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Fitbit Alta review: High praise for low-level fitness tracking
4.0 stars

Fitbit Alta review: High praise for low-level fitness tracking

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Fitbit is arguably one of the most well-known companies when it comes to activity tracking, monopolising around 70 per cent of the market. It not only offers a huge selection of devices in comparison to its competitors, but it also offers an excellent... >>

Jaguar wants you to Feel Wimbledon, with VR experience and Andy Murray japes

Jaguar wants you to Feel Wimbledon, with VR experience and Andy Murray japes

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Jaguar has turned to VR to support its position as Official Car of The Championships Wimbledon, creating a VR experience. Not only is the company supplying 170 vehicles in support of The Championships, but it's having a little fun with Andy Murray too.Jaguar... >>

Misfit Shine 2 gets Speedo swim tracker upgrade, but you’ll have to pay

Misfit Shine 2 gets Speedo swim tracker upgrade, but you’ll have to pay

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Misfit has announced that its wearable fitness trackers are going to get upgrades for swim tracking, but owners will have to pay for the privilege. It is also launching the hardware as a new version called the Misfit Speedo Shine 2.Unlike most fitness... >>

Vi is the world’s first AI personal trainer, and she’s in Harmon Kardon HR headphones

Vi is the world’s first AI personal trainer, and she’s in Harmon Kardon HR headphones

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Headphones that measure your data and offer running feedback are already here, but superior artificially intelligent ones are coming, in Vi.LifeBeam's Vi is an AI that lives inside a set of neckband earphones packed full of smart sensors. The company... >>

Apple WatchOS 3 update: Control Center, Dock, Scribble, and more

Apple WatchOS 3 update: Control Center, Dock, Scribble, and more

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Apple has kicked off its Worldwide Developer Conference with some news about the next major operating system update for its Apple Watch.The update, called WatchOS 3, will be available later this year, but to get you excited for what’s coming, Apple has... >>

Fallout’s Pip-Boy: Deluxe Edition connects to your phone and works for real

Fallout’s Pip-Boy: Deluxe Edition connects to your phone and works for real

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Remember when Bethesda released a limited edition real world version of the Pip-Boy wearable from its Fallout 4 game? Now it's taken that to another level with one that actually works with your phone too. Vault dwellers rejoice.The Pip-Boy: Deluxe Edition,... >>

Nike's The Switch Euro 2016 short film is stealing the net, find out why here

Nike's The Switch Euro 2016 short film is stealing the net, find out why here

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Nike has released its Euro 2016 tie-in video and it is a work of brilliance; Spark Brilliance, in fact,As part of its Spark Brilliance campaign, The Switch stars Cristiano Ronaldo and several other footballers, including much of the England team, in a... >>

Withings Body Cardio measures body fat, muscle density and more to enhance cardiovasular health

Withings Body Cardio measures body fat, muscle density and more to enhance cardiovasular health

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Withings has just unveiled what it's calling the "world's most advanced connected scale", dubbed Body Cardio.The reason for that name is because this scale offers a view into the user's cardiovascular health. This is done by offering a combination of... >>

Suunto Spartan Ultra multisport GPS watch dares you to find a sport it can’t track

Suunto Spartan Ultra multisport GPS watch dares you to find a sport it can’t track

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Suunto has updated its multisport watch line with a new do-it-all device that promises to track everything you're doing. The Suunto Spartan Ultra epitomises everything the Finnish company stands for.Suunto, meaning "bearing, heading or direction" has... >>

Samsung Gear Fit2 / Gear IconX: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Gear Fit2 / Gear IconX: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

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The original Samsung Gear Fit was released two years ago, so it was about time that we had a refresh.That comes in the form of the Samsung Gear Fit2, which is now confirmed and will be available soon. It is joined on the launch schedule by wireless earbuds... >>

Samsung Gear Fit2 GPS band and Gear IconX earbuds let you train phone-free

Samsung Gear Fit2 GPS band and Gear IconX earbuds let you train phone-free

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It's official, Samsung has unveiled its Gear Fit2 band now packing GPS and a new earbud tracking system called IconX.The Gear Fit2 uses the Super AMOLED curved display that its predecessor was famed for. But now the sports capabilities have been enhanced... >>

Pebble 2016 line-up: Pebble Core, Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 explained

Pebble 2016 line-up: Pebble Core, Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 explained

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Pebble has announced a trio of new products that enhance the company's standing in the smartwatch and wearables sector.The first couple are replacement devices for its Pebble and Pebble Time watches. Cunningly titled Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2, they each... >>

Pebble Core will support Amazon Alexa: Shopping, Prime Music access and more

Pebble Core will support Amazon Alexa: Shopping, Prime Music access and more

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After announcing its near SIM-enabled wearable last week, Pebble has confirmed that the Pebble Core will be compatible with Amazon Alexa, the retailer's voice controlled services.It will be the first time that a fully independent, third-party mobile device... >>

Is Jawbone about to go out of business?

Is Jawbone about to go out of business?

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It looks like Jawbone isn't doing so well.The company, which is known for making both speakers and fitness trackers, is reportedly ending production of all its fitness trackers and wants to sell its speaker business, all of which makes it appear like... >>

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

Best smart clothes: Wearables to improve your life

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Smart clothes are the next step beyond wearables. Despite smart watches and activity trackers just beginning to become popular, smart clothing is already starting to appear.So far there are already items of smart clothing available including t-shirts... >>

Pebble Time 2 vs Time Steel vs Time: What's the difference?

Pebble Time 2 vs Time Steel vs Time: What's the difference?

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Pebble has announced successors to the original Pebble, as well as the Pebble Time. The company revealed three new devices in the form of the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and the Pebble Core, the latter of which is a fitness tracker.You can read all out how... >>

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Time 2: What's the difference?

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Time 2: What's the difference?

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Pebble has announced a trio of new devices comprising the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and the Pebble Core.The Pebble 2 and Pebble Time 2 are both successors to the original Pebble and the original Pebble Time, but how do they differ from each other?Read on... >>

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Classic: What's the difference?

Pebble 2 vs Pebble Classic: What's the difference?

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Pebble has announced an update to the humble Pebble, its first generation smartwatch, appropriately called the Pebble 2.In many ways the Pebble 2 reflects the Pebble heritage, offering many of the same features and functions. But with a new focus on giving... >>

Pebble is announcing something today - what could it be?

Pebble is announcing something today - what could it be?

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Pebble has something up its sleeve, apparently.That's what the company wants us to think after it sent email invitations to the media with a GIF of the word "OMG" spelt out in LED lights on a circuit board of some sort. The caption with the invitation... >>

Samsung Gear Fit 2 official looking photos leak, reveal split screen and more

Samsung Gear Fit 2 official looking photos leak, reveal split screen and more

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The Samsung Gear Fit 2 has leaked, again, this time in seemingly official images showing off the wearable from plenty of angles.So far the Gear Fit 2 has leaked in a render and in images through Samsung's official site. While the device is almost certainly... >>

Drunk too often? The BACtrack wearable will let you know

Drunk too often? The BACtrack wearable will let you know

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BACtrack Skyn is a new wrist-based wearable that can measure the level of alcohol in your blood. It's smart enough to know if you've been drinking too much, without being invasive.The wristband won't require you to breath all over it, like lots of current... >>

Google and Levi's smart jacket to go on sale next year - watch what it can do

Google and Levi's smart jacket to go on sale next year - watch what it can do

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Google just gave us an update on its partnership with Levi's while at Google I/O 2016, confirming that a smart jacket is coming next year.At last year's developer conference, Google introduced a new technology called Project Jacquard and said it was working... >>

Google shows off Android Wear 2.0 update: standalone apps, handwriting keyboard, and more

Google shows off Android Wear 2.0 update: standalone apps, handwriting keyboard, and more

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Google is in Mountain View showing off its latest developments at Google I/O, and it has revealed a major update to Android Wear is on the way.Called Android Wear 2.0, the new software for Android wearables will bring a Material Design-themed overhaul,... >>

Your future Fitbit might include NFC payments

Your future Fitbit might include NFC payments

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Fitbit, the leading fitness wearable company, has announced that it has acquired Coin, who has a wearable payments system. You might not have thought that Fitbit was going to move in this direction, but future devices could well offer mobile payments. In... >>

Misfit Ray review: Design over delivery
3.5 stars

Misfit Ray review: Design over delivery

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Misfit has long understood that an activity tracker doesn't have to look like a wrist-worn rubber band. With some of its products worn in a trainer or sock, plus a partnership with Swarovski, there are a multitude of options on its roster.But if giant... >>

Garmin Forerunner 735XT shows that sports watches can be sleek too

Garmin Forerunner 735XT shows that sports watches can be sleek too

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Garmin has unveiled a top of the range running and multisports watch that features heart rate monitoring yet is sleek on the wrist.The Garmin Forerunner 735XT is lightweight and has 24/7 Elevate heart rate monitoring built-in. It also has GPS - after... >>

Watch this smartwatch turn an arm into a touchscreen control

Watch this smartwatch turn an arm into a touchscreen control

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Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a smartwatch system that uses your arm as a touchscreen.Called SkinTrack and developed by the Human-Computer Interaction Institute’s Future Interfaces Group at the university, the new system basically... >>

The best action cam photos in the world: Jaw, meet floor

The best action cam photos in the world: Jaw, meet floor

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It's been many years since the first skier strapped a shoulder camera to his helmet and threw himself down a mountain. In that time action cameras have shrunk, flying has become cheaper and now everyone is sharing super shots.From GoPro to Sony to Rollei,... >>

Samsung just leaked these official images of the Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX

Samsung just leaked these official images of the Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX

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Samsung has accidentally revealed unannounced devicesLeaked images surfaced online last month, revealing Samsung has been working on a successor to 2014's Gear Fit as well as smart wireless earbuds with fitness tracking capabilities, but now both devices... >>

Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit sport new tech to deliver a more natural run

Nike Free RN Motion Flyknit sport new tech to deliver a more natural run

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Nike has announced its new Nike Free running shoe range for 2016, ditching the Free 3, 4 and 5 models for a more universal approach that should appeal to a wider audience of runners.While the range now looks to offer separate features for different runners... >>

Smart contact lenses: What's the story so far?

Smart contact lenses: What's the story so far?

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Smart contact lenses are coming. They are the part-scary, part-exciting future tech that will bring augmented reality to the fore.Imagine always having a way of overlaying images onto the real world and capture everything as you see it. Follow glowing... >>

Garmin Vivomove watch is the GPS specialist’s stylish analogue wearable you'll want

Garmin Vivomove watch is the GPS specialist’s stylish analogue wearable you'll want

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Garmin, the sports GPS specialist, has taken the covers off its first analogue fashion watch, the Vivomove.The world of wearables is fast filling up and Garmin, as a leader in that field for decades, is competing on all fronts. The new Vivomove looks... >>

HTC One Wear smartwatch not coming until June, Petra delay reported

HTC One Wear smartwatch not coming until June, Petra delay reported

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The prospective smartwatch from HTC, which has gone under the names HTC Petra and HTC One Wear in the past, clearly didn't appear in April, as suggested in previous rumours and leaks. Instead, it is not said to be launched in the week commencing 6 June.Twitter... >>

Here’s what the Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX cordless buds look like

Here’s what the Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX cordless buds look like

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Samsung is getting ready to bulk its Gear line of products.The company is working on a follow-up to 2014's Gear Fit tracking band, and it's developed an entirely new device called Gear IconX. That last bit is actually a pair of cordless buds. Thanks to... >>

Google’s Mode watchbands for Android Wear make it easier to swap styles

Google’s Mode watchbands for Android Wear make it easier to swap styles

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Google has launched a new line of watchbands called Mode.The idea behind Mode is pretty straightforward: Google wanted to offer different styles of watch straps that are easy to snap on or swap out whenever your little heart desires. The first collection... >>

Adidas Climacool NFC Smart Suits for racing drivers could reveal vital information in a crash

Adidas Climacool NFC Smart Suits for racing drivers could reveal vital information in a crash

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Adidas is sewing NFC chips into Climacool racing drivers' suits to give them smart properties.The Adidas Climacool Smart Suit, made under licence by motorsports specialist Fyshe, contains a chip that is currently used to authenticate the race suit is... >>

Nokia is back, buying Withings to get into the health tracking wearable game

Nokia is back, buying Withings to get into the health tracking wearable game

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Just when you thought Nokia wasn't going to be seen around much more, it's announced it will buy wearable health tracking company Withings.Nokia, most recently famous for the release of its Ozo professional grade virtual reality camera, is growing again.... >>

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch plans leaked, luxury de Grisogono version confirmed

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch plans leaked, luxury de Grisogono version confirmed

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It might come as no surprise that Samsung is planning a new smartwatch for 2016 and even less so that it will likely be called the Samsung Gear S3. What is surprising however is that one of its partners seems to have let the cat out of the bag early doors.Luxury... >>

Xiaomi CEO reveals Mi Band 2 and its LCD display, physical button

Xiaomi CEO reveals Mi Band 2 and its LCD display, physical button

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Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, otherwise known as China's Apple, is about to launch the second version of its very affordable wristband.Called the Mi Band 2, it's expected to be a follow-up to the Mi Band, Xiaomi's original wristband that only... >>

Philips Health Watch to finally arrive at IFA 2016, costing around €250

Philips Health Watch to finally arrive at IFA 2016, costing around €250

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Philips has revealed the suite of health products it announced at IFA 2015 are now available, with the Health Watch to follow at this year's IFA, costing around €250.The products include the watch, scales and blood pressure monitor, as well as a thermometer,... >>

New Apple Watch Hermès bands announced, complete collection to be sold separately

New Apple Watch Hermès bands announced, complete collection to be sold separately

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Apple has announced that from 19 April anyone will be able to get their hands on new and previously released Hermès straps for the Apple Watch, as they will be sold individually.Until now the only way to sport an Hermès Apple Watch strap was to buy... >>

Huawei TalkBand B3 added to company's wearables line-up

Huawei TalkBand B3 added to company's wearables line-up

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As well as its new P9 and P9 Plus smartphones, Huawei used its London launch event to unveil a new version of its smartwatch/fitness tracker hybrid, the Huawei TalkBand B3.Like former models, it has a more bracelet-like design to the company's watches,... >>

Best Apple Watch stands and docks

Best Apple Watch stands and docks

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The Apple Watch has been out since April 2015 but while there are plenty of options when it comes to case colours, materials and straps through Apple, it only offers one official docking station for holding the Watch. The Magnetic Charging Dock activates... >>

Pebble lays off 25 per cent of entire staff, says 'money is tight'

Pebble lays off 25 per cent of entire staff, says 'money is tight'

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Pebble is having trouble finding its place in a niche market full of big players, and because of that, about 40 employees are getting the axe.The smartwatch-maker told TechInsider that it is laying off about 25 per cent of its staff. CEO Eric Migicovsky... >>

Apple offers 26 new Apple Watch bands: See them all here

Apple offers 26 new Apple Watch bands: See them all here

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Apple is done holding its now-annual spring event in California, where it unveiled a number of new products, including a budget iPhone, more portable iPad Pro, and new Apple Watch bands alongside a price drop for its wearable.Apple revealed it will now... >>

Apple drops Apple Watch price, unveils new watch bands and more

Apple drops Apple Watch price, unveils new watch bands and more

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Apple is now holding its spring event in California - where it just announced a new price for the Apple Watch along with fresh accessories for the year-old wrist wearable.Starting with the new watch accessories, Apple said it is coming out with a new... >>

The amazingly eye-catching novelty watches of Baselworld 2016

The amazingly eye-catching novelty watches of Baselworld 2016

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Baselworld brings together the world's biggest watch and jewellery makers in a celebration of luxury, in the Swiss town of Basel. Naturally there's a heavy leaning towards the traditions of the Swiss Watch industry, but there's a growing sense of smart... >>

What to expect at Apple's 21 March event: iPhone SE, iPad Air 3 and more

What to expect at Apple's 21 March event: iPhone SE, iPad Air 3 and more

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Apple has issued invitations to an event on 21 March, saying "Let us loop you in".Rumours about a March event have been circulating for some time, and now it's official: we're going to be facing a range of new launches from the Cupertino company.Apple's... >>

Under Armour HealthBox review: Under Whelming
3.5 stars

Under Armour HealthBox review: Under Whelming

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Under Armour has partnered with HTC to give us something that only the freakishly active will probably consider: UA HealthBox.This setup (which, yes, does arrive in an actual box) consists of three physical devices: UA Band, UA Scale, and UA Heart Rate.... >>