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Withings Go review: Tracking on a budget
3.5 stars

Withings Go review: Tracking on a budget

By Britta O'Boyle

French company Withings has been central to the activity tracking and health markets for some time. It might not be as well known as the likes of Fitbit, but it has produced some winning devices in the past.Buy into the Withings platform and your options... Read more

Fitbit Alta review: High praise for low-level fitness tracking
4.0 stars

Fitbit Alta review: High praise for low-level fitness tracking

By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit is arguably one of the most well-known companies when it comes to activity tracking, monopolising around 70 per cent of the market. It not only offers a huge selection of devices in comparison to its competitors, but it also offers an excellent... Read more

Misfit Shine 2 gets Speedo swim tracker upgrade, but you’ll have to pay

Misfit Shine 2 gets Speedo swim tracker upgrade, but you’ll have to pay

By Luke Edwards

Misfit has announced that its wearable fitness trackers are going to get upgrades for swim tracking, but owners will have to pay for the privilege. It is also launching the hardware as a new version called the Misfit Speedo Shine 2.Unlike most fitness... Read more

Withings Body Cardio measures body fat, muscle density and more to enhance cardiovasular health

Withings Body Cardio measures body fat, muscle density and more to enhance cardiovasular health

By Luke Edwards

Withings has just unveiled what it's calling the "world's most advanced connected scale", dubbed Body Cardio.The reason for that name is because this scale offers a view into the user's cardiovascular health. This is done by offering a combination of... Read more

Suunto Spartan Ultra multisport GPS watch dares you to find a sport it can’t track

Suunto Spartan Ultra multisport GPS watch dares you to find a sport it can’t track

By Luke Edwards

Suunto has updated its multisport watch line with a new do-it-all device that promises to track everything you're doing. The Suunto Spartan Ultra epitomises everything the Finnish company stands for.Suunto, meaning "bearing, heading or direction" has... Read more

Samsung Gear Fit2 / Gear IconX: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

Samsung Gear Fit2 / Gear IconX: Release date, specs and everything you need to know

By Rik Henderson

The original Samsung Gear Fit was released two years ago, so it was about time that we had a refresh.That comes in the form of the Samsung Gear Fit2, which is now confirmed and will be available soon. It is joined on the launch schedule by wireless earbuds... Read more

Samsung Gear Fit2 GPS band and Gear IconX earbuds let you train phone-free

Samsung Gear Fit2 GPS band and Gear IconX earbuds let you train phone-free

By Luke Edwards

It's official, Samsung has unveiled its Gear Fit2 band now packing GPS and a new earbud tracking system called IconX.The Gear Fit2 uses the Super AMOLED curved display that its predecessor was famed for. But now the sports capabilities have been enhanced... Read more

Is Jawbone about to go out of business?

Is Jawbone about to go out of business?

By Elyse Betters

It looks like Jawbone isn't doing so well.The company, which is known for making both speakers and fitness trackers, is reportedly ending production of all its fitness trackers and wants to sell its speaker business, all of which makes it appear like... Read more

Samsung Gear Fit 2 official looking photos leak, reveal split screen and more

Samsung Gear Fit 2 official looking photos leak, reveal split screen and more

By Luke Edwards

The Samsung Gear Fit 2 has leaked, again, this time in seemingly official images showing off the wearable from plenty of angles.So far the Gear Fit 2 has leaked in a render and in images through Samsung's official site. While the device is almost certainly... Read more

Drunk too often? The BACtrack wearable will let you know

Drunk too often? The BACtrack wearable will let you know

By Luke Edwards

BACtrack Skyn is a new wrist-based wearable that can measure the level of alcohol in your blood. It's smart enough to know if you've been drinking too much, without being invasive.The wristband won't require you to breath all over it, like lots of current... Read more

Your future Fitbit might include NFC payments

Your future Fitbit might include NFC payments

By Chris Hall

Fitbit, the leading fitness wearable company, has announced that it has acquired Coin, who has a wearable payments system. You might not have thought that Fitbit was going to move in this direction, but future devices could well offer mobile payments. In... Read more

Misfit Ray review: Design over delivery
3.5 stars

Misfit Ray review: Design over delivery

By Britta O'Boyle

Misfit has long understood that an activity tracker doesn't have to look like a wrist-worn rubber band. With some of its products worn in a trainer or sock, plus a partnership with Swarovski, there are a multitude of options on its roster.But if giant... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 735XT shows that sports watches can be sleek too

Garmin Forerunner 735XT shows that sports watches can be sleek too

By Rik Henderson

Garmin has unveiled a top of the range running and multisports watch that features heart rate monitoring yet is sleek on the wrist.The Garmin Forerunner 735XT is lightweight and has 24/7 Elevate heart rate monitoring built-in. It also has GPS - after... Read more

Smart contact lenses: What's the story so far?

Smart contact lenses: What's the story so far?

By Luke Edwards

Smart contact lenses are coming. They are the part-scary, part-exciting future tech that will bring augmented reality to the fore.Imagine always having a way of overlaying images onto the real world and capture everything as you see it. Follow glowing... Read more

Garmin Vivomove watch is the GPS specialist’s stylish analogue wearable you'll want

Garmin Vivomove watch is the GPS specialist’s stylish analogue wearable you'll want

By Luke Edwards

Garmin, the sports GPS specialist, has taken the covers off its first analogue fashion watch, the Vivomove.The world of wearables is fast filling up and Garmin, as a leader in that field for decades, is competing on all fronts. The new Vivomove looks... Read more

Here’s what the Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX cordless buds look like

Here’s what the Samsung Gear Fit 2 and Gear IconX cordless buds look like

By Elyse Betters

Samsung is getting ready to bulk its Gear line of products.The company is working on a follow-up to 2014's Gear Fit tracking band, and it's developed an entirely new device called Gear IconX. That last bit is actually a pair of cordless buds. Thanks to... Read more

Adidas Climacool NFC Smart Suits for racing drivers could reveal vital information in a crash

Adidas Climacool NFC Smart Suits for racing drivers could reveal vital information in a crash

By Rik Henderson

Adidas is sewing NFC chips into Climacool racing drivers' suits to give them smart properties.The Adidas Climacool Smart Suit, made under licence by motorsports specialist Fyshe, contains a chip that is currently used to authenticate the race suit is... Read more

Nokia is back, buying Withings to get into the health tracking wearable game

Nokia is back, buying Withings to get into the health tracking wearable game

By Luke Edwards

Just when you thought Nokia wasn't going to be seen around much more, it's announced it will buy wearable health tracking company Withings.Nokia, most recently famous for the release of its Ozo professional grade virtual reality camera, is growing again.... Read more

Xiaomi CEO reveals Mi Band 2 and its LCD display, physical button

Xiaomi CEO reveals Mi Band 2 and its LCD display, physical button

By Elyse Betters

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, otherwise known as China's Apple, is about to launch the second version of its very affordable wristband.Called the Mi Band 2, it's expected to be a follow-up to the Mi Band, Xiaomi's original wristband that only... Read more

Philips Health Watch to finally arrive at IFA 2016, costing around €250

Philips Health Watch to finally arrive at IFA 2016, costing around €250

By Britta O'Boyle

Philips has revealed the suite of health products it announced at IFA 2015 are now available, with the Health Watch to follow at this year's IFA, costing around €250.The products include the watch, scales and blood pressure monitor, as well as a thermometer,... Read more

Under Armour HealthBox review: Under Whelming
3.5 stars

Under Armour HealthBox review: Under Whelming

By Elyse Betters

Under Armour has partnered with HTC to give us something that only the freakishly active will probably consider: UA HealthBox.This setup (which, yes, does arrive in an actual box) consists of three physical devices: UA Band, UA Scale, and UA Heart Rate.... Read more

Fitbit Blaze review: Trailblazer or fitness failure?
4.0 stars

Fitbit Blaze review: Trailblazer or fitness failure?

By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit is well known in the activity tracking field. In fact, with claims of almost 80 per cent of this market, it is probably the company most people will have at least heard of when it comes to devices for monitoring how much you move. Despite this,... Read more

TomTom Golfer 2 preview: Hole in one, or golf GPS watch that's par for the course?

TomTom Golfer 2 preview: Hole in one, or golf GPS watch that's par for the course?

By Chris Hall

TomTom has released a new version of its golf GPS wearable, appropriately called the Golfer 2, looking to put all the information you could want onto your wrist.It replaces the current Golfer, expanding its functionality and following the same lines as... Read more

Fit up, look smart: MyZone adds apparel and new app

Fit up, look smart: MyZone adds apparel and new app

By Britta O'Boyle

MyZone was one of the few companies at the Wearable Technology Show 2016 that actually announced something new. Following the launch of a women's sports bra integrating MyZone's effort-rewarding tech at CES 2016, it has used the London wearable show to... Read more

Garmin Epix review: Life-saving reliability
5.0 stars

Garmin Epix review: Life-saving reliability

By Luke Edwards

When you venture out into the wild, even if that's just a walk in the not-so-local woods, you want a GPS device you can rely on. Garmin, with years of experience in that area, is a name that generally offers peace of mind. When it comes to the Epix watch... Read more

Mondaine adds PayChip contactless payments to new Swiss smartwatch

Mondaine adds PayChip contactless payments to new Swiss smartwatch

By Elyse Betters

Swiss watchmaker Mondaine has come out with a new contactless payment technology for its smartwatches.The Helvetica No1 will be the first smartwatch in Mondaine's lineup to be equipped with what the company dubbed "PayChip". The Helvetica watch brand... Read more

Garmin Vivoactive HR preview: The complete training solution

Garmin Vivoactive HR preview: The complete training solution

By Luke Edwards

Garmin has unleashed a new version of its popular and impressive Vivoactive called Vivoactive HR because, you guessed it, this one records heart rate.The Vivoactive HR uses a wrist worn, light-based heart rate monitor to track beats per minute for a more... Read more

Garmin Vivoactive HR with GPS and Vivofit 3 are here to make activity tracking smarter

Garmin Vivoactive HR with GPS and Vivofit 3 are here to make activity tracking smarter

By Luke Edwards

Garmin has unveiled two new additions to its smartwatch and activity tracking range today, the Vivoactive HR and Vivofit 3.The Vivoactive HR is the company's smartwatch that features GPS, activity tracking, notifications and now heart rate monitoring... Read more

Which Withings activity tracker is right for you? Go vs Pulse Ox vs Activite

Which Withings activity tracker is right for you? Go vs Pulse Ox vs Activite

By Britta O'Boyle

Withings is a company dedicated to helping you live a healthier life. It not only has numerous activity trackers to monitor how much you move, but it also has a sleep system, smarthome camera, baby monitor, blood pressure monitor and Wi-Fi scales within... Read more

TomTom Spark Cardio + Music review: Feature-packed for fitness fun
4.0 stars

TomTom Spark Cardio + Music review: Feature-packed for fitness fun

By Chris Hall

TomTom has diverged from personal navigation, seeing the company embrace sports devices in recent years. After an initial partnership with Nike, it stepped out on its own with the Multi-Sport and Multi-Sport Cardio sportswatches, the predecessors to this... Read more

New Fitbit Alta brings personalisation options and reminder alerts

New Fitbit Alta brings personalisation options and reminder alerts

By Luke Edwards

Fitbit, one of the original activity tracker brands, has announced its new Alta bracelet. This wearable is slimmer than most, offers personalisation and new features.Like most activity trackers the Alta will cover the basics like step tracking, calories... Read more

Haier now makes wearables: Haierwatch smartwatch and H-Band activity trackers

Haier now makes wearables: Haierwatch smartwatch and H-Band activity trackers

By Luke Edwards

Haier has announced, ahead of Mobile World Congress, that it will begin manufacturing and selling wearables. Specifically it's going to launch a smartwatch called HaierWatch and an activity tracker that doubles as a Bluetooth headset, called H-Band.Haier... Read more

Withings Activite Steel review: Step-tracking with style
4.0 stars

Withings Activite Steel review: Step-tracking with style

By Britta O'Boyle

Withings is no stranger to beautiful design. Its original Activité fitness tracker was one of the most wearable wearables of 2015, which is probably why the cheaper Activité Pop and newer mid-level Activité Steel both adopt a similar design.All three... Read more

Samsung SM-R150 ‘Triathlon’ sportswatch revealed in leaked pics, looks like Gear S2

Samsung SM-R150 ‘Triathlon’ sportswatch revealed in leaked pics, looks like Gear S2

By Rik Henderson

Although we don't yet know for sure what Samsung plans to unveil during its traditional Mobile World Congress Unpacked press event, the smart money is on a series of smartphones in the Galaxy S7 family.It also seems that the company will be showing at... Read more

Misfit enters audio world with activity tracking wireless earphones, Specter

Misfit enters audio world with activity tracking wireless earphones, Specter

By Luke Edwards

Misfit has announced that it will be expanding its activity tracking offerings beyond the wrist to your ears with its new Specter.Despite the Bond villainous sounding name the Specter earphones are out to make your life better, day and night, with activity... Read more

Couch to 5K run: Best apps and wearables to get you fit

Couch to 5K run: Best apps and wearables to get you fit

By Luke Edwards

It's that time of year when fitness is everyone's goal. But getting going and keeping up momentum isn't always easy. Apps and wearables can help make the process a whole lot easier by helping with motivation.Getting fit is not easy. The thought of sitting... Read more

Withings Go uses E Ink display for eight-month activity tracking battery

Withings Go uses E Ink display for eight-month activity tracking battery

By Luke Edwards

Withings has announced a new activity tracker called Go that aims to be both affordable and still offer plenty of great features like long battery life and sport tracking.The Withings Go is priced at £50 making it far more affordable than some wearables... Read more

Fitbit goes fashionable with Blaze smart fitness watch

Fitbit goes fashionable with Blaze smart fitness watch

By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit is no stranger to the activity tracking field with numerous devices in its portfolio including the popular Charge HR. Despite being excellent trackers though, none of the Fitbit models are what you would call pretty.Until now that is. The company... Read more

UA HealthBox: The new wearable system from HTC and Under Armour

UA HealthBox: The new wearable system from HTC and Under Armour

By Stuart Miles

HTC has teamed up with Under Armour to launch UA HealthBox, a collection of three devices that it hopes will allow you to better monitor and track your activity, sleep, fitness and nutrition.The set, which will go on sale on the 22 January in the US,... Read more

Misfit Ray is the wrist or neck worn activity tracker for those who want to look good

Misfit Ray is the wrist or neck worn activity tracker for those who want to look good

By Luke Edwards

Misfit has always been about looking good while tracking health. It's certainly sticking to that with its new design style in the wrist or necklace worn Ray activity tracker.The Misfit Ray is a modular activity tracker that can be worn on different areas... Read more

Garmin Varia Vision is a heads-up display for cyclists

Garmin Varia Vision is a heads-up display for cyclists

By Luke Edwards

You know heads-up displays are finally taking off when Garmin rolls onto the streets with one. That's exactly what the GPS specialist company has just done with its first heads-up display for cyclists, the Varia Vision.Garmin's Varia Vision is a display... Read more

Withings Thermo smart thermometer takes readings just by popping it against your head

Withings Thermo smart thermometer takes readings just by popping it against your head

By Rik Henderson

Withings has announced a sensor-laden thermometer that can take an accurate body temperature reading by placing it against the head. The Withings Thermo is as non-invasive as can be and is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connected too.That means it can wirelessly... Read more

Polar Balance smart scale is here to offer more lifestyle feedback

Polar Balance smart scale is here to offer more lifestyle feedback

By Luke Edwards

Polar has announced that it will be getting more involved in lifestyle tracking by adding its first smart scale to its offerings in the Polar Balance.Polar Balance isn't just a weighing scale as it offers much more data for the user, in conjunction with... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 630 review: Deep dynamics set a new pace
4.0 stars

Garmin Forerunner 630 review: Deep dynamics set a new pace

By Luke Edwards

When it comes to GPS running watches the Garmin Forerunner range has been leading the race for wrists for years.In 2013 the Forerunner 620 was a big jump forward in the range thanks to a colour touchscreen, Wi-Fi and running dynamics. In a bid to further... Read more

Microsoft Band 2 review: Function over form
3.5 stars

Microsoft Band 2 review: Function over form

By Britta O'Boyle

Microsoft introduced the original Band in October 2014, bringing a device that combined an array of fitness tracking features with a few smartwatch-like functions. Despite being great in terms of functionality, it was heavily criticised for its rigid... Read more

Mondaine Helvetica 1 Smart review: One seriously stylish activity tracker
4.0 stars

Mondaine Helvetica 1 Smart review: One seriously stylish activity tracker

By Stuart Miles

Mondaine, the famous Swiss watch maker, has entered the world of smartwatches with the Helvetica 1 Smart, a device that offers a smart yet fully analogue experience. Similar to the Withings Activite, the Helvetica 1 Smart bundles an activity tracker and... Read more

HTC and Under Armour are making a connected scale called UA Scale

HTC and Under Armour are making a connected scale called UA Scale

By Elyse Betters

Sports company Under Armour is working on a new fitness device, with the help of phone maker HTC.Roughly one year ago, Under Armour announced a new fitness app, called UA Record, and at the same time, HTC announced it had formed a partnership with Under... Read more

Polar Activity Loop 2 review: Function over form
3.5 stars

Polar Activity Loop 2 review: Function over form

By Britta O'Boyle

Polar has been on the fitness tracking scene for a while - like 40 years - creating devices for those who take their activity monitoring a little more seriously. The runners and cyclists of this world who want plethora of stats including heart-rate monitoring... Read more