New technology: Get healthy and fit with a little tech help
Feeling like you could use a little help getting your health, wellbeing and fitness on track? Take a look at the latest technology, tech gear and websites to help you out!
Under Armour launches UA Record app
UA Record simplifies your personal health data with fitness tracking tools, connects you to your digital community and keeps you synced with your fitness goals at all times.
Features include motion and GPS activity tracking, individual workout analysis, and progress snapshots (including steps, sleep, how many calories you’ve worked off, heart rate and weight).
You can even invite up to 20 friends within your network to compete in customised health and fitness challenges that can be organised daily, weekly or monthly (such as workout count, total distance covered, total number of steps taken, or calories burned).
Durex spreads the message: ‘Turn off to Turn on’
The world’s leading sexual wellbeing brand has released an honest yet moving video with couples discussing how technology has affected their relationship. Durex is reminding us that improving our sexual relationships could be as easy as turning off our phones or tablets…
A survey conducted found that 40% of participants had delayed sex because of technology, and a third had answered their phones during sex (!). See the video here:
In response, Durex have created a smartphone app that synchronises our phones to sleep together, so we can too. At agreed times or by spontaneous agreement, the app will simply mask your phones’ home screen, removing all distractions.
Download the Durex Connect app here from Google Play.
Online high-end activewear site launches
Active Society (activesociety.co.nz) has just launched, giving women around New Zealand easy access to a carefully curated range of fashionable fitness clothing from leading international sports brands including Onzie and L’urv.
Products are selected based on their ability to flatter the female form while providing the utmost in functionality. Active Society co-founder Brooke Johnson says, ‘We believe what you should wear should make you feel confident, energetic and full of life, allowing you to focus on doing what it is that makes you truly happy.’
TomTom GPS Sports Watches now compatible with Nike+ app
TomTom have announced their range of TomTom Runner and Multi-Sport GPS Sport Watches will now connect to Nike+. Users can now track their progress, challenge their friends and share their successes with the Nike+ running community and earn NikeFuel.
TomTom GPS Sport Watches track real time information including time, distance, pace, speed, heart rate and calories burnt during an activity.
For more information visit the TomTom website.
Kiwi designers create innovative standing desk solution
The research and evidence is undeniable – we all need to better balance how long we spend sitting vs standing. Kiwis have designed a new desk solution; Elevate makes it possible to use any existing desktop or table surface as a standing workstation for your laptop. Made from naturally strong birch ply, the Elevate has a modern, sustainable aesthetic to suit any environment.
The designers have been seeking financial backing for this innovative product via Kickstarter.com, and their target has been achieved, s0 keep an eye out for this standing workstation in the future!
For more info, visit www.getelevate.co.nz.
Go wild over the Baby-G leopard print collection
In striking pink, white & beige bold leopard print designs, the Casio Baby-G BA-110LP brings out your toughness and coolness all in one look. The eye-catching leopard print design wraps around the entire watch including the band and bezel making it a stylish statement piece that is sure to pop and elevate any casual street wear or monochrome ensembles.
As with all G-Shock and Baby-G models, this timepiece is shock and water resistant (RRP $249). For more info, visit www.babygnz.com.
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