Another Study Says Fitbits Aren’t So Great at Tracking Heart Rate

Activity trackers, whether standalone devices like the Fitbit or as a feature of other wearables like Apple Watch, are a popular health and fitness trend among consumers, and scientists and doctors have increasingly been using activity trackers in their research or to monitor patients away from the office. But a new study published last week in PloS-One suggests—not for the first time—that these devices aren’t as reliable as they claim. Read More >>

Basis Peak to More Get Smartwach-Like Features

Smartwatch-style notifications are coming for the Basis Peak in mid-December. Also, the Peak will now stream your heart rate data via Bluetooth to Strava, MapMyRun and Endomoto apps. [Basis Blog] Read More >>

How a Medical Stress Sensor Evolved Into a Beautiful Wearable for All

Seven years ago, an MIT professor named Rosalind Picard developed a wristband called iCalm to help autistic kids manage stress by monitoring electrical activity on the skin. Today, Picard and her team want to put their device in your hands. What happened in between is a fascinating story about the role of accidental discoveries in science and design. Read More >>

Microsoft Band Review: Tracks Your Every Move, Then Breaks Your Heart

When I first strapped on the Microsoft Band a week ago, I felt like I'd been given new power over myself. The company's first wrist-worn activity tracker packs 10 sensors into a discreet package, and I hoped the powerful specs added up to potential. I thought, this gadget might really get to know me, and inch me towards a better version of myself. Which is why it's disappointing that the Band doesn't meet that goal. Read More >>

Garmin’s Vivosmart is a Fitness Tracker With Smartwatch Tendencies

When last we checked in on Garmin's fitness trackers early this spring, we saw the Vivofit present some good ideas but ultimately fall short of being a good product. Well here comes take two: The Vivosmart, which packs in the good stuff of an activity tracker, plus the notifications of a smartwatch. It definitely sounds like an improvement. Read More >>

Under Armour Teases Some Kind of “Performance Monitor”

Is it any surprise that another sportswear company is getting into the activity tracker game? Well, it shouldn't be. The latest, it appears, will be Under Armour when it launches what the company says will be a "first-of-its-kind performance monitoring system" on February 12 in New York. Don't worry, the message didn't really self-destruct but I will say it's probably one of the best press kits I've ever received. Read More >>

LG Smart Activity Tracker: This FuelBand Clone Is a Mashup of Every Wearable Gadget

LG's Smart Activity Watch is FuelBand look-alike—there's no denying it. And, yes, there are already a lot of new wearable fitness trackers. Well, LG crams the features of all of its competitors into one. And by the time it comes out this summer, the watch might add something everybody wants: A heart rate monitor. Read More >>

You Never Have to Worry About Syncing This Constantly-Connected Bluetooth Activity Tracker

Sensing a trend here? Because I am. Yet another activity tracker has emerged from the bowels of CES Unveiled. Read More >>

Finally, A Tiny Wearable Activity Tracker That Supports Android And Takes Your Pulse

I know what you're thinking and I thought the same thing too. But this little activity tracker is different from the others, I swear. Read More >>