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  • A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November
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    A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November

    By 9 November 2013

    November's headlines are largely going to be owed to gaming. Ahead of PS4 and Xbox One launches we've been shooting the faces off, well, pretty much everybody in Call of Duty: Ghosts on the Playstation 3. It's a game that'll sell boat loads of copies...

  • TomTom Multi-Sport review
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    TomTom Multi-Sport review

    By 5 November 2013

    TomTom Multi-Sport is the GPS company’s first solo venture into the world of wearable sports-watches that, as its name suggests, caters for multiple sports disciplines. The Multi-Sport was released alongside the Runner, the latter targeted, and no surprised...

  • Next-gen Nike+ Fuel Band reportedly being developed with heart rate monitor
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    Next-gen Nike+ Fuel Band reportedly being developed with heart rate monitor

    By 6 May 2013

    As the activity tracker space heats up, Nike is said to be releasing a next-generation Nike+ Fuel Band in the near future with several additional features to help improve usage. According to GearLive, the second Fuel Band will feature a heart rate/pulse...

  • Fitbit Flex fitness wristband now available for $100
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    Fitbit Flex fitness wristband now available for $100

    By 6 May 2013

    The Fitbit Flex fitness wristband, unveiled at CES 2013, is now shipping to the public for $99.95 from the Fitbit online store. The Fitbit Flex comes at a time when wearable activity trackers are all the rage, with Nike and Jawbone also in the space. ...

  • Up by Jawbone re-released in UK, alongside new Android app
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    Up by Jawbone re-released in UK, alongside new Android app

    By 20 March 2013

    The Jawbone Up has returned, this time round in a new an improved form. Originally pulled from the market due to battery issues, the new Up promises to make up for previous mistakes with a greatly improved build quality. Alongside the re-release of the...

  • Samsung S Band takes on Nike FuelBand
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    Samsung S Band takes on Nike FuelBand

    By 14 March 2013

    Samsung has announced an update to its health-tracking app S Health, and with it, the company has unveiled a S Band accessory set to take on the FuelBand. "It truly makes the Galaxy S4 a companion for life." The S Band features a pedometer inside and...

  • Video calling for learning: Spanish, guitar and fitness
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    Video calling for learning: Spanish, guitar and fitness

    By 21 January 2013

    It’s all very well connecting with your friends and family when making video calls but there's a lot more to these social platforms than pure fun. As part of Skype Week on Pocket-lint, we've been catching up with people all over the globe who use video...

  • Fitbit Flex pictures and hands-on
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    Fitbit Flex pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2013

    The wearable activity tracker is becoming a bit of a trend at the moment - First Nike, then Jawbone and now Fitbit, with the Fitbit Flex. Designed to record your daily activity as well as pair up with the Fitbit smartphone app, the Flex is the value for...

  • Fitbit Flex fitness band takes on Nike Fuelband
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    Fitbit Flex fitness band takes on Nike Fuelband

    By 7 January 2013

    The Fitbit Flex is Fitbit's take on the Nike Fuel band system and, at $99, it's a cheaper take on it too. The functionality is similar. The band houses a tracker which measures your steps, calories shed and the distance you've travelled - and it also...

  • Customisable Christmas: Sports accessories
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    Customisable Christmas: Sports accessories

    By 26 November 2012

    Fitness fans might have a shiny new set of trainers waiting for them under the Christmas tree. Who knows, swimming trunks, socks or even a bike could be order of the day, it all depends what they have asked Santa for. Customisable Christmas at Pocket-lint...

  • Best wet weather running gear
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    Best wet weather running gear

    By 7 November 2012

    The days are getting shorter and the rains getting heavier. As winter sets in, motivating yourself to go out and get fit becomes increasingly difficult. No one enjoys a soaking wet run through a muddy marsh, unless you are a dog, in which case, how are...

  • Best folding bikes
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    Best folding bikes

    By 6 November 2012

    The missing link in public transport or just a supreme space-saver; designed to be packed down and taken on trains, buses, taxis and even airlines, the folding bike also does a grand job in homes with narrow hallways or inaccessible garages. Some of them...

  • Innovation of the Year: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards contenders
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    Innovation of the Year: 9th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards contenders

    By 2 November 2012

    One of the more intriguing categories at the Pocket-lint Gadget Awards is Innovation of the Year. It’s open to all kinds of gadgets, software, apps, websites and just about anything else that we might write about on our good pages of this hive of technology...

  • Coca-Cola's 'Work It Out Calculator' tells you how much exercise you need to do for every fizzy drink you consume
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    Coca-Cola's 'Work It Out Calculator' tells you how much exercise you need to do for every fizzy drink you consume

    By 1 November 2012

    Coca-Cola has launched a website that calculates how much exercise you need to do to compensate for every fizzy drink you consume. For example, one can of regular Coca-Cola – 139 calories - and the 'Work It Out Calculator' will inform you that you’ll...

  • RunKeeper will now measure your performance against...wild animals
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    RunKeeper will now measure your performance against...wild animals

    By 28 September 2012

    Fitness fans will now be able to see how their performances measure against the world’s wildlife, with a new tie up between fitness app RunKeeper and Notch.me. The idea is that you connect your RunKeeper or Fitbit data to the Notch.me service and it...

  • Jawbone Up review
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    Jawbone Up review

    By 26 December 2011

    Get ready with those new year resolutions. If one of them is going to include trying for a fitter, healthier you in 2012, Jawbone is here to help. Jawbone is best known as the maker of excellent Bluetooth headsets and a great portable speaker, the Jambox....

  • Firebox to sell Wii weights
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    Firebox to sell Wii weights

    By 7 May 2010

    Do you feel like you haven't got enough plastic in your living room? Are you not at all concerned about the state of the north Pacific gyre? Then you're probably a potential purchaser of Firebox's new Wii Fit accessories. There's two on offer. A set of...

  • Carl Lewis Vibro Exerciser launches
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    Carl Lewis Vibro Exerciser launches

    By 28 September 2007

    The Vibro Exerciser is a new product in the Carl Lewis range of Home Fitness equipment that can claims to give you up to 70% more benefit than regular exercise. The blurb goes that vibration training has been established as being effective and efficient...

  • Workout with your favourite celebrity
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    Workout with your favourite celebrity

    By 5 January 2007

    In the world of fitness, New Year means swelling gym memberships, surging sales in new trainers and snapping up the latest celebrity DVD so you can prance around your lounge. Usually the “resos” only last a few months before the good intentions are...

  • Want to lose the belly?
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    Want to lose the belly?

    By 3 January 2007

    Pocket-lint has tied up with men's website Mansized to offer you free fitness advice. Whether you want to lose the tum or firm up your bingo wings, Mansized's fitness editor Anthony Punshon has all the advice you need. You can talk to him at live at Mansized...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY – bupa.co.uk/health_information
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY – bupa.co.uk/health_information

    By 2 January 2007

    So the fog of New Year’s Eve is probably lifting a little easier today and all those good intentions and bold words are coming back to haunt. If you’ve said you’re going to take better care of yourself in 2007 this is a good place to start. A collection...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY - nutritiondata.com
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY - nutritiondata.com

    By 31 October 2006

    Today’s website of the day is nutritiondata.com and if you are what you eat, as they say, then this makes startling reading. A comprehensive site that lists pretty much any food stuff you can think of (including all our favourites for the fast food...

  • Circulation Booster Mobile for travellers worrying about DVT
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    Circulation Booster Mobile for travellers worrying about DVT

    By 10 October 2006

    For every paranoid consumer, there is a high tech solution. High Tech Health claim to have the solution to all your DVT nightmares with the CB Mobile. We’re all aware of the risks of DVT (deep vein thrombosis) – or economy class syndrome – and some...

  • Powerisers Jumping Stilts review
    Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Powerisers Jumping Stilts review

    By 10 October 2006

    Keen to break your neck? Thought you were. Then you want the Powerisers Jumping Stilts. You've probably seen the YouTube videos of guys running around leaping in the air, doing triple somersaults and back flips. Well it’s the Powerisers that allow you...

  • WEBSITE OF THE DAY - realbuzz.com
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    WEBSITE OF THE DAY - realbuzz.com

    By 22 August 2006

    Today’s website of the day is realbuzz.com a website that could very well save your life. A report recently announced that there are now more obese people in the world than there are those suffering from starvation and malnutrition. That’s quite a...