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  • Fitbit turns teens off exercising, study finds

    Fitbit turns teens off exercising, study finds

    Fitness tracker makers would have you believe that all that stands between you and the motivation to get up off your couch and get healthy is their shiny wearable device. But a new study conducted by researchers in the UK found groups of teenagers ended up being discouraged from exercising after using a Fitbit device for eight weeks. Read More

  • The Withings Go shows promise, but is mostly a non-starter

    The Withings Go shows promise, but is mostly a non-starter

    Drop the price $20 and add a bit more functionality and you’ve got a compelling product on your hands. The way things stand now though, the Withings Go is more of a curiosity than it is compelling — or, for that matter, tempting. Read More

  • The Next Frontier For Wearables: Bendable Batteries, Healthy Tattoos And More Crunch Network

    The Next Frontier For Wearables: Bendable Batteries, Healthy Tattoos And More

    When mass-appeal wearable devices arrived on the scene in 2009 in the form of Fitbit, skeptics wondered whether consumers would feel the need to track their steps and calories. But as technology has gotten more sophisticated and devices more sleek and intuitive, the industry has grown exponentially. Read More

  • Nabi Compete Is A New Fitness Tracker Designed For Kids

    Nabi Compete Is A New Fitness Tracker Designed For Kids

    Fuhu, the company that makes the nabi tablets for kids – the ones with you immediately recognize thanks to their thick, red bumper – is today expanding into the world of wearables with the debut of the nabi Compete. This competitive and collaborative fitness tracker is aimed at making fitness fun and social for children and families, while also helping kids learn the importance… Read More

  • Withings Activité Pre-Order Puts A New Price On The Undercover Activity Tracker: $450

    Withings Activité Pre-Order Puts A New Price On The Undercover Activity Tracker: $450

    French health and fitness device-maker Withings has kicked off pre-orders for its Activité watch/activity tracker, with a special pre-order page it publicized today to customers who registered interest in availability. The website is available to all, however, so head on over if you have an inkling for one of these beauties. Note up front that good looks come with a cost, however: Withings… Read More

  • Movo Wave Wants To Make The Activity Tracking Wristband Affordable For All

    Movo Wave Wants To Make The Activity Tracking Wristband Affordable For All

    The days of the $100+ activity tracker might be over; Movo, a consumer tech company out of NYC, is kicking off pre-orders today for a $29 wearable wrist band that tracks steps, distance traveled and calories burned, collecting and reporting that data via an iOS and Android app. The Movo Wave, as the device is called, is expected to launch this fall following its self-hosted pre-order campaign. Read More