fitness

HAPIfork Kickstarter campaign officially launches

HAPIfork Kickstarter campaign officially launches

Way back during CES 2013 in January we took a look at an interesting piece of technology known as the HAPIfork. It's essentially an electronic fork that warns you when you're eating too fast, since that's a sign that you're consuming food at a faster rate than what you're digestion system can keep up with. The company behind the fork, HAPILABS, has officially launched the Kickstarter campaign, and you can pre-order a HAPIfork now.

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If Apple does iWatch, is Samsung’s Galaxy Watch far behind?

If Apple does iWatch, is Samsung’s Galaxy Watch far behind?

Apple and Samsung already dominate the smartphone market, but the smartwatch industry could be the next in line for a wrist-worn tech attack, judging by "iWatch" and "Project J" rumors. Talk of an Apple alternative to Pebble and other wearables has surged in the past week, with a 100-person team tipped to be collaborating on a curved glass digital timepiece that would work as a companion to your iPhone. However, the Cupertino smartwatch crew is unlikely to be alone in its second-screen ambitions, with Samsung likely also on the case.

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Fitbit for Android updates with Bluetooth 4.0 support and wireless sync

Fitbit for Android updates with Bluetooth 4.0 support and wireless sync

Fitbit, one of the more popular fitness tracking platforms, has updated its Android app with a couple of new features that users will definitely want to take advantage of. The new app now supports Bluetooth 4.0, for which wireless syncing capabilities are now possible. It's a feature that's still in beta mode, however, and only supports a handful of devices so far, specifically only the Samsung Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II.

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Jawbone UP app update connects you to Facebook Open Graph

Jawbone UP app update connects you to Facebook Open Graph

This week the folks at Jawbone have made their UP band a more social device with an update to its iOS app and connectivity with Facebook Open Graph. The Jawbone UP device itself is out on the market now and has been for some time - $129 for a lovely little strap that fits around your wrist and makes you a much more responsible fitness fanatic. This set of updates includes two major pushes for an active lifestyle with Multiple Sleep Alarms and the ease of connecting with your friends on Facebook - like a snap!

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Wearables surge by 2017 predicted as Google Glass and more weigh in

Wearables surge by 2017 predicted as Google Glass and more weigh in

Sales of smart wearable devices will reach nearly 70m by 2017, new research claims, though not all of the body-worn gadgets will be augmented reality eyewear such as Google's Project Glass. Smart glasses will only make up a part of the overall smart wearable industry, Juniper Research predicts, with health and fitness devices such as Jawbone's UP and Fitbit's Flex dominating the segment until the price of more advanced technology falls to consumer-friendly points.

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BodyMedia CORE 2 hands-on

BodyMedia CORE 2 hands-on

BodyMedia has revealed its latest health-monitoring system, the CORE 2, the company's attempt to slim down its sensor-strap to help wearers slim-down too. Smaller than Apple's iPod nano, and yet accommodating four sensors and Bluetooth Smart Ready 4.0, the CORE 2 - previewed in prototype form at CES 2013 this week - can funnel fitness stats directly to your smartphone and tablet.

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