Broadcom Intros Global Location Chip For Fitness Wearables

Apple gets patent for “smart” fitness-tracking headphones

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For example, tilting your head to the left could tell the headphones to pause the p90X3 results current song; tilting to the right could indicate you want to skip forward or change the volume. As reported by CNET , the key to the headphones ability to track fitness is a series of sensors embedded into one or more areas of the devices. When the sensors come into contact with skin, they can detect everything from heart rate to perspiration and temperature. For people who already wear headphones or earbuds during workouts, these would eliminate the need for additional accessories like heart rate monitors. All of the technology would be wrapped into the single product. As a fully integrated system, the headphones or earbuds could take in the fitness data, realize you are getting tired, and attempt to encourage you to pick up the pace, by raising the volume, playing your favorite song, or saying something motivational. There’s no word on when such a device might be available on the market for consumers.
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Fitness is over your shoulder

It is better to start with backward walking (also called retropedaling), and gradually speed up. Fitness expert Sandeep Sachdev says that the benefits of reverse running far outweigh the initial awkwardness. “I was apprehensive too, but it gets easier with practise. Make sure you run outdoors on a plain surface, never a treadmill, since you need to get comfortable first.” Nothing official about it While the exercise seems to be quickly gathering popular support, doctors are still apprehensive about its impact. “I’m not sure how scientific it is.
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