Instabeat: Master Your Swim!

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It’s been a couple of years now since I’ve hopped in a pool to swim laps, and even longer since I swam competitively, but after spending 8 years on swim teams, including all through high school, the sport of swimming will always be near and dear to my heart. Swimming is an excellent all-around form of exercise, and I always … Read More

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Mio Alpha Review

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Shorts? Check! Shirt? Check! Socks? Check! Shoes? Check!  Water-bottle? Check!  Watch? Check!  You open the door, go outside, stretch, take a deep breath, and hit start on your watch.  No heart rate….  Has this happened to you before? It’s funny to me that the most common complaint about wearing a chest strap is the lack of comfort, but, honestly, that … Read More

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Garmin Forerunner 110 Review

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The Garmin Forerunner 110 (henceforth known as the FR110) has been around since early 2010. It is the least expensive model in the Forerunner series ($179.99 w/o a HRM strap, $229.99 w/ a HRM strap) that offers both GPS and heart rate tracking (the FR70 and Forerunner 10 are $50 cheaper, but the former is HR-only and the latter is … Read More

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Hack Your Fitness: Garmin Fans Rejoice! You Can Still Use Nike+.

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I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, how could this be possible?  Why would Garmin allow this?  Better yet, why would Nike allow this?  Well, for all of you Nike+ users who have hundreds of miles logged on your account, but have now purchased a Garmin GPS (which has its own website, Garmin Connect, for uploading running data files), boy do … Read More

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CES 2013 – Activity Tracker Bonanza

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If you are unfamiliar with CES (Consumer Electronics Show), I’ll start by saying that it is the world’s largest consumer technology trade-show featuring over 3000 exhibitors (and if any reader out there wants to hook us up with an invite for 2014, we would be very interested in going)(and yes, this is basically the same opening paragraph as last year’s CES article, so sue … Read More

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Nike Plus SportWatch GPS Review

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Before I begin to bury everyone in stories and specifications of the Nike Plus SportWatch, I want to explain my decision to try out a Nike HRM/GPS watch rather than a more popular Garmin Forerunner or Polar.  Anyone who knows me would be able to explain my passion for electronics and my obsession with reading product reviews, along with doing … Read More

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The 4iiii Sportiiiis Review: Using Your Eyes to Train

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Manufacturer:  4iiii Innovations Model: Sportiiiis Heads Up Display Base Price: $149.99 As much as I love my Garmin, I am constantly bothered that I can’t read off my pace and heart rate at the same time.  Obviously, the two are intricately connected.  The Sportiiiis easily solves this problem with a nifty LED indicator that sits below your eye and lets … Read More

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