Science

Your mile times from the Presidential Fitness Test may be part of national history

This story originally featured on Mel Magazine. Deep within the recesses of the Department of Health and Human Services, your embarrassingly slow one-mile run time from high school is collecting dust somewhere.  Okay, truthfully, whether or not your sluggish mile time actually made its way to Washington, D.C. has a lot to do with reporting procedures. It also has a lot to do with the era in which you attended high school. And it has a lot to do with…

Gadgets

Get up to $200 off Garmin Smartwatches at Amazon’s Black Friday sale

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the United States, which means Black Friday sales are already in full effect. You can follow along with our broader Black Friday deal coverage here, but right now Amazon has some particularly tempting deals on Garmin smartwatches, including some of its high-end models. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s currently on sale. Garmin Instinct Solar smartwatch $249 (Was $399) One of Garmin’s most affordable smartwatches on sale at the moment, this GPS-enabled wearable can survive…

Software

5 BEST FITNESS APPS

The power to stay motivated is right in the palm of your hand. These five fitness apps will analyze your progress, show you proper form, challenge you to try new workouts, and even make you money! Nike Training Club The Nike Training Club app functions like a personal trainer with more than 100 customizable workouts. You can unlock exclusive extra workouts from professional athletes like Hope Solo and Serena Williams, and Rihanna’s personal trainer, Ary Nunez. If you’re not sure…

Gadgets

Forget Wristbands, FreeWavz Brings Fitness Monitoring To Your Earphones

Forget Wristbands, FreeWavz Brings Fitness Monitoring To Your Earphones Earphones Health and fitness monitoring is a popular function in many of today's wristband wearables like the Fitbit or Jawbone UP, for example, but a new company called FreeWavz wants to bring those features and more to a different form factor: earphones. Normal's 9 3D-printed earphones are custom-built based on photos you take … Earphones Hardware startup Normal today launched (US-only) its line of custom 3D-printed earphones that you order using…

Computer

How Accurate Are Fitness Trackers?

How Accurate Are Fitness Trackers? best monitors “I'm not good at sitting still,” he says. Checking his monitor afterward, though, he was flabbergasted. “It had recorded that I was not moving at all,” says Dr. Meckes, now an assistant professor at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif. The … These Earbuds Ping Your Head to Measure Swelling on Your Brain best monitors Even worse, the best treatment we have is to cut a hole in your skull and insert a…