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Garmin pops solar power onto its fancy Forerunner running watch

Garmin just brought solar power to its Forerunner line, a cult-favorite among runners. Along with some other devices, the company took the wraps off its new Forerunner 995 Solar today. The $600 runnin

Peloton’s earnings are even worse than expected

Market watchers were anticipating a rough quarter for Peloton, but not quite this bad. The beleaguered connected fitness company missed revenue estimates by $6 million, reporting $964.3 million &#8212

Apple Fitness+ adds new dance workouts featuring music from BTS, ABBA and more

Apple announced today that it’s adding new curated dance workouts and collections to Fitness+ in time for International Dance Day on April 29. The service is adding additional content to its Ar

Oura sells its millionth ring

We love big, round numbers here in hardware land. Hitting one million of anything is an impressive feat, let alone one million $399 smart rings. It’s too soon to suggest that Oura has permanently tr

Withings buys workout app, 8fit

French health wearables firm Withings today announced that it has acquired 8fit, makers of the workout/meal planning app of the same name. The news comes as hardware makers ranging from Apple and Sams

Apple Fitness+ introduces new ‘Collections’ feature and ‘Time to Run’ series

Apple Fitness+ is introducing a new “Collections” feature along with a new “Time to Run” series starting on January 10th. Collections are a curated series of workouts and medit

As CES goes hybrid, connected fitness companies have another big year

CES hasn’t traditionally been the healthiest week for me. Aside from some unintentional intermittent fasting, TechCrunch really has the habit of doing it up with our team dinners at the show, to say

OxeFit enters the home market with $6,000 strength training system

OxeFit kicked off 2021 with a healthy $12.5 million Series A and vague plans to “bring advanced robotics and artificial intelligence to the world of strength training.” In April, that manifested i

Oura Ring 3 review

I admit I was thinking about the Oura Ring incorrectly. I was thinking of the device as an alternative to my Apple Watch. I suppose this is true, in the vaguest sense — likely for most people, i

Amazon opens pre-orders for its Halo View fitness band

Amazon announced a new version of its Halo fitness band at its hardware event, and now you can lock in a pre-order. Halo View, Amazon's first wearable with a display, is $50 during pre-orders.

Talent Hack raises $17 million led by Emergence to power the fitness creator economy

The Great Resignation, the pandemic-caused seismic shift in the way we work, play and live, and the boom of the creator and influencer economy, has led to a surge in apps designed to serve those creat

The $495 Peloton Guide brings connected strength training to the popular fitness platform

Most companies would kill for Peloton’s level of user buy-in. The company’s cycling and treadmill products have built an almost cult-like mystique around the connected fitness platform. It’s a l

Tempo launches a $395 home fitness system the size of a minifridge

The pandemic drove explosive growth for the connected fitness industry, as gyms shut down and people struggled to find ways to work out without leaving their homes. Along with the likes of Peloton and

Meta (Facebook) is buying Within, creators of the ‘Supernatural’ VR fitness app

A day after Facebook’s rebranding as Meta (and simultaneous and unceremonious dropping of the Oculus brand), the company announced that it is acquiring Within. The Los Angeles firm is the developer

Apple News is expanding its local coverage to three more U.S. cities

Apple News is expanding its local news coverage to Charlotte, Miami and Washington, D.C. Local news coverage will give users access to numerous publications such as Axios Charlotte, the Charlotte Obs

Apple launches Fitness+ group workouts powered by SharePlay

Apple has launched a new way for Fitness+ users to work out or meditate with people in other locations through group workouts powered by SharePlay. The tech giant first teased the feature at its Septe

Oura’s gen-3 fitness ring arrives with improved sensors, custom content

In early 2017, Motiv captured the tech press’ imagination by demonstrating how wearable fitness tracking could live beyond the wrist. Ultimately, however, exercise wasn’t enough for the company, w

Dance Church raises $4.7M to get your bootie back on the (virtual) dance floor

Our DJ, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy dancefloor come, thy steps be done, on earth, as it is at Dance Church. The 11-year-old startup, which started back in 2010 as an in-person experie

Mindbody acquires ClassPass in all-stock deal and secures $500 million investment

ClassPass, the subscription-based fitness marketplace most recently valued at $1 billion, is today announcing that it has been acquired by Mindbody. Mindbody is a bit like the OpenTable of the fitness

FitOn pumps up its fitness platform with $18M in Delta-v Capital-led funding

Digital fitness and wellness company FitOn was created to provide 15- or 20-minute workouts aimed at getting people moving in whatever time they can make.
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