Sports Fitness archive

  • Ashes Cricket 2009 - Xbox 360  review
    Gaming 4 out of 5

    Ashes Cricket 2009 - Xbox 360 review

    By 14 August 2009

    Since the Ashes victory back in 2005, cricket has been well and truly on the minds of the English public like never before. Suddenly, with the likes of "Freddie" Flintoff smashing sixes, knocking down stumps and downing copious amounts of lager, cricket...

  • Chris Boardman unveils "Bike of the Future"
    Sports Fitness

    Chris Boardman unveils "Bike of the Future"

    By 12 August 2009

    Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman has shown off what he reckons we'll all be riding in 20 years time. The concept bicycle combines a number of existing technologies into a bike that counts calories, plays music, and has an "unbreakable" locking device. Computers...

  • 7 iPhone Apps that let you ditch your GPS
    Phones

    7 iPhone Apps that let you ditch your GPS

    By 6 August 2009

    So you've got yourself an iPhone, who hasn't I hear you ask, and you want to get from A to B, so what are your choices? Here are a couple of apps you should take a look at: TomTom Car Kit TomTom's navigation service on the iPhone via an app and bolt on...

  • Timex WS4 adventure watch review
    Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Timex WS4 adventure watch review

    By 6 August 2009

    Whether you’re scaling K2 or just negotiating Knightsbridge can Timex’s "wrist-top adventure instrument" keep you safely on track? We strapped ourselves in to find out. The WS4 serves up an altimeter, barometer, compass and thermometer, it's waterproof...

  • Pentax Optio WS80 and W80 cameras
    Cameras

    Pentax Optio WS80 and W80 cameras

    By 6 August 2009

    Pentax's Optio WS80 joins the W80 in its "rugged" range of compact cameras. We managed to get our hands on both, and chucked them about a bit as a test. They emerged unscathed, you'll be pleased to hear. The WS80 comes in four colours, and the W80 comes...

  • Pentax launches Optio WS80 digital camera
    Cameras

    Pentax launches Optio WS80 digital camera

    By 6 August 2009

    Pentax has added to its range of digital cameras with the release of the Optio WS80, which joins the W80 in the "rugged" camp. Well, it's loitering near the entrance of the camp, anyway, because it's not full "Chuck Norris" rugged, like its S-bereft brother....

  • VIDEO: "The Contortionist" folding bike concept unveiled
    Sports Fitness

    VIDEO: "The Contortionist" folding bike concept unveiled

    By 4 August 2009

    Student Dominic Hargreaves is up for the this year's James Dyson Award for innovation with his design for "The Contortionist" folding bike. The bike's ability to fold up completely into the space of the wheel's 26-inch circumference is impressive. Watching...

  • Virgin Media announces new ESPN channels
    Home Cinema

    Virgin Media announces new ESPN channels

    By 29 July 2009

    Virgin Media and ESPN have announced that a new ESPN channel will be available in both standard and high definition to Virgin Media's 3.5 million digital TV customers from 3 August. The ESPN channel will offer live Barclays Premier League and Clydesdale...

  • Changes to some tag homepages and feeds
    Home Cinema

    Changes to some tag homepages and feeds

    By 28 July 2009

    As we continue to tidy up the database and make the site work better for you, we are changing the names of a handful of categories. As a result, if you are subscribed to the RSS feed it will stop working and you will have to tweak the url in your feed...

  • Leica Pinmaster aims to make golf easier
    Sports Fitness

    Leica Pinmaster aims to make golf easier

    By 27 July 2009

    Measuring the distance to the golf pin could be about to get a whole lot easier with a bit of technological help via Leica. The company, famous for cameras, has turned its hand to helping out the golfer with a new gadget called the Pinmaster rangefinder....

  • Garmin launches FR60 fitness watch
    Sports Fitness

    Garmin launches FR60 fitness watch

    By 24 July 2009

    Garmin has announced the launch of the FR60, describing it as a "sleek fitness watch plus workout tool that tracks your time, heart rate and calories burned". Unlike other Garmin wristwear, the FR60 offers no GPS capabilities, but can be used in conjunction...

  • FINIS SwiMP3v2 waterproof MP3 player review
    Audio 4.5 out of 5

    FINIS SwiMP3v2 waterproof MP3 player review

    By 23 July 2009

    Swimming is a great sport, but up and down, up and down the length of the pool can be dull. No music, no sounds of the world, just the rush of water passing your ears and the occasional announcement over the Tannoy. The Finis SwimMP3 (yes awful name we...

  • Sky stunt sees horse hooked up with 52-inch HDTV
    Home Cinema

    Sky stunt sees horse hooked up with 52-inch HDTV

    By 23 July 2009

    In what must be one of the most bizarre publicity stunts of recent times, Sky has helped hook up an ex-international show jumping horse with a 52-inch telly complete with Sky+HD. Belle De Harlequin or Belly Bumps for short, "one of the most pampered horses...

  • On the run: mashing music and sport
    Sports Fitness

    On the run: mashing music and sport

    By 23 July 2009

    On 27 September, the Sony Ericsson Run to the Beat half marathon is being held in London. We were invited along to a training session to meet Dr Costas Karageorghis, Reader in Sports Psychology at Brunel University to find out how music can help increase...

  • Garmin Oregon 550t
    Cameras

    Garmin Oregon 550t

    By 21 July 2009

    If you think you've seen the Garmin Oregon 550t somewhere before that's because you have. The new GPS from Garmin for geocachers and outward types comes in virtually the same casing as the previous Garmin Oregon 400t, but adds a 3.2-megapixel digital...

  • Amur Leopard electric bike concept revealed
    Sports Fitness

    Amur Leopard electric bike concept revealed

    By 21 July 2009

    The Amur Leopard electric bike is possibly a gadget lover's ideal eco ride. A concept design at this stage from Ryan McGinley, it offers storage for a laptop under the seat as well as a built-in navigational slash communication device. Described as like...

  • FIFA 10 dated
    Gaming

    FIFA 10 dated

    By 15 July 2009

    EA has confirmed that FIFA 10 will hit the high street on 2 October. The yearly sports title will be available on the PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC, PS2, Nintendo DS and the Sony PSP with only Apple Mac and iPhone fans missing out. The new game, as with previous...

  • New Nike+ SportBand launches
    Online

    New Nike+ SportBand launches

    By 14 July 2009

    Nike has introduced the new and improved Nike+ SportBand watch that gives runners real-time performance feedback on their distance, pace, time and calories. The two main changes are a new screen with a white background that is said to enhance visibility...

  • Nokia makes 3720 classic official
    Phones

    Nokia makes 3720 classic official

    By 9 July 2009

    Following the video-based teaser campaign that saw the handset used and abused, Nokia as now made the 3720 classic, its most rugged mobile handset to date, official. An IP-54 certified mobile, the 3710 classic is designed to resist water, dust and shock....

  • Liquid Image launches camcorder-equipped snorkel mask
    Cameras

    Liquid Image launches camcorder-equipped snorkel mask

    By 9 July 2009

    US company Liquid Image has invented a product that combines a snorkel mask and a 5-megapixel camera and camcorder, so that you can capture your diving trips for posterity. It comes with 16MB of flash memory, which won't last you very long, but luckily...

  • Suunto launches Core Extreme watch
    Gadgets

    Suunto launches Core Extreme watch

    By 7 July 2009

    Suunto, maker of many a wristwatch, has announced the limited availability of its new timepiece - the Core Extreme. There are only 3000 in existence, all of which are individually numbered. It includes a number of high end features - an altimeter, barometer...

  • BBC says Wimbledon broke online live video records
    Home Cinema

    BBC says Wimbledon broke online live video records

    By 6 July 2009

    The BBC has announced that its online coverage of Wimbledon has broken its previous records for the most popular live video streams of a sporting event. The BBC says during this year's Wimbledon its Sport website has seen more users than ever logging...

  • Sky auctions hand-painted Jack Rusell Sky+HD boxes
    Home Cinema

    Sky auctions hand-painted Jack Rusell Sky+HD boxes

    By 6 July 2009

    To celebrate the debut of HD cricket, Sky is to offer some unique Sky+HD boxes with hand-painted cricket-themed designs from cricketer-turned-artist Jack Russell. Five fully-working receivers have been given Ashes makeovers with Russell's oil paintings...

  • Football League Championship games return to BBC
    Home Cinema

    Football League Championship games return to BBC

    By 1 July 2009

    The BBC has announced that live Championship football will make a return to the public broadcaster for the first time since 1987. And, marking the changes in how such events are broadcast, and how we watch them, since the late Eighties, the games will...

  • AgfaPhoto launches DC-600uw waterproof digi-cam
    Cameras

    AgfaPhoto launches DC-600uw waterproof digi-cam

    By 30 June 2009

    In the States, AgfaPhoto has launched the DC-600uw, a "reliable companion" for outdoor and underwater types. Offering shooting to a maximum depth of 10 metres, or 30 feet, the DC-600uw will snap 6-megapixel stills as well as 640 x 480 YouTube-friendly...