Best fitness trackers for supercharging your summer

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A lot of wearable wrist band fitness trackers aren’t great at measuring cycling compared to running, so if you’re putting together a regimen based on exercise that is easy to quantify, you may be tempted to put your bike away. Not so fast! The Wahoo Blue SC attaches to your bicycle and then works with your favorite cycling app to track your cycling speed, cadence, and distance on your iPhone while you ride. Even better, its internal odometer can break down the lifetime mileage ridden on your bike by week, month and even year. So get peddling.
A lot of wearable wrist band fitness trackers aren’t great at measuring cycling compared to running, so if you’re putting together a regimen based on exercise that is easy to quantify, you may be tempted to put your bike away. Not so fast! The Wahoo Blue SC attaches to your bicycle and then works with your favorite cycling app to track your cycling speed, cadence, and distance on your iPhone while you ride. Even better, its internal odometer can break down the lifetime mileage ridden on your bike by week, month and even year. So get peddling.

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Based on the sheer amount of biotech experts it’s been hiring, the fact that Apple has its eyes set on the health and fitness tracking sector is one for the “Cupertino’s Worst Kept Secrets” file. But after tons of speculation about the iWatch, Monday’s WWDC keynote provided a first glimpse of an actual Apple creation in this category with its upcoming Health app for iOS 8.

Then Apple dropped a brand new ad for the iPhone 5s, adding a sporty spin to the company’s current trend for showing Apple products used in real-life scenarios in its commercials. If you’re anything like us, it makes you think two things. Firstly, that Apple will revolutionize the health tracking field like it did the personal computer, music player, smartphone and tablet market. Secondly, that we need to hurry up and drop the flab for summer.

With that in mind, here are our picks for the best iOS-compatible fitness devices currently on the market — including the skinny on specific gadgets from the latest iPhone ad (which, incidentally, had fitness-tracking watches conspicuous by their absence.)

Let us know in the comments what tracking gear you’re using and what you hope Apple will provide next.