Apple Watch activity challenges for February revealed, they bring rewards too!

Apple plans to have another activity challenge to commemorate Heart Month – an initiative, launched to help people make little improvements towards a healthier lifestyle – and we already have the details uncovered. The challenge involves completing the rings on your Apple Watch by doing various physical activities for seven days in a row – from 8th to 14th of February. The rewards you’ll earn are three animated iMessage stickers, which eventually you can send off to your friends, showing them how physically prepared you are.
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Deal: Need a great activity smartwatch? The Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire is now 50% ($300) off!

ProductLocationItem ConditionCurrent PriceOffer ExpiresGarmin Fenix 3 Sapphire
(leather strap)Walmart, Daily StealsNew$299.99 ($599.99)
50% offN/A
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With the holiday season just around the corner, we suspect that many of you are probably looking for some suitable gifts for your friends and family (or maybe yourself). If you happen to be searching for a classy smartwatch that excels in activity tracking, we’ve located a great deal that might intrigue you.
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Apple will hold a special Apple Watch activity challenge for Veterans Day in the US

Apple has a special Apple Watch Challenge planned for Veterans Day on November 11th in the United States. On Veterans Day, Apple Watch users will be able to unlock an exclusive badge and an iMessage sticker by completing a special challenge.

And what’s the challenge? As you probably expected, and in typical Apple fashion, the idea is to get you moving, and in order to unlock the special badge and sticker you’ll have to clock up 11 minutes of workout on Veterans Day. To record your time, you’ll either have to use the stock Workout app, or any other third-party app that uses Apple’s …

Microsoft Band 2 owners experiencing syncing issues with the activity tracker's mobile app

Microsoft Band 2 owners are experiencing problems with the device’s mobile app that is used to sync the activity tracker with iOS, Android, Windows Phone and Windows 10 devices. The problem is preventing Microsoft Band 2 users from seeing the fitness data that accumulated on their Band 2 device from appearing on their smartphone via the app. When the user tries to call up this data, he/she will see a network connectivity error. This could indicate that the problem is due to a Microsoft server-side error.

A report published out of Germany states that Microsoft is aware of the problems affecting …

Skype for Android update adds two new themes, activity indicators, more

One day after announcing its partnership with PayPal, the fine folks behind Skype released a new version of their Android app, which brings a few improvements and tweaks into the mix.

Among the highlights of the update is the addition of two new themes, as per user request. Those who use Skype on Android devices will now be able to choose between light and dark themes, assuming they update to the latest version of the app.

Furthermore, the developers included new activity indicators, which will allow Skype users to see who is currently active in their Chats list. Another nifty tweak …

watchOS 4 is official: new watchfaces, improved Music and Activity apps coming this fall

watchOS 4 is now official.
Chief among the new features are a trove of new watch faces, with the most intriguing one being the intelligent Siri one. It’s a proactive endeavor with a treasure of new complications that will show you relevant information throughout the day. Just like iOS, the Siri watch face uses machine learning based on your routines and apps you use and when you use them in order to present the relevant information right there at your wrist.

Aside from the new Siri watch face, Apple Watches will score Toy Story’s Woody, Jessie, …

5 activity tracking apps for Android and iOS that will quantify your life

Living in the age of the quantified self provides some interesting possibilities. It lets you become a quasi-RPG character or science subject, if you so prefer, monitoring your “performance stats” and raising your “level” as you see fit. Even mundane activities like going for a walk can be made curious when you’ve got information like speed, distance covered, and calories burned – or a sexy chart of all the routes you went through. That’s pretty much the kind of thing these five apps can pull off. You don’t have to be a fitness buff to use them – you just want to be a little extra aware of …