Fitness

LG LifeBand Touch and Heart Rate Earphones: fitness wearables hands-on

LG's new LifeBand Touch and Heart Rate Earphones may not be a direct Google Glass competitor, but it is a sign that the company is looking to wade into wearables in 2014. Announced at CES 2014 this week, the movement-tracking wristband and pulse-monitoring headphones work either independently or combined to feed health-related data to your smartphone, either to LG's own Fitness app, or third-party apps for Android and iOS like MyFitnessPal, MapMyFitness, and RunKeeper.

Archos home automation setup arriving as “Connected Home”

Along with the Connected Self line of gadgets, Archos also dropped some teasers for the Connected Home lineup. Archos has promised a full unveil of the Connected Home lineup during CES, which takes place in early January. For now though, some basic teasing which includes how this setup will make use of a Smart Home Tablet or the Archos Smart Home App running on another Android device.

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 and Galaxy Band tipped for a MWC unveil

It seems many are still waiting to see what happens with the currently available Galaxy Gear smartwatch in terms of future updates, however rumors are suggesting Samsung may soon unveil the follow up model. According to reports coming from The Korean Herald, Samsung may be readying the Galaxy Gear 2 as well as another wearable for Mobile World Congress, which will take place in late February 2014.

Fitbit update adds direct sync support for Moto X, Nexus 5 and others

Last month we saw word of a Fitbit beta release program that was going to add sync support for a variety of additional devices, including the Nexus 5. Well, judging from the Fitbit app update that recently arrived in the Play Store, it appears as if the beta testing was a success. The Fitbit app has been updated and with that comes sync support for a handful of new devices as well as improved support for a pair of older devices.

Zero launching to bring smarter, more social fitness wearable

The fitness category has plenty of options to choose from when it comes to tracking your activity. There are wearables such as Fitbit and apps such as Moves. While these each have their own spin and as a result, their own positives and negatives, it seems this is still a growing category. To that point, it looks like a new entry has arrived in the form of Zero.
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