Working with Apple’s HealthKit, linked to MyFitnessPal and Activity Trackers

Now that mainstream apps have had a chance to integrate with Apple’s HealthKit platform it seemed a good time to check out what sort of data is being shared.  As it turns out you can do a lot of great things, but there are still some bridges that need built, and walls that need to come down.  Let’s see how you can use HealthKit to make your life better.

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COMPARISON: Fitbit Aria Wifi Scale vs Withings Wireless Scale and Body Analyzer

As the New Year approaches many of us are probably already thinking about slimming our waist, seeing as losing weight is the #1 New Years resolution year after year.  Or perhaps you simply want to ditch that $20 drug store bathroom scale for something new.  Before you shop be sure to check out my quick look at the Fitbit Aria versus the Withings WS-30 and WS-50 smart scales and smart body analyzer.

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Best Fitness & Activity Trackers for the 2014 Holiday Season

Getting ready to shop this 2014 holiday season?  Do you have a fitness/activity tracker on the list for yourself, or a friend, or family member?  Trying to make heads or tails out of the ever growing selection of products?  Let me help take a little bit of the mystery away by suggesting some of best devices based on price point and features.  Happy holidays!

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PREVIEW: Fitbit releases new Charge, Charge HR, and Surge devices

Yesterday Fitbit announced their new lineup up of fitness/activity trackers for the 2014/2015 calendar year.  These three new devices, the Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR, and Fitbit Surge, are the culmination of the last year or more of development by the Fitbit team.  Here is a quick preview and some of my thoughts on these devices.

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REVIEW: Follow-up on Garmin Vivofit vs Fitbit Flex for Summer 2014

Now that Garmin recently updated their Connect software to allow its users the ability to sync with MyFitnessPal it was time for me to give the Vivofit another look.  And with the first day of summer behind us people are finding more time to be outside and get active.  With some fresh faces in the fitness wearables market how do the Garmin Vivofit and Fitbit Flex continue to stack up for the Summer of 2014?

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