Activity tracker

withings-activite

Most activity trackers on the market right now have been designed to only track steps, calories and sleep. But if your main form of exercising is swimming, regular fitness trackers won't give you accurate and detailed info on your workouts. The Activité and Activité Pop activity trackers from Withings can now automatically recognize if a [...]

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misfit-flash-link

If you have been lusting after a Misfit activity tracker but didn't have the extra cash to buy one, you will be happy to learn that Misfit has just released their new Flash Link tracker at the very affordable price of l$19.99. At that price, most people can afford to buy this unique tracker that [...]

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polar-loop2

Last year when I reviewed the Polar Loop activity tracker I found it to be neither a great or horrible fitness tracker. It tracked activity, but the inactivity alerts didn't work at all and the heart rate sensor only worked with a compatible chest strap.  The Polar Loop 2 is their newly updated version which [...]

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bellabeat-leaf

There are so many activity trackers on the market that it can be very difficult to choose one. Most trackers we see are black plastic bands that have been designed to be worn on the wrist and are not exactly what would be considered fashionable. We've seen trendier trackers like the Misfit Shine that can [...]

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misfit-exo

Misfit has just announced the EKOCYCLE Field Band, the result of a partnership with the Coca-Cola Company and will.i.am, for a new accessory for their popular Misfit Shine activity tracker. These wrist straps are made from 100% recycled PET plastic bottles and features a snap in mount for the Misfit tracker and an adjustable strap. The EKOCYCLE Field [...]

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garmin-forerunner225

One of the worst things about exercising with a heart rate monitor is the strap. It sticks to your sweaty body. It gets wet and smelly. If it’s too tight, it can irritate your skin. Garmin just announced a new Forerunner that does away with all that nastiness. The Forerunner 225 GPS Running Watch can [...]

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Mio-Alpha2-1

I love trying out the latest in heart rate monitors, especially those that do not require straps. I currently use a Polar M400 (which Dave Rees reviewed in February of this year) with the Polar H7 Bluetooth heart sensor chest strap and they work really well, but it would be nice not to have to use [...]

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Wahoo-TickrX-1

Fitness gadgets are my exercise motivator. I love them. My only caveat is that they must be able to accurately track at the very least my heart rate and calories burned during a workout and not just my daily routine activities. The more data they collect the better. When the Gadgeteer was offered the Wahoo [...]

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fitbit-surge-3

The Fitbit Surge is Fitbit's most advanced activity tracker yet. It tracks all the same things as their other trackers, but also includes advanced features like GPS and basic smartwatch features along with an always on large touch screen display. I recently reviewed the Fitbit Charge HR which quickly became my new favorite fitness tracker replacing the Withings Pulse. [...]

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jeanene-fitbit-flex-bracelet-etsy

Apparently, jewelry for your fitness tracker is the new thing.  I found a seller on Etsy that offers metal bracelets, necklaces, and even a little purse for Fitbit trackers; they also have some accessories for the Jawbone Up and the Garmin Vivofit.  The Jeanene is an example of a bracelet for the Fitbit Flex.  The [...]

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fitbit-chargehr-3

Two years ago Fibit introduced the Fitbit Force wrist worn activity tracker. It was really popular until people started complaining about irritations and rashes while wearing the device on their wrist. The Force ended up being taken off the market when Fitbit conducted a voluntary recall in February 2014. Now one year later, the most [...]

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nudge

Fitness trackers are terrific gadgets for helping you monitor your activity and fitness goals, but viewing the data from all your wearables can become a huge hassle since all of them have their own dedicated app. Instead of flipping between apps to check your steps, your sleep, and other data, check out Nudge. Nudge is [...]

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polar_m400-1

Seems like everyone is getting into the fitness band market these days and as a runner, I find them nice enough but limited as a 'get in shape/get off your butt' tool in many respects. To bridge this gap between fitness and training, the engineers at Polar have created a hybrid device designed to, not only track your [...]

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waterfi-flex

One of the most popular activity trackers on the market is the Fitbit Flex. This is an easy to wear, easy to use tracker that helps you track your activities and sleep. The only thing it doesn't do well is surviving a dunk in water. That means people who want to track swimming as an [...]

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misfitflash

The affordable Misfit Flash activity tracker will soon have the ability to control your favorite apps and smart hardware by double or triple pressing its button face. Wearable controls for the Flash were demoed earlier this month at CES and will include abilities such as: Users will be able to start and stop their Spotify [...]

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Misfit Flash review

Misfit Flash-1

Another year and more fitness bands to review, or that's how it seems. The truth is, I did not plan on doing another fitness band review anytime soon. I bought a Misfit Flash on sale to replace my now defunct Nike FuelBand and since Julie had reviewed its older sibling the Misfit Shine, I didn't [...]

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griffin-fitbit

If the wrist strap and belt clip that comes with the Fitbit Flex or Fitbit One activity trackers are a little too dull for your liking, consider these three new wearable accessories from Griffin. Designed specifically for the Fitbit Flex or Fitbit One, there's the Courier Clip for Fitbit ($19.99), KaZoo Clip for Fitbit ($14.99), and the Tracker Clip ($14.99). [...]

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misfit-swarovski

The Misfit Shine was one of the first activity trackers designed to look more like a piece of jewelry than a step counting gadget. Now Misfit is offering a new collection of Shine trackers that make use of light for both charging the tracker's battery and for attracting envious looks from fashion conscience health nuts. [...]

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GOQii5

In case you’ve been living in a cave for the last few years, I have some news for you: there’s this thing called fitness bands (or activity trackers or wearables, depending on what your angle is), and it’s everywhere. Julie has collected the entire set, I believe. She has also offered the team several, so, [...]

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vida1

We all want to be healthy and fit, but it takes effort to get that way and to stay that way. Most of the time it might feel like it's too much effort to even bother. That is unless you have help like a Vida health coach. Vida is an iOS app that lets you [...]

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