Runkeeper gets sleek with update to 3.0

Runkeeper is updating to 3.0 for iOS just in time for the New Year. The improvements include a cleaner UI, better photo sharing and tracking abilities and refactored code base that should enable faster and better improvements in the future.

How MiGym plans to quantify the health club workout

Chicago app developer MiGym is giving health clubs an app store presence, but it has bigger plans. It hopes to make the gym a critical element in the quantified self, tracking members’ workout data and sharing that information with fitness and health platforms.

Nike’s Olander: “Democratizing sports data a tremendous opportunity”

Nike’s VP, digital sport Stefan Olander said Monday at GigaOM RoadMap that Nike’s wearable technology thrives on the fact that people want credit for their athletic activity. Forty percent of the runs completed through Nike’s GPS running app are shared on either Facebook or Path.

Why Silicon Valley is addicted to adventure

While most of us are getting ready to coast into the weekend, maybe making plans to hit up happy hour later, Neal Mueller is setting out with three other men to become the first people to row across the Arctic Ocean. Why?

Pebble smartwatch gets its first app partner: RunKeeper

The Pebble smartwatch, which has become the biggest Kickstarter project ever, is getting its first app partner and it’s a well known name among fitness fans: RunKeeper. RunKeeper users will be able to conduct their activity from the Pebble watch with their smartphone tucked away.

Rodale takes YouTube plunge, launches fitness channel

Earlier this week, service publishing company Rodale parterned with Los Angeles-area production shop to launch a new health and fitness-oriented YouTube channnel, 3V. Like the Wall Street Journal and Motor Trend, Rodale is the latest publishing brand to sieze on Google’s video production seed funding

Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth headset review: Great push-up partner

Finding good Bluetooth headphones is a pain, and even big names with strong reputations in audio won’t necessarily come through for this category. But niche headphone maker Jaybird has done a terrific job with its Freedom headset, which combines good audio with gym-friendly features.