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Misfit Flash Review: Best-in-class activity tracking on a budget

Becca Caddy Feeling good, Fitness, Reviews, Tech, Wearables, What to buy

So what's a Misfit Flash? A number of key players in the consumer-facing, wearable fitness market have emerged over the past few years. And, after developing their flagship devices, like the Fitbit Flex and Jawbone Up 24, the challenge now is to go bigger, better and more high-end with added functionality and improved design. But…

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CES 2015: iON unveils SnapCam wearable for 24/7 live streaming

Becca Caddy #CES2015, Tech, Wearables

We're all used to seeing wearables built for tracking activity, but a new trend that's set to take over 2015 is wearables built for live streaming and always-on cameras. This new SnapCam from iON, which was unveiled at CES 2015 this week, is a great offering, complete with an 8 MP sensor, HD video capabilities…

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CES 2015: Polar unveils A300 wearable activity tracker

Becca Caddy #CES2015, Feeling good

Another day of CES 2015, another new fitness tracker is unveiled. This time we welcome the A300 wristband tracker from Polar, a wearable designed with both fitness and more general activity tracking in mind. Let's start with looks, the A300 like the Garmin Vivofit, is actually a small device that slots into a specially designed…

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CES 2015: Withings launches the Activite Pop watch – one of the best looking trackers yet

Becca Caddy #CES2015, Feeling good, Fitness, Tech, Wearables

When Withings first announced its great-looking Activite smartwatch we were impressed. The brand has packed best in class activity tracking and smartwatch functionality into one incredibly stylish package that blows the competition out of the water. But the one thing that puts us off is the hefty £320 price tag. So we were really excited…

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CES 2015: Lenovo launches lightweight, E-ink wearable Vibe Band

Becca Caddy #CES2015, Tech, Wearables

Lenovo has been busy launching plenty of laptops, displays, tablets and smartphones at CES 2015 already this year, but it's also announced a brand new wearable: the Vibe Band VB10. Although it may look similar to other curved wearables currently on the market, the slim gadget has an E-ink display, a number of different styles…

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CES 2015: Garmin launches stylish Vivofit 2 fitness tracker

Becca Caddy #CES2015, Feeling good

At CES 2015 this week, Garmin is set to unveil two new additions to its Vivofit range, adding a new lick of paint and some extra functionality to its already successful fitness tracker. The Garmin Vivofit (which we reviewed last year), has had a new refresh for 2015 with the mouthy Vivofit 2 and the…

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New Fitbit Charge and Charge HR images leaked (and they look AWESOME)

Becca Caddy Feeling good

The Fitbit team recalled its high-end Force wristband earlier this year (amidst claims that it caused a nasty rash on some people's arms), so it was only a matter of time before details of the brand's next new wearables were released. Take a look at the Fitbit Charge and the Charge HR above. Gizmodo exclusively got…

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Top 5 personal safety wearables: Cuff, Safelet, Guardian Angel #WearablesWeek

Laura Kidd Buying guides, What to buy

Personal safety just got wearable, and it’s about time. We rounded up some great apps for sending SOS alerts to friends and family recently, but activating them in times of crisis is a real stumbling block so it’s good to see some more practical options becoming available. There are conflicting opinions about whether…

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Waterproof gadgets put to the test: Misfit Shine, Braven speaker, Ricoh camera, Proporta Beachbuoy

Sadie Hale Tech

As we well know here at shinyshiny, there's a whole world of mind-blowing new gadgets out there, and we're sometimes lucky enough to try them out. After #swimmingweek over at Brandish, it seemed only fitting to test out some waterproof products here: whether it was in the depths of the local pool, splashing in the sea or a brief dip…

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Timex launches Ironman One GPS+ smartwatch for fitness lovers

Becca Caddy Feeling good

Stand down tech giants, it looks like watch manufacturer Timex might also be vying for a slice of the wearable fitness pie with its latest gadget, the Ironman One GPS+. This rather serious-looking device is a smartwatch built for fitness and handily doesn't need a phone nearby for it to function properly. If you're a fan…

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Garmin Vivofit Review: A fitness tracker & retro-style watch that doesn’t need charging

Becca Caddy Tech

So what's a Garmin Vivofit? Well, Garmin began producing wristbands for serious runners with built-in GPS tracking years before this whole wearables trend really kicked off (take a look at the awesome Forerunner range here), but it's only in the past year the brand has turned its attention from die-hard fitness fans to more regular consumers…

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Let’s all swoon over HP’s new luxury smartwatch

Becca Caddy Tech

If you thought the Moto 360 was a work of wearable beauty, then check out this new smartwatch from a collaboration between HP and designer Michael Bastian. Pretty good-looking for a gadget, right? Fashionista reports that the smartwatch came about after HP approached online retailer Gilt about the possibility of creating a luxury timepiece with…

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FingerReader: the ring that scans words and reads them aloud for you

Sadie Hale Tech

Scientists across the pond at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a prototype of a new wearable ring, but instead of keeping you safe or tracking your steps, it assists in reading out printed text. Aiming to help the visually impaired, the so called FingerReader can be used with books, magazines, restaurant menus and even…

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Misfit Shine Review: An activity tracker for the fashion-conscious

Becca Caddy Feeling good

So what's a Misfit Shine? Wearable gadgets built to track our daily activities, keep tabs on our workouts and monitor our sleep levels are becoming more and more popular. However, you only have to take a look at the most popular devices on the market from the likes of Fitbit and Withings to see they're…

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This insole could make you a much better athlete

Becca Caddy Feeling good

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…

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