Fitness

Leaks reveal GPS-sporting Fitbit Surge to be released soon

Last week, we reported on leaked marketing images and specs of the two new Fitbit products set to be released in the next few months. There's apparently a third one in the offing, and this one might just be the flagship product for the fitness band. The Fitbit Surge seems like it's meant for "serious athletes" as it has features like a built-in GPS that would benefit those who want to better track all their fitness-related activities throughout the day.

UP by Jawbone: your fitness tracker without the fitness band

Tracking your fitness activities through digital means has become a sort-of obsession for a lot of people, ever since wearables have started to trickle into the market. But for some, fitness bands are already an extravagance or an unnecessary accessory and a smartwatch is enough. Popular fitness band Jawbone has realized that and have realized an app that can still track your stats even if you don't have a wearable band. UP will work as long as you have an Android smartphone (selected models only) or Android Wear smartwatch.

Leaks show pictures and specs of new Fitbit models

It's still a few months away, but already leaks and rumors abound regarding the new Fitbit models that will be launched in 2015. A tech website got its hands on the marketing materials for the Fitbit Charge and Charge HR and it looks like both are a somehow refurbished version of the Fitbit Force. The company was forced to recall the Force last year after the nickel in the band caused some to break out in rashes and burns. Is this the second (and better) coming of the fitness band?

Reign fitness tracking wearable available by October 26

Fitness wearables are becoming the latest fashion and technology trend, with almost all OEMs coming up with their own variant or integrating features or apps wiith their smartwatches. One of the newer ones in the market is Reign by Jaybird, which was unveiled last January at the CES. It will now only be available in the market by October 26, and it is trying to find its place in a market that is slowly getting crowded. But it boasts of a few features that cannot be found in its competitors, so it has a strong fighting chance to make its mark.

Endomondo gets compatible with Android Wear, Samsung Gear S

Popular sports and lifestyle tracking app Endomondo is now integrated with wearable platform Android Wear and its devices, as well as the Tizen-run Samsung Gear S. This means you can now use the app on your LG G Watch, G Watch R, Moto 360, Samsung Gear Live, ASUS Zenwatch, and the Sony Smartwatch 3, the wearable devices that are using Android Wear. The Sports Tracker app in particular now works well with these devices, letting you have access to stats and data while you do your workout.

Garmin’s Forerunner 920XT is tracker for the fitness-minded

It seems that the past few months have seen a glut of lifestyle-tracking wearable devices in the market. One brand that is aiming to make its mark as well is Garmin and its new Forerunner 920XT seems to be packed with features that would appeal to the seriously fitness-minded as well as the beginner who would like to be seriously fitness-minded.

Basis announces new Peak fitness and sleep tracker

It won’t be long before smartwatches and other wearables overtake gadget town especially now that more companies are joining the bandwagon. The introduction of the Apple Watch may make competition tighter but Android-powered wearables came first so the latter has a bigger edge over the Cupertino giant.

Jawbone makes UP app cross-platform for devices, wearables

Fitness company Jawbone has announced that their health app UP will now be compatible across platforms and across different devices as well, including smartwatches and wearables. They will also be releasing an open-device connectivity framework later on to enable OEMs to create products that will be able to connect to the app through Bluetooth, Smart or WiFi. This means that more people will be able to use the activity and lifestyle-tracking app.
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