MobileFit

We're gonna sweat it out this year, and you're coming along for the ride

We're looking forward to making June the month we dedicate to the intersection of technology and fitness. We're going to explore and highlight fitness, diet and health apps for your platform. We're going to explore accessories that help you get the most of your workout. We'll look at connected devices that will help you achieve your fitness goals. June is where we all get #MobileFit.

You'll find great content focused on fitness all month across iMore, Android Central, CrackBerry and Windows Phone Central. This year, #MobileFit will be hosted by Connectedly – our newest community dedicated to the next era of connected devices. Things like smartwatches and wearables are leading the current charge to the next generation of health and fitness, which is why we want to use Connectedly, and their forums, as our basecamp for fitness. You'll still find platform specific content on the site of your choice, but Connectedly is where we'll be hosting content that is more platform agnostic – like which pair of headphones will help you kick ass during your weekend. There you'll also find our #MobileFit Month forum where you can discuss anything and everything related to Mobile Fit during the month of June.

Mobile Fit doesn't officially start until June, but we figured we'd get the word out so you can get ready. We wanted to share a few of our plans for the month with you and solicit some community feedback to make Mobile Fit all about you.

Fitbit Challenge

This month we're going to be doing a fun challenge for those who have a Fitbit activity tracker. We'll be setting up an activity group where we all compete with one another to be super active. Those that get active in the group will walk (or run) away with some cool new gear. This challenge starts on June 1st, which is this coming Sunday. This gives you time to pick up the Fitbit of your choice before the challenge starts. Already have a Fitbit? Then join the group!

Don't worry, this isn't the only way to win anything during Mobile Fit. We've got a ton of smaller prizes and contests we will be doing throughout the month.

So you don't miss anything, be sure to visit and bookmark connectedly.com/mobilefit, which will serve as the main event page for #mobilefit month and will pull in all related content from across participating sites.

Get social

Could you tell that #MobileFit was going to be our hashtag for the month? We want to see how you use technology to stay fit. Use the hashtag throughout the month to show us and others how you use tech to stay fit and healthy.

We can't wait to get fit with you.

 

Reader comments

Get ready for it ... June is #MobileFit Month!

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Just when I was looking for yet another excuse to NOT get in shape... :( OK, OK, I'll budge... Let's get fit! (groans)

Perfect timing, as I am trying to get back in shape right now. I really want to know what headphones to buy for running. Most pairs fall out of my ears, and the one wrap around pair I had hurt to wear. Any suggestions from the community?

I just came here to post the exact same sentiment. Perfect timing.

My personal favorite pair of headphones (workout and otherwise) are these (admittedly overpriced) beauties:

http://www.amazon.com/JayBird-BlueBuds-Sport-Bluetooth-Headphones/dp/B00...

I've had them for almost a year and they've been rock-solid for many a workout. I believe they also have a lifetime warranty against sweat damage.

That said, they could be overkill for some, but they're perfect for me and my hatred of wires.

I 100% agree. I bought them last year a few weeks before running a marathon, and it was so much easier to run and not have to worry able dealing with a cord as I had done with previous races. They don't 100% fit inside my ears however.

I definitely find them more comfortable, but it's been so long since I've used the stock tips that I don't even really remember how much of a difference it was.

My advice would be to grab the S/M/L multipack to find the size of foam tips that fit your ears best.

That's probably the plan. If it's enough of an improvement, I'll do a short run with the stock tips and another short run with these tips, and post something in the forums for anyone else that has them.

Maybe a little too spendy for me. I don't mind cords too much. In fact, usually when I run I just blare the music out of my HTC One Speakers, because they are loud enough. Maybe I'll use those inserts you posted and replace my headphone stock ones with those, and give them a try.

I use Bose IE2 buds for my workouts. The design of the buds make them nice and snug in my ears, they have 3 different size buds, and they have a work out-friendly version (SIE2?), although I've been just fine with their regular ones, and I sweat plenty when I gym it.

Oh, cool. I just started working out again after a long hiatus. This will give me an excuse to buy a fitness band or something.

Wanted to Join, but I have a Jawbone UP not anything Fitbit. Instead of spending $90+ for a Flex I will wait to pick up the Fitbit Force successor this fall (hopefully for around $120).

Is there a lazy person group? I keep thinking about the tread mill but can't seem to get on it. I don't think I can get beyond taking the stairs on the way to lunch at work. Will be sitting on the fence for a while.

Any reason this will be limited to FitBit owners? I can't be the only one with a Jawbone activity tracker - is there some way to do this in a more device agnostic way?