Gymchat 176 - Fitness & Health Devices

Measuring and monitoring everything.

Quick reminder : this week we're taking a peek at the most obvious outputs of the 'Quantified Self' idea - the devices themselves. The various products and services which can help fine-tune your workouts, speed up recovery, share new techniques and a whole lot more.

No matter what your strength-training goals are, there's likely a device designed to help.

Which ones do you currently use, or are considering? What sorts of things would you like to see?

Having an IT background, it's no surprise that I spent years surrounded by electronic gadgets of all shapes and sizes.

What was a surprise, however - at least initially - is just how many of them there are in the world of health and fitness. Helping you to do everything from running more efficiently to finding the perfect way to lift a little more weight. Absolutely fantastic.

This week we'll be diving in to this world, looking at both what's currently possible and the various things we'd love to see. Helping us get a handle on this is ultrarunner, airline captain and insanely competitive triathlete, Chas Melichar.

Join Chas and I for Gymchat 176 - Fitness & Health Devices. Fantastic.

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Details -

Who Ultrarunner, airline captain and insanely competitive triathlete, Chas Melichar
Topic : Fitness & Health Devices
When : Wed Jul 4, 9pm EDT (here's how to find out when that is in your timezone)
How : Post a comment, question or reply
Where :

If you've never been to one of these discussions before, here's how to join in the fun. Simple, quick to set up and free.

For everyone who's joining us for their first Gymchat, welcome. Just dive right in, and ask Chas any questions you like on fitness devices.

See you there.

Scott Andrew Bird

Scott Andrew Bird is a writer, photographer and a guy who just loves this stuff. He's been at home in front of a computer for more years than he cares to remember (OK, 35) and is now making amends for years of many mistakes noted in the De-constructing Computer Guy articles (part 2) on T-Nation.

Find out what he's up to via Twitter, Google+, Facebook; and of course his online home. Enjoy.

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