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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... >>

Jawbone UP3 with HR monitor, plus budget UP Move model unveiled

Jawbone UP3 with HR monitor, plus budget UP Move model unveiled

By 5 November 2014

Jawbone has announced the third generation of its activity tracker in the UP3 alongside a more affordable tracker called UP Move. For the first time the UP3 will now track heart rate, offer deeper sleep data and automatically detect exercise as well as... >>

Nintendo wants to watch you sleep, and help you do it better

Nintendo wants to watch you sleep, and help you do it better

By 30 October 2014

It looks like gaming giant Nintendo is side-stepping into the life tracking business. Ninty has just announced that it's looking into "quality of life" tech including a sleep and fatigue sensor. Rather than moving into the competitive market of wearables... >>

Microsoft Band announced with cross-platform Health app

Microsoft Band announced with cross-platform Health app

By 30 October 2014

Microsoft has suddenly announced its first fitness tracker simply called Band. The wearable device is rather ingeniously launching with an open software platform meaning it will work with Microsoft, Mac and Android devices. The Band itself tracks steps... >>

Fitbit Surge leaks early with built-in GPS, heart rate sensor and more

Fitbit Surge leaks early with built-in GPS, heart rate sensor and more

By 27 October 2014

The Fitbit Surge, the sports tracking company's latest hardware, has leaked onto an online store with specs that could set it above all others. Unlike previous Fitbit activity trackers, which relied heavily on step counting, the Surge appears to feature... >>

Garmin Vivofit review
4 out of 5

Garmin Vivofit review

By 13 October 2014

Garmin is well known for its navigation products and running watches, but it's a company with more to offer in the wider consumer space too. That's exactly where the Garmin Vivofit activity tracker is aimed: a wearable wrist device able to track your... >>

Pavlok fitness band shocks you 340V when you’re not performing, on sale (update)

Pavlok fitness band shocks you 340V when you’re not performing, on sale (update)

By 1 October 2014

UPDATE: Pavlok has just launch on Indiegogo to raise more funding. You can pick up an Early Bird deal for $129 now. All the $99 versions sold out within a few hours. The Pavlok fitness band takes the phrase "no pain, no gain" rather literally and shocks... >>