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  • A week in reviews: May 6  - May 10
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    A week in reviews: May 6 - May 10

    By 11 May 2013

    It’s fitness week on Pocket-lint, at least informally, with two reviews of things you put on your wrist that help keep you fit: the Polar RC3 and Jawbone Up. But there were also cars, cameras, a phone and a satellite receiver that blows everything from...

  • Polar RC3 GPS Tour De France edition review
    Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Polar RC3 GPS Tour De France edition review

    By 10 May 2013

    Just like Le Tour winner's yellow jersey, the limited Tour De France edition of the Polar RC3 GPS sports watch comes dressed in a similar bright yellow finish. The RC3 was the first built-in GPS sports watch released by Polar in 2012 and this limited...

  • Wahoo Fitness KICKR: The iPhone-powered bike trainer
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    Wahoo Fitness KICKR: The iPhone-powered bike trainer

    By 9 May 2013

    Bike fans looking to step up their training with the help of their iPad or iPhone will soon be able to turn to a new bit of kit from Wahoo called the Wahoo KICKR when it launches in the UK in the coming weeks. Available via the Apple store, the £999...

  • Hands-on: Garmin Edge 810 review
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    Hands-on: Garmin Edge 810 review

    By 14 April 2013

    The Garmin Edge 810 is the company's latest GPS bicycle computer, complete with new social sharing and tracking functionality which we first saw at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013. Unlike many other "breadcrumb" models - such as the lower-spec Edge...

  • Up by Jawbone fitness band pictures and hands-on
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    Up by Jawbone fitness band pictures and hands-on

    By 20 March 2013

    The Up was always a very cool idea, and when we reviewed it just before it was first due to launch in the UK, we loved it. The simple design, long battery life and beautiful iOS app all made it a cunning package, and more than just a standard pedometer....

  • Mio Cyclo 100 Series fitness computers for the biking enthusiast
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    Mio Cyclo 100 Series fitness computers for the biking enthusiast

    By 30 August 2012

    Mio has introduced another bicycle computer range with the Mio Cyclo 100 series geared towards the serious rider.  There are four devices launching with the 100 series: the Mio Cyclo 100, Mio Cyclo 105, Mio Cycle 105 H and Mio Cyclo 105 HC. The Mio Cycl0...

  • Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale review
    Sports Fitness 3.5 out of 5

    Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale review

    By 18 July 2012

    Digital devices are so woven into the fabric of today’s society that there’s little that isn’t now possible. We’re all used to TVs, computers and the like - you know, the usual couch potato kind of kit - but recently it’s health and fitness...

  • Sportiiiis glasses give visual feedback for fitness fanatics
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    Sportiiiis glasses give visual feedback for fitness fanatics

    By 28 May 2012

    Clip the Sportiiiis heads up display to your glasses and you’ll be able to monitor your fitness levels as you work out. Fitness fanatics will be able to monitor their heart rate, speed (when running or cycling), power, cadence and pace with a visual...

  • Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale incoming: Get that beach bod now
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    Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale incoming: Get that beach bod now

    By 14 May 2012

    Unveiled at CES, Fitbit’s Aria Scales, which posts information about your weight on to the internet, will be available for £99.99 from the end of May.  Along with your weight, the Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale also monitors your body fat and BMI automatically...

  • Plessey's heart rate monitor wristwatch device
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    Plessey's heart rate monitor wristwatch device

    By 26 April 2012

    Plessey Semiconductors has introduced a heart rate monitor that can be worn on your wrist as you would a watch. The device is built in such a way that a sensor electrode remains in contact with the skin on your wrist. Users can then touch a second electrode...

  • WIN: Fitbit Ultra activity tracker up for grabs!
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    WIN: Fitbit Ultra activity tracker up for grabs!

    By 27 February 2012

    Fitbit Ultra, the activity tracker that links with the 'net to monitor steps, distance, sleep patterns and even stairs climbed, is currently part of a promotion on ITV show This Morning. And, to celebrate, Pocket-lint has one of the smart devices to...

  • Technogym Recline Personal pictures and hands-on
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    Technogym Recline Personal pictures and hands-on

    By 24 February 2012

    We know you are the kind of person that likes to work out, we know that you are the kind of person that can't be bothered to go to the gym, we know that your time is precious and that any chance to multitask is gratefully welcomed. In steps the professional-grade...

  • Fitbit Ultra review
    Sports Fitness 3.5 out of 5

    Fitbit Ultra review

    By 27 December 2011

    You've eaten too much, you're feeling rather fat, and you need to do something about it. In steps Fitbit Ultra promises to track your movement before displaying it all on the accompanying website for you to digest. So can something so simple really help...

  • Light the way with the Clear29 LED skateboard
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    Light the way with the Clear29 LED skateboard

    By 2 March 2011

    Pocket-lint tried skateboarding once, in broad daylight, and still managed to fall over more times than Cristiano Ronaldo manages in an average 90 minutes. So the chances are, we won't be attempting any 'boarding at night time. But if we did, we'd definitely...

  • Adiverse Virtual Footwear Wall makes stroppy sales assistants obsolete
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    Adiverse Virtual Footwear Wall makes stroppy sales assistants obsolete

    By 1 March 2011

    Adidas has been showing off a demo of its Adiverse Virtual Footwear Wall over in Germany at CeBIT, a technology it wants to see go mainstream in stores next year. The touchscreen wall, which will hopefully see the end of teenage weekend workers sulking...

  • Radiopaq Flex earphones hands-on and in-ears
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    Radiopaq Flex earphones hands-on and in-ears

    By 13 February 2011

    One member of team Pocket-lint is quite the athletic type. He laughs in the face of triathlons and knocks-out marathon-length jogs on Sunday mornings for fun. Unfortunately, this writer is not that team-member and is instead a rather lazy individual who...

  • Garmin Approach S1 GPS golf watch hands-on
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    Garmin Approach S1 GPS golf watch hands-on

    By 29 December 2010

    Did you watch the European golfers take on and tame the Americans at Celtic Manor in October and rush out to buy yourself a set of clubs, thinking that golf-malarkey couldn't be all that hard? Did you crash back down to earth (or rather, a bunker) when...

  • Know your Boris Bike
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    Know your Boris Bike

    By 30 July 2010

    The London Cycle Hire scheme has officially kicked off. The Boris Bikes are in the docking stations ready to go and just waiting for you to sign up to the scheme, unless you can hang on for a few weeks when you can start paying for them at the stands....

  • Adidas Jabulani vs Nike T90 Ascente
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    Adidas Jabulani vs Nike T90 Ascente

    By 29 June 2010

    Let's get this part out of the way quickly. England lost 4-1 to Germany. Lost like pigs, we did. There's no two ways about it and there's no point ignoring. Come on. Shout it aloud. Let it out. That's the only healthy way to deal with these things. Just...

  • Adidas miCoach - the secret of your marathon success?
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    Adidas miCoach - the secret of your marathon success?

    By 25 April 2010

    We saw the adidas miCoach system when it launched at CES earlier this year, and in its previous incarnation as part of Samsung miCoach. Adidas put aside quite a bit of space at this year's Virgin London Marathon expo for it, so we thought we'd take a...

  • VIDEO: Ski goggles get data HUD
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    VIDEO: Ski goggles get data HUD

    By 12 February 2010

    Planning a ski trip soon? You'll want to equip yourself with a pair of these Zeal Optics "Transcend" goggles, which have an inbuilt screen that can display all manner of useful information while you're tearing down the slopes. Controlled by three buttons...

  • Adidas launches miCoach training platform and two gadgets
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    Adidas launches miCoach training platform and two gadgets

    By 8 January 2010

    Adidas has announced the launch of the miCoach training platform which extends the concept first seen in the miCoach Samsung phone team-up. As well as an online service, like Philips' Activa launch, Adidas will offer a device that "verbally coaches an...

  • NHS gives Wii Fit stamp of approval
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    NHS gives Wii Fit stamp of approval

    By 27 October 2009

    It's official, video games are good for you. The NHS says so. Well, one videogame, anyway. Nintendo's hyper-successful Wii Fit has been granted the health service's "Change4Life" logo. The scheme aims to try and get families to be healthy, and stop eating...

  • Cyberbike brings exercise bike accessory to Nintendo Wii
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    Cyberbike brings exercise bike accessory to Nintendo Wii

    By 14 October 2009

    The Nintendo Wii is about to get two new fitness accessories, Cyberbike and Wii dumbbells. If Wii fit or EA Active wasn't enough to entice you into doing exercise with your games console, games developers, Bigben Interactive, are hoping its two very different...

  • Garmin Edge 500
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    Garmin Edge 500

    By 8 October 2009

    Garmin's new Edge 500 brings sleek GPS functionality to a set of handlebars near you. If you don't want the mapping that the Edge 705 offers, the 500 will give you a much more compact unit. It is still packed with technology however, offering GPS functions,...