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Moto Body on Google Play – sync your smartwatch data with your phone

You have a Moto 360 that takes care of your daily fitness needs? Why not choose Moto Body to go with it? The app made its way to the Google Store and it’s been around since November 2014, but only in smartwatch form. Now you can finally find it on your smartphone too and you can sync data to get more details related to your life, steps and those pesky extra calories.

 

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This fitness app is not exclusive to Motorola devices and you can use it with some other Android devices, the major necessity being Android 4.3 or more as an OS version on the devices. The thing you will absolutely need is the Moto 360, because the Wear component will only install on a 360 smartwatch.

 

Moto Body uses your smartwatch data and displays everything in detailed graphs paired according to days, weeks, months or even years. The app tracks steps, activity and heart rates, and it will calculate calories burned and distance covered for example. You can compare stats to see trends across various periods of time and you also get the occasional tips and insights, as with all fitness apps.

 

Moto Body is free on the Google Play store and you can give it a second look below:

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Micromax launches YUphoria – Cyanogen OS mid-range smartphone – and fitness trackers YUFit and HealthYU

A new mid-range Cyanogen OS phone will soon start selling in India, and it is named YUphoria. Why this name, you ask? Because the device shares the same line with YUreka, another device already on the Hindu market.

 

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Micromax is Cyanogen Inc’s exclusive partner in India, and it is responsible for the YU line which will include the Yuphoria device starting next month. The device itself will sell exclusively through Amazon and it will be clad in white/gold and black/silver. Under the hood you find a Snapdragon 410 chip, 2 GB of RAM, an 8MP snapper with f/2.2 aperture and a 2230 mAh battery. They’re all tucked in under the 5” LCD screen at 720p. It is basically the same as a Moto G device spec-wise.

 

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The smartphone will run on Cyanogen 12 at launch and it will present Truecaller dialer support. Its release date is set for May 28th when it starts selling at $109 or Rs 6,999.

 

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This is not all from the YU line as Micromax also announced fitness tracking devices: HealthYU and YUFit. HealthYU has an advanced health sensor that you can carry in your pocket (?) and take out whenever you want to read your health data whereas YUFit is a smartband that will track activity via an OLED screen.

 

HealthYu also reads temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, oxygenation and respiration and it syncs the data to most apps and devices out there. The smartband sells for $16 or Rs 999 whereas the pocked accessory has a $78 price tag or Rs 4,999. They both come out next month.

Source: India Times via AndroidPolice

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Microsoft Health update: track calories and steps without the Band, auto-detect Sleeping and more

Microsoft Health can now be used without the band! Last year, Microsoft launched its own fitness tracker band with a companion app that you can now use as is! The company has updated the app to be able to track steps and calories without requiring the actual band because it uses your phone’s motion sensors. All you need is a phone with Kitkat or Lollipop.

 

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Just in case you already have the Microsoft Band as well, you get something nice from this update too: you can share bike data with Strava and MapMyRide. Just in case you don’t own or like bikes, you can also profit because the app can now auto-detect when you are asleep via the Band. This way you won’t have to start tracking yourself when you fall asleep or when you wake up. So much easier!

Changelog for version 1.3.10427.2:

  • Sleep: auto-detect your sleep without activating the Sleep tile
  • Connected apps: share your bike data with Strava and MapMyRide
  • Multi-device support: track your steps and calories without the Microsoft Band, using the motion sensor on the phone you own
  • Bug fixes

*motion tracking works with android 4.4 phones or greater.

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Sony SmartWatch 3 available for purchase on the Google Play Store

Sony SmartWatch 3 is the newest product you can buy from the Google Play Store starting today! The device has been available on the platform since mid-October, but it was marked as coming soon. Now, that wait is over and you can get yours for $249.99.

The smartwatch is destined to fitness-loving folks and design-wise it has a metal frame with a luxurious feel. Inside, you will find a 1.2 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex A7 processor with 512 MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. The display is 320 x 320 and rated IP68 and all of the above are powered by a sturdy 420 mAh battery.

Smartwatch 3 is the first Android Wear device to ship with a GPS chip available, which means it may take advantage of it in the next platform version. The device is only available with a black strap at the moment and, if you don’t mind the lack of choice, you can get yours on your wrist in just a few days!

Source: Sony on Google

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RunKeeper update with Google Fitness integration

RunKeeper, one of the most popular fitness apps out there, just received an update which includes Google Fit Integration. Starting today, the app will work with Google’s fitness platform as well. This is the only change you will be getting as, apart from that, you will find no other changes no matter how far you look.

Google Fit is Mountain View’s service for managing and syncing fitness data from various apps. It works well with Android Wear and a few third party apps facilitate its data gathering ability.

 

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In order to activate RunKeeper’s Fit integration you will have to go to settings and scroll down to Sharing Settings where you will see Google Fit. All you have to do then is tap and select the account you want to prioritize. All the RunKeeper data should go into Keep and it will be counted towards the fitness goals you set for yourself.

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Microsoft launches Health app along with Band to match it!

It appears that all monoliths on the tech market are pushing their own fitness apps and devices this time of year. Why wouldn’t Microsoft be one of them then? Google recently published Fit, Apple has HealthKit and now Microsoft will give us Health too!

Microsoft Health is the app that tracks your sleep quality, heart rate, calories burned and it tracks your steps as well. In order to properly use this app you will need, of course, a proper band – the Microsoft Band. The device is a plastic bracelet with a LCD screen that displays emails, incoming calls and text messages. It also maps your trips and activity. It was launched in the Microsoft Store where you can get it for $199.99.

 

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Microsoft Health itself is a web platform that allows you to launch a browser in order to get feedback based on what your activities are, the service can show you detailed stuff like how many calories you burn during your exercise sessions, which exercises burn the most calories, how much recovery you should allow yourself after a workout or how your food impacts your workout sessions.

 

Microsoft Health

 

Fitness partners can integrate their services with Health and among the apps that will be supported on the platform you can find RunKeeper, MyFitnessPal, Jawbone and MapMyFitness. Microsoft says that, in the future, users will be able to use their data with HealthVault, where they can get doctor advice.

Just in case you like the Microsoft Band more than your usual Android Wear devices, you will probably like the app platform that comes with it. It’s free on the Google PlayStore.

Source: Microsoft Blog

 

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