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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

Jawbone Up (2013)
4.0 stars

Jawbone Up (2013)

By Ian Morris

People in the know suggest that we need to walk about 10,000 steps a day, to have any chance of living long enough to collect our pension. Some of us, no pointing of fingers, struggle even with that. With jobs that see us sitting at desks all day, it... Read more

Wahoo Fitness KICKR: The iPhone-powered bike trainer

Wahoo Fitness KICKR: The iPhone-powered bike trainer

By Stuart Miles

Bike fans looking to step up their training with the help of their iPad or iPhone will soon be able to turn to a new bit of kit from Wahoo called the Wahoo KICKR when it launches in the UK in the coming weeks.Available via the Apple store, the £999 accessory... Read more

Fitbit Flex fitness band now launched in UK, available to pre-order for £80

Fitbit Flex fitness band now launched in UK, available to pre-order for £80

By Rik Henderson

The Fitbit Flex fitness band has officially launched in the UK. It is available for pre-order from Amazon and Fitbit's own website for £79.99, considerably less than rival products who do the same thing.Pocket-lint went hands-on with the Flex at CES... Read more

Next-gen Nike+ Fuel Band reportedly being developed with heart rate monitor

Next-gen Nike+ Fuel Band reportedly being developed with heart rate monitor

By Jake Smith

As the activity tracker space heats up, Nike is said to be releasing a next-generation Nike+ Fuel Band in the near future with several additional features to help improve usage.According to GearLive, the second Fuel Band will feature a heart rate/pulse... Read more

Fitbit Flex fitness wristband now available for $100

Fitbit Flex fitness wristband now available for $100

By Jake Smith

The Fitbit Flex fitness wristband, unveiled at CES 2013, is now shipping to the public for $99.95 from the Fitbit online store. The Fitbit Flex comes at a time when wearable activity trackers are all the rage, with Nike and Jawbone also in the space. We... Read more

Jawbone UP platform announced, iOS app now integrates with Runkeeper

Jawbone UP platform announced, iOS app now integrates with Runkeeper

By Hunter Skipworth

Jawbone has announced the Up Platform for iOS alongside 10 applications which now integrate with the Up app. The idea is that you can use Jawbone with some of your other favourite fitness apps alongside the Up's own iOS app.RunKeeper and MapMyFitness... Read more

Nike+ FuelBand app updated with new social features

Nike+ FuelBand app updated with new social features

By Hunter Skipworth

Nike has updated its iOS FuelBand app to bring increased social network connectivity. You can now share NikeFuel achievements straight to your Facebook account. On top of this, the app now allows you to photograph your workout activity and upload pictures... Read more

TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sports watch pictures and hands-on

TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sports watch pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

TomTom's taken a dip into the GPS sports watch category with the release of the TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport watches, and Pocket-lint's donned both devices to get a feel for what they're all about.There's no price and no full specification available... Read more

TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sports watches announced

TomTom Runner and TomTom Multi-Sport GPS sports watches announced

By Mike Lowe

TomTom has unveiled its own range of GPS sports watches - in Runner and Multi-Sport varieties - building upon the company's experience with its Nike Sports Watch partnership by breaking its own-brand products into the fitness market sector. The two GPS... Read more

Hands-on: Garmin Edge 810 review

Hands-on: Garmin Edge 810 review

By Mike Lowe

The Garmin Edge 810 is the company's latest GPS bicycle computer, complete with new social sharing and tracking functionality which we first saw at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013. Unlike many other "breadcrumb" models - such as the lower-spec Edge... Read more

Hands-on: Garmin Approach S2 review

Hands-on: Garmin Approach S2 review

By Mike Lowe

It's golfing season and just as The Masters 2013 gets under way, Pocket-lint played a few holes with Garmin and its latest Approach S2 GPS golf watch.GPS golf watch, eh? You may be wondering why you'd ever want such a device, as smartphones seem to do... Read more

Fitbit Windows 8 app now available

Fitbit Windows 8 app now available

By Rik Henderson

Fresh from releasing an Android application to sync with its fitness trackers, Fitbit has now added Windows 8 to the platforms it supports with dedicated software.The Fitbit Windows 8 app is now available on the Windows Store and can be used to analyse... Read more

Polar RC3 GPS Tour de France edition gives you the yellow jersey, in wearable bike computer form

Polar RC3 GPS Tour de France edition gives you the yellow jersey, in wearable bike computer form

By Rik Henderson

Sports fitness specialist Polar has announced a Tour de France edition of its RC3 GPS training computer, and because of its distinctive yellow stripe, you can feel like your leading the pack in the world's most famous road race. Sort of.The official training... Read more

Laura Trott and Jason Kenny talk cycle tech, training, 'second skin' Adistar apparel and more

Laura Trott and Jason Kenny talk cycle tech, training, 'second skin' Adistar apparel and more

By Mike Lowe

The last time Pocket-lint saw Team GB's cycling team it was to talk about "hot pants" in the run up to the London 2012 Olympic Games. The leg-warming over-trousers - officially known as Adidas Adipower, to give them their full but ultimately less appealing... Read more

Adidas sports watch hinted

Adidas sports watch hinted

By Stuart Miles

Eric Liedtke, head of sport performance at Adidas, has told Pocket-lint that the company is looking into launching a sports watch or band that would help fitness fans not just to monitor their performance, but also to improve it."I hope we get to show... Read more

Fitbit activity trackers now sync with Android too

Fitbit activity trackers now sync with Android too

By Rik Henderson

Fitbit has released an Android version of its Fitbit activity tracker application that hooks up to a Fitbit One or Fitbit Zip device via Bluetooth 4.0.Previously available only on iPhone, the new app is only for Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II... Read more

Nike has no plans for Fuelband Android app, will focus on iOS instead

Nike has no plans for Fuelband Android app, will focus on iOS instead

By Jake Smith

Nike has announced that it is no longer working on an Android app to accompany its Nike FuelBand, no doubt disappointing many users. Nike dropped the bomb on its official Twitter support account and later issued a statement to Droid-life with more on... Read more

Nike Steaming Lounge: Shoes that fit like a glove

Nike Steaming Lounge: Shoes that fit like a glove

By Hunter Skipworth

Nike's super hi-tech FlyKnit shoe gadgetry has been doing the rounds for a while now. Even British athlete Mo Farah has been showing off his FlyKnits, winning gold medals in them at the Olympics.The concept of FlyKnit is fairly simple: strip away as much... Read more

Fitbit Flex pictures and hands-on

Fitbit Flex pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

The wearable activity tracker is becoming a bit of a trend at the moment - First Nike, then Jawbone and now Fitbit, with the Fitbit Flex.Designed to record your daily activity as well as pair up with the Fitbit smartphone app, the Flex is the value for... Read more

LG Smart Activity Tracker takes on Nike Fuel Band, we go hands-on

LG Smart Activity Tracker takes on Nike Fuel Band, we go hands-on

By Stuart Miles

LG has launched what at first looks like a Nike+ Fuel Band clone at CES in Las Vegas, but which on closer inspection comes with more features and a promised summer release.The new wristband from LG is virtually identical in styling to the Nike, offering... Read more

Fitbit Flex fitness band takes on Nike Fuelband

Fitbit Flex fitness band takes on Nike Fuelband

By Dan Sung

The Fitbit Flex is Fitbit's take on the Nike Fuel band system and, at $99, it's a cheaper take on it too.The functionality is similar. The band houses a tracker which measures your steps, calories shed and the distance you've travelled - and it also manages... Read more

Garmin Edge 810 and 510 cycle computers track your ride, keep you connected

Garmin Edge 810 and 510 cycle computers track your ride, keep you connected

By Chris Hall

Garmin has updated its Edge cycling computers with the launch of the Garmin Edge 810 and Garmin Edge 610 at CES 2013. The navigation company teased us before the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas that new devices would be launched and has now listed... Read more

Nike looks to build an eco-system beyond its walls

Nike looks to build an eco-system beyond its walls

By Stuart Miles

Nike has announced that it is embracing the developer community with a new Nike+ Accelerator program which it hopes will help 10 companies over three months build cool products that use the company's Nike+ platform."The program aims to leverage the success... Read more

Fitbit Zip
4.0 stars

Fitbit Zip

By Chris Hall

The pedometer is nothing new. It's a gadget that's been around for many years, keeping track of steps taken and giving you an idea of how active you've been during that day.If you work in a sedentary profession, like sitting in an office, and always drive... Read more

Customisable Christmas: Sports accessories

Customisable Christmas: Sports accessories

By Hunter Skipworth

Fitness fans might have a shiny new set of trainers waiting for them under the Christmas tree. Who knows, swimming trunks, socks or even a bike could be order of the day, it all depends what they have asked Santa for.Customisable Christmas at Pocket-lint... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Fitbit Activity Tracker review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Fitbit Activity Tracker review (Android)

By Chris Hall

If you're looking to get fit then you're almost spoilt for choice when it comes to sports apps. There are big names from big plays as well as smaller independent apps that do just one job very well.But we're fans of ecosystems and today's App of the Day... Read more

Up by Jawbone iPhone fitness band sees US release, UK relaunch planned for 2013

Up by Jawbone iPhone fitness band sees US release, UK relaunch planned for 2013

By Rik Henderson

Jawbone's Nike+ FuelBand rival, Up, was released at the end of last year in the UK and Pocket-lint loved it when we took one out for a spin. However, some consumers reported issues with theirs and the only answer was for the company to take a long, hard... Read more

Nike+ TomTom SportWatch now available in white and silver edition

Nike+ TomTom SportWatch now available in white and silver edition

By Danny Brogan

Nike and TomTom have added a fifth edition to the SportWatch GPS range, with the introduction of a white and silver version.It was inspired by the special edition Olympic version of the SportWatch, unveiled shortly after the London 2012 Games concluded,... Read more

Nike+ FuelBand coming in two new colours

Nike+ FuelBand coming in two new colours

By Danny Brogan

The Nike+ Fuel Band is getting something of a lick of paint, after the sports firm announced that the exercise bracelet would soon be available in two new colours.From 31 October, the Nike+ FuelBand will go on sale in new Black ICE and White ICE variants.... Read more

Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip track and tally your walking on the cheap

Fitbit One and Fitbit Zip track and tally your walking on the cheap

By Stuart Miles

Fitbit has announced the launch of two new tracking gadgets - the Fitbit One and the Fitbit Zip - as it continues to put up a fight against the Nike+ Fuel band.The Fitbit One is a small black tube that counts your daily step total, calories burnt, distance... Read more

Withings WS-30 internet scales beam your weight direct to your smartphone

Withings WS-30 internet scales beam your weight direct to your smartphone

By Danny Brogan

Withings next-generation bathroom scales have been unveiled at IFA, with the WS-30's beaming information straight to your smartphone or tablet device. The Withings WS-30 scales work in tandem with the Health Companion app, with your weight sent wirelessly... Read more

Mio Cyclo 100 Series fitness computers for the biking enthusiast

Mio Cyclo 100 Series fitness computers for the biking enthusiast

By Danny Brogan

Mio has introduced another bicycle computer range with the Mio Cyclo 100 series geared towards the serious rider. There are four devices launching with the 100 series: the Mio Cyclo 100, Mio Cyclo 105, Mio Cycle 105 H and Mio Cyclo 105 HC.The Mio Cycl0... Read more

Garmin Forerunner 10, for runners who like to keep it simple

Garmin Forerunner 10, for runners who like to keep it simple

By Chris Hall

Garmin has announced the Garmin Forerunner 10, a new model of GPS sports watch designed to keep everything simple.Garmin say the watch is pitched at all levels of runners, but the important thing about the Forerunner 10 is that it keeps stats to a minimum.... Read more

New standard signals make way for more Bluetooth fitness gadgets

New standard signals make way for more Bluetooth fitness gadgets

By Danny Brogan

New Bluetooth standards are being introduced that will make it easier for manufacturers to integrate Bluetooth into sport and fitness devices using Bluetooth v4.0 technology. The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has finalised the standards that... Read more

Adidas monitors Lionel Messi's performance through his adidas F50 miCoach boot

Adidas monitors Lionel Messi's performance through his adidas F50 miCoach boot

By Danny Brogan

Adidas has measured the work rate and movement of Argentina and Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi through his adidas F50 miCoach boot.The stats were gathered from the recent friendly between Argentina and Germany, which saw the South American side beat... Read more

Withings Health Companion app monitors weight, activity, heart and even sleep

Withings Health Companion app monitors weight, activity, heart and even sleep

By Danny Brogan

The Withings Health Companion app has arrived on the iOS platform to help iPhone and iPad users lose weight, become fitter or simply improve their sleep patterns.With the Olympics hopefully starting a fitness surge among the public, the Withings Health... Read more

Nike celebrates the Olympics with gold Nike+ SportWatch GPS Special Edition

Nike celebrates the Olympics with gold Nike+ SportWatch GPS Special Edition

By Danny Brogan

Nike is celebrating the London 2012 Olympic Games by unveiling a special-edition gold version of its Nike+ SportWatch GPS.It has all he same functionality as the original Nike+ SportWatch, with a high-vis backlit LCD display and GPS functionality powered... Read more

Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale
3.5 stars

Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale

By Mike Lowe

Digital devices are so woven into the fabric of today’s society that there’s little that isn’t now possible. We’re all used to TVs, computers and the like - you know, the usual couch potato kind of kit - but recently it’s health and fitness... Read more

APP OF THE DAY: Nike+ Running review (Android)

APP OF THE DAY: Nike+ Running review (Android)

By Chris Hall

If running is your thing and tracking your progress using your smartphone your preferred method, then there is no shortage of options open to you.Google Play is littered with apps that will track your progress, plot your route on a map, log your calories... Read more

Garmin unveils its rugged Fenix GPS watch

Garmin unveils its rugged Fenix GPS watch

By Danny Brogan

If Bear Grylls is looking for a new watch, the Garmin Fenix Outdoor Watch should prove just the ticket. Geared towards the outdoor adventurer, the watch is kitted with GPS, is waterproof and will even measure your performance.Before setting off on your... Read more

Nike + Training pictures and hands-on

Nike + Training pictures and hands-on

By Stuart Miles

The Nike + Training shoes are for those who don't play basketball. They are for the rest of us outside of the USA who want to get some stats on how they train, be it interval training, circuit training or whatever other training you're to get you fit.... Read more

Nike + Basketball pictures and hands-on

Nike + Basketball pictures and hands-on

By Stuart Miles

Nike has announced the launch of its new Nike+ basketball boots in the UK, allowing British basketball players to measure stats as they play thanks to a bevy of sensors in the soles of the new shoes. Pocket-lint was on hand to try them out.The lightweight... Read more