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Your wearable is already outdated: Sweat tracking changes everything

Your wearable is already outdated: Sweat tracking changes everything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... >>

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... >>