fitbit
The Fitness Tracker Fad Appears to Be Dying

It looks like the fitness tracker fad may finally be coming to an end. After years of being the dominant health-tracking gadget, Fitbit is bracing for major headwinds as it marches into the Christmas season. Read More >>

wearables
Xiaomi’s Super-Cheap Fitness Tracker Now Monitors Heart-Rate for £10

Last year, Xaiomi launched an incredibly cheap fitness tracker that you might have actually deigned to wear. Now, it also monitors your pulse, and yet still only costs $16 (£10.50, when converted). Read More >>

crime
Tip of the Day: Don’t Commit a Crime While Wearing a Fitbit

I mean, if you want to get caught committing a crime, please do wear your Fitbit. That’s what a Florida woman learned when she told police she’d been assaulted in March, only to have them examine her Fitbit and discover that the truth was a lot uglier and more awkward. Read More >>

smartwatches
Steal This Idea: A Smart Band For Your Dumb Watch

Watches are brilliant, ancient technology. They’re simple, often beautiful, completely functional tiny clocks we strap to our arms and wear out into the world. I love watches, but I think making them “smart” makes them worse. Instead, we should be making smart bands for the dumb, beautiful watches that already exist. Read More >>

reviews
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 >>

fitmodo
Basis Peak: A £199 Fitness Tracker With Smartwatch Dreams

From the very beginning, the Basis Band wanted to do more than the Fitbit and Nike competition. With high-tech sensors designed to monitor your heart rate and sweat levels — not just your flailing arms — it was one of the first, best activity trackers on the market. It was also an ugly little cretin, but the caterpillar is finally coming out of its cocoon: The new £199 Basis Peak brings some smartwatch sensibility to the company's medical-grade formula. Read More >>

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A Fantastic (Fake) Fitness Tracker Tells You What You’re Running From

The FuelBand is dead but who cares, really. Because who needs a fitness tracker that tells you how much you already ran? Now, thanks to The Onion, we have Nike's new +Runlogic, which can tell you exactly what you're running to escape. Read More >>

rumours
This Might be Adidas’ First Google Fit-Specific Device

Yesterday, Google announced its new Fit platform, designed to keep track of your activity and wellbeing. Now, a series of leaks suggest that Adidas is readying a new smartband—which may just tie in directly with the plans at Mountain View. Read More >>

apps
This App Lets Friends Track Your Bike Rides to Make Sure You’re Safe

RoadID has long made various fitness trackers and ID systems which help you monitor and map your rides. But their app has an interesting new feature called "eCrumb," which allows you to share your progress with your friends and family—or contact them in an emergency. Read More >>

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How to Get More Out of Your Jawbone UP Using Third-Party Apps and IFTTT

So you've got a Jawbone UP. Congratulations. Now you’re rocking the dinky little fitness tracker on your wrist, you're well on the path towards healthier living. But did you know that, in addition to the standard UP app that is used to log your daily movement and sleep cycle (iOS/Android), there's a whole suite of apps to make it even more useful? Read More >>

fitmodo
Fitbit One Review: A Great Way to Monitor Your Wretched Laziness

Last month we reviewed the Fitbit Zip, which was basically a glorified pedometer. The Fitbit One is the Zip's big brother, and successor to the very popular Ultra line. Is the feature-filled gadget worth £80? Read More >>