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The OpenGo Science is a super-thin insole that slips unnoticed into the shoes of athletes, monitoring the way they use their feet and serving up rich data about how they workout.

Developed by German-based Moticon, this smart insole is packed with sensors and can wirelessly transmit accurate readings about the temperature of the foot, as well as motion patterns and weight distribution, to a computer.

In order to make this data more accessible, the OpenGo Science comes with software called Beaker, which turns it into easy-to-understand graphs that visualise the readings, as well as provide personalised tips for improving form. The data could help doctors understand injuries better, play a part in clinical research, aid athletes in improving their performance and even help those who have been long-suffering with injuries in their feet and legs.


So what's a Jawbone Up 24?

Jawbone is a company that creates all kinds of cool tech products. Earlier in the week, we wrote about its new bluetooth headset, the Era, and chances are you'll recognise its colourful little Jambox speakers too.

But Jawbone has also been one of the first companies to really get stuck in when it comes to wearables, and its first activity tracking device, the Jawbone Up, proved to be a success and just about held its own against competitors, like the Fitbit Flex and the Nike+ Fuelband.

The big problem with the Jawbone Up was that it didn't support wireless activity tracking. Without a screen on the device, this meant that to get any data about your day - from how you sleep, to how many steps you've taken - you had to plug the device in to your phone. Doesn't sound THAT irritating, right? Wrong. It really is if you plan on using the device everyday and meant it always came at the bottom of lists about which tracker you should buy despite all of its other great features.

Well Jawbone appears to have listened to these criticisms, and in the last month the new Jawbone Up 24 has been released globally. It's main difference? It wirelessly syncs data through to your smartphone via Bluetooth. Now this does mean you sacrifice some battery life, the original Up could last a whole ten days and the Up24 manages seven, but it's now ready to contend with a slew of other new gadgets to be the best fitness tracking device on the market.

So, we were really excited to put it to the test for a few weeks.

What does it track?


The Up24 comes with sleep tracking, this means you wear it throughout the night and in the morning you're served up with data about how you slept, including the amount of sound sleep you got, the amount of light sleep you got, the time it took you to fall asleep and how many times you woke up throughout the night.

That sounds like a lot of information, but it's all presented within the Jawbone Up app in a basic bar chart - the high bars are when you slept well, the lower ones are when you were tossing and turning and the really low orange ones are when you were wide awake.

You can see some screenshots from my nights below:


Daily activity

The Up24 also tracks your activity throughout the day, too. This data is presented in a similar way to your night time activity, you see a basic graph charting your day, the tall red bars are when you managed to walk or workout, the lower ones are your lower levels of activity and no bar at all is probably when you're sat at your desk, wasting away.

Again, here are some screenshots from my days:


For both your sleep and your activity during the day, the Up24 prompts you to set yourself some targets, which works on the tried and tested idea that you're more likely to keep moving and work on self improvement if you have something to aim for.

Start off with the basic, suggested targets, which are 10,000 steps a day and 8 hours of sleep a night. You'll be told how far off your goals you are each day and can reset them if you find them a little too hard to stick to (or farrrr too easy!).

Goals & tips

The original Up tracked your sleep and daytime activity and allowed you to set goals too, but the Up24 aims to be more of a coach than just a passive tracker, as it presents you with reminders to hit your daily goals and tells you ways in which you could be more awesome.

How it does it all

If you're wondering how it manages to do all of this, the Up24 comes with a built-in motion sensor and teams the data it gathers from that up with its own algorithms in order to passively track and quantify your steps, distance, calories, active time, and idle time throughout the day and night.

Unfortunately the band can't distinguish between different kinds of activity. If you're doing something that isn't step-based, then you can use its only button to start and stop a timer, enabling you to then go and fill in the workout you did via the app later. This is great if you want to keep a strict eye on your fitness levels and calorie burn, but for me it was enough to just let the app track I've moved a lot, rather than tell it exactly what I've done.

How does it look and is it REALLY comfy?


How it feels

When you're choosing an activity tracker, or any other kind of wearable, no one is ever going to judge you for being a little bit shallow and agonising over how it looks. You're going to be wearing this thing every second of every day. That doesn't mean you throw its features and tech specs out of the window, but it does mean the look and feel is just as important.

The Jawbone Up24 has a soft, non-latex rubber exterior. Jawbone shouts about the fact this material is medical-grade and hypoallergenic, which sounds like boring sales speak, but is actually pretty important given the Fitbit Force's recent recall. So we know the material is as comfy and kind to the skin as it can be and at only 20g - the Fitbit Force and Nike+ Fuelband are 30g - it's one of the lightest options too.

In all honesty, it feels awkward when you first put it on, especially during the first night. But after a day I got used to having it on my wrist and totally forgot it was there. There are some nights that I've not been able to sleep, so took it off thinking it was irritating me, but during the day it's not a problem at all.

How it looks

Now let's move onto the design, the Jawbone Up24 only comes in a bright orange/red or black, which is a little limiting considering the original Up came in a few more bright colours as well as a very subtle and very wearable grey.

Having said that, both the black and the red are very bold and they look great with my workout gear. It'd just be good to introduce a shade that's a little more subtle, flattering and wearable further down the line.

The band comes in small, medium and large sizes. I'm not a tiny person, but definitely needed the small. If you're not sure how big your wrist is, the packs the bands come in have size guides attached and if you're buying online you can print one out too.

Many other reviews have called the band "super stylish" and "beautiful", which seems a little OTT. But if you're comparing it to some of the other trackers that look like those bands you get at swimming pools to keep your locker keys safe, then it probably does win in the style stakes.

Look at the photos and you'll see I wear it with the silver ends facing upwards. At The Gadget Show earlier in the week someone told me this was the wrong way to wear it, but I don't really care because wear it the other way and it looks like I've got a lame kid's snap bracelet thing on. So I'd rather be wrong. But thanks for the advice random critical man!


No screen

One thing you'll notice about the Up24 in comparison to other fitness trackers on the market - like the Garmin Vivofit, the Fitbit Force and Flex and the Nike+ Fuelband - is that there's no screen. At first I found this really appealing. I like the idea of passively tracking my day and only viewing stats as and when it suits me. However, the more I got into wearing the band and thinking about my movements and activity throughout the day, the more I kept looking at it, expecting it to give me something. ANYTHING! This was especially the case when I went for a run and wanted to see how I was doing without having to rely on another band or app to serve up data.

The only thing you get on the band itself is a button that you can press to switch between day and night mode or use to set alarms. There's also a cap that covers up a 2.5mm jack in order to charge the UP24. An adapter makes this work for USB, so you can plug it into your computer, but it feels a little clunky and annoying to have to carry something else around with you. But given the fact it only needs a charge once a week it's not a deal-breaker.

So how does the app work?


The Jawbone Up app dashboard is as slick as ever with rich colours and an intuitive interface, but the great thing is you can do as much or as little as you want with it. As you can see from the screenshots above, it serves up your daily activity and sleep activity in the form of handy charts, as well as little goals and tips. This was enough for me, as I'm only interested in getting fitter and increasing my activity levels.

However, if you want to lose weight and watch your calories then you can then delve deeper into nutrition and the Up24 band and app will provide you with a more holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle. You can enter every little morsel you eat into the app, by taking a photo of it, scanning a barcode, searching for it in its extensive database or just adding in the details manually. The UP app then calculates calories burned based on your age, gender, height and weight, along with activity intensity and duration.

The app is also where you can track details about how your band is doing, including how many days worth of battery there is left, whether you want to take a power nap and whether you want to set up alerts to vibrate you out of being idle!

One of my favourite features of the app is also a Lifeline, which looks visually stunning, but also paints an accurate picture of how you're doing over the course of the weeks or months you've been wearing the band for. The Trends tab does a similar thing, but presents your data in a simpler bar chart, so you can identify trends and change or improve on them if they're not so great.

There's no web app yet, which doesn't bother me at all, but I know other people do prefer to access this kind of data on the web, so it'd be good if Jawbone introduced a web dashboard soon.

Should you buy one?


The Jawbone Up24 isn't a perfect tracking device. Its charging functionality could be better, the colours might be a little jarring for some and its lack of a screen might put people off who a) need constant motivation or b) are really keen on tracking what's going on throughout the day without having to rely on other pieces of tech.

However, if you want an easy-to-use device that'll fit into your lifestyle because it looks good, feels comfy and allows you to passively track your activity, as well as get stuck in and smash goals if you're feeling enthusiastic, then the Jawbone Up24 is the best band on the market.

Everyone can benefit from using it, but it's best for those who want to get more active, sleep better or lose weight and like to see a range of different stats about their day and night activity.

More serious athletes and those in training may not find it comprehensive enough. Equally, those who are after a simpler gadget and are a little freaked out by the idea of logging and tracking EVERYTHING should try a souped up pedometer like the Fitbit Zip to start with instead.

The Jawbone Up24 is perfect for us because it's comfy, looks good, wirelessly syncs our data and lets us get as involved as we want depending on how pumped we feel each day.

Check out the Jawbone Up device compatibility list here.

The Jawbone Up24 is available from John Lewis for £124.95.


One of the best-looking wearables on the market, the Misfit Shine, has just had a revamp and no longer comes solely in grey, but also in beige and turquoise - shades that the company have exotically named "champagne" and "topaz".

The Misfit Shine is one of our favourite activity tracking devices because it can be worn in so many ways - on your wrist, belt clip, shirt button hole, even a necklace. It's also a clear winner in the power stakes, because the Shine's battery lasts four whole months.

We're not too keen on the new champagne shade, but the topaz is a nice splash of a very wearable colour, but just subtle enough to go unnoticed, which we certainly can't say for products from some of Misfit's competitors - we're looking at you Fitbit.

As well as new colours, Misfit has also updated its accompanying app, which now allows users to keep a more thorough food diary, track their sleep patterns and manually enter data too. Although these changes seem rather small, they're all necessary to keep up with fierce competition from the likes of Jawbone and Fitbit.

dario-app.jpgThere's an estimated 347 million people with diabetes across the globe, so it's no surprise that mobile health companies are looking toward new ways to help those living with the disease.

Dario is a digital platform for people with diabetes and consists of a portable blood glucose monitor, which plugs directly into your smartphone, and an accompanying app, which serves up that all important data about your blood glucose measurements, carb and insulin intake and physical activity levels.

Well now Dario plans to incorporate the FatSecret app into its offering, which provides its users with nutritional information about food types based on their location. Both Dario and Fatsecret believe that combining their tech and expertise could create a more comprehensive lifestyle solution that makes living with diabetes much easier.

The CEO at LayStyle Innovations (the people behind Dario), Erez Raphael, told

"FatSecret provides nutritional information such as carbohydrate and fat content on a broad range of food types, on a regional basis, and such information when combined with Dario's tools show users how their foods affect their sugar levels."

Dario hasn't just sparked interest in regular people living with diabetes, but those in the medical profession are also keen on trying it out given it could provide them with valuable data about their patients.

Dario's app is due to launch in the US at the end of 2014 on iOS devices, but Dario is already in talks with the NHS on this side of the pond too in order to provide people with reimbursement for the monitor and strips needed to get the app working.

The new Samsung Galaxy S5 is packed full of new and very enticing features, but the one that's excited us health and fitness tech fans here at Shiny Shiny the most has to be the built-in heart rate sensor.

But if you can't afford a new handset anytime soon then don't worry, because it turns out the smartphone you already have is probably just as capable of telling you what your heart rate is. Although this is great news for most people, it's a little disappointing (yet hardly surprising) that the heart rate sensor that's being touted as an integral part of Samsung's new offering is a bit of a lame gimmick.

The video below, created by macmixing, takes an in-depth look at the Galaxy S5's heart rate sensor in comparison to the Android and iOS app Runtastic, which does a bunch of things as well as read your heart rate from the flash and camera on the back of your phone.

Don't believe us? The macmixing team put all of the different options to the test and prove that, although the Samsung Galaxy S5's dedicated heart rate sensor may sound appealing, our current phones with the Runtastic app provide us with a result that's just as accurate.

X-Men-Cyclops.jpgIt may sound like a power reserved for Superman or one of the X-Men, but according to new research from engineers at the University of Michigan, night vision contact lenses may soon no longer the stuff of sci-fi movies.

According to Wired, researchers Ted Norris and Zhaohui Zhong have been working on an ultra-thin infrared light sensor that's made from graphene - a material that's only an atom thick. The graphene could potentially be layered onto contact lenses in order to absorb infrared rays and translate them into an electrical signal.

When the team placed a layer of insulation between two layers of graphene and added an electrical current, they found the electrical reaction was able to be converted into a visible image.

"If we integrate it with a contact lens or other wearable electronics, it expands your vision," said Zhong. He continued, "It provides you another way of interacting with your environment."

Although the research is still in its early days and needs more funding from commercial and governmental partners, the team believes the technology could be used by smartphone companies to take better night photos, car manufacturers to aid night driving and even by the army for raids or special operations at all times of the day.

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This week TomTom has launched a new GPS watch aimed at runners who really want to improve their fitness and get an insight into a whole range of stats about their performance.

The Runner Cardio has a built-in heart rate monitor, which makes it one of the most state of the art fitness devices - most others need a pesky chest strap to collect that kind of data. A built-in Mio optical sensor is what makes the Runner Cardio so advanced and accurate, as it monitors the most subtle changes in blood flow by shining light through the skin on your arm.

Runners can select one of five different work-out intensity zones, depending on what they're training for and how hard they want to push themselves. They'll then be served up with alerts about whether they need to speed up or slow down to reach their goals, as well as their real-time heart rate, distance they've travelled, their pace and all kinds of basic information about their run all from their wrist.

The TomTom Runner Cardio is available to order from the TomTom website for £249.99.


We've read a lot of articles over the past few months about drones being used by businesses to transport goods around instead of relying on a regular old human beings. For normal deliveries from Amazon or your local pizza place using drones seems a little OTT, but now San Francisco-based company QuiQui (that's pronounced quickie) is trialling drones that deliver important medications and prescriptions to customers at all hours of the day.

The drone trials will begin in the city's Mission District later this year and customers only need to fork out $1 to have their pills dropped to them. And when we say dropped to them, we're being quite literal. An accompanying app will alert customers when their medication is about 20 feet up in the air and they can confirm they'd like it to fall from the sky to their desired location.

QuiQui is hoping to raise even more funds to get a whole fleet of drones out in the wild to deliver potentially life-saving medication to patients as fast as possible.

Although it all may sound a little unnecessary and like something from Blade Runner, the deliveries could prove to save a lot of time, help those who are unable to get to their local pharmacy and even prevent medical emergencies.


Jawbone has released a new version of its Up activity tracker today called the Up24, which features wireless connectivity, allowing users to sync up data to their iOS or Android phones via Bluetooth.

Those who have the original Up will know that syncing up activity to your phone was always a bit of a pain because you had to manually plug the device in. The Up24 will instead constantly send data to your phone via Bluetooth, providing you with real-time stats throughout the day.

The UP24 will track your sleep and steps, provide you with milestones and activity alerts and introduce a new "Today I will" challenge feature to encourage you to be more awesome by drinking more water and getting more sleep.

The Up24 has seven days of battery life compared to the ten days of the original Up, but that's down to the wireless syncing, which makes the device a whole lot more appealing so we're willing to let it slide.

The Jawbone UP24 will be available from the 26th of March for £125 in black and red.


Those who have tried to get pregnant in the past know it's not half as easy as you imagined and for some it can takes a great deal of time, effort and planning to get your head around what's going on, which is where the Ovia Fertility app comes in.

This iOS and Android app aims to make family planning easier and a lot quicker - because the last thing you need when you're trying to conceive is a load of stress!

The app encourages you to track and input a range of data, from when your cycle is starting to how much exercise you get each day. Through Ovia's algorithm it'll then serve up a simple dashboard that presents information about your health and lifestyle - identifying points where there could be issues and where improvements should be made - as well as making those all important predictions about when you should conceive.

The app syncs up to a range of fitness tracking devices and services - like Fitbit's Flex and the Withings scale - enabling you to build up an even more accurate picture about how your body is functioning.

For those having some problems conceiving, the app can serve up personalised recommendations, create reports for your doctor and enable you to share everything with your partner every step of the way too.

The app is free and available from the iTunes app store and Google Play.


New rumours about Apple's string of weird and wonderful patent applications surface at least once a week, but for those interested in iWatch news, or an entirely new wearable we haven't even heard about yet, then this one is bound to be exciting.

According to news from Apple Insider, Apple is working on a new form of step detection, which looks much more advanced than what we've seen from similar wearables in the past that are not always accurate in when its users are taking part in certain activities.

Instead, Apple's patent proposes new algorithms for working out how much activity the wearer has taken throughout the day, as well as a system to learn from previous days - meaning if there's a discrepancy in the data, it'll figure out what happened.

There's no official word about whether this technology is still being advanced and which device it's going to be added to, but more accuracy when it comes to activity tracking is vital to keep us interested in wearables.

iWatch concept image via Apple Insider via Todd Hamilton.

garmin-vivofit-big.jpgGarmin's latest wearable, the Vivofit band, is available to buy exclusively from John Lewis today here in the UK for just under £100.

The band is a pretty decent competitor when it comes to both price and features in a space filled with Jawbone and Fitbit devices and the Nike+ Fuelband. The Vivofit presents all of your daily activity on a 25.5mm X 10mm curved display and can monitor the steps you've taken throughout the day, the calories you've burned, the distance you've covered and how well you sleep on a night, presenting you with tailored goals to (hopefully) improve your activity levels and keep you motivated.

The Vivofit syncs up with Garmin Connect, adding in the tried and tested community and competition element to the device, allowing users to earn virtual badges and see how their progress measures up to their mates.

The band itself looks a little plastic-y, but overall its very subtle and wearable day-to-day and is also waterproof up to 50m, which means you don't need to worry about taking it on and off every time you wash your hands or shower.

The band is available from John Lewis for £99.99 in a range of colours - we like the grey for those after a subtle option that'll go with everything and the purple if you're feeling a little more bold and want the device to stand out.


Samsung may have only just unveiled its next round of Galaxy Gear smartwatches at MWC, as well as its Galaxy Fit tracking device, but it seems the tech giant is continuing on its wearable quest with the S-Circle.

According to Engadget, the S-Circle is a yet-to-be-announced wearable band device that's this week cropped up at the FCC.

Reports suggest the S-Circle is a low-end fitness tracking device with Bluetooth Low Energy, meaning it'll be similar to the S-band launched by Samsung last year (and pictured above).

up-coffee-screenshot-big.jpgJawbone is branching into different areas of health and fitness tracking this week, as it's announced its new app: Up Coffee.

Up Coffee allows you to steadily track your caffeine intake throughout the day by how much coffee, fizzy drinks and other foods you consume, and it then gives you an indication of how your sleep is likely to be affected.

Just like calorie-counting apps, you add your foods and drinks into a comprehensive database and the app begins to track how much caffeine you've add - filling up a beaker on the main page with little coffee beans that'll increase the more you have and decrease as the day goes on and it leaves your body.

The app will also tell you how wired you are at any given time and tell you when it's OK to get some sleep without the caffeine keeping you awake.

Up Coffee obviously ties in with Jawbone's fitness tracker, the UP bracelet, to provide users with an even more detailed picture of their daily habits, activities and sleep, but it can also be used on its own too.

UP Coffee is free is available from the app store here.


Over the past few months we've seen so many different health and fitness trackers, ones that strap to your wrist, once that strap to your bicep, ones that slot into clothing, ones that... You get the idea. But Wello is the first one that actually disguises itself as an iPhone case.

Developed by Azoi, Wello is packed with a range of powerful sensors that measure blood pressure, electrocardiography (ECG), heart rate, blood oxygen, temperature, lung functions and much more - making it one of the most comprehensive options to hit the health and fitness tech market.

Wello looks just like an iPhone case, and by holding it for a few moments, the sensors can gather information and send it on to the Wello app. It gathers these readings straight away, providing the user with realtime readings, but it also identifies patterns too, advising them about the best ways to adapt their lifestyle habits.

The device/case/tracker will also be able to sync up with other health and fitness devices in the future, like pedometers and those that serve up different kinds of readings.

"Over the last two years, we have focused our efforts on coming up with a technologically advanced yet easy-to-use tool to help people monitor their health and facilitate better lifestyle choices," said Hamish Patel, founder and CEO at Azoi.

"We are proud to introduce Wello - a not so small engineering feat in microelectronics, nanosensors, imaging, data analytics and design. By putting health monitoring technology into a highly convenient and accessible mobile phone case, we hope to be able to make a real difference."

Wello is available for pre-order in the UK today and will ship in summer 2014 at £120.

atlas-fitness-tracker.jpgJust as we were starting to place bets on which the best fitness wearable of 2014 would be - I was going for Moov, FYI - along comes Atlas, a fitness tracking device that looks good and monitors your activity, but also analyses your form and performance levels to make your workouts more awesome.

As Atlas' CEO Peter Li points out on the device's Indiegogo page many fitness tracking wearables currently on the market are "just glorified pedometers" that promise to provide you with a range of data, but actually don't give those who take their fitness seriously much to work with.

To look at Atlas is all very Transformers-y. It's a band-like wearable (just like the Nike+ FuelBand, FitBit Force and Jawbone UP) that has a range of on-board sensor to accurately measure the "type, speed and quality of your exercises". It then converts all of this data into meaningful feedback to its dedicated app, ensuring the wearer is working at their most optimum level.

Atlas has totally smashed its $125,000 Indiegogo funding goal five-fold with another five days still to go and although it'll be entering a crowded wearable market, it certainly looks as if it'll be giving the other serious, high-end trackers a run for their money.

The early bird prototypes have unfortunately sold out, but you can get your hands on Atlas' Get It Get Fit package for $169.


Earlier in the month it was revealed that Apple isn't just working on an iWatch to track our fitness habits, but also filed a patent for a pair of earbuds that can monitor movements and vital signs through a series of advanced sensors.

The patent reveals that Apple plans on fitting a pair of earbuds with accelerometers for detecting subtle motions, as well as temperature, heart-rate and perspiration sensors to keep an eye on exactly how your body is doing throughout the day and how well it's responding to exercise.

Interestingly, the patent was filed way back in 2007, but has only just been granted. Of course there's no way of knowing whether Apple is still taking its earbud tracking plans seriously, but voucher website has worked with a patent and trademark insider to produce a few concept designs to give Apple fans a glimpse of what the new earbuds could look like.

Check out the simple white earbuds that are true to Apple's current design and the added subtle but sturdy arm that could rest against the skin and track what's going on under the surface.

Let us know what you think of the concept design in the comments below.


Another day, another new wearable device that's got everyone talking. Today it's the turn of Moov, a gadget that combines fitness tracking with personal training, leaving you nowhere to hide when it comes to working out and working out well.

Many fitness tracking devices, calorie counting apps and activity monitors work on the premise that if we could just see how we behave each day through detailed data analysis we'd be more compelled to make big changes and compete with how we performed yesterday. Although there's a lot of science to suggest seeing what you're up to day in and day out can force you to change your habits, Moov is a little different because it doesn't just serve up a load of stats, it provides you with real time audio feedback about what you're doing, how much you've done and, interestingly, how you can improve. Now this can be anything from changing your form a little during a round of golf before you take a swing or telling you to land softer while you're running in order to avoid injury.

Of course this is just like having a personal trainer by your side, only SO MUCH BETTER. There's no need to worry about your sweaty head, whether your body is bouncing up and down in an embarrassing way or how you're going to pay that five grand bill for each session.

Moov is set to launch this summer and to start with it'll track and train you in five key activities: running, biking, swimming, cardio boxing and weight training (with yoga and golf coming soon) - each with a separate dedicated application.

The Moov itself is a tiny coin-like gadget that comes equipped with a number of super-advanced sensors and a battery that'll last up to ten hours. Its shape and teeny tiny form mean it can be attached or clipped to all kinds of clothing or accessories and according to rumours the team are working on even more innovative ways to attach it to things so it can track all kinds of different (and more unusual) activities.

If Moov delivers on all of its promises and the personal training feature is as valuable as its demo video suggests (and not just irritating) then it could be a game-changing device, leaving simple step-tracking wearables well and truly in 2013.

Moov is expected to arrive in Summer and will cost around $120.


If MWC has taught us one thing it's that wearable tech and fitness tracking devices are still the hottest new gadgets to hit the market. But are there ways we could make the whole process even easier?

Gigaom reports that instead of using a wearable device to send data to the cloud via Bluetooth 4.0 to a mobile device, Chrome OS support for Bluetooth 4.0 LE means we could soon cut out the middleman - making the wearables even easier to use and the data even more valuable.

In the future, companies could develop ways to sync data directly through a browser, meaning all you'd need is a tracking device and a Chromebook.


If watching the Winter Olympics has motivated you to throw yourself down ski slopes and show off your snowy sporting abilities (rather than cuddle up in a ball while wearing a onesie), then Rollei's latest collection of snow gear may help.

The camera manufacturer has just released details of its foray into extreme sporting eyewear with the Rollei Sky Googles (pictured above), which have a 135° wide angle lens and a 5.0 Megapixel, and HD video resolution (1080p) camera.

As well as the Rollei Sunglasses, which have full HD video resolution (1920x1080/30fps), a 5.0 Megapixel Sensor with a 63° and 135° field of view angles and up to 60 minutes of recording time to boot.

Although Rollei is known for its cameras rather than its good-looking accessories, they're stylish enough for the slopes and at €229.99 for the Goggles and €129.99 to €169.99 for the Sunglasses they're not too expensive for those that already take the slopes seriously.

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