Sports Fitness archive

  • Jawbone Up (2013) review
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    Jawbone Up (2013) review

    By 9 May 2013

    People in the know suggest that we need to walk about 10,000 steps a day, to have any chance of living long enough to collect our pension. Some of us, no pointing of fingers, struggle even with that. With jobs that see us sitting at desks all day, it...

  • Wahoo Fitness KICKR: The iPhone-powered bike trainer
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    Wahoo Fitness KICKR: The iPhone-powered bike trainer

    By 9 May 2013

    Bike fans looking to step up their training with the help of their iPad or iPhone will soon be able to turn to a new bit of kit from Wahoo called the Wahoo KICKR when it launches in the UK in the coming weeks. Available via the Apple store, the £999...

  • Fitbit Flex fitness band now launched in UK, available to pre-order for £80
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    Fitbit Flex fitness band now launched in UK, available to pre-order for £80

    By 9 May 2013

    The Fitbit Flex fitness band has officially launched in the UK. It is available for pre-order from Amazon and Fitbit's own website for £79.99, considerably less than rival products who do the same thing. Pocket-lint went hands-on with the Flex at CES...

  • Next-gen Nike+ Fuel Band reportedly being developed with heart rate monitor
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    Next-gen Nike+ Fuel Band reportedly being developed with heart rate monitor

    By 6 May 2013

    As the activity tracker space heats up, Nike is said to be releasing a next-generation Nike+ Fuel Band in the near future with several additional features to help improve usage. According to GearLive, the second Fuel Band will feature a heart rate/pulse...

  • Jawbone UP platform announced, iOS app now integrates with Runkeeper
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    Jawbone UP platform announced, iOS app now integrates with Runkeeper

    By 30 April 2013

    Jawbone has announced the Up Platform for iOS alongside 10 applications which now integrate with the Up app. The idea is that you can use Jawbone with some of your other favourite fitness apps alongside the Up's own iOS app. RunKeeper and MapMyFitness...

  • How tech helped Jez Bragg complete 53 day ultra-run across New Zealand
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    How tech helped Jez Bragg complete 53 day ultra-run across New Zealand

    By 26 April 2013

    For most people, a 10km run is an ample jaunt underfoot. Not so for Jez Bragg, the ultra-runner who this year completed the 3,054km Te Araroa trail from tip to toe of both New Zealand islands in a mere 53 days. We meet Bragg almost by chance at the back...

  • Nike Free 5.0+ pictures and hands-on
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    Nike Free 5.0+ pictures and hands-on

    By 22 April 2013

    Nike's Free range of trainers has kept muscular free-running combat trouser types backflipping off monuments for a good while now. The latest, the Free 5.0, promise to be more flexible and supportive than ever before, all the while looking good and incorporating...

  • TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sports watch pictures and hands-on
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    TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sports watch pictures and hands-on

    By 22 April 2013

    TomTom's taken a dip into the GPS sports watch category with the release of the TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport watches, and Pocket-lint's donned both devices to get a feel for what they're all about. There's no price and no full specification available...

  • TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sports watches announced
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    TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sports watches announced

    By 17 April 2013

    TomTom has unveiled its own range of GPS sports watches - in Runner and Multi-Sport varieties - building upon the company's experience with its Nike Sports Watch partnership by breaking its own-brand products into the fitness market sector.  The two...

  • Hands-on: Garmin Edge 810 review
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    Hands-on: Garmin Edge 810 review

    By 14 April 2013

    The Garmin Edge 810 is the company's latest GPS bicycle computer, complete with new social sharing and tracking functionality which we first saw at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013. Unlike many other "breadcrumb" models - such as the lower-spec Edge...

  • Hands-on: Garmin Approach S2 review
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    Hands-on: Garmin Approach S2 review

    By 12 April 2013

    It's golfing season and just as The Masters 2013 gets under way, Pocket-lint played a few holes with Garmin and its latest Approach S2 GPS golf watch. GPS golf watch, eh? You may be wondering why you'd ever want such a device, as smartphones seem to do...

  • Sony's Hawk-Eye chosen as Premier League goal-line technology, for all clubs by start of next season
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    Sony's Hawk-Eye chosen as Premier League goal-line technology, for all clubs by start of next season

    By 11 April 2013

    The Premier League will be using goal-line technology at all clubs in the top tier of English football next season and has chosen the Sony-owned Hawk Eye to provide it. Unlike world football governing body FIFA, which will be using German firm GoalControl...

  • A2B bikes Hybrid/24 pictures and hands-on
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    A2B bikes Hybrid/24 pictures and hands-on

    By 11 April 2013

    The idea of a hybrid bike might seem slightly silly to the devout two-wheelers. For the most part, they take all the effort out of cycling, some replacing the need to pedal altogether. Why ride a bike then? Why not just purchase a scooter? The main reason...

  • Mercedes-Benz G-Class G350 BlueTEC pictures and hands-on
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    Mercedes-Benz G-Class G350 BlueTEC pictures and hands-on

    By 11 April 2013

    The G-Class, or as it's more commonly known, the G-Wagen, is a car for rappers. Of course, you don't have to be a rapper to buy one, but you need to have their money and desire to move quite a large entourage around in absolute luxury and comfort. It...

  • Fitbit Windows 8 app now available
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    Fitbit Windows 8 app now available

    By 10 April 2013

    Fresh from releasing an Android application to sync with its fitness trackers, Fitbit has now added Windows 8 to the platforms it supports with dedicated software. The Fitbit Windows 8 app is now available on the Windows Store and can be used to analyse...

  • Polar RC3 GPS Tour de France edition gives you the yellow jersey, in wearable bike computer form
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    Polar RC3 GPS Tour de France edition gives you the yellow jersey, in wearable bike computer form

    By 9 April 2013

    Sports fitness specialist Polar has announced a Tour de France edition of its RC3 GPS training computer, and because of its distinctive yellow stripe, you can feel like your leading the pack in the world's most famous road race. Sort of. The official...

  • Laura Trott and Jason Kenny talk cycle tech, training, 'second skin' Adistar apparel and more
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    Laura Trott and Jason Kenny talk cycle tech, training, 'second skin' Adistar apparel and more

    By 2 April 2013

    The last time Pocket-lint saw Team GB's cycling team it was to talk about "hot pants" in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The leg-warming over-trousers - officially known as Adidas Adipower, to give them their full but ultimately less appealing...

  • Up by Jawbone fitness band pictures and hands-on
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    Up by Jawbone fitness band pictures and hands-on

    By 20 March 2013

    The Up was always a very cool idea, and when we reviewed it just before it was first due to launch in the UK, we loved it. The simple design, long battery life and beautiful iOS app all made it a cunning package, and more than just a standard pedometer....

  • Forget Kinect, Omni treadmill lets you walk around in games for real
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    Forget Kinect, Omni treadmill lets you walk around in games for real

    By 5 March 2013

    Virtual reality has been making a bit of a comeback in gaming recently. First, Pocket-lint had a demonstration of Oculus Rift, the super sensitive gaming goggles that put you into a 3D environment in quite spectacular fashion. Now there's a device that...

  • Tevasphere Trail eVent review: The first run
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    Tevasphere Trail eVent review: The first run

    By 5 March 2013

    Teva, famous for adventure gear, is upping its efforts with a new running/trail shoe with the Tevasphere Trail eVent that brings a new twist to trail running while retaining some of the company's heritage in doing what it knows best: keeping your feet...

  • Clever cycle helmet concept lets you indicate when you are turning
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    Clever cycle helmet concept lets you indicate when you are turning

    By 21 February 2013

    A concept design for a new bike helmet shows that rather than just protecting your head, the humble head-protecting hat could act as a complete lighting system for cyclists on the go. The DORA helmet, created by Balázs Filczer, works in tandem with adaptable...

  • Adidas Boost: The first run
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    Adidas Boost: The first run

    By 13 February 2013

    Adidas has launched a new running trainer and with it a new running trainer technology called the Boost that promises to give you more boost in your stride while still providing plenty of comfort. Following the launch event in New York, Pocket-lint donned...

  • Adidas sports watch hinted
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    Adidas sports watch hinted

    By 13 February 2013

    Eric Liedtke, head of sport performance at Adidas, has told Pocket-lint that the company is looking into launching a sports watch or band that would help fitness fans not just to monitor their performance, but also to improve it. "I hope we get to show...

  • Adidas SpringBlade: Running shoes to change forever from August
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    Adidas SpringBlade: Running shoes to change forever from August

    By 13 February 2013

    Adidas has announced it will be launching a second new running shoe in August, in addition to it's new Adidas Boost technology. It too will feature a new design, SpringBlade. Apart from one element looking like the prosthetic blades worn by amputee...

  • Adidas Boost: A new shoe range to enhance your running energy
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    Adidas Boost: A new shoe range to enhance your running energy

    By 13 February 2013

    Adidas has announced a new running shoe that promises to deliver more energy, allowing you to go further and faster. In a move that is seen by some as the most revolutionary evolution in running technology since Nike introduced Nike Air 20-odd years ago,...