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Fitness Gadgets Part 3 – Mobile Fitness Apps

Friday, February 18th, 2011

This is our third installment in a series of posts on fitness gadgets that will motivate you to stay fit.  Don’t forget to read the first and second posts after you read this one.

A smart phone is a fitness gadget you may already own.  There are a wide variety of iPhone and Android apps that will help you keep track of what you eat and how many calories you’ve consumed.  Many people are using smart phone apps like RunKeeper to track their workouts while listening to their favorite tunes via music apps like Pandora Radio.   There are also apps that can serve as personal trainers.   You can also use your phone as an e-book reader to catch up on your reading as you workout.

For more details about fitness apps for smart phones, see this CNET review of the Top iPhone Fitness Apps.  For Android Fitness Apps, see this Lifehacker review.

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Those Angry Birds

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

Angry Birds, which first made its debut in the Apple iPhone App Store in December of 2009, has become the new Pac-Man.  It has racked up an amazing 75 million downloads to devices that include iPads, Android phones and Sony PSPs as well as iPhones and iPod Touches.  This ubiquitous game was developed by Ravio, a game studio based in Finland.  Ravio has already announced Angry Birds Rio, based on the upcoming Fox film.

Find out more about Angry Birds on the Rovio website and be sure to check out the original trailer on YouTube:

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