fitness

Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ and BOOMBand wearable hands-on: Gunning for Moto G

Alcatel OneTouch Idol X+ and BOOMBand wearable hands-on: Gunning for Moto G

Alcatel has some big ambitions in the midrange, and it's counting on the OneTouch Idol X+ to bludgeon its way through the market. Revealed at CES 2014 - alongside a Bluetooth 4.0 wearable - the new OneTouch delivers specifications more akin to some company's flagships, like a 5-inch Full HD display, 13-megapixel camera, and "true octacore" processor courtesy of MediaTek, but with a price that Alcatel says will come in under the $350 mark unsubsidized. This isn't just frugality for its own sake, either.

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Archos wearables bring watch and scale to “Connected Self”

Archos wearables bring watch and scale to “Connected Self”

The Archos team are preparing for the oncoming wearable fad wave for CES 2014 with a set of “Archos Connected Self” devices this week. These devices all work with an upcoming app called Archos Connected Self, each of them working with health-related bits and pieces from the outset. These devices center on the fitness of the wearer or the user, right out of the box.

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Pyle Bluetooth Fitness Scale connects to smart wearables

Pyle Bluetooth Fitness Scale connects to smart wearables

This week the folks at Pyle Audio have taken the smart fitness ecosystem up a notch with additional tracking through a Bluetooth scale. You'll stand on it, you'll weigh yourself, and you'll have this data fed to your mobile device via Bluetooth. Your smartphone will then tell you more about your exercise regiment than you ever could possibly have wanted to know.

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RUNSAFER smart shoes to track running health wirelessly

RUNSAFER smart shoes to track running health wirelessly

A new smart running shoe capable of evaluating biomechanical data like form, foot position, and even exhaustion in real-time could supercharge what we expect from wearable fitness monitors when it goes on sale in early 2015. Dubbed EU Project RUNSAFER, the sensor-studded shoe is expected to launch under the Kelme brand in Europe, and is part of a project led by Fraunhofer Institute researchers to go beyond pulse- and breathing-rate, pace, and other typical biometrics currently collected by health wearables.

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