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Garmin Vivofit review
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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... >>

Garmin vivosmart tracks you and displays phone notifications

Garmin vivosmart tracks you and displays phone notifications

By 4 September 2014

Garmin has announced its next generation of activity tracker following on from the vivofit, its new vivosmart will not only track a person but will also connect to their smartphone to display notifications. The Garmin vivosmart features a touchscreen... >>

Toshiba enters the activity tracker race with smartband offering 2-week battery

Toshiba enters the activity tracker race with smartband offering 2-week battery

By 11 August 2014

The wearable tracker market is really taking off and now Toshiba has joined it with its first activity tracker, the WERAM1100. Putting the not-so catchy name aside this band could still compete against the big players despite being late to the race for... >>

Runtastic Orbit: the app company launches its own activity tracker

Runtastic Orbit: the app company launches its own activity tracker

By 31 July 2014

Runtastic, previously known only as a running app, is reaching out into the world of hardware with its own activity tracker: Orbit. Lots of other bands already work with the Runtastic app data, like the Jawbone Up, FitBit Flex and the Withings Pulse.... >>

Sense sleep tracker alarm smashes $1m Kickstarter funding

Sense sleep tracker alarm smashes $1m Kickstarter funding

By 28 July 2014

UPDATE: Sense joins the elite projects that have managed to break the $1,000,000 mark on Kickstarter. Sleep tracking is catching on, as are smart alarms – but a perfect synergy of the two hasn't arrived until now, with Sense. The Sense project, from... >>

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 23 July 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.... >>

At last, activity trackers that measure calories in any food are almost here

At last, activity trackers that measure calories in any food are almost here

By 3 July 2014

Imagine not only tracking calories burned, using an activity tracker, but also calories eaten. It would make staying healthy and maintaining a stable weight much easier. And it's nearly here. Scientists at GE Labs in New York are currently perfecting... >>