Nu Dolphin Touch 4GB
Underwater MP3 players are a niche market, with few players to choose from. It's worth noting that none of the current waterproof players compares favourably with regular MP3 players on price or sound quality. But if you need some music to motivate and break the tedium of lane swimming, the Nu Dolphin Touch 4GB is half a length clear of Speedo's 2GB Aquabeat LZR Racer, offering twice the storage capacity, a two-line LCM display, FM Radio – which oddly seems to perform better underwater than out of it – and more accessories out of the box, such as a microfibre cleaning cloth and Neoprene armband.
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For many folk, it's not just muscles atrophying in modern, sedentary offices, but decaying brains that worry too. If you need to exercise the grey matyer and prefer puzzles a little more tangible than Cut The Rope, check out the Revomaze Obsession range – the more affordable, but uncompromisingly engineered, plastic versions of the original metal Revomazes. Officially known as 'Sleeve-on-Cylinder Maze' puzzles, the objective is to tease a central shaft through an internal maze of dead ends and traps. And they're not easy. Available in three levels of difficulty, the easiest Obsession has an average completion time of around six hours.
Reg Rating 90%
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Fitness - I has it.
All the above products in this article are complete bollocks.
Nobody needs any of this crap and none of them will make it any easier to get to your desired fitness & weight levels.
They categorically won't make you fit, ESPECIALLY the Kinect and Wii fit crap, they should be removed under the trade descriptions act, because they are soooooooo misleading.
If you want to get fit and lose weight, you need to do PROPER exercise like jogging, swimming or using a good quality cross trainer (not some £50 job from Argos), combined with press-ups & situps. The only "device" you need is appropriate footwear for jogging and a clock to look at during your session so you know you've been doing exercise for at least 40 minutes, three times a week. Getting fit from a state of complete un-fitness is not easy, it's rewarding hard work!
Also, eat less food, don't snack after your evening meal and watch the weight drop off.
Sports-tracker for symbian..
sports-tracker (sports-tracker.com) is a free symbian app which is better than track my run and endemondo etc and has worked great for me for the past couple of years... Always use my old nokia for running instead of my iphone for this app...
...that you did not include a GPS running device such as a Garmin or similar but did manage to include a foot massager and a puzzle. My Garmin has a heart rate monitor and a cadence sensor so is really useful for both running and cycling, a free website to upload all of my exercise as well as a standard export format which many other running and fitness websites accept.
The GPS is also accurate and there are a variety of options such as virtual training partner, courses (with route map), auto-lapping, auto-multisport, pace and heart rate zones and the 400 series have heartrate-based calorie calculation.
I have used one for a year now and wouldn't be without it for a long run or race.
Good post apart from the mention of Situps
Good post. The only way to lose weight and get fit is via my famous diet called "eat less and do more".
You don't need any fancy diets, toys, tech, gadgets, just eat less and do more.
A healthy balanced diet with reduced calorie intake and burning more calories than you ingest and you will lose weight.
My only criticism of your post is you mention situps. They are dreadful for you and only really exercise the main trunk flexor, the iliopsoas muscle and don't work on the abs. Crunches are better but a lot of people now say that full body workouts are better, ie squats, lunges and deadlifts as they all use core stabilisation and work the whole body therefore reducing fat and this is the only way to get your abs to show.
Never heard about SportsTracker?
SportsTracker busts Runkeeper Pro even without trying it.