The Withings Activité, and the far more affordable Withings Activité Pop, showed the world that fitness trackers don’t necessarily have to look hideous. And while the new heart rate-tracking Steel HR makes some aesthetic compromises to gain smartwatch functionality, it’s still one of the most beautiful wearables you…
Fitbits are marketed as devices that can help track things such as your heart rate to better improve your lifestyle, but a new study commissioned by plaintiffs in a lawsuit shows that maybe they’re not as accurate as some would lead you to believe.
Ever wonder what would happen if you gave a dog a camera? You don’t have to anymore: Nikon did it, and the results are endearingly fun.
Chest-strap heart rate monitors suck. I mean, yeah, they work okay, but they give you that tight-chest-"am-I-having-a-heart-attack?" feeling. That's why the Mio Alpha, a wristwatch that accurately measures your heart rate, is such a big deal. But that doesn't mean it's perfect.
It's been a long time coming, but finally Nike has teamed up with Polar for a wearable heart-rate monitor that works with the Nike+ SportBand and iPod Sport Kit.
The iPhone's password security system works just fine, but compared to what Apple has in the works it's downright rudimentary. A recently filed patent indicates that our iPhones may someday identify us by the beating of our hearts.
The iPhone heart rate monitor prototype by Corventis will of course be useful by people who actually need to keep track of their heart health, but it could actually be used as a unique physical input device for apps.
If we told you to picture a phone with the Adidas branding on it, would you picture something spectacular, or something more along the lines of a 2-megapixel slider with FM radio, MP3 player and an EDGE connection? Right. At least the phone, manufactured by Samsung, has actual sport functionality with a pedometer and…
The Beurer GmbH heart rate monitoring glove ditches the traditional belt system used by other companies, like Polar, in favor of a new method called plethysmography. Instead of wearing an obtrusive belt across your chest to pick up your EKG signal, this little glove measures the reflected light from an artery found in…
Keeping your pulse rate in just the right zone while exercising just got a whole lot easier with this Heart Monitor Ring, sliding right onto that index finger and keeping your magic number handy. It has an ungodly range, from a near-dead 30 beats per minute all the way up to a hummingbird-like 250 beats per minute.
This has to be one of the best-looking nerd watches on the market, the Suunto t3 that's loaded with features and still looks like something you wouldn't be embarrassed to wear to the cotillion.