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Brooks Running starts online community with help from MapMyFitness

There are all kinds of ways companies today try to encourage people to exercise, be it through gift certificate incentives or charitable donations. But now Seattle-based Brooks Running Company is doing something a little different, especially for a sportswear company. The shoe-maker just partnered with the popular MapMyFitness app to launch an online running community… Read More

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Live from the Nike Accelerator Demo Day

PORTLAND, Ore. — We’ve arrived at the beautiful Nike campus just outside of Portland for the big Nike Accelerator Demo Day. More than 900 investors, mentors, Nike leaders, friends and family are expected here. Three months ago, ten startups arrived here for an accelerator program put on by Nike and TechStars. GeekWire has featured all of the… Read More

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Nike Accelerator Spotlight: GeoPalz motivates kids to exercise with reward system

Editor’s note: Nike Accelerator Spotlight takes a look at the ten startups participating in the Nike+ Accelerator, a three-month startup program based in Portland, Ore. and put on by Nike and TechStars. GeekWire is featuring each company leading up to the June 10 demo day. Check out past Spotlights below.  As technology becomes more prevalent in today’s world, seeing… Read More

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Nike Accelerator Spotlight: Nextstep.io teaches you about yourself with exercise data

Editor’s note: Nike Accelerator Spotlight takes a look at the ten startups participating in the Nike+ Accelerator, a three-month startup program based in Portland, Ore. and put on by Nike and TechStars. GeekWire is featuring each company leading up to the June 10 demo day. Check out past Spotlights below.  There are countless fitness activity trackers available… Read More

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These sensor-infused socks track your steps and ID injury-prone running styles

In the past few years, you’ve heard of smartphones, smart-watches and most recently, smart-glasses. Now, courtesy of a Redmond-based startup, we have yet another ordinary product attached to your body that’s becoming more intelligent: smart socks. Meet Heapsylon, a company founded two years ago by three Microsofties that is developing what is essentially a pedometer… Read More

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Exercise giant Precor debuts app to help reach fitness goals

In yet another fitness-related app to hit the market, Woodinville, Wash.-based fitness manufacturer Precor just debuted its own iOS app that’s designed to work both with Precor equipment, as well as outside the gym. Preva allows you to set weekly goals, track your exercise progress and achieve reward badges, all with the information stored in the cloud…. Read More

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EveryMove partners with popular Endomondo sports tracker app

EveryMove, a Seattle-based startup that lets users track their healthy habits and rewards them with gift cards and reduced health-care premiums, has partnered with the popular sports tracking app Endomondo. As a result of the deal, EveryMove users can earn points from workouts tracked on Endomondo. In a blog post, the company wrote that it saw high demand… Read More

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Vancouver beats out Seattle, Portland as most walkable city

Portland has the donuts, Seattle has the coffee and Vancouver, B.C. has the … sidewalks. Walk Score, a Seattle-based company that promotes walkable neighborhoods, just ranked the most walkable cities in Canada and Vancouver, B.C. took the top spot with a “Walk Score” of 78. That beats out Seattle (74) and Portland (66) as the most… Read More

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Rewind: EveryMove’s ‘mileage program’ for your health

Our guest this past weekend on the GeekWire Podcast was Russell Benaroya, the CEO of EveryMove, a Seattle-area startup that lets users track their exercise and other healthy habits either manually or using gadgets such as high-tech pedometers. Rewards for participants include everything from gift cards to reduced health-care premiums. Russell tried to win over John… Read More