Sports Fitness archive

  • Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 announced
    Gaming

    Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2009 announced

    By 14 October 2009

    The Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are back letting you know what the best products of 2009 really are. Now in its 6th year, the Pocket-lint Awards, thought to be the longest running in the UK, pick the best gadgets and gizmos from the last year....

  • Cyberbike brings exercise bike accessory to Nintendo Wii
    Gaming

    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...

  • VIDEO: 4size magnetic skateboard and shoes launch
    Sports Fitness

    VIDEO: 4size magnetic skateboard and shoes launch

    By 12 October 2009

    A new cheaty way of skating is available to all with the launch of the 4size magnetic skate system coming at vous from en France. The idea is super-simple, the 4size skateboard gets a big old plate o' metal strapped to it, the special shoes have magnet...

  • Tony Hawk: RIDE - First Look   review
    Gaming 0 out of 5

    Tony Hawk: RIDE - First Look review

    By 12 October 2009

    Tony Hawk: RIDE is looking to break new ground when it launches next month, thanks to a newly developed controller. We were lucky enough to get our hands and feet on the new game at a recent preview event, and here is what we thought. Let's start with...

  • The Food Standards Agency offers "FSA Salt" iPhone app
    Phones

    The Food Standards Agency offers "FSA Salt" iPhone app

    By 12 October 2009

    In an attempt to make salt content counting sexy, the Food Standards Agency has released "FSA Salt", a free app for the iPhone or iPod touch. The app is designed to "help consumers plan, calculate and monitor their daily salt consumption when shopping...

  • England match saw half a milion online viewers
    Online

    England match saw half a milion online viewers

    By 12 October 2009

    Close to half a million football fans watched the England vs Ukraine World Cup qualifier on Saturday, making the game Britain's biggest internet pay-to-view sports broadcast to date.   There were no technical issues, say the companies behind the broadcast,...

  • How to watch football on the Internet
    Online

    How to watch football on the Internet

    By 9 October 2009

    So Setanta went bust, no one else has picked up Ukraine vs England and you're wondering whether a) you want to watch the football on the Internet and b) exactly how you're going to do it. Fear not. You'll be just fine. Here's the Pocket-lint guide of...

  • REPS app uses iPhone as free weight
    Phones

    REPS app uses iPhone as free weight

    By 9 October 2009

    A new iPhone app available on the Apple App Store offers training on the go - using the iPhone as part of the programme. "REPS: Mobile Trainer is the easy way to burn calories or tone muscles by using your iPhone or iPod like a free weight. Simply curl...

  • Gocycle BlackR electric bike demoed
    Gadgets

    Gocycle BlackR electric bike demoed

    By 9 October 2009

    Gocycle has shown off a 12.9kg version of its electric bike at the London Cycle Show. Dubbed the BlackR, it shares most of its construction with the regular Gocycle launched earlier in the year, but with a careful selection of components, Karbon Kinetics...

  • Garmin Edge 500
    Sports Fitness

    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,...

  • Orange to offer England Ukraine match
    Online

    Orange to offer England Ukraine match

    By 7 October 2009

    Orange has announced it is to offer live coverage of the England versus Ukraine World Cup qualifier on Saturday, via the official Kentaro online broadcast. We're not entirely sure why you'd want to go down the Orange route, rather than go direct, it's...

  • Win a Nokia 5530 XpressMusic
    Gaming

    Win a Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

    By 5 October 2009

    First off, as far as the winner for last month goes, we'd like to offer our congratulations to Tony Hedges for his comment on the HTC Hero review and all his input during its release. We'll be sending him a TomTom XL Live IQ Routes Europe. For the month...

  • Ukraine World Cup qualifier only available live online
    Online

    Ukraine World Cup qualifier only available live online

    By 5 October 2009

    Those who want to watch England's World Cup qualifier will have to dish out up to £12 - and sit in front of a PC or Mac to do so. The Ukraine match is to be shown exclusively live online at www.ukrainevengland.com with payment via PayPal. Pricing is...

  • Suunto t3c Black Arrow heart rate monitor  review
    Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    Suunto t3c Black Arrow heart rate monitor review

    By 2 October 2009

    The Suunto t3c Black Arrow edition is a special edition release of its t3c model or heart rate monitor, partnered with the International Triathlon Union. Featuring a standard heart rate monitor when used with the provided chest strap, it takes the fight...

  • Five offers iPhone app for live UEFA Europa League matches
    Phones

    Five offers iPhone app for live UEFA Europa League matches

    By 1 October 2009

    iPhone owners will be able to watch an season of live football matches for a one-off fee of less than a fiver. The deal is thanks to a new app from Channel Five, that has the broadcast rights to the UEFA Europa League, formerly the UEFA Cup. The app will...

  • FIFA 10 - PS3  review
    Gaming 4.5 out of 5

    FIFA 10 - PS3 review

    By 30 September 2009

    After FIFA 09 did such an incredible job at astounding football gamers worldwide with its brilliance, the arrival of this year's iteration appeared with more than just a hint of caution. Change too little and we'll be back in the bad old days when everyone...

  • Limited edition Li126 Lambretta "bicicletta" announced
    Sports Fitness

    Limited edition Li126 Lambretta "bicicletta" announced

    By 30 September 2009

    Lambretta is said to have entered a new era with the launch of the world's first Lambretta bicicletta, the limited edition Li126. Modelled on the Lambretta driven by Jimmy in cult film Quadrophenia, the Li126 is a "city cruiser" angled at both men and...

  • Canon PowerShot D10 digital camera  review
    Cameras 4 out of 5

    Canon PowerShot D10 digital camera review

    By 28 September 2009

    The most striking feature about the Canon PowerShot D10 might well be the range of funky colour choices you get, from blue through to camouflage. Pitched directly to action fans, the D10 is battling it out alongside the likes of Olympus' Tough cameras....

  • Skins ICE compression apparel   review
    Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Skins ICE compression apparel review

    By 18 September 2009

    Research into sports and exercise performance has suggested that compression garments bring a number of benefits to the athlete, with high adoption among professional athletes in many sports. The sight of Paula Radcliffe wearing compression stockings,...

  • Site News: New look homepage
    Gaming

    Site News: New look homepage

    By 18 September 2009

    Wow. You guys really like the tag homepages, a lot it seems, so much so that we've now made the default homepage on Pocket-lint look like the tag homepages. While the module homepage is still alive and kicking, following feedback, usage data and a stack...

  • Site news: Photo galleries get slick
    Gaming

    Site news: Photo galleries get slick

    By 17 September 2009

    We like photos here at Pocket-lint, we like them a lot. That's why we've been working hard to bring a new slick feature to our photo galleries on the site, for both news and reviews stories, to save you time and improve your experience. Why should you...

  • Win an extreme helicopter ride
    Gaming

    Win an extreme helicopter ride

    By 14 September 2009

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with Duracell to bring one Pocket-lint reader and friend the chance of winning an adrenaline-fuelled ride in a helicopter. The pilot will "put the helicopter through its paces in order to show you just how versatile these incredible...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Swatch's You.Automatic watches
    Gadgets

    Daily Tech Deal: Swatch's You.Automatic watches

    By 14 September 2009

    The Swiss watch maker, Swatch, has introduced a brand new range of automatic chronograph watches, the cost of which is touted as the "most competitive price on the market". There are five to choose from in the You.Automatic range with each having a self-winding...

  • Polar FT80 heart rate monitor review
    Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Polar FT80 heart rate monitor review

    By 9 September 2009

    The Polar FT80 heart rate monitor "training computer" comes in at the top of the range of generalist fitness devices offered by Polar. Here we test the standard FT80, although it also is available with the G1 GPS module for speed and distance tracking,...

  • US open tennis players banned from Twitter
    Sports Fitness

    US open tennis players banned from Twitter

    By 1 September 2009

    Tennis US Open officials have banned players like Andy Murray from Tweeting during matches at the grand slam tournament this week at Flushing Meadows in New York. The governing body is worried that players might be tempted to keep in touch with fans during...