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  • A week in reviews: 12 - 16 August
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    A week in reviews: 12 - 16 August

    By 17 August 2013

    It's been a mad week - by which we mean a mad-fun week, chock-full of review products from many corners of tech. From visiting Iceland to explore the landscape in which Joseph Kosinski's movie Oblivion was shot - with a Fujifilm X-M1 in tow, no less...

  • TomTom Runner review
    Sports Fitness 3 out of 5

    TomTom Runner review

    By 13 August 2013

    Wearable tech is all the rage at the moment, particularly smartwatches. It's hardly a surprise, then, that plenty of manufacturers want a slice of the pie. But what makes TomTom - the company better known for its satnav devices - believe it has what it...

  • Goal line tech: We play referee with the Hawk-Eye system ahead of 2013/14 Premier League debut
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    Goal line tech: We play referee with the Hawk-Eye system ahead of 2013/14 Premier League debut

    By 8 August 2013

    The Premier League 2013/14 will be unlike any other before it. And that's not down to just this year's transfers: the season will kick off with fully operational Hawk-Eye goal line technology - recently re-dubbed "goal decision technology" - and we got...

  • Philips ActionFit SHQ5200 review
    Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Philips ActionFit SHQ5200 review

    By 2 August 2013

    Just about every manufacturer now offers some form of headphones for sport. It's easy to see why too, with a smartphone in every pocket, music options galore and many gyms offering headphone sockets on equipment, you can plug-in and lose yourself in the...

  • Magellan Echo smart running watch announced, RunKeeper-friendly and more
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    Magellan Echo smart running watch announced, RunKeeper-friendly and more

    By 25 July 2013

    Outdoor GPS firm Magellan has announced its first sports fitness watch for a fourth-quarter release. The Magellan Echo is described as a smart running watch and links up to a smartphone via Bluetooth and can then be used with over 100 fitness applications,...

  • A week in reviews: July 15 - July 19
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    A week in reviews: July 15 - July 19

    By 20 July 2013

    It's been the hottest week of the year in the UK, so what have we been reviewing? Coffee machines, that's what. But, with Britain, you can always be sure that for every night of clammy sleep there will be another 10 where you're in dire need of being...

  • Nike Free Flyknit vs Nike Free Hyperfeel: First run using Nike's new running shoes
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    Nike Free Flyknit vs Nike Free Hyperfeel: First run using Nike's new running shoes

    By 17 July 2013

    Nike Free Flyknit and Nike Free Hyperfeel are the latest running shoes announced on July 16 by Nike. Pocket-lint got to handle both pairs of shoes to see how they felt on the foot and underfoot, at the company's headquarters and development centre in...

  • Nike Free Flyknit pictures and hands-on
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    Nike Free Flyknit pictures and hands-on

    By 16 July 2013

    The Nike Free Flyknits have just been unveiled, and Pocket-lint has had a preview look at the "second skin" running shoes. The luminescent green/yellow trainers sampled- there are plenty of other colours available, see our gallery below - are bright and...

  • Nike Free Hyperfeel pictures and hands-on
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    Nike Free Hyperfeel pictures and hands-on

    By 16 July 2013

    Ahead of the official unveil of Nike's latest running kit, Pocket-lint got our hands on the forthcoming Nike Free Hyperfeel running shoes. The Hyperfeel - which are available in hyper-bright men's and women's colour schemes, as you can see from our hands-on...

  • Nike Free Hyperfeel: Super-light running shoe with Lunar technology unveiled
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    Nike Free Hyperfeel: Super-light running shoe with Lunar technology unveiled

    By 16 July 2013

    Nike has lifted the lid on Hyperfeel, its latest running shoe that focuses on light weight while delivering a cushioned, smooth ride, thanks to the brand's Lunar mid-sole. Hyperfeel combines a Flyknit upper section with a soft, cushioned Lunar sole. The...

  • Nike Free Flyknit official: New running shoe merges two key technologies for optimum performance
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    Nike Free Flyknit official: New running shoe merges two key technologies for optimum performance

    By 16 July 2013

    Nike has officially unveiled its latest running shoe: the Nike Free Flyknit. The combination of the company's current key top running technologies - Free and Flyknit - the Free Flyknits are said to provide a balance of Free's natural motion, with a second-skin-like...

  • Mio Cyclo 505 HC review
    Sports Fitness 3.5 out of 5

    Mio Cyclo 505 HC review

    By 15 July 2013

    We've had a love/hate relationship with the Mio Cyclo 505 in the number of weeks that we've been using it. Love because there's as much here as any cycling computer can offer these days and its full mapping and routes have come in handily plenty of times;...

  • Smith Optics I/O Recon Goggle with Android pictures and hands-on
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    Smith Optics I/O Recon Goggle with Android pictures and hands-on

    By 9 July 2013

    When Pocket-lint attends the annual Amazon Christmas in July event we always get a chance to play with something that we've not seen before. That could be something that won't even be out until Christmas, or it could be something that Amazon is only just...

  • Under Armour Speedform pictures and eyes-on: The running shoe designed like a bra
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    Under Armour Speedform pictures and eyes-on: The running shoe designed like a bra

    By 8 July 2013

    Under Armour is a sportswear brand commonly associated with clothing that fits snugly around your contours, for performance sake. Tight, elasticated, long sleeve roll-necks, sports vests, running apparel, that sort of thing. So when the American company...

  • Nike Making app encourages designers to think about materials
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    Nike Making app encourages designers to think about materials

    By 2 July 2013

    Nike has launched a new app called Making, that wants to guide designers and creators in the choices they make around materials. The tool is designed to guide you through four environmental impact areas - water, chemistry, energy and waste - so you can...

  • Factor Vis Vires road bike integrates ANT+ for all your data needs
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    Factor Vis Vires road bike integrates ANT+ for all your data needs

    By 2 July 2013

    Factor Bikes has unveiled the Vis Vires, a road bike designed and built to incorporate the wireless technology required to give you all the data you need on the road. Factor Bikes turned to the ANT+ system for its sensors, meaning that it's compatible...

  • Adidas Springblade unveiled, run like a gazelle on 1 August
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    Adidas Springblade unveiled, run like a gazelle on 1 August

    By 25 June 2013

    Adidas has released images of the previously teased Springblade trainer. The shoe features a set of 16 blades on the sole, all at different lengths, designed to propel you forward and speed up your running. They are quite unlike any set of trainers we...

  • Adidas Nitrocharge football boots with miCoach pictures and hands-on
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    Adidas Nitrocharge football boots with miCoach pictures and hands-on

    By 27 May 2013

    Adidas has launched the Nitrocharge - a brand new football boot complete with capacity for miCoach interactive personal coaching technology. The new boots tout themselves as energy-retention boots, designed with that pacey mid-fielder in mind. What Adidas...

  • Adidas adiZero F50: 99-gram football boots to launch 2015
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    Adidas adiZero F50: 99-gram football boots to launch 2015

    By 27 May 2013

    Football boots are about to get a whole lot lighter. Adidas has unveiled a prototype adiZero F50 99g boot which - as the name suggests - weighs in at a mere 99 grams, almost 50 per cent lighter than the current top-spec F50 adiZero Prime. Cripes. Pocket-lint...

  • Adidas miCoach Smart Ball: The iOS-linked football that measures your every kick
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    Adidas miCoach Smart Ball: The iOS-linked football that measures your every kick

    By 25 May 2013

    Soon it won't just be the brains behind football that matter, it will be the brains inside the football that will help with training. Adidas is to introduce the miCoach Smart Ball in 2014, a football that can measure the speed, spin and trajectory of...

  • Hands-on: GolfSense iPhone and Android swing tracker review
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    Hands-on: GolfSense iPhone and Android swing tracker review

    By 15 May 2013

    Golf is a beast of game to get right. Even after countless hours of practice on a range and years of games on a course, you can still end up shanking a ball into someone's back garden, with little understanding of what went wrong. So anything that can...

  • 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...

  • Nike vs Adidas: Trainer technology, does it really work?
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    Nike vs Adidas: Trainer technology, does it really work?

    By 9 May 2013

    Nike and Adidas both have some clever trainer technology which they say can make all the difference to the way you run: Adidas has the Boost range or trainers, Nike has the Free.  Both Nike and Adidas's offerings are loaded with tech buzzwords and potentially...

  • Misfit Shine fitness pebble coming to the UK, £79, Fitbit and Nike watch out
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    Misfit Shine fitness pebble coming to the UK, £79, Fitbit and Nike watch out

    By 9 May 2013

    After a successful Indiegogo campaign that saw the company raise $846,675 rather than the $100,000 it wanted, the fitness pebble called Shine will be coming to the UK in July and cost £79. The Misfit Shine device, made by Misfit Wearables, is a small...