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Misfit Beddit Sleep Systems confirms that your sleep patterns are wonky

on Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Do you toss and turn all night? Maybe your partner snores like a freight train and that keeps you from getting the necessary amount of sleep each night. Or maybe you’re a lucky one who will fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow and wake up all bright eyed and bushy tailed.Read More…

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Withings Activité hides an activity tracker in a classy watch

on Saturday, June 28th, 2014

I’m a big fan of Withings health and fitness gadgets. I have reviewed their wireless body scale, their wireless blood pressure monitor and their Pulse activity trackers. Their newest fitness gadget is the Activité activity tracking watch which pairs a Swiss-made movement with a fashionable design. It features a stainless steel case and a fineRead More…

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Snag a copy of “Best Fitness Tracker Bands of 2014″

on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Best Fitness Tracker Bands of 2014 is a free 64 page guide that covers a diverse group of activity trackers. They compare quite a few trackers that we’ve already reviewed here on The Gadgeteer like the Withings Pulse, Jawbone Up, Misfit Shine and others. But then they also talk about several trackers that I’ve never even heard ofRead More…

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Griffin intros new line of wearable accessories for activity trackers

on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Griffin has just announced their first line of wearable accessories for popular fitness trackers from Fitbit, Jawbone, Misfit and Sony that combine fashion with comfort and usefulness. Their new products include the Ribbon Wristband ($19.99 for a 2-pack) that accommodates the Fitbit Flex, Fitbit One or Sony Smartband in its concealed pocket. Also available are CapsRead More…

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LeapBand is a fitness and activity tracker for kids

on Friday, May 2nd, 2014

There are a lot of fitness trackers on the market to encourage adults to work on their fitness, but there hasn’t been such a product for children before now.  LeapFrog’s new LeapBand is a fitness tracker for children ages 4-7 that encourages active play and healthy habits with a customizable pet pal.  Audio instructions help non-readers followRead More…

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Track your get-up-and-go with the Goccia fitness tracker

on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

So, we are well into the new year, and how many of you have already scrapped that new year’s resolution to get fit or work out? I know you are busy, or lack the proper motivation. One way to motivate yourself is a fitness tracker, but often they are a little too noticeable or limitedRead More…

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Misfit Wearables starts offering shirts and socks with pockets for the Shine tracker

on Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Misfit Wearables has just introduced their new line of Shine compatible clothing which includes t-shirts and socks. The Misfit Classic Tees and Super Dry Sport Socks feature specially designed pockets that are perfectly sized to hold a Misfit Shine activity tracker. The 100% cotton t-shirts have the pocket located on sleeve and have been designed withRead More…

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Striiv to reach your fitness goals

on Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Of all the activity trackers that I’ve reviewed over the years, and there have been a lot of them, the Striiv has been the most fun to use for a couple different reasons. First of all, it has a large color touch screen LCD that is easy to read and use. But the main reasonRead More…

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Whistle tracks your dog’s activity without making a sound

on Monday, February 3rd, 2014

It looks like the next big thing in pet gadgets may be activity trackers. Activity trackers are already very popular for people and now they are poised to become popular for our four legged companions as well. The latest activity tracker for dogs is the Whistle Activity Monitor. This disc shaped device clips to yourRead More…

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Petbit is an activity tracker for your cat or dog

on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Of all the product reviews that I wrote last year, I posted the most reviews about activity trackers. I wear an activity tracking device every day for two reasons. First, I like to see how many steps I’ve walked each day and two, I earn points that I can exchange for money through my dayRead More…

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Misfit Wearables releases Android app for Shine activity tracker

on Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Yesterday I posted a round up of 7 activity trackers of which the Misfit Shine was included. One of the knocks against this futuristic styled activity tracker has been the lack of an Android data syncing app. I’m happy to announce that the wait is over, Misfit Wearables has just released an Android app whichRead More…

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Gift ideas – 7 activity trackers to support your upcoming New Year’s resolutions

on Sunday, December 1st, 2013

Thanksgiving and Black Friday are behind, but there is still plenty of time to get your holiday shopping completed and we’re here to offer some inspiration on  popular gadget categories like iPhone / iPad cases, Bluetooth speakers, headphones, wallets and styluses. First up, activity trackers. This has been a popular category for 2013. I knowRead More…

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Fitbit Force – May the Force be with you

on Sunday, October 13th, 2013

Well the Force isn’t strong with me, that’s for sure.  I’d been umming and aahing for a while now and just last week I purchased a Fitbit Flex to keep track of how far I walk each day. Of course a week later Fitbit releases their Fitbit Force (I’d seen new items about it but wasn’tRead More…

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Buy a pink Fitbit Flex Band during October and help fight breast cancer

on Friday, October 4th, 2013

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Fitbit is teaming up with the American Cancer Society to release a special pink Flex activity tracking wristband. Available for only a limited time, $10 from each pink Fitbit sale during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will go to the American Cancer Society to help fight and findRead More…

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Track your calorie burn with the SYNC Burn connected fitness device

on Friday, July 26th, 2013

Most of the fitness trackers currently on the market have a burned calories display that has been calculated based on stats like weight, height and of course your activities. While this info is very helpful, it’s using a formula that has not been created especially for you. If you’re looking for more accuracy, you mightRead More…

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Tagg now tracks your pet’s activity, or lack there of

on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

There are all sorts of activity monitors and pedometers on the market right now that will show humans how active or non-active they are. Now your pets can get some of that action, with new features from Tagg. We featured Tagg’s the Pet tracker back in 2011 and found it to be an interesting way toRead More…

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Track your family’s activity levels with the iBitz activity monitor

By: Ryan Chapman
on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Many kids and adults nowadays have trouble getting off the couch and exercising. Running is not the most enjoyable activity for kids, and it takes time out of a busy schedule for adults. But what if you had another reason to do that running? The iBitz by GeoPalz has come up with a device andRead More…

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Basis brings style and fitness into a single watch

By: Ryan Chapman
on Sunday, February 24th, 2013

Keeping track of your overall fitness normally involves pesky pedometers and uncomfortable chest straps. But these do not cover everything, and its your responsibility to put the information together. Basis has come up with a watch that incorporates a pedometer, heart rate monitor, sleep tracker, and more. The Basis band collects and analyzes your dataRead More…

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Fitness tracking is all in the wrist with the Fitbit Flex

on Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Fitbit has added a new device to their line of wearable fitness trackers, the Flex. The Flex is a waterproof fitness monitoring device designed to not only track your basic fitness functions (steps, calories, distance traveled and active minutes), but it also tracks your hours slept and the quality of sleep through its own software.Read More…

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Jawbone UP – Take 2

on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

The exercise band/pedometer/calorie-counter market is growing and growing, and Jawbone’s first foray into the market created quite a stir. Much is the pity it was for the wrong reasons. Due to design faults, Jawbone, better known for their speakers and headsets, recalled the first model after a short time on the market.  Their new and improvedRead More…

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Misfit Shine – Is it the coolest pedometer, activity tracker yet?

on Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Are you feeling guilty about everything you ate yesterday for Thanksgiving? Yeah me too… especially because all I did after dinner was sit around visiting with relatives. I didn’t move much at all, which isn’t good. Pedometers and activity trackers have become more and more popular in the past couple of years because they showRead More…

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GeoPalz – Pedometers for Kids

on Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

To promote physical fitness and as another tool to help fight childhood obesity, GeoPalz is pairing their kid styled pedometers with an online rewards based gaming website. Through the online arcade, users (5-10yrs old) can report their steps walked, which are logged through their pedometers and exchange steps for time with games such as Avalanche, Snow-Drift,Read More…

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Save $50 and get Active Using the Motorola MOTOACTV

on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

We reported about the Motorola MOTOACTV last Fall when it was first announced, but not yet available. The MOTOACTV GPS Fitness Tracker & SmartMusic Player lets you know which songs make you perform your best. Featuring a 1.6-inch color touch display, the MOTOACTV is embedded with Motorola AccuSense and GPS technology which tracks your walking,Read More…

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Striiv – The Pedometer that gives back while you get fit

on Thursday, September 1st, 2011

The Striiv pedometer is a very cool idea. It’s a pedometer not unlike the Fitbit which I just reviewed, as it counts your steps. But the comparison stops there because the Striiv has the potential to motivate you more than similar products. How? First of all, it’s a bit snazzier with the  large color touchRead More…