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23 May: You Have a Fitness Tracker. Does Your Dog Need One, Too?

Pack on a few extra pounds over the winter? Chances are Fido did, too.

More than half of all dogs and cats in the United States are overweight, according to a recent survey by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). Even more alarming, 28 percent of cats and 18 percent of dogs are now classified as clinically obese, meaning they are at least 30 percent above ideal weight.

This obesity epidemic is keeping our furry, four-legged friends from living longer, healthier, better lives.


07 Dec: How Much Physical Activity Goes Into Running a Best Buy Store on Black Friday?

The holiday shopping season is officially here – so what does it really take to run a Best Buy store during the busiest time of year? Best Buy teamed up with Fitbit to find out.

To start, seven store managers from across the country were equipped with the Fitbit Charge HR – an advanced fitness tracker that lets you track your heart rate, steps, active minutes, calories burned and even your sleep, plus much more. The managers’ activities were tracked from Thanksgiving evening, when Best Buy stores opened, through the Black Friday weekend.

16 Sep: Best Buy Welcomes Two New Wearables

Forecasters claim the wearables market will climb from $2.5 billion last year to $12.6 billion in 2018.

That’s in part thanks to activity trackers like Fitbit Flex and Jawbone Up – and to the folks who not only wear them at the gym, but while waiting in line at the grocery store.

Now two of the latest and greatest health and fitness devices join the wearables family at Best Buy — the Garmin vívosmart and the Misfit Flash.  Here’s the lowdown:

The Garmin vívosmart is an activity tracker with a few smartwatch-like notification features as an added bonus.