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The Misfit Flash is the newly-released fitness and sleep monitor from Misfit.

Similar to the Misfit Shine, Flash can be worn anywhere, including the user’s wrist, keychain, or lapel. It also has many of the same features as the Shine. The user can track their steps, sleep patterns, calories burned, and because Flash is waterproof it can even track swimming. Flash comes in several colors including lemon-lime Zest, funky Fuschia, and minimalist Frost to make matching your unique style easy.

“Flash is the only fully featured activity and sleep tracker in the world for under $50, making it an incredible value,” said Tim Golnik, VP of Product and Design at Misfit.

The Misfit Flash will be available in October, but you can pre-order yours now on the Misfit site for $49.99.

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Superhero Workout Review

Superhero Workout Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Want a workout with a kind of story tied into it? Superhero Workout is what you're after.

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Walkr Review

Walkr Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Walking is a bit more exciting thanks to this planet building/discovering sim reliant upon your every step.

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mycloudtag Review

mycloudtag Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Need some extensive workout programs and don't want to spend much on it? mycloudtag is an ideal app for you.

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Runtastic – Now With Google Street View and More

Posted by on June 10th, 2014
iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad

Runtastic PRO, the running app that seems to do it all, has released a new update to keep their fans motivated. Runners can now try to beat their best times with the new “Challenge a Run” feature and keep things exciting with 2 new story runs: Alcatraz 2 and Weight Loss.

Runtastic PRO is available on the App Store for $4.99.

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Runtastic PRO Review

Runtastic PRO Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Keep track of your runs, cycles, and more with this feature-rich exercise app.

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Runr Review

Runr Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Not without its issues, Runr is a streamlined running app focused on simplicity and privacy.

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CardioSurprise! Review

CardioSurprise! Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
In need of livening up the Cardio workout? CardioSurprise! will surprise users in the best way possible.

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Home Workout Review

Home Workout Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Offering an extensive 16 week workout, Home Workout is a bargain for those trying to get fitter and healthier.

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It can sometimes be tough for people to make time for exercise. Maybe they work long days or have to spend too much time sitting at a desk. Perhaps there are other physical limitations that are preventing them from going for a jog or a bike ride. Well now there’s TAO to consider as an alternative.

taowellnessThe TAO Wellness fitness program, along with the TAO WellShell, promote a brand of exercise know as Isometrics. Isometric exercises are basically the application of pressure at certain points of the body, for certain lengths of time, and at certain strengths, in order to improve circulation and tone muscles. The WellShell and Tao Wellness system work together to not only present you with Isometic exercises but to create an entire program for you to follow; complete with reps, coaching, and so on. “Variobics(TM),” they call it.

The WellShell will measure and track your progress, then give you the results through the TAO app (coming soon) and allow you to see how far you’ve come. What’s so interesting about it is that the exercises are largely comprised of squeezing the device from various angles – all of which will work different groups of muscles – so there’s nothing really holding you back from using it whenever you have a spare moment but can’t manage any major physical activities such as running, pushups, and so on.

If you’re headed to CES you can check out the TAO Wellness system and the WellShell January 7-10 at Booth #26712 in South Hall 2. If not, you’ll have to wait a bit longer (and keep an eye on the website) to get your hands on it.

Running For Weight Loss PRO Review

Running For Weight Loss PRO Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Looking rough around the edges, Running for Weight Loss PRO still offers plenty of handy functionality for those keen to start running.

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PUMATRAC Review

PUMATRAC Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
PUMATRAC not only provides runners with stats, it also motivates them with insights about conditions and behaviors that effect performance.

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Today, Fitbit announced the Force, an evolution in their excellent line of activity monitors. The Force builds on their previous wristband monitor, the Flex. The Force adds an accelerometer and OLED display. This allows the Force to track the number of stairs climbed as well as provide better feedback right from the device on progress. When not in active use the Force can also function as a watch showing the time. A future update will also allow the Force to show incoming call alerts direct from an iPhone.

The Force will be out soon and is available now for pre-order.

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Pocket Yoga Review

Pocket Yoga Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Find a few moments of peace and calm while learning to be more flexible, courtesy of Pocket Yoga.

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Fitlist Review

Fitlist Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Sick of using Notes or pen and paper to track workouts? Fitlist has simplified the entire process.

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Adrian Peterson Driven Review

Adrian Peterson Driven Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Driven is the right word for this tough fitness app, ideal for those who have already attained a certain level of strength and speed.

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GregoryColemanNexercise, the app for tracking exercise among friends, has always been about gamifying the workout tracking experience. But for the recent 2.0 revamp, Nexercise has undergone major changes in order to make it more game-like, and to hopefully make its users more effective in getting out and exercising. With multiple rewards systems like Kiip and Pocket Change, President and COO Gregory Coleman hopes that his app can be a smashing success. I spoke with him recently about what his company is trying to do with Nexercise.

Nexercise1148Apps: With the major revamp to the app, what were your goals in changing and improving the experience?

Gregory Coleman (GC): We wanted to make the entire experience easier, more intuitive, and more elegant. We want new users to quickly figure out what to do and how to do it. We felt like some aspects of the old version created some confusion and friction points.

148Apps: Many of the new features resemble the kinds of rewards and tactics that a lot of free-to-play social games use. Was this intentional? And if not, did you do any further research into how they could help you out?

GC: This is intentional. The key to casual games is that they are quick to use, easy to learn, and fun to play. Our goal is to accomplish the same thing with Nexercise and we deliberately tried to tie into the same psychological components.

148Apps: Have you seen actual users taking advantage of the rewards and social features?

GC: Absolutely! According to surveys of our users and our own internal data, those are two of the most popular aspects of the app.

Nexercise2148Apps: How do you ensure that users don’t try to cheat the system?

GC: If a user allows us to use the smartphone sensors to actually track the exercise session, we give them bonus points. This also allows us to do some pattern matching on the backend to validate the activity and reject cheating. As far as self-reporting, it is an honor system. However, our community tends to police itself and is pretty quick to call out cheaters.

148Apps: Do you encourage certain behavior patterns for users?

GC: Yes. Our mechanics are based heavily on the psychology of exercise. We reward behaviors that are scientifically proven to make people more successful in living an active life (exercising first thing in the morning or on Monday for example).

148Apps: What are your plans in the near future for the app?

GC: We’re looking very heavily at integrations with the other tools that our users use. We currently integrate with the RunKeeper app and are evaluating what, if any, other tools we want to connect with.

Thanks to Gregory for his time.

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+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Released: 2011-03-11 :: Category: Healthcare & Fitness

Performance Stretching Review

Performance Stretching Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Warming up and down correctly is as important as the exercise itself, Performance Stretching teaches users how to stretch properly.

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FIT FIX Review

FIT FIX Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Covering cardio, strength training, and yoga all in one app, FIT FIX is a good all-rounder for fitness fans.

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Ninja Fitness 3D Review

Ninja Fitness 3D Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Offering a new way to be motivated to get fit, Ninja Fitness 3D is pretty cool.

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FitStar: Tony Gonzalez Review

FitStar: Tony Gonzalez Review

iPad Only App - Designed for the iPad
FitStar: Tony Gonzalez offers a pretty great video-based workout for novices, at a price.

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Expert App Reviews

 

Week-in and week-out, the 148Apps reviewers search through the new apps out there, find the good ones, and write about them in depth. The ones we love become Editor’s Choice, standing out above the many good apps and games with something just a little bit more to offer. Want to see what we’ve been up to this week? Take a look below for a sampling of our latest reviews. And if you want more, be sure to hit our Reviews Archive.

SuperBetter

 
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A surprising amount of apps and games like to think that they can change one’s life. In reality, a select few can actually accomplish something that huge. Most of the remaining few might change small elements, such as providing encouragement for those trying to exercise more or give up a bad habit. SuperBetter is part of an even smaller group: it wants to change and improve everything about one’s life. A lofty ambition but one that I reckon it can accomplish, with the willingness of its users. One such glimpse into the importance of SuperBetter comes from this Ted video from game designer, Jane McGonigal, explaining just why the app can help so much. It’s fascinating stuff and ideal context. Essentially, SuperBetter is about turning life into a game. –Jennifer Allen

Layton Brothers Mystery Room

 
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Oh, look, Layton Brothers Mystery Room. Sounds interesting. The name Layton has pretty much become synonymous with puzzle-solving brilliance. The Professor had a knack for solving most of the world’s problems with a little logic, and that talent has apparently been passed on to his progeny. Alfendi Layton, however, is not his father. Mysteries are still a key feature for this particular Layton’s adventures, however Alfendi and his new assistant Lucy Baker (Detective Constable) are out to solve murder mysteries. Two of which are available for free right from the start and seven more that can be purchased for an additional $5. The each case involves mulling over suspects, inspecting a recreated crime scene (because Alfendi is something of a shut-in), questioning suspects/witnesses, and piecing it all together until a solid accusation can be made. In fact, aside from the world and characters Layton Brothers Mystery Room actually bears little resemblance to earlier games in the series. –Rob Rich

Limbo

 
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Limbo, the 2010 Xbox Live Arcade release that also made its way to other platforms, has finally come to mobile. For those who have not experienced this haunting puzzle-platformer, this is as good a time as any to jump in. Limbo is dark and mysterious, thanks in part to its silhouetted art style that renders most the world in black and white. There’s little guidance given, as players just kind of have to start running, and taking on the challenges that face them, from tricky jumps to finding ways to dispatch enemies, and avoiding traps. This is very much a horror game, as plenty of opportunities to scare the player are presented. Seriously, this game is nightmare-inducing. The deaths in the game aren’t particularly gory, but they are rather gruesome. That it’s a kid on the receiving end of most of the carnage is part of what makes it unsettling. That, and some of the things that are encountered in the world of Limbo. –Carter Dotson

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Coolson’s Artisanal Chocolate Alphabet

 
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As some readers may have noticed, I do not personally review many word games. Very few word games gain my attention because I am terrible at these types of puzzles, finding them for the most part frustrating and demoralizing. Therefore, it is quite a compliment from me to have enjoyed reviewing Coolson’s Artisanal Chocolate Alphabet as it is a word game that has won me over with a charming narrative, wonderful sense of style and an abundance of whimsy that I have greatly enjoyed. –Amy Solomon

The Terrifying Building in Eyeville

 
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The Terrifying Building in Eyeville is a thoughtfully written and wonderfully illustrated children’s storybook app. This is a very personal storybook developed by Joel Grondrup as his daughter was diagnosed with retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the retina. The Terrifying Building in Eyeville is an allegory for this cancer as a small man named Kanser arrives in Eyetown after falling off the back of a truck during a rain storm. He knocks on the door of Mr. Nice and asks if he can start building onto Mr. Nice’s home as he is a traveling builder who looks for houses to build onto. –Amy Solomon

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Space is Key

 
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The best games, for me, are ones that are simple, easy to control and, more or less mildly infuriating. It’s why I pulled my hair, shedding years while playing Super Hexagon. It’s probably why I find Space is Key so intriguing. It mocks me. To my face. It’s evil. Space is Key is about as simple as they come. Looks-wise, it uses switching primary colors with opposing hues to highlight obstacles. The color changes do an interesting job of creating a psychedelic atmosphere reminiscent of Super Hexagon that doesn’t internet with the gameplay. –Tre Lawrence

Warmly

 
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Warmly is an atypical productivity offering from The Chaos Collective that seemingly wants to make the descriptive term “alarm” a misnomer by changing the way we do alarms and wake patterns in the first place. The opening user interface is a clear cut celebration of simplicity, and hints at the design elements that govern the entire app. It gives a scroll-through window for setting the time (with an AM/PM toggle), and nine (9) big square buttons. After a scheduling check-off and an off and ok button, THAT’S IT. Laid against the soothing yellow backdrop, the relatively minimalist viewers are hard not to like. –Tre Lawrence

LandGrabbers

 
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Nevosoft’s LandGrabbers is a fun hybrid game that is surprisingly dependent on strategy and quick thinking. The land that makes up this game is ably represented by effective graphics the encompass several mythical environments. In the first stage, the 3D graphics do a good job of giving life to the structures, and further down the line, the scenery becomes even more intricate; rolling hills, stone bridges and shrubbery all add up to cushion the action in a reasonable looking shell. –Tre Lawrence

Scientific 7-Minute Workout Review

Scientific 7-Minute Workout Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Finding time to exercise can be tough, surely 7 minutes isn't much to ask though, right?

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Workout (7 Minute Body Fitness Exercise) Review

Workout (7 Minute Body Fitness Exercise) Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Break a sweat in 7 minutes with this simple and elegant exercise app that doesn’t require any expensive equipment or sophisticated techniques.

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TempoRun Review

TempoRun Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
TempoRun syncs music’s tempo to a user’s running pace to help them achieve an invigorating run.

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Touchfit: GSP Review

Touchfit: GSP Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Offering a personalized video based workout, Touchfit: GSP is a great source of ideas for exercise routines, even if it is reliant on an internet connection.

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UControl Weight Review

UControl Weight Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
There's some useful information here for those looking to lose weight, but it's a little limited and clunky to explore.

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Fitonaut Workouts Pro Review

Fitonaut Workouts Pro Review

+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad
Fitonaut Workouts Pro offers easy to follow workouts, for all levels, which can be accomplished in a reasonably short amount of time.

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Every Body Walk!

Every Body Walk!

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
Every Body Walk! is a clean, simple walk-tracking app designed to track and record time, distance and calories burned during daily walk routines.

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Gym Hero Review

Gym Hero Review

iPhone App - Designed for the iPhone, compatible with the iPad
With plenty of features from stats to synching, Gym Hero should keep many an enthusiastic gym addict happy with its tracking functionality.

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