Tune those tris with Tempo

Well, and any other number of muscle groups, we suppose. A few months back, we brought you word of a home setup rowing machine which seemed a fit for working out at home. While gyms are opening back up, maybe you’re not ready to actually go back – and I can’t blame you. Well, if you’re looking for some guided coaching and classes, perhaps Tempo could be of help.

(more…)
Share

You can get casually fit with the Polar Unite

Right off the bat, I’ll put a disclaimer out there – I like the Polar products, and use a Polar Vantage M daily for tracking my jogging and bike riding (and the gym sessions, whenever that opens up again). The Polar Ignite was the first foray into a less intense watch, and now they’re back with the Polar Unite in that same vein.

(more…)
Share

Quantify your workout – on the cheap – with the Polar H9

Given that we’re all stuck at home, you may be looking for inexpensive ways to go out and get some exercise. Now, you certainly don’t need a device to tell you whether or not getting out for a jog is a good idea. If you want to quantify that activity – via measuring your heart rate – the Polar H9 is one of the most inexpensive ways to do so.

(more…)
Share

Introducing the Polar H9

For most folks, simply tracking activity is enough for their fitness goals. Those looking to get a little more in-depth insights on their exercise might opt for any number of wrist-mounted devices with a HR sensor (like this one). Past that – or if you have a tracker you already like – you’re looking at something like a stand-alone heart rate strap. These – while offering great accuracy (because they’re, you know, right over your heart) – can tend to bring “pro” prices to the party. This is where the new Polar H9 is looking to shine.

(more…)
Share

Polar has a new firmware update for the Vantage available

It seems like it wasn’t all that long ago when we were talking about a new firmware for the Polar Vantage and Vantage M. And you know what? It wasn’t! Well, at the end of that article, we teased that some more was in teh works, and those updates have just hit today. Read on to see what all in includes.

(more…)
Share

The Polar Ignite is available in some other colors

Hey, so remember the Polar Ignite that we reviewed earlier this week? While I thought there were some technical shortcomings that firmware and app development could overcome, it’s not a bad fitness watch. It just needed some more time in the usability labs. That aside, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more compact fitness-oriented watch.

(more…)
Share

Light a fitness fire with the Polar Ignite

As I mentioned in the earlier article about the new Fitbit releases, my main training partner over the last few years has come from the folks at Polar. I’ve reviewed a variety of their watchesand it seems that each one has been better than the last. Will the Polar Ignite keep that trend going? We went hands-on to find out.

(more…)
Share

Fitbit coming in hot with the new releases this week

I make no bones about this – I like fitness devices, particularly watches. Smartwatches, eh, I’ve not had a lot of use for them. But fitness-specific devices, those I can get behind. They let me know how hard I’m working in a run or weight training session, and can capture all sorts of metrics. At the gym, I’ve been partial to Polar devices (and we’ve got a review of their latest in the works), but what I’ve got with me day in and day out, is a trusty Fitbit One. I like that it can slip into my pocket (since I’ve already got a regular watch on my wrist) and track my activity, and wake me up silently in the morning. So, every new release from Fitbit is something I watch with interest, and they just announced a trio of new goodies.

(more…)
Share
View More Posts