No lie-in this morning? Thank the Moon’s gravitational pull • The Register

Complex tidal forces have drawn out the day

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The great wearables myth busted: Apps never, ever mattered

Analysis Whoever predicted that fitness bling-flingers would struggle to survive should take note of the latest numbers on the wearable market from Canalys.

via The great wearables myth busted: Apps never, ever mattered • The Register

Pick up a 12-pack of Soylent for less than $26 and put an end to skipping meals

Unless you live under a rock, odds are you’ve heard of Soylent before. This meal replacement drink has been the center of attention for quite some time, and people seem to really love it.

via Pick up a 12-pack of Soylent for less than $26 and put an end to skipping meals | Windows Central

Mini-review: Fitbit Coach UWP

This UWP app for all Windows 10 devices has been out for a while, but I thought I’d have a quick look. The idea is to provide animated and video-centric workout commentaries for people with all levels of fitness. The polish on display in the application is top notch, but then this is to be expected because it’s effectively 100% commercial, i.e. users pay for Fitbit Coach: Premium (£6.70 a month), so the developers have money to put back into the app and its content. Without a premium subscription, the application is essentially just a trial and you get to do just the most basic workout.

via Mini-review: Fitbit Coach UWP

Fitbit Gains on Pact With Google Cloud for Health-Care Push

The partnership with Alphabet Inc.’s Google is the first sign that Fitbit Chief Executive Officer James Park is executing on his vision to rely less on consumers and more on the health-care industry. Fitbit’s slice of the wearable-device market has declined amid increasing competition.

via Fitbit Gains on Pact With Google Cloud for Health-Care Push

The Fitbit Ionic smartwatch and other fitness trackers are on sale for all-new low prices today

Read all about the Fitbit Ionic in this iMore review that said it beats the more expensive Apple Watch in a number of ways, including battery life. Our own executive editor of Windows Central Daniel Rubino also praised the Ionic in his revew.

via The Fitbit Ionic smartwatch and other fitness trackers are on sale for all-new low prices today | Windows Central

In pictures: Sophie Raworth and the 150-mile desert ultra-marathon

On Sunday, runners combated temperatures of 24.1C during the London marathon – the hottest on record. But for BBC News presenter Sophie Raworth, the unseasonable heat was nothing in comparison with the Marathon des Sables (MDS), a 150-mile ultra-marathon in the Sahara desert.

via In pictures: Sophie Raworth and the 150-mile desert ultra-marathon – BBC News