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  • Nike has no plans for Fuelband Android app, will focus on iOS instead
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    Nike has no plans for Fuelband Android app, will focus on iOS instead

    By 11 February 2013

    Nike has announced that it is no longer working on an Android app to accompany its Nike FuelBand, no doubt disappointing many users.  Nike dropped the bomb on its official Twitter support account and later issued a statement to Droid-life with more on...

  • Adidas Boost: A new running trainer, with more bounce, due 13 February
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    Adidas Boost: A new running trainer, with more bounce, due 13 February

    By 4 February 2013

    Adidas looks set to launch a new running trainer on 13 February that will give those who wear it more boost in their stride.  Although details are incredibly thin at the moment, the company has released a teaser video of three metal balls hitting three...

  • Fitbit Flex pictures and hands-on
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    Fitbit Flex pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2013

    The wearable activity tracker is becoming a bit of a trend at the moment - First Nike, then Jawbone and now Fitbit, with the Fitbit Flex. Designed to record your daily activity as well as pair up with the Fitbit smartphone app, the Flex is the value for...

  • LG Smart Activity Tracker takes on Nike Fuel Band, we go hands-on
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    LG Smart Activity Tracker takes on Nike Fuel Band, we go hands-on

    By 10 January 2013

    LG has launched what at first looks like a Nike+ Fuel Band clone at CES in Las Vegas, but which on closer inspection comes with more features and a promised summer release. The new wristband from LG is virtually identical in styling to the Nike, offering...

  • Sony Walkman W273: Return of the Walkman, this time for exercise junkies
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    Sony Walkman W273: Return of the Walkman, this time for exercise junkies

    By 8 January 2013

    Sony has announced its new waterproof, all-in-one Walkman W273 media player at CES 2013 in Las Vegas.  Unlike most media players available on the market, the W273 is wire-free, with all of the MP3's internals built right into the headset.  The new Walkman...

  • Fitbit Flex fitness band takes on Nike Fuelband
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    Fitbit Flex fitness band takes on Nike Fuelband

    By 7 January 2013

    The Fitbit Flex is Fitbit's take on the Nike Fuel band system and, at $99, it's a cheaper take on it too. The functionality is similar. The band houses a tracker which measures your steps, calories shed and the distance you've travelled - and it also...

  • NikeFuel Missions makes a game of daily exercise
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    NikeFuel Missions makes a game of daily exercise

    By 19 December 2012

    Nike has created NikeFuel Missions, for users of its Nike Fuel system, which aims to make exercise even more of a game. It "is the first game to use NikeFuel to unlock levels and content," explains Nike in a statement. "The game is powered by the user's...

  • Nike looks to build an eco-system beyond its walls
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    Nike looks to build an eco-system beyond its walls

    By 11 December 2012

    Nike has announced that it is embracing the developer community with a new Nike+ Accelerator program which it hopes will help 10 companies over three months build cool products that use the company's Nike+ platform. "The program aims to leverage the success...

  • Fitbit Zip review
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    Fitbit Zip review

    By 11 December 2012

    The pedometer is nothing new. It's a gadget that's been around for many years, keeping track of steps taken and giving you an idea of how active you've been during that day. If you work in a sedentary profession, like sitting in an office, and always...

  • The Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular - Day 2: Win a Xbox 360 Nike+ Kinect console bundle
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    The Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular - Day 2: Win a Xbox 360 Nike+ Kinect console bundle

    By 7 December 2012

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with Microsoft to bring you the chance of winning a Nike+ Kinect Bundle Console on the second day of the Pocket-lint Xmas Spectacular! “Nike+ Kinect Training” exclusively on Kinect for Xbox 360, features Nike trainers who...

  • The technology behind the new Nike Flyknit One+ trainer
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    The technology behind the new Nike Flyknit One+ trainer

    By 5 December 2012

    Mo Farah’s jaw-dropping 10,000 metre gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics was backed by some of the most cutting-edge technology in sport. It took quite a set of trainers to catapult him over the finish line in gold medal time. His weapon of choice...

  • Hands-on: Nike Shield wet weather running kit review
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    Hands-on: Nike Shield wet weather running kit review

    By 26 November 2012

    In the summer, running is easy. You come home from work, chuck on a pair of shoes and a vest, and head out the door. If you are lucky it is light, it's warm, it's a breeze. In the winter it is anything but. That's where Nike's new winter kit promises...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Fitbit Activity Tracker review (Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Fitbit Activity Tracker review (Android)

    By 19 November 2012

    If you're looking to get fit then you're almost spoilt for choice when it comes to sports apps. There are big names from big plays as well as smaller independent apps that do just one job very well. But we're fans of ecosystems and today's App of the...

  • Up by Jawbone iPhone fitness band sees US release, UK relaunch planned for 2013
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    Up by Jawbone iPhone fitness band sees US release, UK relaunch planned for 2013

    By 13 November 2012

    Jawbone's Nike+ FuelBand rival, Up, was released at the end of last year in the UK and Pocket-lint loved it when we took one out for a spin. However, some consumers reported issues with theirs and the only answer was for the company to take a long, hard...

  • Nike+ TomTom SportWatch now available in white and silver edition
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    Nike+ TomTom SportWatch now available in white and silver edition

    By 16 October 2012

    Nike and TomTom have added a fifth edition to the SportWatch GPS range, with the introduction of a white and silver version. It was inspired by the special edition Olympic version of the SportWatch, unveiled shortly after the London 2012 Games concluded,...

  • Nike+ FuelBand coming in two new colours
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    Nike+ FuelBand coming in two new colours

    By 9 October 2012

    The Nike+ Fuel Band is getting something of a lick of paint, after the sports firm announced that the exercise bracelet would soon be available in two new colours. From 31 October, the Nike+ FuelBand will go on sale in new Black ICE and White ICE variants....

  • Reebok FitList Spotify app: Create the ultimate running playlist in five clicks
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    Reebok FitList Spotify app: Create the ultimate running playlist in five clicks

    By 20 September 2012

    We all know training to music can be really powerful stuff, and now Reebok and Spotify have just announced a new Spotify app that is going to make your training sessions a whole lot easier. The British sports brand in partnership with Spotify has launched...

  • Bose partners with Reebok for sporty SIE2 and SIE2i earphones
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    Bose partners with Reebok for sporty SIE2 and SIE2i earphones

    By 20 September 2012

    Bose has broken away from its tried and trusted business-oriented design mentally for its latest headphone range. Having partnered with Reebok, the US audio firm has created the SIE2 and iOS-specific SIE2i earphones with sports fitness and the gym in...

  • Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip track and tally your walking on the cheap
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    Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip track and tally your walking on the cheap

    By 17 September 2012

    Fitbit has announced the launch of two new tracking gadgets - the Fitbit One and the Fitbit Zip - as it continues to put up a fight against the Nike+ Fuel band. The Fitbit One is a small black tube that counts your daily step total, calories burnt, distance...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Merrell Barefoot review (iPhone)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Merrell Barefoot review (iPhone)

    By 10 September 2012

    Barefoot running is gaining traction, as more and more company's start making and selling shoes to let you get into the sport. For those not really aware of barefoot running, the idea is that you have as little cushioning as possible between you and the...

  • RunKeeper training plans now free thanks to latest update
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    RunKeeper training plans now free thanks to latest update

    By 7 September 2012

    Fitness app RunKeeper has released an update that means sports enthusiasts will no longer have to pay for the various training plans on offer.  Conduced by professional coaches the training plans are geared towards helping people to lose weight through...

  • Mio Cyclo 100 Series fitness computers for the biking enthusiast
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    Mio Cyclo 100 Series fitness computers for the biking enthusiast

    By 30 August 2012

    Mio has introduced another bicycle computer range with the Mio Cyclo 100 series geared towards the serious rider.  There are four devices launching with the 100 series: the Mio Cyclo 100, Mio Cyclo 105, Mio Cycle 105 H and Mio Cyclo 105 HC. The Mio Cycl0...

  • Team GB Paralympic athletes turn to BMW and BAE systems to improve wheelchairs
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    Team GB Paralympic athletes turn to BMW and BAE systems to improve wheelchairs

    By 30 August 2012

    ParalympicsGB's wheelchair athletes have turned to technology from BMW and help from BAE systems to help them get ready for the Paralympic Games in London. BMW has collaborated with UK Sport and a range of third parties to produce wheelchairs for members...

  • Google mobile biking directions and navigation cycles into the UK
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    Google mobile biking directions and navigation cycles into the UK

    By 29 August 2012

    Google has announced that it is bringing biking directions to the mobile, allowing cyclists to navigate around the UK and other countries from their smartphone, or maybe even their camera. The new feature follows the company's launch of bike routes on...

  • Garmin Forerunner 10, for runners who like to keep it simple
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    Garmin Forerunner 10, for runners who like to keep it simple

    By 28 August 2012

    Garmin has announced the Garmin Forerunner 10, a new model of GPS sports watch designed to keep everything simple. Garmin say the watch is pitched at all levels of runners, but the important thing about the Forerunner 10 is that it keeps stats to a minimum....