Exercise

  • The Pokemon return: HeartGold and SoulSilver


    So I got a random delivery today, and I was quite surprised to see it was from Nintendo. Even more surprising was when I opened the box and saw they had sent me the two latest Pokemon games, HeartGold and SoulSilver. What was even more interesting was when I started to read the enclosed literature that explained exactly what’s new about these two games. Read More

  • adidas miCoach Pacer tracks your heart rate, helps you get fit at your own speed

    Against all the odds, I have found something genuinely interesting at CES. (Seriously, if you don’t like 3D TV you’d better go home.) It’s the adidas miCoach Pacer, a handy little device that measures your heart rate while you exercise. The device records all sorts of data, including calories burned, miles walked/ran, and stride length, and then syncs that to the miCoach… Read More

  • Cyberbike may be the largest Wii accessory to date

    If you’re a Wii owner and you’ve been thinking to yourself, “Boy, there aren’t nearly enough available accessories for my console,” then maybe you’d enjoy blowing off some steam on a full-size Wii-compatible exercise bike. Yes, a bike. Read More

  • Did you know that Apple patented an iPod exercise system last year?

    A recent patent filing—well, recent in this sense that is was just published, but was actually filed last year—shows some sort of exercise progress meter + iPod contraption. It’s sort of like the Nike+ deal, yes. Read More

  • Wii Fit Plus coming October 4th, priced at $20

    Nintendo has officially announced Wii Fit Plus, a somewhat incremental upgrade to its wildly-popular Wii Fit exercise program. The price of the Wii Fit bundle, which will include the new Wii Fit Plus along with the Balance Board apparatus, will remain at $99 while the standalone version of the game will cost $19.99. It’s set to release here in the US on October 4th. Read More

  • Quick hands-on: Perfect Pushup V2

    The Fitness Fairy just dropped off the Perfect Pushup V2, from Perfect Fitness. So consider this a quick hands-on, not a full review. (Give me a few days for that.) My first thoughts, compared to the mobile unit I reviewed a few months ago: my God the handles are a lot more comfortable. Read More

  • President Obama: Don't spend all day playing video games; go exercise!

    Let’s not dwell on this for too long, since it’s largely a non-issue. President Obama, speaking to the American Medical Association (mostly about health care, such as it is), listed “video games” as a potential bad guy… for your health. You know, sitting on a couch all day long trying to rack up Achievements. Read More

  • NBC notices Wii exercise games, taps THQ for 'Biggest Loser' version

    NBC’s The Biggest Loser, a hit reality TV show that pits real-life overweight contestants against each other to see who can lose the most weight, will be coming to the Nintendo Wii and DS later this year. Read More

  • Nintendo to announce Wii Fit Plus next week?

    You guys down with Wii Fit or what? Loose talk around the internet seems to indicate that we’ll all be hearing about something called Wii Fit Plus at E3 next week. Read More

  • Cobblestone treadmill patent would eliminate running on pesky smooth surface

    A patent just came across the tubes a moment ago for a treadmill with “a simulated cobblestone running surface,” the idea supposedly being that running on a flat, smooth treadmill belt doesn’t simulate the harsh old-timey cobblestone streets of Anytown, USA. Read More

  • Review: Yes, the Perfect Pushup

    About two years ago I first started seeing commercials for The Perfect Pushup on TV. The pitch was impressive and seemed perfectly tailored to someone like me: a 20-something, who, while not out of shape by any means (owing to a meek, Third World diet consisting primarily of rice and beans and water for flavor) didn’t quite have the physique that Hollywood presented as, I don’t… Read More

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