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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... >>

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

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

By 3 September 2014

The Pavlok fitness band takes the phrase "no pain, no gain" rather literally and shocks its user if fitness training goals are not met. The Pavlok, which takes its name from the Pavlov's Dog experiment where a dog was shocked until he performed, is now... >>

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... >>