Pact San Francisco, CA
Pact uses cash incentives to help you achieve your health goals, week after week. Earn real cash for living healthily, paid by the members who don't! Make a weekly Pact to exercise more or eat healthier. Set what you’ll pay other Pact members if you don’t reach it, use the Pact app to track your progress, and earn real cash for living healthily, paid by the members who don’t! There are 3 different types of Pacts - gym pact, veggie pact, food logging pact - to help you stay in shape, eat more veggies, and log your meals. You can choose to commit to one or all of these Pacts. GPS, photos and other services are used to keep you honest. All actions must be verified in order to count towards your Pact.
Hot 5 San Francisco, CA
Unique video workouts that are designed and performed by professional personal trainers. Hot5 applies the principles of high intensity circuit training to a variety of short effective workouts. The benefit of Hot5's variety is that you can choose the sequence that best fits your needs on that particular day. Do 5 minutes at the end of a jog to work your core. Do 25 minutes of yoga flow in your hotel room. Hot5 has combined some of the best methods and trainers to motivate you through a variety of exercises -- from beginner to expert, Yoga to HIIT, there's a workout for everyone.
Rise Seattle, WA
Rise, a sleek new wearable sit tracker, allows people to track their sitting habits to improve their health. Rise tracks sitting time, enables personalized time limits for sitting, and lets wearers compete with friends. The Android and iOS apps allow Bluetooth 4.0 enabled devices to monitors unhealthy sitting habits and suggest new, healthier habits. Wearers are able to set timers to limit the time spent sitting, view their progress towards a healthier lifestyle, and compete with friends and colleagues to see who can incorporate the healthiest sitting habits. Rise is built around a tiny MEMS accelerometer that can measure motion and orientation of the wearer’s body. When it’s placed on the wearer’s waist or thigh, custom algorithms interpret the accelerometer data to determine if the wearer is sitting, standing, or active. Rise uses a simple magnetic fastener to stay in place no matter what clothing it’s attached to. While Rise will only track sitting to begin with, step counting and calorie counting algorithms are in the works.
FITRAX Woburn, MA
FITrax provides an integrated hardware and software solution that enables members in a fitness facility (fitness clubs and corporate fitness facilities) to effortlessly track, analyze and improve their health and fitness. FITRAX has developed a novel technology (software and hardware sensors) to automatically track a user's strength activities on existing strength equipment in a fitness facility. User just checks in on the strength equipment with his identification band and starts performing his/her exercise. FITRAX automatically record his activity data like weight lifted, repetitions done, and time taken.
Bon’App Boston, MA
Providing the new standard for weight loss through nutrition education. Bon’App was created to improve the quality of life for people worldwide by providing a tool geared toward healthier eating habits. Think of Bon’App as an application that instantly tells you what’s in your food and how healthy it is for you. One of the many unique features of Bon’App is the voice activation function, which allows users to simply say a food or menu item—for example, ”grilled chicken”—and within seconds, it will show a list of branded or generic food items, as well as their Calories, Sugar, Salt, and Bad Fat. The Bon’App database covers over 95% of home foods, both branded and fresh, as well as most food items offered at US at restaurant chains.
Ubersense Boston, MA
Ubersense is a free mobile app used by hundreds of thousands of coaches and athletes to improve technique and performance in nearly every sport or activity imaginable through video analysis technology and access to exceptional coaching, anytime, anywhere. The app is used by everyone from parent coaches to amatuer golfers to Olympic and Professional teams. Athletes and coaches in over 30 sports use Ubersense to improve through slow motion video analysis. You too can use your iPhone, iTouch or iPad camera to record and breakdown your sporting technique to get instant slow motion feedback during your practice, race or game. Examples include analyzing your gymnastics routine in super slow motion, comparing your figure skating technique side-by-side to a pro athlete or checking your long-jump technique in precise frame-by-frame
Jawbone San Francisco, CA
UP by Jawbone is an activity tracker that consists of a flexible rubber-coated wristband and accompanying iPhone and Android app, UP allows users to track their sleep, eating habits, and daily activity including steps taken and calories burned. The wristband is water-resistant and designed to be worn 24/7, with a rechargeable battery that lasts for up to 10 days at a time. The wristband also features a vibration motor that can be programmed as an alarm to wake users in the best phase of their natural sleep cycle, or act as a reminder when users have been sedentary too long. The UP app includes a social-networking platform designed to add an extra layer of motivation within the system. UP users can view their friends’ data and engage in challenges with other users. Additionally, as a part of the UP Platform, Jawbone partnered with fitness related apps including: IFTTT, LoseIt!, Maxwell Health, MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPal, Notch, RunKeeper, Sleepio,Wello, and Withings. The 3.0 software is intended to provide more real-time data and information to help motivate users achieve their goals through "Today I Will" targets related to sleep, movement, and water consumption. The app also suggests goals based on user's habits. Live notifications are provided on the UP24 so users will get push notifications when they get close to their goals. A new activity log gives a snapshot of a user's day and when the UP24 last synced. The 3.0 app also will automatically analyze sleep data from the previous night if users forget to press the button for sleep mode, and lets users edit sleep/wake times.
RunKeeper Boston, MA
RunKeeper is a fitness technology company that packs the benefits of a personal trainer into the convenience of a smartphone. RunKeeper allows users to track fitness activities using GPS and to see detailed statistics around their pace, distance, and time. It also allows users to get statistics, progress, and coaching through their headphones with built-in audio cues; listen and control music while working out; measure their heart rate and take pictures to share and save while engaged in an activity. RunKeeper tracks performance over time, allowing users to view a detailed history of activities; get notifications for new personal "bests" and milestones and measure progress against current goals. RunKeeper allows users to share their personal content with friends through posting activities, achievements and plans to Facebook and Twitter, and allows supporters watch live maps of workouts and races as users run. Integrates with the built-in music function of the phone and social networks like Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. Also has an online social network of users that share progress, goals, training programs and mapped routes.
Fitocracy New York City, NY
Fitocracy is a social network that empowers and motivates you to reach your fitness goals through gamification, community, and personal guidance. Fitocracy connects you to the combined knowledge of over half a million of the world’s best fitness coaches, nutrition experts, and other folks from a wide variety of fitness backgrounds. Track all your activities, keep an eye on your progress and personal records with some nifty performance graphs. Activities earn you points. Points lead to level ups. Earn badges for significant achievements. The community will reward your hard work with props. Groups are small communities where you can talk about the things that really matter to you. Get competitive with friends. Take part in Challenges. Or, if you’re a Fitocracy Hero, you can even slap other fitocrats with a velvet glove for a one-on-one Duel.
Category: Health & Fitness
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GAIN Fitness San Francisco, CA
GAIN Fitness believes personal training should be instantly available –- at the fingertips of anybody who's ready to work out. GAIN Fitness sought-out top notch personal trainers to create interactive, customizable workout packs that guide you to your goals. Get workouts and plans—matched to your fitness level, goals and time constraints—instantly, from the convenience of your mobile device. The algorithmic workouts are built from the collective knowledge of certified trainers, fitness experts, and the principles of exercise science. GAIN has a variety of highly customizable training options to suit any lifestyle. From classic strength to yoga, sport-specific to bodyweight training, the cutting edge programs will push you through plateaus. Pick your favorite digital trainer or find an expansion pack to match your exact goal.
Category: Health & Fitness
Tags: customized, exercise, fitness, gym, health, personal training, weights, working out, workout
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