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  • Runsafer smart shoes will learn how you run and guide you to a better style
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    Runsafer smart shoes will learn how you run and guide you to a better style

    By 6 December 2013

    Wearable kit is going to be the norm soon with all our daily movements recorded and fed back to us. While this is good for fitness, the more you move the more you increase your chance of injury. That’s why the Runfaster project aims to develop smart...

  • Sugru magnet kits let you stick anything anywhere instantly
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    Sugru magnet kits let you stick anything anywhere instantly

    By 4 December 2013

    Sugru is, essentially, posh putty that’s now being sold with magnets in a kit. But like Raspberry Pi, what you do with it is the important part. The team behind Sugru has been working on getting maximum strength in the most minimal design and the result...

  • Nike reportedly releasing smartwatch in first half of 2014
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    Nike reportedly releasing smartwatch in first half of 2014

    By 3 December 2013

    Nike has plans to bring a smartwatch to market in 2014, expanding past its new FuelBand SE product and Nike+ SportWatch, according to Digitimes. It is expected to release the smartwatch as soon as the first half of 2014, and currently has the product...

  • Sports-gadgeteers, TomTom MySports app could be on its way to your iPhone soon
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    Sports-gadgeteers, TomTom MySports app could be on its way to your iPhone soon

    By 2 December 2013

    For the runners, cyclists and swimmers out there TomTom has announced that it will soon be releasing a MySports app. The app will soon be submitted to Apple for approval and on completion will bring GPS training smarts to your iPhone. But with plenty...

  • Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2013 in pictures
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    Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2013 in pictures

    By 29 November 2013

    The 10th annual Pocket-lint Gadget Awards brought the great and the good of the UK tech industry together in Central London last night, for an evening of award giving, partying, dancing and taco scoffing. Also celebrating a decade of Pocket-lint, the...

  • A week in reviews: 18 - 22 November
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    A week in reviews: 18 - 22 November

    By 23 November 2013

    This week it's all about the gaming. We've crunched through both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One console reviews, alongside a stack of games to get you in the mood for next-gen. But we're far more versatile than that. Never the one-trick pony, we've also...

  • Best wearable tech 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees
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    Best wearable tech 2013: 10th Pocket-lint Gadget Awards nominees

    By 22 November 2013

    Wearable tech has really come into its own this year and, as such, has rightly deserved its own category in the 2013 Pocket-lint Gadget Awards. Samsung made its debut in the market with its Galaxy Gear smartwatch allowing you to take pictures and answer...

  • Nike+ FuelBand SE review
    Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Nike+ FuelBand SE review

    By 16 November 2013

    The new Nike+ FuelBand SE is the company's second version of the wearable wrist device that tracks your activity. The second-gen device promises to deliver a better and more precise experience than the 2012 original by introducing Sessions to cater for...

  • A week in reviews: 11 - 15 November
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    A week in reviews: 11 - 15 November

    By 16 November 2013

    Mid November and there's only one thing on most people's minds: the imminent Xbox One and Playstation 4 launches. In the UK we have to wait a little longer than America does for the PS4 launch, but we've been playing around with the final machine's user...

  • Interview: British Cycling coach Shane Sutton talks tech, Jaguar, the cycling boom and buzz of the sport
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    Interview: British Cycling coach Shane Sutton talks tech, Jaguar, the cycling boom and buzz of the sport

    By 15 November 2013

    It’s a windy day in Warwickshire and we’re on site at Fen End racing circuit with Jaguar to not only meet British Cycling coach and Team Sky performance advisor, Shane Sutton, for a quick-fire interview, but also to combat that biting wind in our...

  • Under Armour looks to wearable tech as it prepares to buy MapMyFitness for $150 million
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    Under Armour looks to wearable tech as it prepares to buy MapMyFitness for $150 million

    By 14 November 2013

    Under Armour is the latest sports company to jump on the wearable kit bandwagon. With more sports bracelets and watches hitting the shelves than ever before and fitness apps filling mobiles, Under Armour is buying MapMyFitness for a healthy $150 million....

  • Nike FuelBand update brings double tap to tell time and better algorithms to original FuelBands
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    Nike FuelBand update brings double tap to tell time and better algorithms to original FuelBands

    By 13 November 2013

    As we said in our original story, Nike has brought most of the new FuelBand SE features to the older FuelBand. Since the now old FuelBand didn’t have Bluetooth LE, not every feature has been added but there’s plenty to enjoy, for free, with the update....

  • Adidas miCoach Smart Run review
    Sports Fitness 2 out of 5

    Adidas miCoach Smart Run review

    By 12 November 2013

    Smart watches are all the rage at the moment, particularly those designed for sports. Adidas has added the Smart Run watch to its miCoach personal training system and crammed it full of tech. It includes a strapless heart rate monitor, GPS tracking, full...

  • A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November
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    A week in reviews: 4 - 8 November

    By 9 November 2013

    November's headlines are largely going to be owed to gaming. Ahead of PS4 and Xbox One launches we've been shooting the faces off, well, pretty much everybody in Call of Duty: Ghosts on the Playstation 3. It's a game that'll sell boat loads of copies...

  • Lumoback will correct your sitting posture and stop back pain using smart sensors and vibrations
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    Lumoback will correct your sitting posture and stop back pain using smart sensors and vibrations

    By 6 November 2013

    Back pain is the second most common reason people visit their doctors, after the common cold. Lumoback, the first product from Lumo Bodytech, hopes to help change that. Using a wearable sensor that sits in an elastic waistband, Lumoback connects via Bluetooth...

  • Nike+ FuelBand SE now available from Apple's website
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    Nike+ FuelBand SE now available from Apple's website

    By 5 November 2013

    Nike's next-generation FuelBand - the FuelBand SE - is now available for purchase on Apple's Online Store, following an October unveil.  The FuelBand SE brings several new features over the first version, including hourly goals, sessions, and the ability...

  • TomTom Multi-Sport review
    Sports Fitness 3.5 out of 5

    TomTom Multi-Sport review

    By 5 November 2013

    TomTom Multi-Sport is the GPS company’s first solo venture into the world of wearable sports-watches that, as its name suggests, caters for multiple sports disciplines. The Multi-Sport was released alongside the Runner, the latter targeted, and no surprised...

  • Wii Fit U pedometer gets video preview before its release tomorrow
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    Wii Fit U pedometer gets video preview before its release tomorrow

    By 1 November 2013

    Nintendo wants to extend its Wii U fitness coverage of your life to outside the house. That's why it's jumping on the pedometer bandwagon with its Wii Fit U pedometer, which comes out in the US tomorrow. According to Nintendo the pedometer will be able...

  • Nike: Lack of Bluetooth LE support is why there's no Android FuelBand app
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    Nike: Lack of Bluetooth LE support is why there's no Android FuelBand app

    By 30 October 2013

    Nike has blamed a lack of consistent Bluetooth LE support on Android devices for it not having released Android app support for its FuelBand and FuelBand SE products yet. "With 200 Android devices available on the market, Bluetooth LE hasn't really matured...

  • Hands-on: Nike FuelBand SE review
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    Hands-on: Nike FuelBand SE review

    By 30 October 2013

    Nike has announced a new version of its FuelBand that brings with it several new features including hourly goals, sessions, and the ability to track your wrist movements more precisely, but is it any good and should you upgrade? We spent a morning with...

  • Nike: Older FuelBand users will get new features from 6 November
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    Nike: Older FuelBand users will get new features from 6 November

    By 30 October 2013

    Nike has confirmed to Pocket-lint that current Nike FuelBand users will be getting a host of new features alongside those detailed for the Nike FuelBand SE model that is due out on 6 November. "Original Nike Fuelband gets all the new features where possible,"...

  • A week in reviews: 21 - 25 October
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    A week in reviews: 21 - 25 October

    By 26 October 2013

    This week it's all about computing. Well, largely about computing. We've been treated to the second generation of Microsoft laptop-meets-tablet devices in the shape of the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2, the latter a head-to-head dead ringer against the...

  • Misfit Shine personal physical activity monitor review
    Sports Fitness 4 out of 5

    Misfit Shine personal physical activity monitor review

    By 23 October 2013

    Wearable tech is all the rage at the moment, whether its Google Glass at the top of the tree or the Nike FuelBand at the more accessible end. More and more of us are intrigued by tracking our movements whether it's for fun, fitness or performance. Tapping...

  • Move along smartwatch: The Garmin Tactix is SWAT you want
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    Move along smartwatch: The Garmin Tactix is SWAT you want

    By 22 October 2013

    Garmin has announced a new GPS navigator watch called the Garmin Tactix.  Garmin says it's inspired by "the requirements of Law Enforcement and Police Special Operations", hence the name. The Garmin Tactix is a rugged watch, offering 50-metre waterproofing,...

  • Adidas could develop apps for other watches
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    Adidas could develop apps for other watches

    By 18 October 2013

    Adidas has told Pocket-lint that it would be interested in developing apps for smartwatches if they take off, following the announcement of its own sports watch. "We would be interested in developing watch apps in the future for other platforms," Simon...