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The latest fitness bands are smarter and svelter than ever

Thanks to smartphones and watches, athletes can track more data than ever. But is HRV all that really matters?

The days of counting steps are over. The Mio Slice looks at your heart rate to give you an overall health score based in science.

Tracking HRV has emerged as one of the best ways to quantify recovery. But it’s also one of the most misunderstood and misused fitness tools around.

Heart-rate apps bring Olympic-caliber recovery to everyone

There are countless watches, bracelets, headbands, and foot pods on the market promising to record every little thing you do. But can any of it make you a better athlete? The author wades through the muck and the mire to data-mine his best self.

An increasing number of well-designed tools help rock climbers train more effectively

New gear for more informed—and more fun—training

A flashlight, a fitness tracker, a GPS...the list goes on.

Because a world without internal-frame backpacks, bike derailleurs, and wetsuits would be a darker place

Music to your ears, training for your heart

Introducing the first helmet on the market that measures your heart rate.

Some people might be built for speed and others for distance, but everyone benefits from running faster. This is how you do it.

Creating a food journal to help you lose weight just got a helluva lot easier.

How do we put this nicely? If you’re anything like the participants in a recent Canadian study, you’re probably wrong about your workout intensity. (And yes, you probably are like them, considering that the group contained both men and women of different ages, ethnicities, and BMI classes.)…

No fancy equipment needed — just your finger, a notebook and one minute a day

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