gadgets
Why People Are Putting Fitness Trackers on Toilet Roll in China

It all started with a mystery: Why would a fitness tracker detect a beating heart on a toilet roll? Read More >>

fitbit
Fitbit’s Charge 3 Actually Seems Like a Solid Smartwatch Alternative

The Fitbit Charge 3 seems shockingly light. That’s going to be the first thing that really strikes you about this fitness tracker. You pick it up and it lacks all the heft you’re accustomed to for a device like the Charge 2 or its predecessor. It’s lighter than my Apple Watch too, which is impressive because Fitbit has crammed an awful lot of features into the device while also giving it a redesign that makes it infinitely more attractive than the rest of the Charge line. Read More >>

privacy
Workout Data From Fitness App Used to Identify Government Spies and Military Personnel

In the latest incident of seemingly innocuous data sharing leading to potentially dangerous exposure, the popular fitness app and activity trackers Polar Flow has been revealing the location of military and government personnel working at sensitive locations, according to ZDNet. Read More >>

wearables
Fitness App’s ‘Anonymised’ Data Dump Accidentally Reveals US Military Bases Around the World

People around the world use the app Strava on their smartphones and Fitbits to track how far they run. But researchers have discovered that an “anonymised” data dump released by Strava last year has accidentally revealed sensitive locations, including US military bases around the world. Read More >>

consumer tech
Do Not Buy a Fitbit for Someone You Love

You are going to find yourself idling on a fine website like Gizmodo or wandering through some shop like Currys or Argos, and you are going to remember you need to buy a gift for a loved one. You are going to remember, one time while you were at Nando's scoffing down half a chicken that they said they were feeling unhealthy and wanted a Fitbit. You are going to try to buy them one because the fitness tracker starts at just £55 and that is affordable. Read More >>

research
This Wireless Wall Device Will Literally Monitor Your Every Step

For years, we’ve been told that strapping a fitness tracker to your wrist is a great way to track your physical activity and fitness level. But researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have come up with a non-invasive, non-wearable way to do the same thing—and more accurately—using invisible wireless signals. Read More >>

gadgets
Most of Us Don’t Need a Fitness Tracker

Fitness trackers aren’t what they used to be. The fad gadget you strap to your wrist has seen a precipitous fall in the last year. Pebble closed its doors after releasing a solid fitness tracker, and Fitbit has struggled (though we liked its new Fitbit Alta HR). There’s also the fact that fitness trackers, while great for athletes, seem to not actually help most of us lose weight. Read More >>

reviews
Fitbit Alta HR Is the Best Fitness Tracker for Normal People

Let’s face it, the world of fitness trackers has plateaued. Most people who want a fitness tracker already have one, and more than a few of us have old trackers shoved away in a drawer, useless because the charging cable mysteriously disappeared, or because the company who made it decided it didn’t care anymore and killed the software (RIP Nike FuelBand). Read More >>

fitbit
Fitbit Finally Made A Good Looking Heart Rate Tracker

Last year, Fitbit released the Fitbit Alta, a fitness tracker with more features than the Fitbit Flex, but with a consideration for fashion and design that you don’t see with some of Fitbit’s other offerings. Read More >>

health
Soon, Your Smartwatch Will Know When You’re Getting Ill (Before You Do)

Pretty soon, your smart watch may know you're ill before you do, according to US scientists. The researchers made an app which tracked health data - such as heart rate and skin temperature - collected by 60 people's smart watches for up to two years, and found that people's stats changed when they were falling ill. Read More >>

gift guide
The Best Fitness Trackers to Help You Achieve Your Fitness Resolutions

A brand new year is upon us, and with it comes everyone attempting their own personal New Year's resolutions. Lots of people tend to opt for the business of dieting or getting fit, and thankfully there is tech to help you out along the way. Particularly if physical fitness is your main end goal. Read More >>

huawei fit review
Huawei Fit Gives Fitbit a Run For Its Money

The smartwatch and fitness tracker markets might be in a race to the bottom, but that hasn’t stopped Huawei, the Chinese phone maker, from tossing a watch-shaped tracker into the ring. It’s an interesting tack for a company known primarily for its phones. The Huawei Fit looks like the Pebble Round smartwatch, functions like a Fitbit Charge, and costs less than both. Read More >>

microsoft
Microsoft Just Killed Its Awful Fitness Tracker

It lived a short, pathetic, inconspicuous life, and now it’s probably going away forever. Microsoft has pulled listings of its fitness tracker—the Band 2—from its online store. In a statement given to ZDNet, the company says it has sold existing inventory of the Band 2, and it has no plans to release a new version of the fitness tracker. Here’s the full statement: Read More >>

reviews
Fitbit Charge 2 is the Best Fitness Tracker

Fitbit is quickly becoming the biggest name in fitness trackers, but its popularity hasn’t come without a few hurdles. With the Fitbit Charge 2, we finally get a device that’s polished enough to justify the hype. Read More >>