iFitness: the Next New Thing?

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Date: Friday, June 24th, 2005, 10:22
Category: Archive

New miniature multi-sport fitness and training devices such as the Garmin Forerunner 301 combine wireless heart rate monitoring with GPS to record 10,000 points of position (lat, long, elevation), speed and heart rate. When these data are downloaded to PC- (Garmin Training Center) or web-based (Motion Based, Training Peaks) diary/archival, analytical and map-correlation services, the goal-oriented fitness afficianado or athlete has amazing new tools with which real improvements in performance can be achieved. Furthermore, flexible HRM-indexed time/pace training plans can be developed from coaches, books or on-line sources and uploaded to the device for autonomous real-time work-out guidance.
The problem: Garmin supports only Windows. Read More…

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BoomTune Mini Tripod Speakers for the iPod shuffle

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Date: Friday, June 24th, 2005, 02:35
Category: Accessory

Tunewear Booktune Mini Tripod SpeakersIt’s a shame that it’s only available in Japan, but Tunewear’s BoomTune Mini Tripod caught my eye because it’s the first speaker system that I’ve seen for the iPod shuffle and it’s extremely cool looking.

BOOMTUNE mini incorporates a unique tripod design and an amazing 1W x 2 output that is surprising for such a compact size. Just one AAA battery is all you will need to enjoy up to 10 hours* of playback. With a style like you have never seen before, the tripod design can be used with almost any MP3 player from the small iPod shuffle to the iPod 4G/photo. It is also suitable for more than just table top use. In fact, you can use it anywhere. Whether you are staying in a hotel, camping, at a barbecue, or just enjoying the outdoors, BOOMTUNE mini will ensure that you can enjoy your favorite tunes no matter where you are!

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