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TomTom Runner Cardio & Multi-Sport Cardio add built-in heart rate monitor, Bluetooth app sync

TomTom Runner Cardio & Multi-Sport Cardio add built-in heart rate monitor, Bluetooth app sync

By Mike Lowe

TomTom has refreshed its Runner and Multi-Sport sports watches with the addition of new Cardio models, capable of measuring heart rate using a wrist-based built-in heart-rate monitor.Pocket-lint is at the London launch where we've been quick-testing the... Read more

Samsung Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit on sale now for £180 each

Samsung Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit on sale now for £180 each

By Luke Edwards

Samsung's latest wearable devices can take pride of place on wrists countrywide as they've appeared on sale for £180 each.They are both available for order, apparently with next day delivery, on Unlocked Mobiles.The Samsung Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit will... Read more

Jawbone Up24 review
4.5 stars

Jawbone Up24 review

By Ian Morris

We've reviewed the Jawbone Up in its previous guises, so you may already be familiar with this fitness tracker and sleep monitor. The latest iteration is the Jawbone Up24, an updated product that works in greater detail than its predecessors.Up24 works... Read more

Jawbone Up24 next gen activity tracker officially wrist-bound

Jawbone Up24 next gen activity tracker officially wrist-bound

By Luke Edwards

Jawbone has released a new version of its Up activity tracker, called the Up24. Unlike its predecessor this new model features wireless connectivity.The original Up, while stylish, required physical plugging into the headphone port of a device in order... Read more

Samsung debuts budget Activity Tracker early in Germany

Samsung debuts budget Activity Tracker early in Germany

By Jake Smith

Samsung's leaked second-generation S Band will actually be called the Activity Tracker when it launches.Samsung has begun showing off the budget fitness device in Germany this week, without making an official announcement. But luckily, Stereopoly was... Read more

LG Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones to hit UK in April, company confirms

LG Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones to hit UK in April, company confirms

By Rik Henderson

LG has revealed to Pocket-lint that its Lifeband Touch fitness and lifestyle tracker and the supporting Heart Rate Earphones will be released in the UK and Europe in April. Previously, the company has only ever said "first half of 2014".We were told... Read more

Kiroco Touch jewellery lets you message loved ones via NFC

Kiroco Touch jewellery lets you message loved ones via NFC

By Chris Hall

Kiroco has launched a new range of jewellery that will let you touch your smartphone to get a special message from your loved one.Called Kiroco Touch, the jewellery (that's jewelry for our readers in the US) contains an NFC chip that will allow interaction... Read more

GoBe wearable will let you track calories without punching numbers into an app

GoBe wearable will let you track calories without punching numbers into an app

By Jake Smith

Healbe has introduced its GoBe wearable that will track your calories consumed and burned by measuring your glucose levels. This is a new approach to food tracking, so you don't have to manually enter in details through an app, like other solutions.Offering... Read more

Garmin Vivofit ANT+ compatible band available to buy exclusively at John Lewis

Garmin Vivofit ANT+ compatible band available to buy exclusively at John Lewis

By Luke Edwards

The Garmin Vivofit activity tracker is now available to buy, but only at John Lewis, for £100.The Garmin Vivofit will track your progress, presenting you with goals and reminders so you can keep active and monitor your steps, goal countdown, calories... Read more

Jawbone's Up Coffee app lets you know if too much caffeine keeps you up at night

Jawbone's Up Coffee app lets you know if too much caffeine keeps you up at night

By Elyse Betters

Jawbone has introduced a new Up app for the iPhone that doesn't require an Up fitness band, and it has only one core purpose: caffeine tracking.Called Up Coffee, Jawbone's new app will monitor your caffeine intake from coffee, tea, energy drinks, soda,... Read more

No slowing down: Samsung filing reveals unannounced 'S-Circle' fitness band

No slowing down: Samsung filing reveals unannounced 'S-Circle' fitness band

By Jake Smith

Samsung isn't slowing down with its jump into wearables, as a new FCC filing on Thursday reveals an unannounced "S-Circle" fitness band from the company.Presumed to be cheaper than the new Gear 2 and Gear Fit announced at MWC 2014, the FCC filing details... Read more

Sony sets SmartBand and Core availability for March to track your life

Sony sets SmartBand and Core availability for March to track your life

By Jake Smith

Sony's SmartBand SWR10, Core, and Lifelog application will be available worldwide from March 2014, the company announced on Monday.Unveiled at CES in January, the SmartBand SWR10 incorporates a removable Core unit and a wrist strap to track your life.... Read more

Samsung Gear Fit fitness band with curved AMOLED display debuts at Unpacked

Samsung Gear Fit fitness band with curved AMOLED display debuts at Unpacked

By Elyse Betters

Samsung has just shown off the Gear Fit at Unpacked, emphasising that its first foray into the fitness niche can be used as a standalone or a companion device for staying connected while on the go.The Gear Fit is a fitness band, and it has many health-tracking... Read more

Hands-on: Samsung Gear Fit review

Hands-on: Samsung Gear Fit review

By Luke Edwards

The Samsung Gear Fit is, as the name suggests, a fitness band that has joined Samsung's growing family of wearable devices. Announced at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona, we had the chance to get one on our wrist to see what it offers.The first... Read more

Creoir Ibis smartwatch takes on the Gear 2 in style

Creoir Ibis smartwatch takes on the Gear 2 in style

By Rik Henderson

Finnish technology design studio Creoir has developed a smartwatch with a difference. Its Ibis concept is being shown for the first time at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and rather than head down the same path as devices like the Samsung Gear... Read more

Garmin announces Sony SmartWatch 2 integration, Xperia Edition navigation app

Garmin announces Sony SmartWatch 2 integration, Xperia Edition navigation app

By Chris Hall

Garmin has announced the Garmin Xperia Edition app for navigation on Sony Xperia devices, including walking directions on the Sony SmartWatch 2.As we revealed previously, the new Garmin software will let you have walking directions on your wrist, so you... Read more

Huawei TalkBand B1 smartband will monitor fitness, let you take calls

Huawei TalkBand B1 smartband will monitor fitness, let you take calls

By Chris Hall

Huawei has announced its own wearable, the TalkBand B1, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.Announced alongside a range of 4G devices, the new wearable device features a 1.4-inch OLED display to give you feedback and information, and the band incorporates... Read more

FitBit Force sales halted, recalled after causing skin irritation for some users

FitBit Force sales halted, recalled after causing skin irritation for some users

By Jake Smith

FitBit announced on Friday that it will voluntarily recall its Force fitness tracker, following a "small number" of customers seeing skin irritation after normal use. FitBit said a small percentage of Force customers reported the issue. However it... Read more

Nike's love affair with Apple about to end, hiring Android SDK developers

Nike's love affair with Apple about to end, hiring Android SDK developers

By Luke Edwards

Nike and Apple have only had eyes for each other for years. But it looks like that's about to change as Nike has begun advertising for Android SDK developers.Until now Nike has used iOS as the only mobile platform compatible with its kit like the FuelBand... Read more

Epson dabbles in smartphone golf swing sensor market with the M-Tracer for Golf MT500G

Epson dabbles in smartphone golf swing sensor market with the M-Tracer for Golf MT500G

By Rik Henderson

Seiko Epson has announced a golf swing sensor that attaches to a club and sends the data back to your smartphone via Bluetooth. The company is to enter the wearables market soon, and while not strictly "wearable" the M-Tracer for Golf MT500G is an indication... Read more

Toshiba Wristband Activity Monitor with Bluetooth 4.0 now available

Toshiba Wristband Activity Monitor with Bluetooth 4.0 now available

By Elyse Betters

Toshiba has jumped on the wearables bandwagon with a new wristband that monitors fitness and activity.Appropriately called the Wristband Activity Monitor, it uses Bluetooth 4.0 to sync with a smartphone app and serve up information related to tracked... Read more

Adidas updates Smart Run watch with improved battery life, GPS data export

Adidas updates Smart Run watch with improved battery life, GPS data export

By Jake Smith

Adidas released a sizable update for its Smart Run training watch on Tuesday, addressing the complaints voiced by early users.The update is now available to download on the training watch, adding the ability to export GPS data from runs. It also improves... Read more

Garmin Approach G7 and G8 will make you a better golfer

Garmin Approach G7 and G8 will make you a better golfer

By Luke Edwards

Garmin has announced its latest golf handhelds to join the Approach range: the G7 and G8.Both devices feature colour touchscreens with more than 30,000 preloaded international courses. The battery will last for several rounds before needing a charge (15... Read more

Sony Smart Tennis Sensor launching in Japan in May to help improve your swing

Sony Smart Tennis Sensor launching in Japan in May to help improve your swing

By Jake Smith

Sony has confirmed that the Smart Tennis Sensor revealed earlier this month as a concept at CES in Las Vegas will be going on sale in Japan in May, priced at 18,000 yen (£105).The Smart Tennis Sensor simply latches on to the bottom of your tennis... Read more

Some Fitbit Force users are seeing a weird skin irritation forming

Some Fitbit Force users are seeing a weird skin irritation forming

By Jake Smith

A "small number" of Fitbit Force customers are reporting an odd skin irritation after wearing the fitness tracker. The Fitbit Force is designed to be worn 24/7, even while sleeping, so it's definitely a cause for concern.The Consumerist was the first... Read more

Polar Loop activity tracker band hits the UK for £80

Polar Loop activity tracker band hits the UK for £80

By Luke Edwards

Polar, the sports watch specialist, has announced the release of its Loop activity tracker band in the UK with an £80 price.For your money you'll get a black wrist band that, in a world first, also connects to a heart rate monitor for a deeper level... Read more

Movea G-series reference design claims 'most accurate' multisport wristband title

Movea G-series reference design claims 'most accurate' multisport wristband title

By Elyse Betters

Motion-sensing tech company Movea, wristband design firm Xm-Squared, and Bluetooth low rnergy-leader Texas Instruments are at the 2014 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, where they have jointly demonstrated the G-series high-performance multisport wristband.The... Read more

Mio Link lets you monitor your heart rate with a $99 wristband

Mio Link lets you monitor your heart rate with a $99 wristband

By Elyse Betters

Mio Global is at the 2014 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas, where it just unveiled a sleek wristband designed to continuously monitor heart rate data.Called Mio Link, the band features Bluetooth Smart 4.0. It's a lot like a chest strap actually, only it works... Read more

LG Lifeband Touch pictures and hands-on (video)

LG Lifeband Touch pictures and hands-on (video)

By Stuart Miles

We first saw a prototype for the LG Lifeband Touch at CES in 2013, but now a year later the company has created a commercial version which it hopes to launch in the first half of 2014.The band, which is more like a bracelet with the break in the circle... Read more

Sony Core and SmartBand shows it's hopping on to the fitness tracking treadmill too

Sony Core and SmartBand shows it's hopping on to the fitness tracking treadmill too

By Rik Henderson

Sony announced two new devices during its CES 2014 press conference in Las Vegas that represent the Japanese firm's official entry into the wearable fitness tracker race. Indeed, it's going one better - it hopes to track your life while it's at it.The... Read more

Sony SmartBand pictures and eyes-on: Sony Lifelog and wearable tech on display at CES 2014

Sony SmartBand pictures and eyes-on: Sony Lifelog and wearable tech on display at CES 2014

By Mike Lowe

Sony has jumped on board the wearable tech express, with the Japanese giant using this year's CES to lift the lid on its SmartBand device, a wearable wristband that is compatible with the new Sony Core tracker.But it's not just about steps or distance... Read more

Polar V800 aims to bridge the gap between multisport GPS watch and health tracker

Polar V800 aims to bridge the gap between multisport GPS watch and health tracker

By Luke Edwards

Polar is on a mission to bring its already well-established multisport GPS watches into your life all day, everyday. Why stop tracking when you're not exercising? You might as well measure all your calories burnt for a more accurate picture of your health.The... Read more

LG Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones official, take on Nike FuelBand but with extra features

LG Lifeband Touch and Heart Rate Earphones official, take on Nike FuelBand but with extra features

By Rik Henderson

LG has used its 2014 CES press conference to officially announce the much rumoured Nike FuelBand wearable fitness tracker, the LG Lifeband Touch. In addition, it will be releasing companion Heart Rate Earphones, which will play your own heart rate into... Read more

Garmin updates satnavs: Nuvi 2798LMT gets rear camera, Essential Series updates, HUD+ offers new app

Garmin updates satnavs: Nuvi 2798LMT gets rear camera, Essential Series updates, HUD+ offers new app

By Chris Hall

Garmin has updated its Nuvi line of satnav devices at CES 2014, taking things large.The Garmin Nuvi 2798LMT has a Wireless Backup Camera. The camera can be installed on the rear of your vehicle so that you can see behind you when reversing and avoid driving... Read more

Garmin's Vivofit fitness band is ANT+ compatible, syncs with Garmin Connect

Garmin's Vivofit fitness band is ANT+ compatible, syncs with Garmin Connect

By Chris Hall

Garmin has expanded its line of fitness products with the launch of the Garmin Vivofit fitness band.Looking to capitalise on the popularity of products like the Nike+ Fuel Band, Garmin is turning its sporting experience to a new segment. The Garmin Vivofit... Read more

Withings Aura watches you while you sleep, but not in a creepy way

Withings Aura watches you while you sleep, but not in a creepy way

By Luke Edwards

Withings, already well known for its Smart Body Analyzer scales and Pulse fitness tracker, is now making sleep smart. The Withings Aura watches you sleep and actively helps improve your night's kip.Sleep monitors already exist, but none is as comprehensive... Read more

LG announces Lifeband Touch fitness tracker, compatible with iOS and Android

LG announces Lifeband Touch fitness tracker, compatible with iOS and Android

By Jake Smith

LG has taken the wraps off a few details surrounding its Lifeband Touch fitness tracker, ahead of its press event on Monday morning at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. Details are still scant, but LG does confirm on its South Korean blog that the Lifeband Touch... Read more

LG Lifeband Touch leaks ahead of expected CES reveal next week

LG Lifeband Touch leaks ahead of expected CES reveal next week

By Luke Edwards

So close, yet so far LG - it nearly made it to CES next week without leaking then @evleaks went and slipped this photo. It shows LG's first foray into the world of wearable health wrist gadgetry since the Smart Activity Tracker. This is the LG Lifeband... Read more

Fitbit adds fitness tracking to its iPhone app, thanks to M7 processor

Fitbit adds fitness tracking to its iPhone app, thanks to M7 processor

By Jake Smith

Fitbit updated its iPhone app on Monday to take advantage of the iPhone 5S M7 motion processor, much like the Nike+ Move app released earlier this year.The Fitbit update allows users to track their activity without Fitbit hardware, which costs about $100... Read more

Samsung Galaxy Band, aimed at health tracking, to arrive at MWC?

Samsung Galaxy Band, aimed at health tracking, to arrive at MWC?

By Luke Edwards

The Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch was a surprise hit for Samsung, and with health trackers popular the world over it looks like the Korean giant aims to follow up with a Samsung Galaxy Band. It is expected to reveal this health tracker at MWC in February.The... Read more

Nike reportedly releasing smartwatch in first half of 2014

Nike reportedly releasing smartwatch in first half of 2014

By Jake Smith

Nike has plans to bring a smartwatch to market in 2014, expanding past its new FuelBand SE product and Nike+ SportWatch, according to Digitimes. It is expected to release the smartwatch as soon as the first half of 2014, and currently has the product... Read more

Sports-gadgeteers, TomTom MySports app could be on its way to your iPhone soon

Sports-gadgeteers, TomTom MySports app could be on its way to your iPhone soon

By Luke Edwards

For the runners, cyclists and swimmers out there TomTom has announced that it will soon be releasing a MySports app. The app will soon be submitted to Apple for approval and on completion will bring GPS training smarts to your iPhone.But with plenty of... Read more

Nike+ FuelBand SE review
4.0 stars

Nike+ FuelBand SE review

By Stuart Miles

The new Nike+ FuelBand SE is the company's second version of the wearable wrist device that tracks your activity. The second-gen device promises to deliver a better and more precise experience than the 2012 original by introducing Sessions to cater for... Read more

Nike+ FuelBand SE gold colour released to match your iPhone 5S in limited edition

Nike+ FuelBand SE gold colour released to match your iPhone 5S in limited edition

By Jake Smith

Nike has announced a limited edition of the Nike+ FueldBand SE - this time in gold. Dubbed the Rose Gold Nike+ FuelBand SE, the fitness band will be available to match your gold iPhone 5S in colour.The FuelBand SE usually ships with a $149 price tag,... Read more

Under Armour looks to wearable tech as it prepares to buy MapMyFitness for $150 million

Under Armour looks to wearable tech as it prepares to buy MapMyFitness for $150 million

By Luke Edwards

Under Armour is the latest sports company to jump on the wearable kit bandwagon. With more sports bracelets and watches hitting the shelves than ever before and fitness apps filling mobiles, Under Armour is buying MapMyFitness for a healthy $150 million.While... Read more

Nike FuelBand update brings double tap to tell time and better algorithms to original FuelBands

Nike FuelBand update brings double tap to tell time and better algorithms to original FuelBands

By Luke Edwards

As we said in our original story, Nike has brought most of the new FuelBand SE features to the older FuelBand.Since the now old FuelBand didn’t have Bluetooth LE, not every feature has been added but there’s plenty to enjoy, for free, with the update.READ:... Read more

Adidas miCoach Smart Run review
2.0 stars

Adidas miCoach Smart Run review

By Stuart Miles

Smart watches are all the rage at the moment, particularly those designed for sports. Adidas has added the Smart Run watch to its miCoach personal training system and crammed it full of tech. It includes a strapless heart rate monitor, GPS tracking, full... Read more