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Stand-up gadgets: Tech to get you fit by doing very little at all

Stand-up gadgets: Tech to get you fit by doing very little at all

By 19 May 2015

If we told you there was a way to get fitter, lose weight and even strengthen muscle by doing pretty much nothing, would you believe it? Well, yes, you probably would as the headline clearly gives away standing as the secret. Time for some science. According... >>

Samsung watch: The story of Samsung's smartwatches then, now and what's to come

Samsung watch: The story of Samsung's smartwatches then, now and what's to come

By 13 May 2015

Samsung has been creating smartwatches for years. But only now does it have stark competition from Apple's Watch, LG, Sony, Asus, and others. Can focusing on it's own operating system and adding 4G connectivity (standalone) help it lead the way? We've... >>

Garmin Forerunner 225, its first optical heart rate watch: Is this the end of the chest strap?

Garmin Forerunner 225, its first optical heart rate watch: Is this the end of the chest strap?

By 12 May 2015

Garmin has finally joined the competition in offering a sports GPS watch that tracks heart rate using optics built-into the watch rather than a connected chest strap. The Garmin Forerunner 225 will be the company's first optical HR watch. Pocket-lint... >>

This is how your classic timepiece will become a smartwatch

This is how your classic timepiece will become a smartwatch

By 7 May 2015

Smartwatches are creating enough of a stir in the classic watch world to get timepiece creators to pay attention. The latest classic watch to get the smart treatment is IWC Schaffausen with its smart strap upgrade. IWC Connect has been announced as a... >>

Your wearable is already outdated: Sweat tracking changes everything

Your wearable is already outdated: Sweat tracking changes everything

By 10 April 2015

Activity trackers, heart rate monitors, smartwatches – they're all obsolete already because they don't analyse sweat. Until now heart rate tracking has been a pretty accurate way of measuring your body's training effort. It let you work on certain goals... >>

Jawbone UP3 with HR release date announced, US gets first dibs

Jawbone UP3 with HR release date announced, US gets first dibs

By 10 April 2015

Jawbone has been teasing its UP3 next generation activity tracker for sometime now. After delays in release its finally going to begin shipping. Jawbone has said shipping of the UP3 will begin from 20 April in the US and everyone who pre-ordered will... >>

Couch to 5K run: Best apps and wearables to get you fit

Couch to 5K run: Best apps and wearables to get you fit

By 25 March 2015

The sun has got his hat on in the UK so it's time to get out and join him, getting fit at the same time. Apps and wearables can help make the process a whole lot easier by helping with motivation. Getting fit is not easy. The thought of sitting with a... >>

Fitbit Surge goes multi-sport with update for cycling tracking

Fitbit Surge goes multi-sport with update for cycling tracking

By 24 March 2015

Fitbit has announced an update for its Surge activity tracker that will allow it to track cycling data, making it a multi-sport device. The Fitbit Surge already has a built-in heart rate monitor as well as GPS for true sports tracking. Now, by adding... >>

Alpina Horological Smartwatch to take on Withings Activité at analogue activity tracking

Alpina Horological Smartwatch to take on Withings Activité at analogue activity tracking

By 19 March 2015

Alpina has unveiled its latest offering at Baselworld 2015 with its Horological Smartwatch that offers analogue readings for activity data. The Alpina Horological Smartwatch is aimed at women and joins the market of analogue data wearables. Withings already... >>

Gucci and will.i.am unveil fashionable smartband, look out Apple Watch

Gucci and will.i.am unveil fashionable smartband, look out Apple Watch

By 19 March 2015

Gucci and will.i.am have just announced a new fashion smartband that the two have created in collaboration. The device was announced as BaselWorld 2015 gets underway with luxury brands like Tag expected to unveil smartwatches. The Gucci smartband is a... >>