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Garmin Approach S5 golf watch improves your game

Garmin Approach S5 golf watch improves your game

Last June, Garmin introduced its Approach S6 golf watch for, quite obviously, pro and hobbyist golfers. With that watch came features tailored specifically for the sport, and now the company is back with its new Approach S5 golf watch, a very similar model with a slimmer price tag and pre-loaded CourseView maps. In addition to the golf features and Garmin Connect support, the watch also includes some typical smart features when paired with a smartphone, including email, text, and call notifications.

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Apple camera patent takes aim at GoPro’s market

Apple camera patent takes aim at GoPro’s market

The Apple Watch is coming in a few short months, but a new patent granted to Apple details it may work with more than an iPhone. The patent awarded to Apple is for a sports camera that can be mounted, much like a GoPro. The patent also tells us the camera will work underwater, and can be controlled remotely via a smartwatch. The camera patent includes another patent Apple has, which they purchased from Kodak in 2013. News of the patent sent GoPro investors scurrying.

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Sennheiser unleashes several new headphones at CES

Sennheiser unleashes several new headphones at CES

Sennheiser is back with some new headphones, hawking its wares at CES 2015 to both fitness enthusiasts and those who prefer to listen to their music without a cable shackling them to their gadgets. A couple of SPORTS earbuds and several RS, Urbanite, and Momentum headphones deck out its offerings, bringing with them features like NFC, long battery life, noise isolation, and durability to meet a variety of needs. All the while, these cans include design elements any Sennheiser fan will recognize.

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WatchESPN arrives for Windows Phone users

WatchESPN arrives for Windows Phone users

Those of us who use Windows Phone know how it goes -- there's some nice service you'd like to use, only you know the odds of it being available for your device aren't all that hot. Such was the case with WatchESPN, at least until recently, with the service arriving in the Windows Phone store for all the Lumia users out there. It is available to download now, requiring the same related TV subscription package it does on other platforms, as well.

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Stridalyzer smart insoles show how you run

Stridalyzer smart insoles show how you run

Smart products tailored to runners have been cropping up, including the Bionic Runner bike that combines running and cycling into a single hybrid activity. The latest to surface for the marathons among us are the Stridalyzer smart insoles, something users slip into their running shoes. Data from a running session is sent to a related mobile app, which shows stress points, whether the runner has a potentially harmful foot strike habit, pacing, and more. As a bonus, and despite the integrated sensors, the insoles can also be trimmed up to a full shoe size to ensure they fit.

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TorrX smart air pump auto-inflates to the right pressure

TorrX smart air pump auto-inflates to the right pressure

You decide to play a pick-up game, but when you fish the basketball out of the old bin in the garage it is flat and useless. That leads to the air pump, which is a process of trial and error -- you pump up the ball until it looks decent, give it a couple test dribbles, add a couple more pumps again, dribble it a couple more times, add a little more air, and then find that you've over-inflated it and have to reverse the process. TorrX aims to eliminate this process with a dose of smart technology.

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Baidu Smart Bike rolls with onboard navigation, activity trackers

Baidu Smart Bike rolls with onboard navigation, activity trackers

How would you like to roll with a bicycle that's able to charge your smartphone? How about one that works with onboard navigation? One that monitors your health while you ride? All of these bits and pieces work with the Baidu DuBike, a smart bicycle created by the Chinese search engine company, one that'll be released in China very, very soon. For the moment though, details are limited to features - no pricing or distribution is prepared for the public at this time.

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Adidas accessories revealed for smartphones, tablets, laptops

Adidas accessories revealed for smartphones, tablets, laptops

This near-end of 2014 has a surprise release from the company that generally outfits your feet: Adidas. They've come out swinging this week with accessories - cases, mostly - for Apple and Samsung devices of all kinds. The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are covered, as is the Samsung Galaxy s5, the iPad Air, iPad mini, both 13-inch and 15-inch MacBooks, and a bunch of other devices with general sleeves. And if you're all about outfitting your Motorola Razr, BlackBerry Z10, or Lumia device, Adidas has you covered too.

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Tony Hawk’s YouTube-funded skateboard channel just did a 360

Tony Hawk’s YouTube-funded skateboard channel just did a 360

Skateboard veteran Tony Hawk's production company, 900 films, have teamed up with Complex media this month to expand their already-massive RIDE Channel into something much bigger. The YouTube-funded RIDE Channel is turning into a full 360 media brand, working with a new jump-off point, content, and the same aim - covering skateboard culture and nothing but. RIDE Channel originally launched in 2012 as a Premiere YouTube channel, and will now be working with Marc Ecko's Complex system for massive expansion well past the basic YouTube destination.

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