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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... >>

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... >>