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First Impressions of the Fitbit Flex

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I have an obsession for activity trackers. It's the tracking that absorbs me and not the activity, unfortunately. I've worked my way through 5 different makes and models, often wearing two at a time but at the moment I am taking the Fitbit Flex (donated by LV=) through its paces. Out of the box, I [...]

Activity Monitors Gadgets Reviews

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Move! The Cheek of New Gadgets

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The arrival, this morning, of a new and exciting watch encouraged me to ignore my rapidly filling sinus cavities and venture out for a tentative jog. I opted for a trail run around the local mud common and as anticipated it was tough and wheezy. I was so excited by the finish alert from my new [...]

Gadgets Running

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Bluefingers Labs Wearable Audio

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Bluefingers Labs got in touch a while back and offered me a seriously cool beanie hat with integral headphones. Unfortunately I do not ooze the right level of urban cool to pass it off and so opted for the far more sedate baseball cap. Bluefingers Labs produce a small bluetooth gizmo that they have stitched [...]

Everything Else Gadgets Reviews

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Loxley Suspension Trainer

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I'm a big fan of suspension training and was delighted to be offered a Loxley Sports Suspension Trainer to try out. If you are not familiar with the concept of suspension training, it's a highly adjustable form of bodyweight resistance training. You attach extremely strong webbing to something sturdy and high, such as a tree, a [...]

Fitness Fitness Equipment Gadgets Reviews

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The Power of the Playlist

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We got a swanky new treadmill recently, so despite the horrendously hot weather conditions I am choosing to do most of my running indoors, without air con and without a fan. Within 5 minutes I have wilted terribly and my chances of staying on to complete my usual target of 5k are slim. It is [...]

Gadgets Running

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A First Strava Crown

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I downloaded Strava to my phone this morning, half expecting it to nestle between the many other unused GPS run logs that do little more than clog up my iPhone memory, but while reading a few Juneathon blog posts before work I was intrigued to see that @BandTRuns was coincidentally mentioning Strava Segments. It seems that [...]

Gadgets Juneathon

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Swimming with the Get Speedo Fit App

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Speedo sent me an amazing gift pack with fins, paddles, pull buoys, goggles and rather thoughtfully a great big ruck sac to stash it all in. As much as all the gear excited me, it came with the requirement to go forth and swim. I really like to swim but I cannot abide all the [...]

Gadgets Reviews Swimming Swimming

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Running with the Forerunner 620

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Boxing Day is a day for soggy running, or at least it has proved to be for the last 2 years running. It is also becoming a traditional day for trying out new running gadgets. This year I was spoiled with the Forerunner 620, the latest and most advanced GPS running watch from Garmin with [...]

Featured Posts Gadgets Reviews Watches

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Trying to Resist the Promise of Speed Enhancing Shoes

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I've had to set the parental controls to block my own access to QVC as I have a tendency to fall prey to a hard sell. In fact, if they pick the right product range I'm a pushover for an extremely soft sell. My particular weaknesses are cleaning products and running gadgets. Cleaning products promise [...]

Gadgets Running

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Gadget Snobbery

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I'm a confessed gadget snob, always chasing the next best thing in the running world (*). In contrast, Lynn is from the make do and mend side of society. I'm a little jealous, it's the right way to be, but I seem unable to resist the lure of sporty bling. She has however, caved in [...]

Gadgets Reviews Running Watches

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