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Adidas miCoach Fit Smart review: A step in the right direction
3.5 stars

Adidas miCoach Fit Smart review: A step in the right direction

By Stuart Miles

Running watches seem to be two a penny these days, so what makes Adidas believe its miCoach Fit Smart running watch can stand out? We've been running with the wearable to find out.DesignCovered in silicon and available in white or black - and the black... 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 Vivofit review
4.0 stars

Garmin Vivofit review

By Luke Edwards

Garmin is well known for its navigation products and running watches, but it's a company with more to offer in the wider consumer space too. That's exactly where the Garmin Vivofit activity tracker is aimed: a wearable wrist device able to track your... 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

Hands-on: Opening Ceremony and Intel MICA is the $1,000 wearable like no other

Hands-on: Opening Ceremony and Intel MICA is the $1,000 wearable like no other

By Mike Lowe

Wearables are all the rage at the moment, but few existing products have truly captivated an enthusiastic audience. That's where Intel, in collaboration with Opening Ceremony, has come up with something entirely different: a smart fashion bracelet called... 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

Withings Activité smartwatch brings Swiss-Made style to activity tracking (hands-on)

Withings Activité smartwatch brings Swiss-Made style to activity tracking (hands-on)

By Britta O'Boyle

Withings has announced a new smartwatch during consumer electronics show IFA 2014, designed to be a "wearable that is actually wearable".The Withings Activité can track activities, swimming and sleep, plus it will also double up as an alarm and it does... 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

Jawbone Up data reveals 2014 South Napa earthquake kept many people up all night

Jawbone Up data reveals 2014 South Napa earthquake kept many people up all night

By Elyse Betters

Jawbone has shared the sleeping patterns of some Up wearers directly affected by the 2014 South Napa earthquake that occured on Sunday morning, indicating the power of wearables when used for informational purposes and not just fitness tracking. On... Read more

Ralph Lauren Polo Tech shirt doubles as a fitness tracker, debuts at US Open

Ralph Lauren Polo Tech shirt doubles as a fitness tracker, debuts at US Open

By Rik Henderson

Ralph Lauren has unveiled a Polo Tech shirt that features built-in fitness tracking that links to the cloud and stores all manner of biological and physiological information.Sensors are knitted into the core of the new shirt design and it will make its... Read more

Toshiba enters the activity tracker race with smartband offering 2-week battery

Toshiba enters the activity tracker race with smartband offering 2-week battery

By Luke Edwards

The wearable tracker market is really taking off and now Toshiba has joined it with its first activity tracker, the WERAM1100.Putting the not-so catchy name aside this band could still compete against the big players despite being late to the race for... Read more

Nike+ running app used for phallic art purposes, 'draw running' is here

Nike+ running app used for phallic art purposes, 'draw running' is here

By Luke Edwards

Art can be many things including penii drawn on a running app's map by travelling that route.San Francisco runner Claire Wyckoff has used her Nike+ app to create shapes on her map, including a selection of phallic images. There's also a Space Invader,... Read more

Didn’t think a pillow could be smart? Meet the Hoodie Pillow

Didn’t think a pillow could be smart? Meet the Hoodie Pillow

By Luke Edwards

A pillow need not be a dumb lump of comfy awesomeness that you bury your head into, it can be smart too.The Hoodie Pillow was made to hold your phone with portholes for tangle-free headphone listening. It also has a drawstring hoodie to keep you warm... Read more

Bondara SexFit, the FitBit for your bits

Bondara SexFit, the FitBit for your bits

By Luke Edwards

Just when you thought fitness trackers had nothing left to track, Bondara has unleashed the SexFit that straps to your bits and measures your performance between the sheets.SexFit slips onto a gent's best friend much like a "cock ring". But rather than... Read more

Microsoft Windows Phone smartwatch concept is one of the most gorgeous wearables we’ve seen

Microsoft Windows Phone smartwatch concept is one of the most gorgeous wearables we’ve seen

By Luke Edwards

Microsoft will certainly be releasing a wrist-worn wearable to keep up with Android Wear and the impending Apple iWatch. Until recently, though, all we've seen is patent drawings - but now a series of concept images have appeared.The watches look amazing,... Read more

Runtastic Orbit: the app company launches its own activity tracker

Runtastic Orbit: the app company launches its own activity tracker

By Luke Edwards

Runtastic, previously known only as a running app, is reaching out into the world of hardware with its own activity tracker: Orbit.Lots of other bands already work with the Runtastic app data, like the Jawbone Up, FitBit Flex and the Withings Pulse. Now... Read more

Fitbit activity tracker app finally arrives for Windows Phone

Fitbit activity tracker app finally arrives for Windows Phone

By Elyse Betters

Now Windows Phone users have no excuse to not stay fit: Fitbit has landed for Windows Phone 8.1 devices.The native Fitbit app looks just like the Android and iOS variations. You use it to connect your Windows Phone to Fitbit's Flex or One fitness devices... Read more

Star.21, the fitness band that turns training into a game

Star.21, the fitness band that turns training into a game

By Rik Henderson

Oaxis, a tech company based in Singapore, has opened a round of crowdfunding on Pozible for a fitness band it claims will change your health and training habits by turning daily exercise and activities into a game.The Star.21, which will cost $95 (£55)... Read more

Xiaomi MiBand is more than £80 cheaper than Nike’s FuelBand, but…

Xiaomi MiBand is more than £80 cheaper than Nike’s FuelBand, but…

By Elyse Betters

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, otherwise known as China's Apple, has launched a very affordable wristband alongside its Mi4 smartphone. Unfortunately, both devices are limited to China.Called the MiBand, Xiaomi's new wristband only costs £7.50.... Read more

Adidas miCoach Fit Smart vs Nike+ SportWatch GPS: What's the difference?

Adidas miCoach Fit Smart vs Nike+ SportWatch GPS: What's the difference?

By Rik Henderson

When details of the Adidas miCoach Fit Smart first leaked, it was thought to be a rival to Nike's FuelBand SE. However, that has turned out not to be the case.Adidas has now officially announced the device - which will be available in the UK and US from... Read more

Adidas boss: Fit Smart is not FuelBand rival but lifestyle tracker could be 'further down the line'

Adidas boss: Fit Smart is not FuelBand rival but lifestyle tracker could be 'further down the line'

By Rik Henderson

When news of an Adidas smartband fitness tracking device first broke, thanks to numerous leaks including a posting on the US FCC site, many reports claimed that it would be aimed squarely at Nike's ever successful FuelBand products.However, Pocket-lint... Read more

Adidas continues journey into wearables territory with miCoach Fit Smart training device

Adidas continues journey into wearables territory with miCoach Fit Smart training device

By Rik Henderson

Adidas has announced an addition to its wearables range that so far has been restricted to the miCoach Smart Run fitness watch.The Adidas miCoach Fit Smart is slightly more than a fitness band, such as the Nike+ FuelBand, but keeps a tight focus on the... Read more

Microsoft to launch Gear Fit-like wristband for all platforms instead of watch later this year

Microsoft to launch Gear Fit-like wristband for all platforms instead of watch later this year

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft will tackle the wearables market this Christmas, with a Samsung Gear Fit-like wristband, it's claimed.WinSuperSite's Paul Thurrott has claimed Microsoft is not developing a smartwatch but rather a wristband. The device will monitor your fitness... Read more

Adidas miCoach Fit Smart band to take on Nike+ FuelBand SE

Adidas miCoach Fit Smart band to take on Nike+ FuelBand SE

By Luke Edwards

Adidas looks set to unveil its new miCoach Fit Smart band soon, after myriad leaks have revealed it in the wild.The miCoach Fit Smart has appeared at the FCC, Legal Force and even on retailer Keller Sports. A pretty telling combination.The Adidas miCoach... Read more

Misfit Shine activity tracker arrives for Pebble, without the Shine

Misfit Shine activity tracker arrives for Pebble, without the Shine

By Elyse Betters

With so many activity trackers and smartwatches available, it is hard to choose just one. But that decision is now a little streamlined, thanks to a new partnership that brings the Misfit Shine activity tracker software to the Pebble smartwatch.Pebble... Read more

Spire monitor tracks breathing patterns and analyses your state of mind

Spire monitor tracks breathing patterns and analyses your state of mind

By Elyse Betters

There's a wearable health-tracking device for just about every form of activity and function these days. But did you know there was one for breathing?Spire is "the first tracker" and app for activity, breath, and state of mind. It not only monitors your... Read more

Nike+ FuelBand app for Android finally out for select few devices

Nike+ FuelBand app for Android finally out for select few devices

By Elyse Betters

Nike has launched the Nike+ FuelBand app for Android.For the first time, Android users and athletes have the ability to connect their Nike+ FuelBand SE with one of a few select Android devices. The company said NikeFuel is now used by 30 million users... Read more

Hands-on: Acer Liquid Leap review

Hands-on: Acer Liquid Leap review

By Cat Thomas

Acer has unveiled its first smartband; The Liquid Leap at Computex in Taipei and Pocket- was at a preview event to get a hands-on experience with the new wrist band, but does it have what it takes to appeal, and more importantly stand out form the gluttony... Read more

Microsoft heart-rate monitor smartwatch said to launch this summer

Microsoft heart-rate monitor smartwatch said to launch this summer

By Elyse Betters

Microsoft is developing a smartwatch jam-packed with sensors that can measure your heart rate and sync with rival smartphones, it's claimed.Forbes has reported that Microsoft's upcoming smartwatch will come from the Xbox Kinect division, and it'll specifically... Read more

Adidas miCoach Smart Ball now on sale, Bluetooth connected and tracks every kick

Adidas miCoach Smart Ball now on sale, Bluetooth connected and tracks every kick

By Rik Henderson

Adidas has released the miCoach Smart Ball Pocket-lint saw at a Adidas Lab event in London last May and it's priced at £249.95 on Apple's online store.The football is designed to work with an iOS application that can track every kick thanks to a series... Read more

Microsoft smartwatch appears online, could use same charger as your mobile

Microsoft smartwatch appears online, could use same charger as your mobile

By Luke Edwards

Microsoft looks set to join the race for your wrist with its very own smartwatch. A Microsoft patent has appeared showing what the device may look like.Unlike other smartwatches out now, or due soon, Microsoft's patented design appears to use a micro-USB... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 15 wants to give sportsbands a run for their money

Garmin Forerunner 15 wants to give sportsbands a run for their money

By Chris Hall

Garmin has announced the Forerunner 15, its most affordable sports watch, looking to give those cheap sportsbands a bit of stiff competition. Not only does the new Garmin Forerunner 15 offer running tracking - with GPS functionality and compatibility... Read more

Nike CEO adds confusion to FuelBand future, stumbles over Apple question

Nike CEO adds confusion to FuelBand future, stumbles over Apple question

By Stuart Miles

Confusion continues to surround Nike's stance of the future of its Nike FuelBand fitness gadget following the appearance of the company's CEO on CNBC.According to Mark Parker, the chief executive of Nike, the company is committed to the wearable sector,... Read more

What is S Health 3.0 and should you care?

What is S Health 3.0 and should you care?

By Chris Hall

Samsung is tying together the Samsung Galaxy S5, the Gear 2 and the Gear Fit with the idea of promoting a healthier lifestyle. Rather than talking about group play or motion features, Samsung has elevated the importance of health on its agenda.S Health... Read more