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U-Move Wii Controller Will Keep You Moving, Won't Take No For an Answer

The U-Move nunchuck controller is like a drill sergeant for the Wii. This little peripheral uses a pedometer to keep track of every step you take, and will let you know exactly how many calories you burn while playing any Wii or Wii-Fit game. Thing is, you'll have to keep moving at all times, in order to "energize" your on-screen character. The minute you stop bouncing around, your thumb...

The Week in Design: Electrolux's Trashy Vacuums and Designer Phones Done Wrong

The Web is teeming with the unrealized ideas of both students and established designers who set out to produce astonishing renderings and prototypes for unusual products. Unfortunately, due to the lack of time, money, or technology, many of those products never move from the planning stages to the mass market. But that doesn't mean we can't salivate over their creations, nevertheless. Last...

Google Health Relaunches With Customizable, User-Friendly Design

A couple of years ago, Google launched Google Health, an online forum where users can store their personal health and wellness information, and share it with others. Now, the company has just launched a new and improved version of its online health center, with an eye toward personalizing and streamlining user experience. As Google explains on its blog, the new Google Health features a more...

New Nike+ iPhone Fitness App Counts Calories and Maps Trails

The 'Nike+' iPhone app has been a popular choice for runners looking for some extra company during long workouts. Now, the sportswear powerhouse has just released an updated, GPS-enhanced version of the app, geared toward athletes who actually like to see where they're headed. In addition to tracking a user's pace, distance and burned calories, the new 'Nike+ GPS' (iTunes link) app takes advantage...

Navy Considers 'Wii Fit' and 'DDR' to Whip Recruits into Shape

Share A little more than a week after the American Heart Association (AHA) vouched for Nintendo's 'Wii Fit,' the U.S. Navy has decided to use video games as a training tool. According to the Navy Times, the military branch plans on using games like 'Wii Fit' and Konami's 'Dance Dance Revolution' to build the endurance of new recruits. Navy Surgeon General Vice Admiral Adam Robinson says, in a...

Gift Guide: Fitbit

Fitbit (Sports Fan, Under $100) For the more reluctant Sports Fan just getting into fitness, or even for the calorie-counting obsessive, look no further than this unobtrusive little gadget. The Fitbit ($99) is a small clip-shaped device outfitted with a three-dimensional motion-sensor that functions as a personal wellness indicator. With the device's ability to track calories burned, steps...

'Shocking' Study: More Exercise Equipment, Fewer TVs Make Home Healthier

We can't believe it took a scientific study to discover this, but apparently, you're more likely to lose weight if you own more pieces of exercise equipment than televisions. Ever heard of common sense, people? According to a transcript of Scientific American's 60-Second Science podcast, a study that appeared in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine found people who lost 10-percent of their body...

Wireless eScale Uploads Your Weight to the Internet

Apparently, the United States offers you two options: Be morbidly obese, or be so healthy and weight conscious that everyone around you wants to choke you with a Big Mac. It's the only way to explain the shockingly high rate of overweight individuals in the U.S. (although that is usually measured by the rather meaningless Body Mass Index, or BMI) and the seemingly uncontrollable explosion of gyms...

'Personal Trainer: Walking' Bringing Pedometers to Nintendo DSi

Nintendo's DSi may have just launched, but if you figured your wallet would be safe from buying any other related hardware in the near future, you clearly aren't in tune with the rabid peripheral market. Our best buds over at Joystiq sat down with David Young, the assistant PR manager for Nintendo of America, in order to talk shop and get a glimpse into the DSi's future. Of note, Mr. Young...

'Wii Fit' Showing Up in Middle School Gyms

We're still on the fence about whether or not the 'Wii Fit' could actually help you lose weight. Sure, swinging your arms around playing fun games like 'Wii Tennis' is one thing, but standing around on one foot and perfecting your balance? Most folks would get bored long before shedding any pounds. But that's not stopping some New York City schools from adding the devices to their exercise...

EA Planning a 'Wii Fit' Competitor?

The Wii Fit might have some competition brewing, if Men's Fitness magazine is a publication worthy of the public's trust, that is. The details are vague, to say the very least but, here's what we "know": Dave Kushner, executive producer at EA Sports, told the magazine that the company is planning an 'unnamed fitness game' with a 'new peripheral' which will connect the Wiimote to the player's...

Wearable Fitbit Automatically Tracks Your Exercise Routines

Although the world already has a set of headphones that encourages you to work out, the newly announced Fitbit is just a hair more sophisticated. Designed to be worn or carried around in a spare pocket, the personal tracker is about the size of a standard flash drive and includes a built-in motion sensor to keep tabs on "exercise intensity levels, calories burned, sleep quality, steps and...

Screenshots for iPhone Nike+ Running App Found to be Fake

It has taken its sweet, sweet time in arriving, but it seems the iPhone Nike+ running application is just... about... here. A slew of new screenshots of the application have emerged, and while there are no juicy tidbits to accompany 'em (release date, cost, etc.), we all know how many lines of text a single snapshot is worth. Hang tight runners, the app you've been waiting (and waiting) for...

New York Gym Offering Nintendo Wii Workouts for $110 Per Hour

Okay, so we all know that everything is overpriced in the big city, and we don't just mean rent. Food, bottled water, parking, movie tickets -- you name it, it'll cost you twice (or more) as much as the same thing would cost you in some nice, small town. Paying $110 to get some supervised play time with a Wii, though? That's a bit exorbitant, no matter where you live. According to the New York...

More iTunes Fitness Apps and Gadgets Due From Apple

Apple seems to think you're all a bunch of fat asses who need to get more exercise. Frankly, we're inclined to agree, you have been looking a little soft around the middle lately. Apple has already teamed with Nike on iPod and running shoe packages, and unveiled a plan to put iPod docks in treadmills for saving workout data, now a new patent reveals the boys in Cupertino may be working on a...