New gadget

20 Aug 2006

Timex Bodylink system

I’ve been running quite a bit lately in an effort to shed some weight and improve my fitness. My old heart rate monitor just gave out so I picked up a new Timex Bodylink on eBay. It’s got a GPS receiver that straps to your arm and tracks distance and speed as well as heart rate. I also signed up for a trial with a cool fitness tracking Web site called FitnessJournal. One of the features of the site is a map that gets updated with every workout and shows your progress in a mythical cross-country journey. You can see my progress here.

This really doesn’t have anything to do with education technology, of course, but if nothing else the FitnessJournal site is one more example of a Web application that replaces what would have been a normal application just a few years ago.