Sports Fitness archive

  • Sportiiiis glasses give visual feedback for fitness fanatics
    Sports Fitness

    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...

  • Football Manager Awards 2012 winners announced, in association with Pocket-lint
    Gaming

    Football Manager Awards 2012 winners announced, in association with Pocket-lint

    By 23 May 2012

    Those of you who aren't particularly into football should look away now. For everybody else, the winners of the Football Manager Awards 2011/12 have now been announced. Pocket-lint was one of partners of this year's jamboree, and we can now reveal that...

  • British Gas turns Team GB swimming stars into superheroes
    Sports Fitness

    British Gas turns Team GB swimming stars into superheroes

    By 22 May 2012

    Perhaps inspired by the roaring success of the Avengers Assemble movie doing the rounds in cinemas worldwide, British Gas has gathered six of Britain's finest swimming stars to pose as a superhero team on the eve of one of their most glorious challenges...

  • Running blind: How Simon Wheatcroft uses his iPhone to see
    Phones

    Running blind: How Simon Wheatcroft uses his iPhone to see

    By 22 May 2012

    When Simon Wheatcroft says to his wife that he is going for a run, it's not the kind of run that you or I would take lightly. Blind by the age of 17, the 29-year-old student who classes himself an ultra-runner, trains solo with only the help of his iPhone...

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

    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...

  • ESPN could quit UK
    Televisions

    ESPN could quit UK

    By 9 May 2012

    ESPN is considering its position internationally and could even withdraw from certain markets if it cannot be profitable in those areas, Disney chairman and chief executive Bob Iger told investors. That includes the UK, where the broadcaster holds rights...

  • Pebble smartwatch adds Runkeeper app support
    Phones

    Pebble smartwatch adds Runkeeper app support

    By 2 May 2012

    Runkeeper has teamed up with overnight Kickstarter success stars Pebble, to offer a Runkeeper app for the watch when it comes out. In a move that will see it go head to head with the Nike+ GPS Sports Watch, users of the Runkeeper service that get the...

  • Adidas London 2012 Team GB kit: The tech to win us medals
    Sports Fitness

    Adidas London 2012 Team GB kit: The tech to win us medals

    By 27 April 2012

    With the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games rapidly approaching, Team GB sportswear partner Adidas invited us to take a look at the range of kit available for our athletes and explain some of the tech that went into creating the garments. The range...

  • Plessey's heart rate monitor wristwatch device
    Sports Fitness

    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...

  • Oakley has been working on AR glasses since 1997
    Sports Fitness

    Oakley has been working on AR glasses since 1997

    By 18 April 2012

    “As an organisation, we’ve been chasing this beast since 1997.” That's Colin Baden, Oakley CEO, telling Bloomberg in a recent interview that the new Google Project Glass augmented reality glasses are nothing new. The company, which has dabbled...

  • Vibram Five Fingers KSO Barefoot pictures and hands-on
    Sports Fitness

    Vibram Five Fingers KSO Barefoot pictures and hands-on

    By 16 April 2012

    Forget over-pronating, or under pronating, the rage at the moment is all about running barefoot. That might work on the beach or the more sandy climbs of Africa, but running your usual route barefoot in the UK is more than likely not possible or advisable....

  • Nike and Sarah Reinersten create new shoe tech for amputee athletes
    Sports Fitness

    Nike and Sarah Reinersten create new shoe tech for amputee athletes

    By 12 April 2012

    Sarah Reinertsen runs. She runs a lot. And in 2005 she took part in the Hawaii Ironman race consisting of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride with a 26.2-mile marathon at the end, just for good measure.  In Reinertsen’s quest to compete even harder,...

  • Adidas set to revolutionise the beautiful game with world's first 'smart' football match
    Sports Fitness

    Adidas set to revolutionise the beautiful game with world's first 'smart' football match

    By 10 April 2012

    Once upon a time, half-time analysis would consist of some squiggles on a blackboard, a lot of shouting and a segment of orange. Now it’s all distance covered, zonal marking and power drinks. And it’s set to get worse (or better, depending how you...

  • Fitbit Android App lets Google phone users now get fit too
    Sports Fitness

    Fitbit Android App lets Google phone users now get fit too

    By 22 March 2012

    Fitbit, the digital pedometer that lets you track your fitness by steps taken, or flights of stairs climbed, has launched an Android app for Google phone fans to be able to see how much exercise they are doing. No longer just for iPhone fans, the new...

  • Volvo Ocean Race: Five tips for sailing fitness
    Sports Fitness

    Volvo Ocean Race: Five tips for sailing fitness

    By 20 March 2012

    The Volvo Ocean Race is harsh on the boats, tough on the shore team and physically, unbelievably brutal on the race crew. All teams know that being in the best shape possible will be critical to victory. When vital seconds can mean the difference between...

  • Nike+ FuelBand review
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    Nike+ FuelBand review

    By 16 March 2012

    Getting a little bit tubby? Feeling that you should be doing a little more walking and a little less sitting on the sofa watching television or video games? Nike believes it has the answer with the Nike+ FuelBand. But can a bracelet really get you off...

  • 7 days with... Nike+ FuelBand
    Sports Fitness

    7 days with... Nike+ FuelBand

    By 12 March 2012

    Just how healthy do you think you are? With a host of new gadgets coming on to the market in the next few months, I've been living with the new Nike+ FuelBand, due out in the UK in May, to see what wearing it for seven days does. Will it change my behaviour,...

  • Nike Fuel Station: The future of retail?
    Sports Fitness

    Nike Fuel Station: The future of retail?

    By 12 March 2012

    Nike is hoping to change the way we shop. The shopping experience of the next decade is to be all about involving you, the customer, in a way that not even Apple does at the moment.  The Nike shop of the future is about reacting out to you, playing...

  • Nike+ SportWatch GPS to measure Fuel points from June
    Sports Fitness

    Nike+ SportWatch GPS to measure Fuel points from June

    By 7 March 2012

    Nike Fuel, the new exercise currency that the company has created to help sports fans get fit, will be coming to the company's Nike+ SportWatch GPS training watch and other devices already released.   "From June, you will be able to earn Fuel points...

  • Feet In: Teva Fuse-ion shoes review
    Sports Fitness

    Feet In: Teva Fuse-ion shoes review

    By 6 March 2012

    If you are the adventurer type, you like to get wet. Water holds no boundary for you. So it makes sense to have a shoe that isn't going to be on a radiator drying out for most of your summer exploits. The Teva Fuse-ion promises to be a shoe that says...

  • Hands-on: Nike FuelBand review
    Sports Fitness

    Hands-on: Nike FuelBand review

    By 5 March 2012

    Not due out in the UK until April, Pocket-lint has spent the morning with the Nike FuelBand to get a chance to experience the new fitness accessory before we tuck into the gadget for a full review. The concept is simple. You wear a digital electronic...

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

    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...

  • iPhone-syncing Nike+ Basketball and Training shoes coming to UK in June
    Sports Fitness

    iPhone-syncing Nike+ Basketball and Training shoes coming to UK in June

    By 24 February 2012

    The new Nike+ range of footwear, which hooks up to your iPhone in order to display performance ratings and statistics, will be on sale 29 June. Comprised of three stykes, Nike Hyperdunk+, Nike Lunar Hyperworkout+ and Nike Lunar TR 1+, the shoes fit into...

  • Technogym Recline Personal pictures and hands-on
    Gadgets

    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...

  • Epson announces world's lightest GPS watch, sort of
    Sports Fitness

    Epson announces world's lightest GPS watch, sort of

    By 22 February 2012

    Epson is expanding its repertoire beyond the printers and projectors it is known for with the announcement of a new GPS sports watch, which the Japanese company says is the "first entry in to electronic sporting goods market". Details are a little on...