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Garmin Vivofit Jnr fitness tracker encourages your kids to keep active
Garmin Vivofit Jnr fitness tracker encourages your kids to keep active By Rik Henderson

Garmin has added a new activity tracker to its line-up, but this time it's strictly for kids.The Garmin Vivofit Jnr is a fitness tracker designed to encourage children aged from four to nine to keep active, with different fun-looking models that are durable... Read more

Fitbit Charge 2 review: Taking charge
4.5 stars Fitbit Charge 2 review: Taking charge By Britta O'Boyle

The Fitbit Charge HR was the fitness tracker to beat in 2015. It wasn't only one of the best from the company - which also makes the Ionic, Blaze and Alta trackers - but one of the best dedicated trackers with heart-rate monitoring from any manufacturer.Now... Read more

TomTom Spark 3 review: Getting better with age
4.0 stars TomTom Spark 3 review: Getting better with age By Chris Hall

Waking early in the city offers plenty of unique advantages to the urban runner. It's a chance to run as the local population is wiping the sleep from its eyes, going about the routine of preparing for the day, heading to work, heading home from nights... Read more

New Microsoft Band device won't debut this year and maybe never will
New Microsoft Band device won't debut this year and maybe never will By Elyse Betters

Amid reports that Android Wear partners aren't releasing new hardware this year, it looks like Microsoft won't update its Band line either.According to ZDNet, the Microsoft Band 2 might be the last Band ever released, though the Microsoft Health service... Read more

TomTom Adventurer is the sports watch for your snow sports, hiking and trail running
TomTom Adventurer is the sports watch for your snow sports, hiking and trail running By Chris Hall

TomTom has added a new model to its line-up of sports watches with the TomTom Adventurer.As the name suggests, this is a watch for the great outdoors. Built on the foundation of the new TomTom Spark, it uses a similar design to TomTom's existing line-up... Read more

Garmin Fenix Chronos is about as smart as sportswatches get
Garmin Fenix Chronos is about as smart as sportswatches get By Chris Hall

Garmin has introduced a new premium version of the Fenix sportswatch. Based on the Fenix 3, the new Fenix Chronos packs in all the navigational and sporting nouse of the original, but places it in a high-quality design, at home in the wilds of the outback,... Read more

TomTom Spark 3 and Runner 3 let you explore on your runs with new route tracking feature
TomTom Spark 3 and Runner 3 let you explore on your runs with new route tracking feature By Chris Hall

The TomTom Spark (and the Runner sister product) have expanded their skills with a new route discovery feature.In its new guise as the TomTom Spark 3 (or Runner 3), you get all the features of the current models, but boosted with the new route tracking... Read more

TomTom Touch activity tracker monitors your body fat, not just your steps
TomTom Touch activity tracker monitors your body fat, not just your steps By Chris Hall

TomTom is making its move against market leaders Fitbit, with the launch of the TomTom Touch. This is an activity tracker that wants to stay with you throughout your fitness journey, looking to differentiate itself from the mass of other devices by showing... Read more

Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2: Release date, specs, price and everything you need to know
Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2: Release date, specs, price and everything you need to know By Britta O'Boyle

When it comes to activity tracking devices, Fitbit is a name many will recognise. The company already offers a huge number of options and they have just announced two more are on their way.There are currently eight devices in the Fitbit line-up comprising... Read more

Fitbit Charge 2 vs Charge HR vs Charge: What's the difference?
Fitbit Charge 2 vs Charge HR vs Charge: What's the difference? By Britta O'Boyle

Fitbit offers several devices in the activity tracking market, from the plain and simple Flex to its GPS sportswatch, known to friends as Surge.The company has recently announced another couple of devices to its line-up however, with both a Flex successor... Read more

Fitbit updates activity tracker lineup with new Charge 2 and Flex 2
Fitbit updates activity tracker lineup with new Charge 2 and Flex 2 By Elyse Betters

Fitbit promised the world it would introduce new devices this year. It's now unveiling two of them.The new Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2 are activity-tracking wristbands. They are update models, actually. For instance, much like its predecessor, the... Read more

Leak shows Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2 in stunning detail
Leak shows Fitbit Charge 2 and Flex 2 in stunning detail By Cam Bunton

A new high-quality leak has shown off the unreleased Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2. The images were published by TechnoBuffalo, and show the upcoming wearables in superb detail. The most interesting of the two new fitness-focused wearables is the... Read more

Polar M600 could get Android Wear back on track
Polar M600 could get Android Wear back on track By Cam Bunton

Polar has launched its very first Android Wear device, and just like the rest of its wrist-worn gadgets, it's designed with the fitness fanatic in mind. And it could be just what the Android Wear market needs to get back on track. With new announcement... Read more

Philips personal health programmes: A full suite for managing health and chronic conditions
Philips personal health programmes: A full suite for managing health and chronic conditions By Mike Lowe

Wearables and health monitors are nothing new: we've seen bundles of fitness trackers, bands, smart scales and more from a variety of manufacturers. Which is why Philips' personal health programmes suite of products is an interesting take on the health... Read more

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