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Colin Jenkins

Colin Jenkins creates YouTube content and writes for Connect the Watts.

October 25

Wearables compared: Apple Watch Ultra vs. Garmin Fenix 7 (and Epix/Enduro 2)

The new Apple Watch Ultra features significant upgrades, including a larger screen, improved GPS tracking, an action button, and improved battery life.

But how does the Apple Watch Ultra hold up as a premium sports watch vs. the Garmin Fenix 7, Epix, and Enduro 2? Here is everything you need to know!

October 19

How to create custom workouts on Apple Watch and Apple Watch Ultra

Here is how to create custom workouts on the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Ultra. The ability to create custom workouts is a new feature that has been added to the Apple Workout app during the release of watchOS 9.

October 14

How to use Waypoints on Apple Watch and Apple Watch Ultra

Here is how to use Waypoints on the Apple Watch compass app, which has been updated for the Apple Watch Series 6 and later. Additionally, the Apple Watch Ultra has a new Action Button which can create waypoints as well.

October 5

Apple AirPods Pro 2 review – fitness tested!

The Apple AirPods Pro have finally received an update this year with the release of the second generation. There have been a large number of improvements made, including stronger active noise cancellation, an increased battery life, and better sound quality.

But how do the second-generation Apple AirPods Pro hold up for exercise? Read below to to get our review after taking them through over a dozen workouts!

September 27

Apple Watch Ultra review: Is it a true sports watch?

The Apple Watch Ultra is one of the most exciting new smart watches to be released this year. While it is an extremely nice smart watch, it still is missing a lot of the utility included in most higher end sports watches.

September 14

Apple watchOS 9 fitness update and walk-through [Video]

Apple’s new watchOS 9 has been released for the Apple Watch Series 4 through Apple Watch Series 8. This is one of the biggest updates ever made to the Apple Watch in terms of new fitness features. Here is a video walk-through with everything you need to know!

September 7

Apple Watch Ultra – everything you need to know! [video]

Apple revealed the new iPhone 14, Apple Watch 8, new AirPods Pro 2, and more, but the highlight (at least for me) was the new Apple Watch Ultra.

June 24

From Apple Watch to Peloton: the best fitness tech in 2022

I have tested and reviewed over 50 pieces of home fitness tech this past year. From smart wearables like the Apple Watch, to indoor bikes like Peloton, there are a ton of great options to choose from. With so much to choose from, it can sometimes be hard figuring out which should take a priority.

To help you out, I have created tier list for the best fitness tech in 2022.

June 7

The best fitness features coming to the Apple Watch with watchOS 9

Apple had their big WWDC 2022 keynote today, and in it they revealed tons of new fitness features coming to the Apple Watch. WatchOS 9, which will be released later this year, will include new running metrics, a custom workout builder, triathlete support, sleep phase detection, and more.

May 11

A “Zwift for Rowers”: the EXR Rowing App, now also available on Apple TV

I’ve been spending some time lately testing out the EXR Rowing App, which I can best describe as a “Zwift for Rowers”. EXR is able to connect with a variety of rowers to create an online training platform with an excellent variety of workouts, gamification, and virtual locations. The app is now available on Apple TV, in addition to Mac, iOS, Android, and Windows.

May 3

New iOS app, CycleStats, helps track and analyze your Peloton workouts

The Peloton Bike does a great job of tracking your workout metrics after each ride. While these metrics are all viewable under your profile, it has not been organized well to allow members to easily analyze and track their progress.

Released today, a new iOS app called CycleStats seeks to solve this problem, both with better visualized training data and more comprehensive analytics tools.

March 29

WHOOP releases new Apple Health integration

WHOOP, the popular smart wearable, has released a new integration with Apple Health in their latest update.

Once set up, activities synced to Apple Health will automatically import into the WHOOP app. Similarly, WHOOP data, like sleep tracking, resting heart rate, blood oxygen, and more can be shared with Apple Health.

March 28

The best fitness apps for traveling in 2022

While it is great that many of us plan on taking more trips this year, all of that traveling can take a toll on your fitness and health. That is why we put together this list of the best fitness apps for traveling in 2022!

March 25

Smart mattress company Eight Sleep adds integration with Peloton, Apple health, and others

Eight Sleep, which makes temperature-adjusting smart mattresses and covers, have announced new integrations on Peloton, Apple Health, Oura, Garmin, and others. With the ability to connect these other fitness and health services, you can now get even more insights into how your body recovers.

February 18

Peloton ditches Apple Watch integration in new video game mode Lanebreak

Peloton’s newly released video game mode, Lanebreak, ditches the Gym Kit integration that allows the Apple Watch to connect with the Peloton Bike+.

December 23, 2021

Tempo Move review – iPhone-powered fitness for great value, with an even better design!

I’ve been testing out the new Tempo Move Home Gym, which utilizes the tech on your iPhone to deliver you an at-home personal training experience, for a few weeks now. The Tempo Move costs just $395 USD and includes a high-quality set of adjustable dumbbells, Olympic-style plates, and one of the most well-designed fitness storage containers I have seen. Let’s discuss if this home fitness package could be the perfect fit for your home.

November 2, 2021

Tempo launches new Tempo Move designed for the iPhone

Tempo has just announced and are taking pre-orders for their new Tempo Move Home Gym. The Tempo Move utilizes the tech on the iPhone and your home television to provide a smaller, more affordable version of the popular Tempo Studio ($395 USD instead of $2,495). Here is everything you need to know.

September 27, 2021

Future App Review: The future of personal training is on your iPhone

The future of personal training is here, and it’s on your iPhone. The Future App is an online personal training service that is designed around both the iPhone and Apple Watch. This review will cover everything you need to know about the Future app and my experience over the past few months.

September 13, 2021

Comment: Is Apple GymKit dead?

Tempo’s big update today includes full Apple Watch integration even though there is no Apple GymKit in the hardware. Beachbody is updating its new MYX 2 Bike with similar Apple Watch support. Is Apple GymKit dead for at-home use?

Tempo announces new Apple Watch integration

Tempo Home Fitness Studio has officially announced their new Apple Watch integration. The Tempo Studio uses 3D sensors with on-demand and live classes to track reps and provide real-time feedback. With their new Apple partnership, Tempo members can now use the Apple Watch to track their heart rate, pause and resume workouts, view the leaderboard, and more.

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