Friday, November 21, 2008

Tracking technology, Heart, Speed, Calories, for the iPhone

Nice to see that companies are using mobile phones as the "one" device, the Garmin and other GPS systems are become useless as the mobile phones get smaller and smarter.

iTMP Technology, Inc. (iTMP), makers of iSPINNING, iNewLeaf and iRPM have a great solution using the iPhone and a smheart link to bridge the gap between your heart rate monitor and other devices. Allowing it to be stored in one place and view right away.
iSPINNING is a device you use along with your iPhone. SMHEART LINK is compatible with a growing list of products and sensors. SMHEART LINK utilizes ANT+Sport™ technology and iTMP is in the final stages of development with another market leader in heart rate monitor technology. ANT+Sport is a 2.4 GHz wireless network with standardized communication between devices including bike speed sensors, cadence sensors, power sensors and heart rate transmitter belts.
SMHEART LINK™, developed by iTMP Technology, is a wireless bridge that collects data from a variety of health and fitness sensors such as heart rate monitors, cycling speed and cadence sensors and power meters. Sending the data to Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch, SMHEART LINK enables iTMP’s suite of fitness applications, turning your iPhone or iPod touch into the ultimate fitness metrics monitor.
Cheers the SMHEART LINK will be available for the holiday and resolution seasons.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

keeping Heated while surfing. Rip Curl's H-Bomb

So things are heating up, Rip Curl has up the anti and made surfing a year round activity or at least the ability to keep you in the water longer.
The H-Bomb uses 2 lithium-ion 7.4 volt batteries they are rechargeable and last for 3 hours. The idea is simple a heating elements placed on your back warm up your core, allowing your heart to pump warm blood to your extremities.
The whole suit is made from E3 neoprene, lightest, warmest and most flexible neoprene. Their is a Fireskin lining that will wick the water away from your body and combines with the heaters to keep you warm.
Final a chest zip entry, moving it off to the side so not to impede your comfort while paddeling for a wave.

Way to Go Rip Curl - H-Bomb

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Trek Stop

First special thanks to Bicycle Design for finding and alerting the general public to this type of support from Trek.

When you see this type of kiosk popping up, bike traffic must be on the rise. Great now lets hope it continuous since gas prices have fallen, bike commuting has been one of the reasons that the gas industry has drop their prices.
The Trek Stop allows you to put air in your tires, buy tubes, water bottles, patch kits, energy bars and chain lub out of a vending machine. Plus it have a bike stand, just like in bike shops so that you can work on your bike. Would be great if this sort of things caught on and they were popping up all over the place.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Cape Fear - The Coastal Aventure Outfitter

It is always nice when you see new stuff come out. The market is flooded with jackets by North Face and Columbia Sportswear, these companies are great and dump millions of dollars into testing which in turn trickles down to the lesser known brands and of course the just starting out. Remember Mountain Hardwear was just a tiny shop back in 1993, and look 20 years later they are a powerful force in the outdoors clothing game.

So Cape Fear a company based on the east coast and is dedicated to the true outdoor enthusiast, not the mountain climber or adventure racer but your every day Joe. Boating, Fishing, Camping, Hiking, Exploring and what most do in there jackets is RELAXING, bumming around, shopping. Cape Fear could have a very good niche if they play their cards right, get the everyday layman, outfit them with good clothing at a great price. They are not trying to get the Volvo Ocean Racer or maybe they are, but a safe bet is for the general enthusiast, who want to keep warm and dry.
"CapeFear Sportswear was developed for those who want to experience both the adventure and the tranquility of the coast. We are committed to delivering the highest in comfort, quality, and protection to all who want to live the coastal lifestyle to its fullest."

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Ring Training, Elite Rings

Sometimes cool technology and wonderful gadgets can be great to capture a workout but nothing beats Cross Fit or Ring Training both use tried and true methods of getting incredible results. Cross Fit is using natural movements, core strengthening activities and the desire to get fit. Ring Training is the take anywhere incredible workout that is humbling to those who think they are in shape, be prepared to start from scratch and feel muscle ache that you might have thought were strong. Ring Training is exactly that, RINGS the same ones that gymnast use, try doing a Iron Cross, dips, push ups,your arms start to shake just being in the pose. Every fiber is used to keep you in-line.
"At we use our own advanced designs, high tech materials and production methods to create the best quality fitness equipment that will last a lifetime. At one time, gymnastics rings were a fixture in nearly every gym. Back then, people were as strong as they looked! We were the first to bring gymnastics ring training back into the general fitness community and the results have been amazing. Our equipment has been used to train professional athletes and teams, elite military units, Hollywood movies and primetime TV shows. Our goal of bringing functional and effective gymnastics training to the masses has been a huge success. Thank you to everyone around the world who has used the Elite Rings and help spread the word."

Now Cross Fit, brings the whole world crashing down. Get ready for a new world of crazy. Cross Fit post a new workout on their site every day and some use just your body, others use weight, even kettlebells, the basic priciple is great, get some simple weights, Rings, KettleBells and you are good to go, open your garage door, or if you are hard core go outside, rain or shine.
CrossFit is the principal strength and conditioning program for many police academies and tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide.

Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. Combat, survival, many sports, and life reward this kind of fitness and, on average, punish the specialist.

The CrossFit program is designed for universal scalability making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless of experience. We’ve used our same routines for elderly individuals with heart disease and cage fighters one month out from televised bouts. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs.

Get to and be prepared to be humbled.