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Jabra Sport Coach: Nearly a personal trainer in your ears (hands-on)

Jabra Sport Coach: Nearly a personal trainer in your ears (hands-on)

By 23 June 2015

Jabra has unveiled its latest sports wireless earbuds, the Sport Coach. This is the follow-up to the Sport Pulse which impressed the tech world last year. The new in-ears don't feature the heart rate monitor of the Pulse which drops the price considerably.... >>

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 8 June 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... >>

Jawbone UP2 hits the UK: Smaller and more intelligent than ever

Jawbone UP2 hits the UK: Smaller and more intelligent than ever

By 2 June 2015

Jawbone has unveiled its new activity tracker, the UP2, to the UK where it is now available to buy. Jawbone has been a little complicated of late with the flagship UP3 already out in the US. This was delayed as the company tried to create a waterproof... >>

Finally! Bellabeat Leaf is a new health and period tracker women will actually want to wear

Finally! Bellabeat Leaf is a new health and period tracker women will actually want to wear

By 29 May 2015

A company named Bellabeat has launched two versions of a new wearable device that's designed just for women. Called Leaf, it is described as "personalised stress tracking smart jewelry crafted from 7,000-year old Marshwood and embellished with gold leaf... >>

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... >>

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... >>