Activity tracker

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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

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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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A lot of high end fitness trackers that are designed to keep track of your steps and physical activity can also give you insight on your sleeping habits with the hope of improving them. Everyone could use a better night's sleep right? The only problem with most of these trackers is that you have to wear them on [...]

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With all of the activity trackers on the market right now, new trackers need to do more than just count your steps. They need to have a unique design and features that make them stand out from the crowd. The Spire activity tracker has both a unique design and feature set. With its soft touch stone sensor, [...]

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WeGo HYBRID-1

It seems today, everyone has some sort of fitness device to track their activity levels. One of the first activity trackers I can remember are the old pedometers, you know that little counter that you clipped to your belt, you worked out your stride length, and poof you were off counting your steps. My how [...]

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Microsoft-band

The Microsoft Band is Microsoft's contribution to the wearables market. It is a cross-platform Bluetooth device that works on Windows Phone 8.1 update, iOS 7.1 and 8, and Android 4.3-4.4 devices. It has a full-color touch display and will track your sleep patterns, number of steps taken, calories burned, and heart rate and has watch functions such [...]

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nokia-lumia-830

The Nokia Lumia 830 is now available in the U.S. online exclusively at AT&T.com and at AT&T retail stores. The Lumia 830 is a Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone with all the special attributes that I love including Qi wireless charging, replaceable battery, microSD card slot, FM radio and a double tap screen wakeup feature. It even comes [...]

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Activity trackers are great tools to help motivate people to move more and get healthier. The only problem is that most of them are cost prohibitive for a lot of people. The good news is that Jawbone, one of the major players in the fitness tracker market, has just announced a sub $50 tracker. It's [...]

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Jawbone UP3

The fitness tracking wars are heating up. With new technologies and features, manufacturers are dropping new product lines daily. Jawbone is no exception and they are bringing what they call "the worlds most advanced tracker", the UP3. The UP3 measures such things as heart rate, respiration, Galvanic skin response, skin temperature as well as your [...]

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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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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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