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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

Lumoback will correct your sitting posture and stop back pain using smart sensors and vibrations

Lumoback will correct your sitting posture and stop back pain using smart sensors and vibrations

By Luke Edwards

Back pain is the second most common reason people visit their doctors, after the common cold. Lumoback, the first product from Lumo Bodytech, hopes to help change that.Using a wearable sensor that sits in an elastic waistband, Lumoback connects via Bluetooth... Read more

Nike+ FuelBand SE now available from Apple's website

Nike+ FuelBand SE now available from Apple's website

By Jake Smith

Nike's next-generation FuelBand - the FuelBand SE - is now available for purchase on Apple's Online Store, following an October unveil. The FuelBand SE brings several new features over the first version, including hourly goals, sessions, and the ability... Read more

TomTom Multi-Sport review
3.5 stars

TomTom Multi-Sport review

By Mike Lowe

TomTom Multi-Sport is the GPS company’s first solo venture into the world of wearable sports-watches that, as its name suggests, caters for multiple sports disciplines. The Multi-Sport was released alongside the Runner, the latter targeted, and no surprised... Read more

Nike+ Move, first motion app for iPhone 5S, released to the App Store

Nike+ Move, first motion app for iPhone 5S, released to the App Store

By Jake Smith

As expected, Nike has released the iPhone 5S-optimised Nike+ Move app to the App Store.Announced at Apple's September iPhone event, the Nike+ Move app is the first to take advantage of the new M7 processor found within the iPhone 5S, which enables the... Read more

Nike: Lack of Bluetooth LE support is why there's no Android FuelBand app

Nike: Lack of Bluetooth LE support is why there's no Android FuelBand app

By Stuart Miles

Nike has blamed a lack of consistent Bluetooth LE support on Android devices for it not having released Android app support for its FuelBand and FuelBand SE products yet."With 200 Android devices available on the market, Bluetooth LE hasn't really matured... Read more

Nike: Older FuelBand users will get new features from 6 November

Nike: Older FuelBand users will get new features from 6 November

By Stuart Miles

Nike has confirmed to Pocket-lint that current Nike FuelBand users will be getting a host of new features alongside those detailed for the Nike FuelBand SE model that is due out on 6 November."Original Nike Fuelband gets all the new features where possible,"... Read more

Misfit Shine personal physical activity monitor review
4.0 stars

Misfit Shine personal physical activity monitor review

By Stuart Miles

Wearable tech is all the rage at the moment, whether its Google Glass at the top of the tree or the Nike FuelBand at the more accessible end.More and more of us are intrigued by tracking our movements whether it's for fun, fitness or performance. Tapping... Read more

Move along smartwatch: The Garmin Tactix is SWAT you want

Move along smartwatch: The Garmin Tactix is SWAT you want

By Chris Hall

Garmin has announced a new GPS navigator watch called the Garmin Tactix. Garmin says it's inspired by "the requirements of Law Enforcement and Police Special Operations", hence the name.The Garmin Tactix is a rugged watch, offering 50-metre waterproofing,... Read more

Adidas could develop apps for other watches

Adidas could develop apps for other watches

By Stuart Miles

Adidas has told Pocket-lint that it would be interested in developing apps for smartwatches if they take off, following the announcement of its own sports watch."We would be interested in developing watch apps in the future for other platforms," Simon... Read more

Adidas announces fitness smartwatch, launching 1 November for $399

Adidas announces fitness smartwatch, launching 1 November for $399

By Jake Smith

The list of wearables in the sports fitness space keeps growing. Adidas has taken the wraps off its a new fitness smartwatch during GigaOm's Mobilized conference in San Francisco, telling attendees it will be made available for $399 (£250) on 1 November. Adidas's... Read more

Nike+ FuelBand SE vs original FuelBand: What's the difference?

Nike+ FuelBand SE vs original FuelBand: What's the difference?

By Jake Smith

Following the launch of Fitbit's new Force band, Nike is out with a follow-up to the original FuelBand called the FuelBand SE, and you bet the company isn't dropping its focus on FuelPoints. Tracking physical activity, steps taken daily, and amount of... Read more

Nike+ Running for iOS updated with photo capabilities to capture running moments

Nike+ Running for iOS updated with photo capabilities to capture running moments

By Jake Smith

Following its FuelBand event, Nike has released a small (but neat) update for its Nike+ running app for iOS.Now in version 4.4, it's able to snap photos on the run, directly from the Nike+ Running app. Nike suggests photos can be taken before, during,... Read more

Nike unveils new water-resistant FuelBand SE in a bevy of colours: tracks cycling, rowing and running

Nike unveils new water-resistant FuelBand SE in a bevy of colours: tracks cycling, rowing and running

By Luke Edwards

Nike, over a year after the release of its FuelBand fitness tracker, has just announced the Nike+ FuelBand SE.The new band looks very similar to its predecessor, with the same screen and build, but now comes in Volt, Pink Foil or Total Crimson colour... Read more

Garmin Approach S4 smart golf watch receives notifications from your phone

Garmin Approach S4 smart golf watch receives notifications from your phone

By Luke Edwards

Garmin has just announced an updated versions of its golfing watch. The new Approach S4 not only has 30,000 golf courses programmed in but now connects to your iPhone and displays notifications.The Approach S4 gives precise distance to the front, back... Read more

Fitbit Force official; tracks your movement and your sleep

Fitbit Force official; tracks your movement and your sleep

By Stuart Miles

Fitbit Force - yet another activity monitor that you wear on your wrist and you track what you are doing - has been announced.The new gadget ,which of course hopes to become the new must-have tool for sporty types, will cost $130 (£80) in the US when... Read more

Nike schedules 15 October event, leaves us to believe new FuelBand coming

Nike schedules 15 October event, leaves us to believe new FuelBand coming

By Jake Smith

Fitness buffs and weight-loss hopefuls, get your wallets ready. Nike has scheduled a 15 October "NikeFuel Forum" event in New York to talk about its Fuel product. Nike hasn't come right out and said a new FuelBand is on its way, but if we had to guess,... Read more

Fitbit Force promo images surface, showing off tracker's digital watch and altimeter

Fitbit Force promo images surface, showing off tracker's digital watch and altimeter

By Elyse Betters

Fitbit is allegedly ready to unveil a new version of its Flex tracking device, and it's called the Fitbit Force.Although Fitbit hasn't unveiled the Force yet, The Verge and Engadget have spotted some promo material and detailed a few of the features.... Read more

Adidas miCoach (Windows Phone 8) with Adidas heart rate monitor review
4.0 stars

Adidas miCoach (Windows Phone 8) with Adidas heart rate monitor review

By Stuart Miles

Adidas miCoach has been on iPhone and Android for some time, but now it has arrived on Windows Phone 8 complete with support for the Adidas heart rate monitor.We've been out running to find out what the differences are in this latest version and whether... Read more

Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 review
4.5 stars

Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 review

By Mike Lowe

Standard bathroom scales are so last decade. The Withings Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 bring things into the modern. These digital scales can measure not only your weight, but also body fat percentage, heart rate, air quality, temperature and then send it... Read more

Withings Pulse activity tracker review
4.0 stars

Withings Pulse activity tracker review

By Mike Lowe

Wearable tech and fitness products go hand in hand. When it comes to pedometers to track your walking - the idea being to focus on fitness to some degree - there are many to consider, including the Withings Pulse activity tracker.This small, pocketable... Read more

Polar Loop fitness and sleep tracker to release in October with iPhone app

Polar Loop fitness and sleep tracker to release in October with iPhone app

By Elyse Betters

Are you a fitness freak who needs yet another fitness tracker? Well, look no further: Polar has just announced Polar Loop, a bracelet-like activity tracker that - you guessed it - tracks daily activity and exercise levels, among other things.Aside from... Read more

Nike+ Move will be first motion app for iPhone 5S, taking advantage of M7 processor

Nike+ Move will be first motion app for iPhone 5S, taking advantage of M7 processor

By Jake Smith

Get ready for a new generation of apps on the App Store. Apple marketing guru Phil Schiller revealed during Apple's September iPhone event that the iPhone 5S features a special M7 processor, which enables the handset to gather data from the accelerometer,... Read more

Nike FuelBand, Jawbone Up, Fitbit Flex, Misfit Shine, Bowflex Boost: Which sports band to choose?

Nike FuelBand, Jawbone Up, Fitbit Flex, Misfit Shine, Bowflex Boost: Which sports band to choose?

By Britta O'Boyle

Finding the motivation to get off the comfy sofa and do some exercise is often hard to come by. A holiday or a shock from the scales might do the trick, but the classic "I'll do it tomorrow" is normally a far easier route.Then again, you might not have... Read more

Bowflex Boost: The $50 (£32) fitness tracker is due in September

Bowflex Boost: The $50 (£32) fitness tracker is due in September

By Luke Edwards

Once again the ever-reliable FCC has outed another device trying to fly under the radar. In this case Bowflex, famed for making weights, had already announced its Boost sports tracker wrist wear. But now we know it's due in September.Another sports tracker,... Read more

TomTom Runner review
3.0 stars

TomTom Runner review

By Stuart Miles

Wearable tech is all the rage at the moment, particularly smartwatches. It's hardly a surprise, then, that plenty of manufacturers want a slice of the pie. But what makes TomTom - the company better known for its satnav devices - believe it has what it... Read more

Adidas miCoach X_Cell passes through FCC, details and photos emerge

Adidas miCoach X_Cell passes through FCC, details and photos emerge

By Elyse Betters

A new addition to Adidas's miCoach range has just passed through the US Federal Communications Commission.Called the X_Cell performance monitor, according to its FCC application, the upcoming miCoach-compatible device will affix to clothing or a user's... Read more

Adidas Snapshot hits iPhone and iPod touch, track your footy shots with the help of Gareth Bale

Adidas Snapshot hits iPhone and iPod touch, track your footy shots with the help of Gareth Bale

By Rik Henderson

Adidas has released Snapshot on the iTunes App Store for iPod touch and iPhone, an application that helps you record the speed, angle and flight time of a kick of a football.You use your phone or iPod to record the kick or get a friend to record yours... Read more

Mio Cyclo 505 HC review
3.5 stars

Mio Cyclo 505 HC review

By Mike Lowe

We've had a love/hate relationship with the Mio Cyclo 505 in the number of weeks that we've been using it. Love because there's as much here as any cycling computer can offer these days and its full mapping and routes have come in handily plenty of times;... Read more

Garmin Astro DC 50 dog collar launches with bark detection and more robust GPS, battery life

Garmin Astro DC 50 dog collar launches with bark detection and more robust GPS, battery life

By Elyse Betters

Garmin offers GPS-tracking collars for dogs, and the company has launched its latest version, called the DC 50, that's "more robust and reliable" than previous models.The DC 50 offers new features like built-in bark detection, improved battery life for... Read more

Nike Making app encourages designers to think about materials

Nike Making app encourages designers to think about materials

By Chris Hall

Nike has launched a new app called Making, that wants to guide designers and creators in the choices they make around materials.The tool is designed to guide you through four environmental impact areas - water, chemistry, energy and waste - so you can... Read more

Factor Vis Vires road bike integrates ANT+ for all your data needs

Factor Vis Vires road bike integrates ANT+ for all your data needs

By Chris Hall

Factor Bikes has unveiled the Vis Vires, a road bike designed and built to incorporate the wireless technology required to give you all the data you need on the road.Factor Bikes turned to the ANT+ system for its sensors, meaning that it's compatible... Read more

TomTom Runner GPS sports watch now available, Multi-Sport to launch later this month

TomTom Runner GPS sports watch now available, Multi-Sport to launch later this month

By Elyse Betters

TomTom unveiled two watches earlier this year for the sports-inclined, called Runner and Multi-Sport, and now the GPS-maker has put them on sale.The $169.99 (£111) TomTom Runner has an 11.5-mm slim design, 10-hour battery life, heart rate monitor and... Read more

Garmin Monterra outdoor GPS pictures and hands-on

Garmin Monterra outdoor GPS pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

Some will see the Garmin Monterra as a life saver, whereas others will look at it as a redundant, overpriced brick that's clamouring for relevance in the smartphone era. But the Monterra isn't a smartphone, nor is it trying to be: this is a top-spec outdoor... Read more

Acer: We are looking at wearable, coming in 2014

Acer: We are looking at wearable, coming in 2014

By Chris Hall

Acer has confirmed that it is looking into wearable technology, telling us that we can expect to see some form of wearable tech from the company in 2014.The comments came from ST Liew, president of the smartphone business group at Acer, in an interview... Read more

Whistle Activity Monitor offers wearable health tracking for dogs

Whistle Activity Monitor offers wearable health tracking for dogs

By Elyse Betters

Health tracking just took a turn for the weird, thanks to a new monitoring device for dogs.Whistle, a start-up that makes an on-collar fitness device for dogs, plans to start shipping its Whistle Activity Monitor for $99.95 (£65) this summer. It's... Read more

Adidas miCoach Smart Ball: The iOS-linked football that measures your every kick

Adidas miCoach Smart Ball: The iOS-linked football that measures your every kick

By Mike Lowe

Soon it won't just be the brains behind football that matter, it will be the brains inside the football that will help with training. Adidas is to introduce the miCoach Smart Ball in 2014, a football that can measure the speed, spin and trajectory of... Read more

Hands-on: GolfSense iPhone and Android swing tracker review

Hands-on: GolfSense iPhone and Android swing tracker review

By Rik Henderson

Golf is a beast of game to get right. Even after countless hours of practice on a range and years of games on a course, you can still end up shanking a ball into someone's back garden, with little understanding of what went wrong.So anything that can... Read more

Garmin Nuvi Premium 3598LMT-D pictures and hands-on

Garmin Nuvi Premium 3598LMT-D pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

Pocket-lint tested out Garmin's latest Premium satnav device, the Halfords-exclusive Nuvi 3598LMT-D, on the streets of London in the rarest of fashions: in the passenger seat of a 1912 Rolls-Royce Phantom. Talk about a juxtaposition of old and new.We... Read more

Polar RC3 GPS Tour De France edition
4.0 stars

Polar RC3 GPS Tour De France edition

By Mike Lowe

Just like Le Tour winner's yellow jersey, the limited Tour De France edition of the Polar RC3 GPS sports watch comes dressed in a similar bright yellow finish. The RC3 was the first built-in GPS sports watch released by Polar in 2012 and this limited... Read more

Nike vs Adidas: Trainer technology, does it really work?

Nike vs Adidas: Trainer technology, does it really work?

By Hunter Skipworth

Nike and Adidas both have some clever trainer technology which they say can make all the difference to the way you run: Adidas has the Boost range or trainers, Nike has the Free. Both Nike and Adidas's offerings are loaded with tech buzzwords and potentially... Read more

Misfit Shine fitness pebble coming to the UK, £79, Fitbit and Nike watch out

Misfit Shine fitness pebble coming to the UK, £79, Fitbit and Nike watch out

By Stuart Miles

After a successful Indiegogo campaign that saw the company raise $846,675 rather than the $100,000 it wanted, the fitness pebble called Shine will be coming to the UK in July and cost £79.The Misfit Shine device, made by Misfit Wearables, is a small... Read more