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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 refresh: Surge, Charge and Charge HR put more monitoring on your wrist

Fitbit refresh: Surge, Charge and Charge HR put more monitoring on your wrist

By 28 October 2014

Fitbit has announced three new devices, the Fitbit Charge, Charge HR and Surge. The Surge is the new top-of-the-line, a fully-fledged sportswatch that offers so much more than just movement tracking. It's the most sophisticated Fitbit device so far and... >>

Jabra Pulse review: Heart-rate monitor earphones put a virtual personal trainer in your ears
5 out of 5

Jabra Pulse review: Heart-rate monitor earphones put a virtual personal trainer in your ears

By 27 October 2014

Jabra isn't new to the Bluetooth earphones game, but it's a company leading the way. The Jabra Pulse is a fine example: more than just a pair of wireless sports earphones, it's also an advanced personal trainer that tracks your heart rate and blood oxygen... >>

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... >>

Lenovo Smartband SW-B100 now official, brand's first fitness tracker

Lenovo Smartband SW-B100 now official, brand's first fitness tracker

By 27 October 2014

Lenovo is the latest tech company to enter the fitness tracker market with its Smartband SW-B100 device, previously revealed in part in an FCC filing at the beginning of the month. Now seemingly official - "seemingly" because product pages have appeared... >>

Apple might stop selling Fitbit devices now that Fitbit won't support Health app

Apple might stop selling Fitbit devices now that Fitbit won't support Health app

By 15 October 2014

One week after Fitbit confirmed it won't directly support Apple's Health app or Healthkit for the time being, Apple has supposedly decided it will no longer sell Fitbit's popular devices. While it looks as though Apple is strong-arming Fitbit into submission,... >>

Smarthome category added to O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards

Smarthome category added to O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards

By 15 October 2014

You spoke, we’ve listened, and following feedback from readers, the industry, and close friends of Pocket-lint, we’ve added a Smarthome category to the O2 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. The working long list features some great products as we celebrate... >>

Fitbit Charge and Charge HR fitness trackers possibly coming soon, reveals leak

Fitbit Charge and Charge HR fitness trackers possibly coming soon, reveals leak

By 14 October 2014

Fitbit is getting ready to launch two new fitness trackers, it seems. According to Gizmodo, which received some marketing materials that revealed the fitness trackers, Fitbit is about to launch two models that are basically a newer version of its failed... >>

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... >>

Fitbit doesn't want to play nice with Apple's Health app

Fitbit doesn't want to play nice with Apple's Health app

By 9 October 2014

Fitbit has confirmed it won't support Apple's Health app that released alongside iOS 8 in September. The company makes popular fitness tracking wearables and apps and was even deemed the top seller for activity trackers in the first quarter of this year,... >>