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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... >>

World’s first power meter for running is here to make you faster, meet Stryd

World’s first power meter for running is here to make you faster, meet Stryd

By 5 March 2015

Professional athletes improve performance by measuring their efforts, analysing data and targeting how to train. Thanks to wearables we can start to do this but not as effectively as possible, until now. Stryd is a new wearable that offers runners the... >>

Best smartwatches and wearables of MWC 2015: Pebble, LG, Huawei and more

Best smartwatches and wearables of MWC 2015: Pebble, LG, Huawei and more

By 4 March 2015

This year at Mobile World Congress the show floor has been well and truly taken over by wearables. Smartwatches are fast becoming almost as important as smartphones as far as manufacturers are concerned. And what better place to show them off than at... >>

Goodbye batteries, skin powered gadgets are finally here

Goodbye batteries, skin powered gadgets are finally here

By 3 February 2015

Wearables and smart clothing are going to be appearing in huge numbers in 2015 but the problem with them will always be the same – power. Or will it? A breakthrough flexible nanogenerator, revealed at the MEMS 2015 conference last week, could fix power... >>

Withings Pulse Ox review: Cute and clever
4 out of 5

Withings Pulse Ox review: Cute and clever

By 2 February 2015

Withings introduced the Pulse activity tracker back in 2013, delivering a small device with the ability to track steps, count calories, measure elevation, monitor your heart rate and track your sleep quality. The company decided that wasn't enough and... >>

Battle of the bands: Fitbit Flex, Nike+ FuelBand SE, Jawbone Up and more

Battle of the bands: Fitbit Flex, Nike+ FuelBand SE, Jawbone Up and more

By 15 December 2014

Fitness bands are well and truly everywhere. You could say they're in step with trends, if you were desperate for a pun. Since we're not, we've decided to spend our time finding the best activity trackers so you can decide which is the best fit for you.... >>

Best wearables 2014: GPS watches, activity trackers, HR headphones and more

Best wearables 2014: GPS watches, activity trackers, HR headphones and more

By 2 December 2014

While this year is going to be the year of the wearable, there are already plenty of top body-dwelling devices to enhance your health and your life. We spent plenty of 2014 using and reviewing wearable kit from smart watches and activity trackers to... >>