fitness tracker

  • Garmin makes fitness trackers for kids now

    Garmin makes fitness trackers for kids now

    I’m doing my best to resist the urge to go all Andy Rooney here and complain about kids these days. You’ve heard that one before. And besides, with all of those new VR tools and Pokemon Going, kids are probably getting a better work out than they have in a generation, right? Also, let’s be honest, when it comes to getting off the couch and moving around, we could all probably… Read More

  • Withings adds heart-rate monitoring to its analog fitness watch

    Withings adds heart-rate monitoring to its analog fitness watch

    There’s really only so much you can do with your analog fitness watch before it turns into something else. Withings already has one of the nicer offerings in the space in the form of the Steel — a solid time-keeping device with step and sleep tracking baked in. As the name implies, the Steel HR brings heart-rate (not human resources) monitoring to the equation. It accomplishes… Read More

  • STYR Labs’ wearable fitness system features customized vitamin deliveries

    STYR Labs’ wearable fitness system features customized vitamin deliveries

    Nutrition has been something of a missing link in the world of health wearables. At best, some devices feature a system that requires users to manually enter what they’ve eaten over the course of a day. On a whole, however, what we eat doesn’t get nearly as much scrutiny as the ways we attempt to burn it off. STYR Labs is offering an interesting take on the issue, integrating… Read More

  • Misfit introduces a new Speedo-branded swim tracker

    Misfit introduces a new Speedo-branded swim tracker

    Misfit is back with another swim-focused fitness device, the Speedo Shine 2, which combines all of the hardware capabilities of the Shine 2, which the Speedo-branding and swim tracking of its predecessor. The Cullen Jones endorsed wearable counts laps, tracks activities and sleep, does text and call notifications and features a vibrating swim timer. It also has multicolor LEDs, a battery… 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

  • Garmin’s Vivosmart HR activity tracker gets a GPS upgrade

    Garmin’s Vivosmart HR activity tracker gets a GPS upgrade

    It seems like every week brings a new activity tracker from Garmin. And hey, like clockwork, the navigation-turned-fitness-wearable manufacturer kicked off the week with a new one – or, rather, an upgrade to an old classic. The Vivosmart HR+ is, as the name not so subtly implies, an augmentation to the company’s Vivosmart HR device, this time bringing that old Garmin standby… Read More

  • Naked Labs enters the fitness tech fray with body-scanning mirror

    Naked Labs enters the fitness tech fray with body-scanning mirror

    What if your reflection in the mirror could tell you to get your lazy butt back to the gym? We have the technology. A San Francisco startup called Naked Labs began taking preorders for its 3-D body scanning system today. CEO and co-founder Farhad Farahbakhshian says the company’s Naked 3D Fitness Tracker was designed for individuals or families who want to measure their progress on… Read More