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Wearable devices today generally fall into two categories: fitness trackers or smartwatches. Since many people are looking for different features and functions, the fact that there are so many different devices with varying features is not surprising. Samsung’s latest Gear Fit2 finds itself somewhere between these two primary device categories since it offers more than your average fitness tracker but something less than a full smartwatch experience. Blending some of the best features from a fitness tracker, including the ability to measure activities using an embedded GPS and heart rate monitor (HRM), it’s clear Samsung had fitness enthusiasts in mind when it developed the Gear Fit2. But Samsung... Read more...
Now you can work out and fit right into Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 prediction because sci-fi has, as is often the case, become reality. Samsung just unveiled the Gear Fit2 Fitness Tracker and Gear IconX Premium Smart Earbuds. The Gear IconX is a cordless fitness earbud that can still track fitness information and provide users with running feedback on their exercise performance. Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Mobile Communications Business at Samsung Electronics stated, “Living a healthy lifestyle is a top priority for consumers to enjoy fulfilling lives. Our wearable technology can enhance existing routines and blend fitness and fun. The Gear Fit2 and Gear IconX... Read more...
Microsoft might be gearing up to release a new version of the Microsoft Band, the wearable fitness tracker it launched late last year. Photos of a new version, which has been dubbed “Band 2” by media in lieu of any details from Microsoft, appears to have leaked.We hope that the photos, which come from MicrosoftInsider.es by way of Windows Central, are legit, because they reveal a much slicker version of the Band than the original. Where the Microsoft Band has a flat display, the Band 2 appears to have a curved display, making for a true bracelet look. At this stage of the game, all we have to go on are rumors and these unconfirmed photos. One of the features that is widely expected for the Band... Read more...
It seems as though just about every consumer electronics company wants a piece of the red hot wearables market now. And we’re not just talking about smartwatches like the Apple Watch and Motorola Moto 360, but from Microsoft Band and Fitbit fitness trackers. Acer is the latest that wants in on the action and has introduced its first wearable for the U.S. market: the Liquid Leap+. The Liquid Leap+ features a 0.94-inch touch screen OLED display (128x32), Cortex M0 processor, Bluetooth 4.0 LE connectivity, and an IPX7 waterproof rating. The integrated lithium-polymer battery gives the wearable a runtime of 5 to 7 days. The Liquid Leap+, which connects with Android, iOS, and Windows smartphones,... Read more...
We can't deny that the wearable fitness tracker market is already congested. It probably jumped the shark after Razer -- a company known primarily for PC gaming accessories and bleeding edge notebooks -- joined the likes of Garmin, Apple, and Fitbit with the Razer Nabu Smartband. But after checking out the feature set and radically different design of the just-announced Moov Now, we think you'll agree there's room for one more. Especially at the absurdly affordable price of $59.99 if you pre-order it before it launches this fall. At its core, Moov Now is an activity tracker for athletes or those of us wanting to get in shape and shed a few pounds. It counts reps for you. It has a 9-axis... Read more...
Jawbone added two wristbands to its fitness lineup today. The UP2 is the Jawbone of the people at $99, while the UP4 has contactless payment support for American Express users. Jawbone UP2The UP2 replaces Jawbone’s UP24. And while it’s not the least-expensive tracker in Jawbone’s lineup, it has more features, like continuous updating and a vibration reminder feature. It’s also shower safe and supports the UP app’s Smart Coach, which uses the data collected by the UP2 to suggest behavior changes. For example, it might recommend that you get more sleep if it finds that you get more steps into a day after going to bed early.  The UP4 has many of the same features of the UP2, but it adds... Read more...
Smartwatches seem to be all the rage these days as companies trip all over themselves to deliver high-functioning devices running Android Wear, Tizen, and soon, Watch OS. Sitting a rung below smartwatches lie fitness trackers, which often bring with them quirky looks that would appeal to the tech geek (we’re looking at you, Microsoft Band). But Withings is bringing a new fitness tracker to the market that features a classic design that should appeal to a broader audience. The Activité Pop is a cost-reduced version of the $450 Activité analog fitness tracker. While the original Activité is entirely Swiss Made, features a 316L stainless steel watch case, sapphire glass watch face, and leather straps,... Read more...