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Misfit announces new more affordable Misfit Flash activity tracker

on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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 plasticRead More…

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Polar Loop activity tracker review

on Sunday, September 14th, 2014

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.

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Misfit Shine activity tracker app is now available for Windows Phone

on Saturday, September 13th, 2014

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 usersRead More…

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Garmin vivofit activity tracker review

on Friday, September 5th, 2014

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.Read More…

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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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Salutron LifeTrak Zone C410 activity tracker watch review

on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

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 andRead 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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Withings Pulse O2 Activity Tracker review

on Friday, April 25th, 2014

The original Withings Pulse has been my my favorite activity tracker since reviewing it last August, so I was delighted when I learned that Withings was going to release a new version called the Pulse O2 with a new blood oxygen level function. Is it a revolutionary or an evolutionary update to what is in my opinion, theRead 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 activity tracker review

on Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

When it comes to activity trackers and pedometers, Fitbit is at the top of the list in brand recognition and popularity. They’ve been around for several years and their fitness products continue to evolve and improve. Earlier this year, they came out with their first wrist worn device – the Fitbit Flex. Now six monthsRead More…

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Fitbug Orb activity tracker review

on Monday, November 25th, 2013

The Fitbug Orb is a relatively inexpensive activity tracker that not only helps you track your steps and aerobic activity, but it can also track your sleep and comes with a digital coach named KiK who gives you a little kick when you you need some inspiration to get moving. Let’s see if the FitbugRead More…

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Spark Wireless Activity Tracker review

on Friday, November 15th, 2013

We all know that being fit equals better health, but it also means big money for companies looking to ride the fitness tracking wave. Activity trackers are becoming so popular that they are replacing pendants and bracelets as a new form of jewelry.  The Spark Wireless Activity Tracker is a tracker that can be wornRead 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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Misfit Shine activity tracker review

on Friday, September 27th, 2013

The Misfit Shine is the latest device in a string of pedometer / activity trackers that I’ve had the opportunity to put through their paces – see what I did there? The Shine was a successful crowdfunded Indiegogo project last year that has since started selling to the general public. It’s a uniquely styled deviceRead More…

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Withings Pulse activity tracker review

on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Hey potato, get up off that couch and let’s take a walk to healthy town. Just 30 minutes of brisk walking per day offers a lot of health benefits, but I know it’s sometimes hard to get started, so here’s a fun little gadget to motivate you. It’s the Pulse activity tracker from Withings. I’veRead 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…