Jawbone's New Fitness Tracker Brings Mobile Payments to Your Wrist

I’ve wanted a fitness tracker for years. Something discreet with crazy good battery life that not only quantifies my movement but also packages the data in a way I can understand. The UP3 promised that and more last fall, and now it’s finally ready to ship this week—but it’s bringing along two new friends. » 4/16/15 12:30pm Yesterday 12:30pm

You'd Never Know This Stylish Helvetica Watch Is a Fitness Tracker

Athletes were among the first to adopt and wear fitness trackers, which is why they're all styled to look like an athletic accessory. But since everyone can benefit from a little motivation to stay active, especially those stuck behind a desk, we're starting to see fitness trackers that look more like… » 2/27/15 10:20am 2/27/15 10:20am

Are We Doomed to Get Rashes from Our Fitness Trackers?

Constant 24/7 fitness tracking can have itchy, scratchy consequences. Those would be wrist rashes, as Fitbit users have been learning. But rashes aren't just a Fitbit problem—any wristband can leave you red, thanks to some basic biology. There may be no miracle cure for this malady of the quantified self. » 2/20/15 10:30am 2/20/15 10:30am

Misfit and Swarovski Have Created the First Solar-Powered Wearable

A wearable fitness tracker is no good to you if you don't actually want to wear it. So to ensure its Shine appropriately matches any outfit—whether you're dressed up or dressed down—Misfit and Swarovski are introducing the Swarovski Shine Collection featuring a crystal face and new accessories. The collection also… » 1/05/15 9:18am 1/05/15 9:18am

Garmin's vívofit 2 Fitness Band Shames Your Laziness With Audible Alerts

What really set Garmin's original vívofit apart from the myriad of other fitness trackers already on the market at the time wasn't its always-on screen or its battery that was good for an entire year. It was the use of a thin red bar on the display that grew longer and longer while you were inactive. And Garmin's new… » 1/05/15 9:00am 1/05/15 9:00am

Garmin's Slim vívoactive Bridges Smartwatches and Fitness Trackers

At one time we all carried separate cellphones and MP3 players because there just wasn't a single device that did both well—and then the iPhone arrived. The same problem exists between fitness trackers and smartwatches. Neither does the other one's job particularly well, but it doesn't have to be that way. At least… » 1/05/15 8:00am 1/05/15 8:00am

Withings Activité Pop Fitness Tracker: Looks Nice, Right Price

Withings has been making some of the best fitness trackers for a couple years now. So when we first saw the Withings Activité—a lovely analog watch that was secretly an activity tracker—we were excited. That excitement waned, somewhat, when we found it it costs $450. Oh but hello, here comes the new Activité Pop,… » 1/04/15 11:30am 1/04/15 11:30am

Polar's A300 Is a Solid Fitness Tracker You Shouldn't Buy

Polar has come a long way since its first fitness tracker, the Polar Loop, launched in 2013. Just months ago the Finnish company released the Polar M400, a lovely and capable GPS running watch with 24/7 fitness tracking capabilities. It was sweet enough to earn a coveted spot on our Best Fitness Trackers list. Today,… » 1/03/15 12:00pm 1/03/15 12:00pm

SMS BioSport: Earbuds That Read Your Heartbeat But Don't Make It Thump

Sensors are everywhere—in our phones, watches, and shoes. And now our earphones, too. The SMS BioSport heart rate-sensing earbuds aim to be the audio companion of choice for all you marathon runners, mountain bikers, and other hardcore athlete types who need to know your beats per minute on a daily basis. » 12/23/14 10:20am 12/23/14 10:20am