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Fitbit Surge goes multi-sport with update for cycling tracking
Fitbit Surge goes multi-sport with update for cycling tracking By Luke Edwards

Fitbit has announced an update for its Surge activity tracker that will allow it to track cycling data, making it a multi-sport device.The Fitbit Surge already has a built-in heart rate monitor as well as GPS for true sports tracking. Now, by adding bike... Read more

Bulgari's new NFC-enabled watch is a luxury safe for your wrist, protects digital data
Bulgari's new NFC-enabled watch is a luxury safe for your wrist, protects digital data By Elyse Betters

Italian luxury brand Bulgari has unveiled a smartwatch at Baselworld, which has apparently become the new go-to place for companies, including Frederique Constant and Vector, to present their latest wearable gadgets.The new smartwatch, called the Diagono... Read more

5 reasons to buy the Sonos Beam
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Gucci and will.i.am unveil fashionable smartband, look out Apple Watch
Gucci and will.i.am unveil fashionable smartband, look out Apple Watch By Luke Edwards

Gucci and will.i.am have just announced a new fashion smartband that the two have created in collaboration.The device was announced as BaselWorld 2015 gets underway with luxury brands like Tag expected to unveil smartwatches.The Gucci smartband is a stand... Read more

Nymi Band and Halifax use your heart rate as the future of security
Nymi Band and Halifax use your heart rate as the future of security By Luke Edwards

Halifax has announced that it created a proof of concept with the Nymi Band that could reinvent how we look at security. Using the band, which measures you heart rate, simply being alive could be enough to be biometrically recognised for secure access... Read more

SmartLife clothing claims to make sure you never miss a beat
SmartLife clothing claims to make sure you never miss a beat By Britta O'Boyle

The Wearable Technology Show in London had some interesting devices on display including smartwatches with rotating displays, bone conducting headphones and sleeping masks that claim to cure jet lag, but wearable tech also means smart clothing. SmartLife... Read more

Say goodbye to jetlag with the NeuroOn sleeping companion
Say goodbye to jetlag with the NeuroOn sleeping companion By Britta O'Boyle

NeuroOn looks like a thicker version of your average sleeping mask on first glance, but beneath its surface lies a whole different world of sleep monitoring. If you thought waking up to a graph presenting your light and deep sleep was exciting, then prepare... Read more

Gym addict? The Atlas Wristband knows if you're bench pressing or bicep curling
Gym addict? The Atlas Wristband knows if you're bench pressing or bicep curling By Britta O'Boyle

The Atlas Wristband from Atlas Wearables is a fitness monitor that tracks movement in 3D and automatically matches it to the correct exercise from its database.It was one of the most impressive devices we came across at the Wearable Technology Show in... Read more

Want a more focused brain? Muse thinks it can help
Want a more focused brain? Muse thinks it can help By Britta O'Boyle

Muse is a brain signal measuring headband that aims to help improve your attention with focused attention training. The company describes it as the "mental equivalent of a treadmill" and the idea is that you essentially exercise your brain to become more... Read more

SunFriend wearable wants to help you enjoy the sun without burning
SunFriend wearable wants to help you enjoy the sun without burning By Britta O'Boyle

SunFriend takes a different approach to wearable tech by helping you get the most out of the sun rather than monitor your activity, sleep or deliver smartphone notifications. The SunFriend features a sensor inside a rubber mould that measures UVA and... Read more

Nike+ Running App now plays nice with sports watches including Garmin
Nike+ Running App now plays nice with sports watches including Garmin By Luke Edwards

Nike has announced that its Nike+ Running App will work with more devices to make tracking workouts, in one place, much easier.The Nike+ Running App will work with various brands of hardware including Garmin, TomTom, Wahoo Fitness and Netpulse.The idea... Read more

World’s first power meter for running is here to make you faster, meet Stryd
World’s first power meter for running is here to make you faster, meet Stryd By Luke Edwards

Professional athletes improve performance by measuring their efforts, analysing data and targeting how to train. Thanks to wearables we can start to do this but not as effectively as possible, until now. Stryd is a new wearable that offers runners the... Read more

Polar adds MyFitnessPal integration to iOS Flow app, Android incoming
Polar adds MyFitnessPal integration to iOS Flow app, Android incoming By Luke Edwards

Polar has announced that its users will now be able to integrate their activity tracking directly with the MyFitnessPal app.MyFitnessPal is useful for tracking daily diet, including calorie intake thanks to its huge food database that works via a scan... Read more

HTC Grip: GPS sports tracker is the first child of the Under Armour and HTC union
HTC Grip: GPS sports tracker is the first child of the Under Armour and HTC union By Chris Hall

Under Armour and HTC announced a partnership in January promising new hardware. The HTC Grip is the first device to appear from that paring.It sees HTC able to apply its industrial design expertise to Under Armour's sporting prowess, resulting in a sports... Read more

Huawei focuses on wearables with launch of TalkBand B2 and TalkBand N1
Huawei focuses on wearables with launch of TalkBand B2 and TalkBand N1 By Britta O'Boyle

Chinese company Huawei has focussed on the wearable sector at Mobile World Congress this year, hoping to become a "leader in the wearable space". Three wearable devices have been announced including a new Android Wear smartwatch, the TalkBand B2 and the... Read more

Acer Liquid Leap+ fitness band has changeable straps, works with iOS, Android, Windows Phone
Acer Liquid Leap+ fitness band has changeable straps, works with iOS, Android, Windows Phone By Chris Hall

Acer today announced a new version of its fitness band, the Liquid Leap+.The Leap+ is based around a touchscreen core sitting in a rubber strap. It can be popped in and out, meaning you can switch straps to get a different colour. The Leap+ itself features... Read more

Microsoft Band's first major update brings predictive keyboard, web dashboard, and more
Microsoft Band's first major update brings predictive keyboard, web dashboard, and more By Elyse Betters

Microsoft just made Microsoft Band more useful.Microsoft Band is a fitness band. Microsoft released it in the US last October for $199, but only now has it delivered the first major software update alongside a developer preview SDK that will allow app... Read more

Wear a Nike FuelBand? Nike says take it off
Wear a Nike FuelBand? Nike says take it off By Stuart Miles

Nike has released an update to its Nike FuelBand app for the iPhone that means you can ditch your Nike FuelBand altogether.The latest update to the iPhone version of the FuelBand app shifts away from needing the band to collect data to using the iPhone's... Read more

Wearable waste: Study shows smartphones work as accurately
Wearable waste: Study shows smartphones work as accurately By Luke Edwards

If you've ever wondered just how accurate wearables are, especially when compared to smartphones, your answer has arrived. A recent study has found wearables to be similar to the tracking of the smartphone you probably already own.Before we delve into... Read more

Under Armour buys Endomondo and MyFitnessPal for $560M, following HTC partnership
Under Armour buys Endomondo and MyFitnessPal for $560M, following HTC partnership By Elyse Betters

Under Armour has announced it bought Endomondo and MyFitnessPal. These acquisitions are occuring just one month after Under Armour partnered with HTC to develop products that integrate directly with its UA Record platform.Endomondo is a 8-year-old social... Read more

Virgin Active tech-gyms opening soon, members to get smartbands to track their workouts
Virgin Active tech-gyms opening soon, members to get smartbands to track their workouts By Rik Henderson

Virgin Active will very soon open the doors of two new gyms in London, in Paddington and Cannon Street, which will be crammed with technological innovations, including contactless smart wristbands for members that will replace the need for membership... Read more

HTC and Under Armour partner on integrated sports devices
HTC and Under Armour partner on integrated sports devices By Chris Hall

Under Armour today announced a new fitness app, UA Record, and HTC has announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Under Armour to develop products that integrate directly with the sports platform.It's been a busy day at CES 2015, with Under... Read more

Lenovo Vibe Band VB10 announced with E Ink display
Lenovo Vibe Band VB10 announced with E Ink display By Luke Edwards

Lenovo has announced a new fitness band it's calling the Vibe Band VB10. The Vibe Band is a Bluetooth 4.0 LE connected wrist wearable that features a low power E Ink display that affords it up to a seven-day battery life despite being an always-on device,... Read more

Fenix 3 adds colour to your training, Garmin Epix is a wrist navigator
Fenix 3 adds colour to your training, Garmin Epix is a wrist navigator By Chris Hall

Garmin has made a range of updates to its wearables at CES 2015. There's an update to the Fenix training watch, now in its third generation, as well as a new product, the Epix. The Fenix 3 is designed to appeal to the adventurer within you, with a design... Read more

Swarovski teams up with Misfit for Swarovski Shine wearable (hands-on)
Swarovski teams up with Misfit for Swarovski Shine wearable (hands-on) By Britta O'Boyle

Swarovski isn't a new name in the tech world, with both LG and Samsung dabbling with crystallised products in the past, but the company has taken things one step further at CES 2015, partnering with Misfit to make wearables sexy.  The Swarovski Shine... Read more

Garmin Vivoactive is a proper smartwatch for fitness fans
Garmin Vivoactive is a proper smartwatch for fitness fans By Chris Hall

Garmin had devices adorning the wrists of athletes long before anyone had conceived the term "wearables". One of the big names in sport watches, Garmin has announced three additions to its range at CES 2015.Most interesting is the Vivoactive which sees... Read more

Polar A300 blends fitness band appeal with sports watch functionality
Polar A300 blends fitness band appeal with sports watch functionality By Chris Hall

Polar has announced the A300, which it describes as a fitness and activity monitor, sitting between the Polar Loop and its more advanced sports watches.So on one hand the A300 will track your steps and alert you if you've been inactive for too long like... Read more

Buy a reduced price Samsung Galaxy S5 and get a Gear Fit free, today only
Buy a reduced price Samsung Galaxy S5 and get a Gear Fit free, today only By Luke Edwards

Samsung is doing a one day deal with its flagship Galaxy S5 smartphone and its smart Gear Fit wearable. Buy the SGS5, at a reduced price, and you'll get a Gear Fit thrown in for free.The Samsung Galaxy S5 is normally priced, offline, at £579. This has... Read more

Mio Velo adds heart rate and cadence data to your phone
Mio Velo adds heart rate and cadence data to your phone By Luke Edwards

For cyclists who want to track really specific data like cadence or power it means shelling out serious money for ANT+ sensors and their accompanying readout gadgets. At least it did, until the Mio Velo appeared.The Mio Velo is a wearable which, essentially,... Read more

Almost half of all Brits are turning to fitness apps to beat Christmas weight gain
Almost half of all Brits are turning to fitness apps to beat Christmas weight gain By Stuart Miles

Worried you've eaten too many mince pies already this Christmas? You aren't alone it seems, well, you aren't alone in worrying about it.According to a new survey, the UK population is so worried about pilling on the pounds over the holiday season that... Read more

Intel MICA is a fashionable smart cuff just for women, launches in US for $495
Intel MICA is a fashionable smart cuff just for women, launches in US for $495 By Elyse Betters

Intel has a new wearable that sort of looks like Will.i.am's Puls but targeted toward women.The wearable is called MICA, and that stands for My Intelligent Communication Accessory. The whole thing was designed by Opening Ceremony and engineered by Intel,... Read more

Adidas Photo Print app puts your best Instagrams on the ZX Flux trainer, out in US
Adidas Photo Print app puts your best Instagrams on the ZX Flux trainer, out in US By Elyse Betters

UPDATE: The ZX Flux Photo Print app has now launched in the US where a pair of customised kicks costs $110.Adidas has launched a new app called Photo Print app. What's so special about this app? It lets you custom design the ZX Flux trainer with your... Read more

Jawbone UP3 with HR monitor, plus budget UP Move model unveiled
Jawbone UP3 with HR monitor, plus budget UP Move model unveiled By Luke Edwards

Jawbone has announced the third generation of its activity tracker in the UP3 alongside a more affordable tracker called UP Move.For the first time the UP3 will now track heart rate, offer deeper sleep data and automatically detect exercise as well as... Read more

Microsoft Band announced with cross-platform Health app
Microsoft Band announced with cross-platform Health app By Luke Edwards

Microsoft has suddenly announced its first fitness tracker simply called Band. The wearable device is rather ingeniously launching with an open software platform meaning it will work with Microsoft, Mac and Android devices.The Band itself tracks steps... Read more

Fitbit refresh: Surge, Charge and Charge HR put more monitoring on your wrist
Fitbit refresh: Surge, Charge and Charge HR put more monitoring on your wrist By Chris Hall

Fitbit has announced three new devices, the Fitbit Charge, Charge HR and Surge.The Surge is the new top-of-the-line, a fully-fledged sportswatch that offers so much more than just movement tracking. It's the most sophisticated Fitbit device so far and... Read more

Fitbit Surge leaks early with built-in GPS, heart rate sensor and more
Fitbit Surge leaks early with built-in GPS, heart rate sensor and more By Luke Edwards

The Fitbit Surge, the sports tracking company's latest hardware, has leaked onto an online store with specs that could set it above all others.Unlike previous Fitbit activity trackers, which relied heavily on step counting, the Surge appears to feature... Read more

Lenovo Smartband SW-B100 now official, brand's first fitness tracker
Lenovo Smartband SW-B100 now official, brand's first fitness tracker By Rik Henderson

Lenovo is the latest tech company to enter the fitness tracker market with its Smartband SW-B100 device, previously revealed in part in an FCC filing at the beginning of the month.Now seemingly official - "seemingly" because product pages have appeared... Read more

Nike and Apple working together on future wearable projects, even after death of the FuelBand
Nike and Apple working together on future wearable projects, even after death of the FuelBand By Rik Henderson

Nike CEO Mark Parker has revealed that even though the sports wear brand discontinued its FuelBand fitness tracker earlier in the year, it is still working on ideas for wearable technology products in the future. And they could involve the help of Apple.With... Read more

Jawbone's Drop is a new music app for group-curated playlists
Jawbone's Drop is a new music app for group-curated playlists By Elyse Betters

Jawbone has launched new music service called Drop, or actually, it is an app that's integrated with music services.Drop lets you play music from Spotify and Rdio. The unique part about this app however is that it pulls in song requests through Twitter.... Read more

Microsoft Windows smartwatch coming before Christmas?
Microsoft Windows smartwatch coming before Christmas? By Rik Henderson

It's been a while since we've heard anything about a potential Microsoft smartwatch here at Pocket-lint, with previous reports suggesting that it would launch one in the summer.That obviously didn't happen, but the latest is that the company could launch... Read more

Fitbit Charge and Charge HR fitness trackers possibly coming soon, reveals leak
Fitbit Charge and Charge HR fitness trackers possibly coming soon, reveals leak By Elyse Betters

Fitbit is getting ready to launch two new fitness trackers, it seems.According to Gizmodo, which received some marketing materials that revealed the fitness trackers, Fitbit is about to launch two models that are basically a newer version of its failed... Read more

Garmin's new Forerunner 920XT is as high-end as you can get for a GPS sportswatch
Garmin's new Forerunner 920XT is as high-end as you can get for a GPS sportswatch By Elyse Betters

Garmin's latest GPS sportswatch is chock-full of features and doubles as a personal trainer. It's the new Forerunner 920XT, and it isn't exactly cheap.The watch, which has a slim profile and is supposedly 15 per cent lighter and 18 per cent thinner than... Read more

Pavlok fitness band shocks you 340V when you’re not performing, on sale (update)
Pavlok fitness band shocks you 340V when you’re not performing, on sale (update) By Luke Edwards

UPDATE: Pavlok has just launch on Indiegogo to raise more funding. You can pick up an Early Bird deal for $129 now. All the $99 versions sold out within a few hours.The Pavlok fitness band takes the phrase "no pain, no gain" rather literally and shocks... Read more

Misfit Flash makes fitness and sleep tracking accessible to everyone, priced under £50
Misfit Flash makes fitness and sleep tracking accessible to everyone, priced under £50 By Rik Henderson

Misfit, the wearable devices company behind the previously released Shine, has introduced a new fitness and sleep tracker that costs less than many on the market, yet remains fully featured.The Misfit Flash costs a penny shy of £50 and, like the Shine,... Read more

The big interview: Wearables aren't 'just something for computer people', says Intel new devices boss
The big interview: Wearables aren't 'just something for computer people', says Intel new devices boss By Mike Lowe

Are wearables the next big thing in the tech world? Do we really need them and will they make our lives better? Big questions at a potential turning point in the industry.There are few people better to sit down with than Mike Bell, corporate vice president... Read more

Jawbone's new Up app will launch for rival smartwatches and wearables later this month
Jawbone's new Up app will launch for rival smartwatches and wearables later this month By Elyse Betters

Jawbone has released a new version of the Up activity and lifestyle app, enabing compatible devices - such as an Android Wear device, Pebble smartwatch, Apple Watch, or any wearable connected via Apple's Health app - to join the Up community and experience... Read more

Garmin vivosmart tracks you and displays phone notifications
Garmin vivosmart tracks you and displays phone notifications By Luke Edwards

Garmin has announced its next generation of activity tracker following on from the vivofit, its new vivosmart will not only track a person but will also connect to their smartphone to display notifications.The Garmin vivosmart features a touchscreen OLED... Read more

Sony SmartBand Talk wearable lets you make calls, has e-paper display
Sony SmartBand Talk wearable lets you make calls, has e-paper display By Chris Hall

The Sony SmartBand Talk expands Sony's wearable offering, extending the range of possibilities you'll get from a wristband.Announced at IFA 2014, the SmartBand Talk, as the name suggests, has a microphone and speaker, so will let you take calls on the... Read more

Garmin Nuvi Advanced Series is Foursquare-equipped in sizes up to 7 inches
Garmin Nuvi Advanced Series is Foursquare-equipped in sizes up to 7 inches By Chris Hall

Garmin has announced an updated satnav, now integrating Foursquare venues.The new Garmin Nuvi advanced series will come in 5, 6 and a whopping 7 inches, with the aim of guiding you not just along the roads, but all the way to your final destination.Foursquare... Read more

Epson gets tracking with Runsense GPS watches and Pulsense HR and activity trackers
Epson gets tracking with Runsense GPS watches and Pulsense HR and activity trackers By Luke Edwards

Epson has made a change of direction from printing to making moves into sports and health tracking. Today it has announced its Runsense GPS watches and Pulsense heart rate and activity monitors.Epson RunseneThe Runsense range of watches come with built-in... Read more

Acer Liquid Jade and Liquid Leap smartphone and band heading to UK after IFA showing
Acer Liquid Jade and Liquid Leap smartphone and band heading to UK after IFA showing By Rik Henderson

Acer has revealed that two of the products it will be showing at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin will be available in the UK soon.The Acer Liquid Leapband, a smartband that Pocket-lint got to see in the flesh during Computex in Taiwan,... Read more