Meet the Twitter ‘mafia’ in health and fitness tech

A LinkedIn search revealed that more than 20 former Twitter employees are now at health, fitness and bio-tech start-ups. The vast majority of them joined or founded these companies in the past two years, in the midst of Twitter’s well-documented executive shakeup. This list includes but is not limited to: Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo, who’s now running a fitness app called Chorus Former Twitter industry manager Julie Martin, who’s now working with Costolo as head of partnerships at Chorus Fitness; and ex-Twitter senior product manager Erin Moore, now head of product…

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12 Fitness Lessons You Can Learn from Mindful Meditation

Mindful Mantras Keeping your workout routine in gear can be a constant process, and many times it’s all about mind over matter. These tips will help you get your head in the game and let go of everything that’s holding you back from acheiving your mental and physical goals.     Taming Your Inner Dialogue “Words affect our dispositions, sketch out actions, form affections. It would be ideal to have interior silence, but this takes a great deal of discipline and years of practice. In the meantime, taking all of this type…

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Fitbit Alta HR review: The best fitness tracker for most people

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The best activity tracker is the one you’ll actually wear every day, otherwise there’s no point in buying one at all. Fitbit’s new $150 Alta HR is the one most people would wear not just every day, but all night—and that’s worth every penny. At a glance, the Alta HR looks identical to its predecessor, last year’s original Alta. It’s a slim bracelet with an OLED screen that wakes to show the time when you raise your wrist and responds to…

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The Apple Watch doesn’t have to trade fashion for fitness

Apple’s products are saddled with astronomical expectations, but in recent years perhaps none was so anticipated as the Apple Watch, Apple’s first go at tapping into the budding wearables market. It may not be fair to say that the Watch didn’t live up to those expectations, but early versions of the device, and especially its software, received a lukewarm reception. Since its initial launch, Apple has taken steps to change not only the Watch and its operating system, but also its overall perception and marketing message. They’re ditching something that…

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GOQii 2.0 review: A fitness band that offers medical, lifestyle advice

PECIFICATIONS: Band tracks steps, distance, active time & karma score, complete health ecosystem (band + app + live coach/doctor), OLED display, silicon band, up to 14 days battery life, auto sleep detection. PRICE: Rs 1,999 (3 months), Rs 2,999 (6 months), Rs 3,999 (12 months) We’ve spoken about the Goqii system before — unlike the usual fitness bands that work independently, Goqii uses a combination of few things: the band (with a display, step + sleep tracking), the app (detailed logs of your activity, food, water), a live coach (to…

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