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

This Wearable Counts Calories For You From the Comfort of Your Ear

There are more options than ever if you're in the market for a wearable fitness tracker that will encourage you to get off the couch and get active. But what if you really enjoy the couch? For those who want to get healthy minus all the physical fitness, researchers at the University of Alabama are working on a… » 11/06/14 10:01am 11/06/14 10:01am

Basis Peak Review: The Best Activity Tracker Yet

The original Basis B1 Band was damn near the greatest activity tracker in the land, but it wasn't. It had all the sensors (and then some) it took to get there, but its performance was inconsistent, and perhaps more importantly, it was bulky and ugly. Well, the Basis Peak is here now to right those wrongs, and guess… » 11/05/14 10:00am 11/05/14 10:00am

Fitbit's New "Charge" Could Track Your Heart and Get Phone Notifications

It's been over half a year since Fitbit recalled all of its latest Force wristbands, but it finally looks like a replacement is right around the corner. Of course, Fitbit isn't just releasing a new version of the Force. New FCC and patent filings suggest that the new Fitbit is something new and better. » 10/14/14 12:12pm 10/14/14 12:12pm