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KidFit activity tracker revives the slap bracelet

KidFit activity tracker revives the slap bracelet

Though there isn't any shortage of wearables aimed at the children's market, the KidFit activity tracker revives a classic form factor that was popular in the 80s: the slap bracelet. At its core, the KidFit is a wearable wristband that measures how active your children are and is tied to an iOS...
Sony Smartband now available in the United States

Sony Smartband now available for purchase in the United States and Canada

A few months after launching the Smartwatch 2, Sony has now launched its latest wearable product, the SmartBand SWR10 in the U.S. and Canada The company revealed it can now be bought on the official Sony Store website as well as its U.S. and Canadian retail store locations for $99.99. In Canada,...
Adidas's new miCoach Fit Smart will track your workouts from your wrist, style be damned

Adidas's new miCoach Fit Smart will track your workouts from your wrist, style be damned

Many fitness tracker manufacturers put considerable effort into attaining a design that's as small and attractive as possible, but not Adidas. Their new miCoach Fit Smart wrist-worn tracker isn't particularly beautiful, and it's certainly not small, but it makes up for that with raw function. The...

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SMS Audio heart-rate sensing headphones leverages Intel tech to solve wearable tech's biggest challenge

SMS Audio heart-rate sensing headphones leverage Intel tech to solve wearable tech's biggest challenge

50 Cent's SMS Audio and Intel have partnered together to release new heart-rate sensing headphones. While the headphones sound similar to what LG had released earlier in the year, the Intel partnership solves one of the biggest problems with wearable technology. Thus far, many of the wearables on...
Toshiba's new fitness band lasts two weeks on a single charge

Toshiba's new fitness band lasts two weeks on a single charge

Toshiba is trying its hand at fitness trackers with its new WERAM1100 activity band. The band will track steps, calories burned, and sleep patterns, and Toshiba claims that the device will have a battery life of two weeks. The WERAM1100 connects to your smartphone with Bluetooth, where you can...
Groove calls off smartwatch, focuses on new app

Groove calls off smartwatch, focuses on new app

A few weeks back we first saw the Groove smartwatch show up on Indiegogo. The bold smartwatch was aiming for a $200,000 campaign, but the Groove team has since decided not to pursue the hardware side, but rather focus on a new app that will work with existing fitness trackers and other...
Runtastic Orbit keeps things focused on the run

Runtastic Orbit keeps things focused on the run

Runtastic, best known for their suite of fitness apps, has today released their Orbit fitness tracker. The Runtastic Orbit tracks a users steps, fitness activities, calories burned, sleep cycles, and even ambient light. The Orbit uses Bluetooth smart to connect to the companion smartphone app,...
Nike+ connects your sweat to Withings and IFTTT

Nike+ connects your sweat to Withings and IFTTT

Nike is slowly but surely opening up their Nike+ platform, with integrations today being announced for both the Withings smart scale and automation service IFTTT. The move expands the reach of the Nike+ ecosystem, FuelBand, and your NikeFuel points far beyond the app and Nike+ web service. The...
Adidas's new miCoach Fit Smart will track your workouts from your wrist, style be damned

Adidas's new miCoach Fit Smart will track your workouts from your wrist, style be damned

Many fitness tracker manufacturers put considerable effort into attaining a design that's as small and attractive as possible, but not Adidas. Their new miCoach Fit Smart wrist-worn tracker isn't particularly beautiful, and it's certainly not small, but it makes up for that with raw function. The...
KidFit activity tracker revives the slap bracelet

KidFit activity tracker revives the slap bracelet

Though there isn't any shortage of wearables aimed at the children's market, the KidFit activity tracker revives a classic form factor that was popular in the 80s: the slap bracelet. At its core, the KidFit is a wearable wristband that measures how active your children are and is tied to an iOS...
Sony Smartband

Sony SWR10 Smartband review

The Sony SWR10 Smartband made its debut this month as a general purpose personal quantifier. That means plenty of standard fitness routines are tracked and the device itself is missing some of the fancier stuff, like a display, but the Android software can follow a few other interesting habits...
Misfit Shine — not long for this world?

Misfit CEO sees wearable fitness trackers getting crushed by smartwatches

Today saw the announcement that Misfit's activity tracking software was coming to Pebble smartwatches, something that took us by surprise, apparently it's because Misfit's leadership saw the death of dedicated fitness trackers in the tea leaves. All told, wearable fitness trackers are a...
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iWatch reportedly being put through the paces by pro athletes

The Apple iWatch is anticipated to include loads of fitness capabilities, and to test them Apple has reportedly turned to several professional athletes. If there's anybody who would know what they need out of a fitness gadget, it'd be those for whom sports is their job. And so, Apple is reported...

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