been focused on wearable accessories. Including augmented reality devices, smart watches, and fitness bands, 2014 is definitely shaping up to be the year of …

Wearable Tech