Activity tracker

Razer Nabu Watch

Razer, a company known for its high-end, high-quality gaming equipment has branched out to the fitness wearables with the Razer Nabu Watch. Razer has some earlier entries into the sports band market with the Nabu X and Nabu, but the Nabu Watch is a step towards a fully functional timepiece. The Nabu Watch is basically [...]

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Just about everyone I know is looking for an easy way to stay in shape and keep track of what they eat. One common solution is an activity/fitness tracker. They are an easy way to keep track of your daily activities and they usually have a companion app that helps you track the food you [...]

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adidas-fitsmart

I am a relative newcomer when it comes to the fitness band scene. While I reviewed one almost two years ago, I didn't find myself using it after the review was finished. Last summer I picked up my first all around fitness band and I have been using it ever since. The Adidas Micoach Fit [...]

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Half of my reviews start with me explaining how I'm trying to live healthier.....this review will be no different. The last year I've been trying to get into better shape in terms of weight and cardiovascular ability. The Gadgeteer has been very helpful with this; I've had the chance to review heart rate monitors, run [...]

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Q Reveler

Some of you may already know that Fossil (the watch company) recently purchased Misfit (the activity tracker maker) to become a major player in the fitness tracking game. Enter the Q Reveler activity tracker, part of Fossil's new Q line of activity trackers. Designed to look like a fashion accessory, the Q Reveler not only [...]

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I've recently began running in a hope to have a slightly less round belly. I've come to find that footwear is an important component of running. Good running shoes can help prevent you from experiencing pain or injury. Like anything else in life, quality running shoes are only good for a certain period of time [...]

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Tangram has made jumping rope fun again with Smart Rope. What makes the Smart Rope so awesome? It has 23 embedded LEDs in the rope which display in mid-air the number of jumps you make (future software updates will allow you to select modes within the app that will allow the rope to display calories [...]

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I don't know how I feel about having to charge the battery in my shoe insole, but hey, if it will keep my toes from going numb in the winter I may consider it.  This could be the motivation I need to get out of those wintertime blues and get some exercise outside!  These Bluetooth [...]

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misfit-shine2

Today Misfit is introducing the Shine 2, an update to their award-winning Shine Fitness and Sleep Monitor. The Shine 2 has been redesigned to track activity and sleep more accurately with a 3-axis accelerometer and a newly added 3-axis magnetometer. The iconic ring of status LEDs has also been updated from all white LEDs, to [...]

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microsoft-band2

The release of the Microsoft Band 2 was announced on October 6. It is a Bluetooth 4.0 (low energy) activity tracker that has continuous heart rate monitoring to track your heart rate, calorie burn, and sleep. It also provides tracking data for the number of steps taken, running, biking, golfing, or working out and has [...]

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misfit-speedo

The Speedo Shine is a new activity tracker from the partnership of Misfit and Speedo. Just like Misfit's other trackers, it tracks your activity, steps, calorie burn and sleep automatically. Although you don't have to be a swimmer, the Speedo Shine is made with swimmers in mind and features a proprietary lap counting algorithm that [...]

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bodimetrics-performance-monitor

I love to collect and analyze data, especially my health data. I like seeing the changes that take place as I make alterations to my exercise program or eating habits. The BodiMetrics Performance Monitor (this is how it is marketed in the United States; it is also known as the CheckMe Monitor according to Gizmodo) sounds [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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