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Nike+ FuelBand SE preorder starts today, shipping November 6

Nike+ FuelBand SE preorder starts today, shipping November 6

Sports-loving pushers of the wearable technology known as the Nike+ FuelBand SE have announced today that their next-generation wristband will be hitting preorders immediately today with shipping at the start of next month. Ready for the holiday season - or even a bit early, if you please, the folks at Nike have responded in kind with the competitors that've popped up since its original inception: Jawbone UP and FitBit Force (and Flex, for that matter). Here you'll find the second-generation FuelBand bringing back the same fashionable look with an advanced bit of technology under the hood.

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Fitbit Force official: smartwatch, fitness tracker, fashionably simple

Fitbit Force official: smartwatch, fitness tracker, fashionably simple

The Fitbit Force has been revealed - ready to take on the wrists of fitness lovers across the world with a couple of color choices and extreme simplicity. This device works with a tiny OLED display that shows the time and how many steps you've taken. This device works very similar to the Fitbit Flex bracelet and the Fitbit Zip and One trackers, allowing you to track the distance you've traveled and the calories you've potentially burned as well.

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Vital Connect fitness tracking wearable gets serious about mHealth

Vital Connect fitness tracking wearable gets serious about mHealth

Fitness tracking wearables like Fitbit and Jawbone UP are big business right now, but what if you want more from your heath monitoring? mHealth startup Vital Connect is weighing into just that market, with a disposable wireless health monitor that can unlock your biometrics for your smartphone, the cloud, and even remotely to your doctor, nurse, or medical specialist. We caught up with the company to find out what was involved, and whether we should expect wireless fitness tracking to get serious.

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Nike FuelBand 2 expected with battery boost on October 15

Nike FuelBand 2 expected with battery boost on October 15

Nike is expected to reveal its next-gen FuelBand fitness tracking wearable at a New York City event on October 15, with the new accessory tipped to offer longer battery life through the use of low-power Bluetooth LE, among other things. Details of the agenda for the mid-month launch are scant, CNET reports, only promising to discuss "the future of the digital world and physical activity" at its so-called FuelBand Forum. However, leaks around the device have given us some expectations on what to expect.

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SparkPeople Spark Activity Tracker hands-on

SparkPeople Spark Activity Tracker hands-on

Does the world need another fitness tracker? SparkPeople thinks so, and the company's $59.95 clip-on Spark Activity Tracker is the wireless gadget it hopes to sell. Effectively a rebadged FitLinkxx Pebble tied into SparkPeople's online database of food, as well as health and fitness guides, the Spark hooks up to your PC or Mac via an included USB dongle, offloading your activity data whenever you're in range. Read on for some first impressions.

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Xbox Fitness for Xbox One unveiled with promotion for Live Gold members

Xbox Fitness for Xbox One unveiled with promotion for Live Gold members

Those who prefer to accomplish their fitness goals from the privacy of their own home can do so using a variety of means, of which the Xbox One will be an option. Microsoft has announced Xbox Fitness for the Xbox One, a library of fitness content from various big name trainers and fitness personalities. For those with an Xbox Live Gold membership, Xbox Fitness is being offered with a promotion through December 2014.

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Endomondo “investigating” iPhone 5s M7 fitness chip potential

Endomondo “investigating” iPhone 5s M7 fitness chip potential

Fitness tracker app Endomondo is weighing the potential of Apple's M7 coprocessor in the iPhone 5s, the company has confirmed, though the latest update for iOS 7 does not make use of the motion-tracking chip. The company, which released a new version of the Endomondo iOS app on Wednesday with flatter graphics in keeping with Apple's own design changes, has no current timescale for the potential implementation of the M7's functionality, it tells SlashGear.

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Polar Loop fitness wearable understands housework is exhausting

Polar Loop fitness wearable understands housework is exhausting

Does the world need another fitness tracker? Polar believes so, and the Polar Loop is its offering, a wrist-worn "smart coaching" wearable that monitors both fitness and sleep. Reminiscent of Nike's Fuelband, complete with an LED display for giving real-time feedback, the Loop supports Bluetooth Smart for low-power connectivity to your smartphone, as well as being waterproof for use when swimming.

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