Michael Frank

2016 Honda HR-V

We loved the Honda Fit, but it wasn’t perfect. We gave the new Honda HR-V a spin and were pleased to find many of our qualms with the old vehicle had been banished in the new one.

Garmin Guns for GoPro. Again.

With the announcement of its Virb X and Virb XE, Garmin is taking a second shot at the action cam market. Here are six reasons why the company's second foray into the realms of action cameras may be...

Live from Your Calf: Your Lactate Threshold!

Two companies are racing to add sweat-sensing capabilities to our wearables. Turns out the salty liquid is good for more than just cooling you down: It’s jammed with vital information about your...

Base Camp 101: Pick Your Spot

A friend and I once drove onto a beach to camp. The sign said it was legal, which was great, but the car got stuck in wet sand, which was not so great.

The 6 Sharpest-Looking Smartwatches

The reason so many plastic fitness bands wind up forgotten in drawers isn’t just lame battery life. It’s also because they’re ugly and uncomfortable—too much like Livestrong bracelets and too little...

Your Head Is Better for Sensors than Your Wrist

Most fitness trackers today (including the Mio Alpha, the Fitbit Surge, and the upcoming Apple Watch) use wrist-based heart-rate monitors to measure everything from beats per minute to calories...


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