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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

Garmin Vivosmart HR upgraded band wants you to 'Beat Yesterday'

Garmin Vivosmart HR upgraded band wants you to 'Beat Yesterday'

By Luke Edwards

Garmin has taken its Vivosmart activity tracker line to a new level in the Vivosmart HR.The new tracker, as the name suggests, now offers heart rate measurements. While the older bands were famed for all year battery, this will offer five days for that... Read more

Garmin's Index Smart Scale brings more stats to your fitness fight

Garmin's Index Smart Scale brings more stats to your fitness fight

By Chris Hall

Garmin has announced the Index Smart Scale, a connected scale offering a range of stats to help you battle the bulge, check yo' self or fight the fitness fight. The new scales follow the likes of Withings and Fitbit, offering not only weight, but BMI,... Read more

They're finally here: Nike to release Marty McFly's self-lacing trainers next spring

They're finally here: Nike to release Marty McFly's self-lacing trainers next spring

By Elyse Betters

Through a series of tweets, actor Michael J. Fox has revealed that shoemaker Nike will finally release a pair of powered, self-lacing trainers inspired by the exact ones worn by his character in Back to The Future II.In the 1989 film, Marty McFly, played... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 630 is a runner's dream, smarter and more connected than ever

Garmin Forerunner 630 is a runner's dream, smarter and more connected than ever

By Luke Edwards

Garmin has announced its Forerunner 630 GPS watch as its most cutting-edge running watch yet.The round-faced, colour touchscreen Forerunner 630 boasts more running dynamics than its predecessor and is also smart connected for notifications.Despite its... Read more

Misfit Shine 2 slims down, keeps looks, upgrades tracking and alert smarts

Misfit Shine 2 slims down, keeps looks, upgrades tracking and alert smarts

By Luke Edwards

Misfit already set the bar high for activity tracker design with its Shine, now it's taking that further for the Shine 2.The Shine 2 tracks steps, calories, distance, sleep and can tag activities including swimming, tennis, football and more.The Shine... Read more

Polar offers its first optical hear rate monitor in A360 fitness tracker

Polar offers its first optical hear rate monitor in A360 fitness tracker

By Luke Edwards

Polar is well known for sticking to its chest straps when it comes to heart rate monitoring. But it appears to have changed its mind and now offers optical heart rate monitoring in its new A360 fitness tracker.The Polar A360 comes with a colour display... Read more

Sony SmartBand 2 review: Life tracking that misses a beat
3.5 stars

Sony SmartBand 2 review: Life tracking that misses a beat

By Chris Hall

The latest addition to Sony's SmartWear range is the SmartBand 2, a fitness tracking band with an updated Sony Core unit - the main heart of the device which slips into the accompanying wristband - that now adds heart-rate monitoring to the party.In a... Read more

Withings Aura Total Sleep System review: Dreams can come true
4.0 stars

Withings Aura Total Sleep System review: Dreams can come true

By Britta O'Boyle

Tracking sleep is always something we have been a little sceptical about. Firstly, it's almost impossible to determine how accurate a device is at monitoring your sleep - it's not like being in a lab under observation. Secondly, if you've had a bad night's... Read more

Microsoft Band 2 revealed: Here's everything you need to know

Microsoft Band 2 revealed: Here's everything you need to know

By Luke Edwards

Microsoft has announced a new version of its fitness tracker during a special launch event in New York.Called simply Microsoft Band again, the new device has several new features and a different design. There are also new sensors and better integration... Read more

Microsoft Band 2 may fix comfort issues with curved screen, flexible strap and more

Microsoft Band 2 may fix comfort issues with curved screen, flexible strap and more

By Luke Edwards

The new Microsoft Band 2, expected soon, has leaked in render form showing off what we may see appear soon. And it's improving in all the right areas.The problem with the first Microsoft Band, for many, was comfort. The large flat screen and hard battery-filled... Read more

Target is giving all 335,000 US employees this fitness tracker for free

Target is giving all 335,000 US employees this fitness tracker for free

By Elyse Betters

From now on, whenever you go into a Target in the US, you might notice the company's employees are all wearing the same activity tracker. That's because Target has just teamed up with Fitbit.Fitbit makes a variety of activity trackers for consumers, though... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 25: Running down the price (hands-on)

Garmin Forerunner 25: Running down the price (hands-on)

By Mike Lowe

Running watches are a common companion for many, but for newbies looking to get from sofa to 5K the idea of spending a small fortune on a fitness companion is unlikely to make sense. That's where the Garmin Forerunner 25 comes in, the company's entry-level... Read more

TomTom Spark is a multisports watch with music in mind

TomTom Spark is a multisports watch with music in mind

By Chris Hall

TomTom has announced its fourth-generation of sports watch, the TomTom Spark.TomTom's aim is to tackle the problem of what to do with your music when you're working out, so the Spark offers wireless music functions and along with full multisport capabilities.The... Read more

Garmin Edge Explore 1000 wants to take you and your bike off-road

Garmin Edge Explore 1000 wants to take you and your bike off-road

By Luke Edwards

Garmin's latest Edge Explore 1000 cycle computer is made for tracking data, guidance and to keep you safe too.The Edge Explore 1000 is aimed at touring and adventure cyclists that like to get off the roads and explore paths less travelled. And since that's... Read more

Sony SmartBand 2 adds heart rate tracking to the mix

Sony SmartBand 2 adds heart rate tracking to the mix

By Rik Henderson

Sony has announced a second generation activity and fitness tracker that maintains the core design and abilities of its first, but adds a heart rate tracker to more accurately judge pulse and cardio information.The Sony SmartBand 2 looks almost identical... Read more

Misfit unveils Speedo Shine, the water wearable for swimmers

Misfit unveils Speedo Shine, the water wearable for swimmers

By Luke Edwards

Misfit, best known for its Shine activity tracker, has teamed up with Speedo to create its first water-specific wearable. The Misfit Speedo wants to make swimming data collection easy.The Speedo branded tracker will not only track swimming but will work... Read more

Asus VivoWatch review: Pretty but not perfect
3.5 stars

Asus VivoWatch review: Pretty but not perfect

By Britta O'Boyle

Asus is no stranger to good design. Its ZenWatch was greeted with showers of praise when it launched last year and many have high expectations for its successor, the ZenWatch 2, which was announced back in June. It's a company with heaps of potential... Read more

Polar made an affordable wrist wearable with an OHR sensor, coming soon

Polar made an affordable wrist wearable with an OHR sensor, coming soon

By Elyse Betters

Polar has confirmed it is working on a new fitness wearable for consumers, and you can expect it to arrive shortly. The upcoming device will feature a built-in optical heart rate monitor. Keep in mind Polar specialises in heart-rate monitors that you... Read more

Adidas buys European fitness app startup Runtastic, will remain as is for now

Adidas buys European fitness app startup Runtastic, will remain as is for now

By Elyse Betters

Adidas has bought Runtastic, a European mobile fitness startup.In a blog post confirming the acquisition, Runtastic said it had a lot of knowledge in regards to apps and digital technology, but with Adidas, there’s nothing it couldn't do when it comes... Read more

WIN: Fitbit Flex activity tracker and two IMAX tickets to see Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

WIN: Fitbit Flex activity tracker and two IMAX tickets to see Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

By Rik Henderson

As we celebrate the IMAX cinema release of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Pocket-lint has a Fitbit Flex wireless activity tracker and sleep wristband to give away alongside a pair of tickets to see the film in IMAX’s immersive format at Cineworld.The... Read more

Own a Nike+ Fuelband? Here’s how to get money for it from Nike

Own a Nike+ Fuelband? Here’s how to get money for it from Nike

By Luke Edwards

Nike and Apple have been in court for a while over the Nike+ Fuelband and now have agreed to terms that can make you money.The two-year class action lawsuit was over the accuracy of the Fuelband. While Apple and Nike still haven't admitted fault they... Read more

Sony Smart-B Trainer first run: Your Walkman sports coach

Sony Smart-B Trainer first run: Your Walkman sports coach

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony is no stranger to the wearable or music markets, it's been a player in both for years and its new device combines the two in a bid to help runners of every level, well, run. The Smart B-Trainer is a type of Walkman, but it has been designed for... Read more

Garmin made two heart-rate monitors just for underwater use, called HRM-Swim and HRM-Tri

Garmin made two heart-rate monitors just for underwater use, called HRM-Swim and HRM-Tri

By Elyse Betters

Swimmers need heart-rate monitors too.That's what the engineers at Garmin must've been saying to themselves months ago, because the company decided to come up with underwater heart-rate monitors. Announced today, the new monitors are called HRM-Tri and... Read more

HTC Grip slips, but there's a whole suite of Under Armour products coming

HTC Grip slips, but there's a whole suite of Under Armour products coming

By Chris Hall

In February 2015, HTC unveiled the Grip, a wearable sports bracelet, the fruit of its union with Under Armour. Since the announcement and early prototype demos, we've heard very little about HTC Grip.However the company has now come forward and issued... Read more

Moov Now wants to be your wearable fitness coach

Moov Now wants to be your wearable fitness coach

By Chris Hall

Moov Now is a second-gen wearable sports tracker, aiming to offer more than your average passive fitness band.The Moov Now has ambitions to be a complete coach, not only tracking your activity, but monitoring how you're running, cycling, or swimming... Read more

Misfit's new Flash Link is a budget activity tracker that doubles as a smart button

Misfit's new Flash Link is a budget activity tracker that doubles as a smart button

By Elyse Betters

Misfit has a new wearable along with a new app. Plus, it's reduced the price of two existing fitness trackers.Starting with the new wearable, Misfit unveiled a budget activity tracker called Flash Link. It costs just $19.99, comes in several colours and... Read more

Polar Loop 2 adds notifications, vibration alerts, and keeps on tracking

Polar Loop 2 adds notifications, vibration alerts, and keeps on tracking

By Chris Hall

Polar has announced an updated version of its activity tracker, the Polar Loop. The new Loop 2 retains many of the features of the original, but expands the feature set for a more connected smart experience.The Polar Loop 2 adopts many of the skills seen... Read more

Jawbone UP3 review: Up there with the best of them?
4.0 stars

Jawbone UP3 review: Up there with the best of them?

By Britta O'Boyle

There are plenty of fitness tracking devices available these days and Jawbone's Up series has been one of our go-to favourites. Now in its third generation, the Up3 is more capable than ever before.But unlike the Fitbit and Withings products of this world,... Read more

Garmin Varia focuses on safety: Radar detection and smart lights for cyclists

Garmin Varia focuses on safety: Radar detection and smart lights for cyclists

By Chris Hall

Garmin has introduced a new line of devices for cyclists called Varia.Varia is all about safety, offering some smart solutions to the problems faced by cyclists on the roads every day.The Varia Radar is exactly what it sounds like. It's a rear radar for... Read more

Strava and Garmin team-up for Strava Live Segments

Strava and Garmin team-up for Strava Live Segments

By Luke Edwards

Strava has shot to fame in the world of cycling and running. Now it's made friends with Garmin to add another layer of awesome to the hardware company's cycling kit.Strava Live Segments will feature on the Garmin Edge 520, making it the first to receive... Read more

Fitbit Surge review: Bridging the gap between activity tracker and sportswatch
4.0 stars

Fitbit Surge review: Bridging the gap between activity tracker and sportswatch

By Britta O'Boyle

Described as the ultimate fitness superwatch, the Fitbit Surge places the company in the sportswatch category for the first time, competing against the likes of Polar and Garmin.Fitbit claims to now have a fitness tracking device for everyone. We've tried... Read more

Google created a wristband that tracks your health for clinical trials

Google created a wristband that tracks your health for clinical trials

By Elyse Betters

Google has a group dedicated to life sciences, and it has recently been working on wristband device that's all about health tracking. But the wristband won't be marketed as a consumer device.Bloomberg has reported that Google's wristband, which has just... Read more

Misfit Flash fitness tracker adds IFTTT support

Misfit Flash fitness tracker adds IFTTT support

By Stuart Miles

Misfit has added a stack of new features to allow you to turn its Flash fitness tracker into a basic remote control for your home, as well as give users of its Shine device access to data via the web rather than just an app.For the Flash tracker users... Read more

Sony SmartBand review: More life-logger than fitness tracker
3.5 stars

Sony SmartBand review: More life-logger than fitness tracker

By Britta O'Boyle

Sony is no stranger to wearables. In fact, it was one of the companies to kick things off by launching the Sony SmartWatch before smartwatch was even a widely used term.The SmartBand, which launched back in 2014, is a different take on the usual activity-tracking... Read more

Sony outed its own SmartBand 2 by quietly releasing companion app

Sony outed its own SmartBand 2 by quietly releasing companion app

By Elyse Betters

Without any build up or hype or even a press event, Sony has unveiled its next wearable: the SmartBand 2.The company seems to have accidentally published information about it via the Play Store. It launched a new companion app called SmartBand 2, and... Read more

Jawbone UP2 hits the UK: Smaller and more intelligent than ever

Jawbone UP2 hits the UK: Smaller and more intelligent than ever

By Luke Edwards

Jawbone has unveiled its new activity tracker, the UP2, to the UK where it is now available to buy.Jawbone has been a little complicated of late with the flagship UP3 already out in the US. This was delayed as the company tried to create a waterproof... Read more

Huawei TalkBand B2 review: Bluetooth bling, but lacking
3.5 stars

Huawei TalkBand B2 review: Bluetooth bling, but lacking

By Britta O'Boyle

Huawei is digging deep into wearables, having announced three devices at Mobile World Congress in March 2015. Ranging from smartwatch to activity tracker, it's the TalkBand B2's mixture of tracker meets Bluetooth earpiece headset that stands out as something... Read more

Hands-on: Garmin Forerunner 225 review: Heart-rate from your wrist (finally!)

Hands-on: Garmin Forerunner 225 review: Heart-rate from your wrist (finally!)

By Mike Lowe

Finally Garmin has taken the plunge and released its first running watch with a built-in heart-rate sensor, the Forerunner 225. We got to handle one at CES Asia to see whether it's the one everyone's been waiting for.The Forerunner 225 isn't the device... Read more

Fitness trackers in the wild: Misfit vs Withings vs Fitbit vs Samsung vs Huawei

Fitness trackers in the wild: Misfit vs Withings vs Fitbit vs Samsung vs Huawei

By Britta O'Boyle

Monitoring activity has become a massive trend. There are countless activity trackers available from standard rubber bands, to Swiss Made watches, all of which will tell you how many steps you've taken, how far you have travelled, and plenty more.But... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 225, its first optical heart rate watch: Is this the end of the chest strap?

Garmin Forerunner 225, its first optical heart rate watch: Is this the end of the chest strap?

By Luke Edwards

Garmin has finally joined the competition in offering a sports GPS watch that tracks heart rate using optics built-into the watch rather than a connected chest strap. The Garmin Forerunner 225 will be the company's first optical HR watch.Pocket-lint previously... Read more

Misfit Flash review: Good for beginners
3.5 stars

Misfit Flash review: Good for beginners

By Britta O'Boyle

The Misfit Flash is an activity tracker and the follow-up to the Misfit Shine which launched back in 2013. The new model follows a similar design cue but swaps metal for plastic and slashes the price by half, making it the cheapest activity tracker out... Read more