Activity tracker

newfitbits

It must be Fitbit day at The Gadgeteer because earlier this morning Janet showed us a fancy ladies pendant and bracelet holder for the Fitbit Flex activity tracker and now I am going to tell you about three brand new trackers that were announced earlier today. The Charge, Charge HR and Surge are the latest additions [...]

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LifeBEAM-helmet-1

The LifeBEAM bicycling helmet has an all weather compatible "advanced optical" sensor in the helmet to collect data on your heart rate, calories and performance. But the best thing about this helmet is that you are not tied down to communicating that data to only one device or app. This helmet will transmit the data via [...]

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wellograph-1

The Wellograph Wellness Watch is an activity tracker disguised as a fashionable wrist watch or visa versa. The Wellograph is a unisex watch that features a sapphire crystal, always on display and a heart rate sensor. Let's put it through its paces and see how it shapes up. See what I did there? Note: Images can be clicked [...]

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h-tang

Most smartwatches on the market are chunky, bulky and definitely not feminine. Enter the H.Tang smartwatch, which is currently seeking funding through Pozible.com. This smartwatch looks more like a fancy bracelet than a watch that can track your activity, calorie burn, display the weather and notify you when you have an incoming call or text [...]

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kidfit

Activity trackers are very popular right now. Every tech company under the sun seems to be announcing a new tracker every week or so. These trackers are almost exclusively designed for adults, but younger kids can definitely benefit from motivation to get more active too. The latest kid centric activity tracker to come on the [...]

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spire

I have a fascination with activity trackers. I'm definitely not an athlete, but I still enjoy tracking my steps and other fitness information as a way to monitor how active I am or usually how active I'm not. I've reviewed so many trackers that I've lost count and it seems that there's an announcement for [...]

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misfit-tshirt

Misfit Wearables, makers of the popular disc shaped Misfit Shine activity tracker, just announced the new Technical Tee. This high-performance shirt comes in sizes for both men and women and features a special pocket on the sleeve that has been specially designed to hold the Misfit Shine and Flash trackers. Made of cool, moisture wicking [...]

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runtastic-orbit-2

The latest activity tracker to show up for review is the Runtastic Orbit. This tracker counts your steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes and the quality and length of your sleep. How does it stand out from all the other fitness tracking devices that are currently on the market? Keep reading to find out. Orbit [...]

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hexoskin

The Hexoskin is a biometric shirt that can monitor cardiac, respiratory, and activity data including your steps, calorie burn, heart rate, and sleep. You are probably thinking that most of the activity trackers currently on the market can already do that. You're right, but the Hexoskin goes further by also monitoring cadence, heart rate recovery, [...]

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polar-m400

Last week I posted a review of the Polar Loop activity tracker wrist band. This week Polar as announced a new activity tracker that some powerful new features geared towards runners. The new M400 is water-resistant and comes in white and black versions. It features Bluetooth connectivity with mobile devices and Polar's own Flow app which [...]

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misfit-flash

Coming days after announcing compatibility with Windows Phone devices, Misfit has now released a new activity tracker called the Flash. The Flash sticks with the unique circular design of their popular Misfit Shine tracker, but this one comes in with a price that  is under $50. The Flash is constructed of a special soft-touch plastic [...]

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polar-loop-15

Polar, who is well known for their heart rate sensors and sports watches, have a new wrist worn activity tracker called the Loop. The gadget category of activity trackers is so crowded that competition is fierce. Let's see how the Polar Loop measures up. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size. The Loop [...]

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misfit

Of all the activity trackers that I've reviewed (there have been a lot!), the one that gets the award for the sleekest, most fashionable and most unique design is the Misfit Shine from Misfit Wearables. The Shine started out only working with iOS devices and then later became compatible with Android devices. Windows Phone users [...]

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garmin-vivofit50

I have a thing for activity trackers, fitness trackers, pedometers or whatever other name you like to call them. I've reviewed at least a dozen of them in the last couple of years and don't see an end to their popularity anytime soon. The latest tracker to track my steps is the vivofit from Garmin. [...]

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misfit-beddit

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. [...]

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withings-activite

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 fine [...]

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lifetrak-c410-2

One year ago I reviewed the LifeTrak Core C200 activity tracker watch from Salutron. For the money, that watch offered a nice selection of features with an equally nice price. Their latest activity tracker watch is the Zone C410. It adds two features that were missing in the previously reviewed model: wireless data syncing and [...]

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w_tecc23c4

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 of [...]

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griffin1

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 Caps [...]

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leapfrog-leapband-2

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 follow [...]

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