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Withings splits from Nokia, announces the improved Steel HR Sport fitness tracker

After a back-and-forth of being purchased and split off from Nokia, Withings is back on its own with a brand new fitness tracker to appeal to the masses. The Steel HR Sport is at its heart a fitness-focused device, but it looks classy enough that you’d pretty easily mistake it for a pretty nice analog […]

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Fitness app PumpUp left users’ personal data exposed on server

While it's not at the catastrophic level of MyFitnessPal's 150 million-user data breach , the company behind the workout app PumpUp left information for 6 million of its members exposed. The Amazon cloud-hosted back-end server holding the data didn't…
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[Deal] Grab the Huawei Band 2 Pro fitness tracker for just $49.99/£49.99

It’s almost Christmas and we all know what that means; a bout of guilt over everything we’ve eaten and drank over the holidays that results in the inevitable health kick in the New Year. With that in mind, a fitness tracker such as the Huawei Band 2 Pro will help you track your progression and maintain your inspiration. […]

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The best smartwatches and fitness trackers to give as gifts

If a plain-Jane fitness tracker seems like too uninspired of a gift, we have some other ideas. You could buy any number of smartwatches that fared well in our tests. Engadget's resident runners also say Garmin Forerunner watches are a good bet for at…
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Apple is issuing its Watch owners an Earth Day fitness challenge

Apple takes the environment pretty seriously, and as part of its Earth Day initiatives, it’s challenging you to go outside for 30 minutes. And if you do so with the Apple Watch, you’ll unlock a series of new iMessage stickers.

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Fitbit Alta HR fitness tracker review

The Fitbit Alta HR isn’t the end-all be-all of fitness trackers, but its heart-rate monitor and sleep tracking make it a great fit for casual athletes.

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Whoop fitness band review

Whoop is a unique wearable that constantly records your heart rate to determine what kind of shape you are in. That gives it features few can match, but it’s not much fun to wear.

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Boltt unveiling AI fitness coach, connected shoe, and more at CES 2017

Fitness tracking has taken multiple forms lately. Smart bands are the most common, but other companies created smart shoes or wearable sensors. Boltt is using all three in their triple-threat solution to fitness tracking.

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Sensoria’s smart garments and app will help monitor your workouts and fitness

At the IDTech Expo in Santa Clara, California, Sensoria unveiled new smart garments and a redesigned app and web interface. The apps are launching in beta and the new garments are available for pre-order.

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Styr Labs wants to turn your fitness data into customized supplements

Getting fit isn’t just about tracking your activity — it’s also about eating right and getting the right nutrients. That’s why Styr Labs has introduced a fitness tracking ecosystem, complete with a tracker, scale, and supplements.

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The Timex IQ+ Move tracks your fitness and looks good doing it

Timex unveiled the IQ+ Move, the company’s latest smart analog watch that gives the appearance of a traditional watch, but includes features found in dedicated fitness trackers. The IQ+ Move is currently available for purchase.

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Ringly’s smart rings now track fitness just like its bracelets

Ringly, New York-based maker of connected jewelry and bracelets for women, has launched a new line: the Aries Holiday 2016 collection. It’s available now, ahead of the coming winter holidays.

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It looks like it’s over for the Microsoft Band fitness tracker

Microsoft said on Monday that it’s sold of its Band 2 fitness tracker and has no plans to release an updated version this year. The Band launched to mediocre reviews in 2014 though the second version saw big improvements. A Band 3, however, seems unlikely.

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Watch Marcus Peters test the latest fitness trackers (while Marshawn Lynch heckles)

We hit the gym with Marshawn Lynch and Marcus Peters to determine if today’s fitness watches could keep up with a star athlete. Watch our video to find out how the Fitbit Blaze, Gaming Vivoactive HR, and Polar A 360 held up.

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Basis recalls every Peak fitness tracker ever sold after some users sustain burns

Basis has issued a recall for its Peak fitness tracker, due to the fact that the tracker was causing some users to get burned. Not only is the tracker being recalled, but syncing for the Peak will stop being supported after this year.

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Polar pairs Android Wear with fitness tracking for the M600 sports watch

Polar has announced its latest fitness tracker, the M600, which is the company’s first to feature Google’s Android Wear. The tracker also offers a proprietary heart rate monitor and is waterproof.

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Healthy and motivated? Get that way with Philips latest connected fitness devices

Want to get healthier? Philips has a complete range of health and fitness tracking products, and a connected app, to help you do just that. These include a watch-style fitness tracker, and a pair of connected scales.

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The 5 best fitness bands for backpacking go where smartwatches fear to tread

With an ever expanding market and features that keep improving, this is the year to take a fitness band backpacking. From ultra-pricey to ultra-light, here are a few of our current favorites, from the likes of Garmin and Fitbit.

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Samsung Gear Fit 2 vs Fitbit Blaze: Can Samsung dethrone the fitness tracking champion?

There are a ton of fitness trackers out there, but two of the best known have to be the Samsung Gear Fit 2 and the Fitbit Blaze. But which is better? Check out our spec comparison for a closer look at which device comes out on top in terms of both hardware and software.

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Samsung Gear Fit vs. Gear Fit 2: Which fitness tracker should you buy?

Samsung has finally taken the wraps off the successor to the Gear Fit, aka the aptly-titled Gear Fit 2. But is the new fitness tracker that much better than the original? Check out our spec comparison for a closer look at the software and hardware powering both devices.

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Forget counting steps: Reveal fitness tracker records stressors for autistic kids

Awake Labs has started an Indiegogo campaign for the Reveal, a fitness tracker aimed at tracking emotional triggers for autistic children. What this means is that these children and their caretakers can prevent meltdowns before they even happen.

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Jawbone sells fitness tracker inventory to avoid losses

Producer of fitness tracker, Jawbone, may soon be no more. According to sources who spoke with Tech Insider, the company sold the last of its inventory to a retailer and has shut down production. Jawbone’s existing fitness trackers, UP2, UP3, and UP4, have been slow to sell according to sources. This was probably due to the tough competition […]

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Get motiviated: New fitness app partners you up with a personal trainer

If you need an impartial, outside source of motivation to get fit and healthy, then Goqii’s new fitness app partners you up with a personal trainer, ready to spur you on, and monitor your goals.

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Huawei’s TalkBand B3 doubles as a fitness tracker and a Bluetooth headset

Along with the P9 and the P9 Plus, Huawei has unveiled a new wearable — the TalkBand B3, a successor to the B2 that also doubles as a Bluetooth headset. The B3 comes in three models — the Active, the Classic, and the Elite.

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Who’s tracking your fitness tracker? We asked an expert

Many of us wear fitness trackers 24/7, so they can collect data on our activity, but there’s a danger that someone else could access that information. How secure are fitness trackers and what are the risks? We asked an expert.

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Enflux smart clothing is the full-body wearable for the fitness fanatic

Why hire a personal trainer when you can just wear one? Thanks to the miracle of technology and the generosity of the Kickstarter community, we’re now closer than ever to smart clothing that gives us a 3D picture of our full-body movement

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Fitbit teams up with Alexa to offer voice-activated fitness data

If you thought finding out how your activity levels were doing was a chore, now you can just ask your local Amazon Echo or Tap device and it can tell you, because the Alexa back-end now supports Fitbit.

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The truth about fitness trackers is that the buck stops with you

It seems we have to lay down some ground rules to manage expectations once and for all. Every so often, someone blames fitness trackers for their weight gain. This is akin to blaming turn-by-turn directions for making you drive off a cliff.

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Huawei’s Honor series comes to the U.S. with the 5X and the Z1 fitness band

The Honor series is officially coming to the U.S., and leading the way are the Honor 5X and the Z1 fitness band. The smartphone and the wearable will be available to purchase on January 31.

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Find your fitness with our favorite health and fitness apps for Android (Updated)

Need a little extra help getting into shape? Your Android is pocket-sized workout companion that’ll help you track your fitness and improve your health.

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The best fitness trackers you’ll ever strap on your wrist

Looking for your first fitness tracker, or an upgrade to the one you’re already wearing? There are plenty of the wrist-worn gadgets available, so here’s our pick of the best ones available right now.

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Polar’s A360 is a high-end fitness tracker at a competitive price

Polar’s A360 is a high-end fitness tracker that doesn’t compromise on hardware, but delivers on price. It features a color display, GPS, a proprietary heart-rate monitor, and more.

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Catch a wave, not too much sun, with the Glassy Zone fitness band made for surfers

The Glassy Zone is a fitness band designed for surfers, providing specialized tracking for when you’re out on the waves, plus it has a UV sensor to ensure you don’t catch too much sun. It has launched on Indiegogo for $ 100.

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Samsung’s S Health is your all-in-one health and fitness app, now available on all Android phones

Samsung rarely gets acclaim for its proprietary apps, but S Health is a solid one. It’s a comprehensive health and fitness app, and it’s now available on all phones running Android 4.4 and higher.

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Give tiredness the finger with this sleep monitoring, fitness tracking ring

If your don’t want to wear a fitness tracking wrist band, what about a health tracking ring on your finger? The Oura ring is the latest wearable to hit Kickstarter, and it’s designed to help you make the most of your sleep.

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Adidas buys Runtastic to boost its fitness tech

Adidas is no stranger to technology by any means, but it clearly feels that it needs a leg up — the fitness equipment maker has bought fitness tech firm Runtastic for just shy of $ 240 million. Both companies are wonderfully vague about what the d…
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