Is Nike Going Full-Minimalist?

MeaganGeneral6 Comments

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It looks like one of the wishes on my “Minimalist Wish-List” might be coming true. Today, Nike announced their newest technology, Flyknit, and the associated shoe, the Nike Flyknit Racer. I am intrigued by the video for this shoe, as it seems to suggest that the Flyknit Racer will be a minimalist shoe. The video begins by showing the bare … Read More

Running Wired or Wireless

Steve AnkneyGeneral2 Comments

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Heart rate monitors, sport watches, iPhones, and Nike+ are just some of the technologies we choose to run with.  Recently, I began to wonder how these tools are affecting our runs and whether or not all of their effects are of a positive nature. How do tech-based tools help? In an article from Runner’s World by Bob Parks, he asks … Read More

Minimalist Wish-List

MeaganGeneral2 Comments

A recent poll conducted by Footwear News named “Barefoot/minimalism” the Most Popular Trend of 2011. The same poll also gives credence to the notion that the minimalist movement is here to stay, as readers voted that “Barefoot/minimalism” would also be the Hot Trend of 2012. It’s very exciting to see how much the minimalist footwear movement has taken off in the … Read More

All-Day Tracking Comes to Nike+

MeaganGeneral2 Comments

It looks like Nike+ is jumping on the Jawbone UP/Fitbit bandwagon and releasing its own version of an all-day fitness tracking device. This morning, Nike+ announced the Nike+ Fuelband, a device meant to be worn on the wrist that uses an accelerometer to track the user’s daily calorie burn, steps taken, time active, and NikeFuel earned. NikeFuel is a new metric … Read More

Nike+ GPS [UPDATE]

Steve AnkneyGeneral2 Comments

Just wanted to write a quick post about the recent update to Nike+.  If you haven’t already seen our Nike+ review, please check it out. The update for the Nike+ application to version 3.3 went live on December 19th and, to our surprise and delight, it offers some exciting new features.  The updates are as follows: ★ Updates to improve compatibility … Read More

Nike + iPod vs. Nike+ GPS

MeaganApplication Reviews, General, Reviews18 Comments

[UPDATE]: To view the most recent Nike+ GPS (now Nike+ Running) app features, check out our post that includes our thoughts on the update and in-app photos! Note that many of the differences between the sensor system and the GPS-based app remain the same as those described in this post. Now there’s just even more features included with the GPS … Read More

Does Withings Weigh Up?

Steve AnkneyGadget Reviews, General, Reviews0 Comments

The short answer is yes, it does! However, I’d now like to give you a more in-depth explanation as to why the WiFi Body Scale by Withings is an investment every health conscious person should consider. We landed on this scale after shopping both in stores and online, and quickly realizing that scales, frankly, suck!  The only scale we found that … Read More

Fitbit[s] & Pieces

MeaganGadget Reviews, General, Reviews11 Comments

Good things do come in small packages!

Get ready for a lot of Fitbit Ultra love, readers! After our less-than-satisfying experience with the Jawbone UP, I was eager to try another activity tracker, as, at the very least, the UP managed to peak my interest in tracking my daily activities. Enter the Fitbit Ultra Wireless Activity Tracker. Since purchasing my Fitbit Ultra about two weeks ago, I have fallen … Read More