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Garmin vivosmart 3 wants to give Fitbit a headache

Garmin vivosmart 3 wants to give Fitbit a headache

"Hit them when their down", some fighters would advise. And Fitbit is definitely down, or is at least going there. Its earnings report is less than encouraging and rumors are swirling about delays in its smartwatch renaissance. And while all this is happening, Garmin comes out with the vivosmart 3. The latest in its line of smart activity trackers packs almost everything and anything that you need to stay fit and healthy, but, most importantly, with a price tag that could spell trouble for Fitbit.

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Misfit Flare is a wearable with a single LED

Misfit Flare is a wearable with a single LED

The folks at Misfit have another fitness tracker up their sleeve, this time with a single LED and some high fashion sense. The Misfit Flare is the latest in a line of minimalist fitness tracking wearable devices from Misfit, this time keeping with the trend of offering the lot up for rather inexpensive prices. The Misfit Flare is a device that the company suggests is great for people "on the fence about jumping into activity tracking."

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Polar M430 is a GPS fitness wearable for runners

Polar M430 is a GPS fitness wearable for runners

Polar has launched a new fitness wearable designed specifically for runners, the Polar M430 GPS running watch. This wearable offers a bunch of features, not the least of which is built-in GPS. As with similar products, the Polar M430 keeps track of the runner's various metrics, such as their heart rate, running information, and even sleep data, assuming the watch is worn during the night. The wearable is available now to pre-order.

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Google adds direct fitness class booking on desktop and mobile

Google adds direct fitness class booking on desktop and mobile

Summer is approaching, and that means many people are making a last-minute scramble to get in shape ahead of upcoming vacations and trips to the beach. Just in time to help is a new feature from Google called 'Reserve with Google,' a way to find nearby fitness studios and then book an appointment with them directly. The feature is launching on both desktop and mobile devices, and, at times, includes promotions for users.

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Garmin Forerunner 935 smartwatch helps athletes train smarter

Garmin Forerunner 935 smartwatch helps athletes train smarter

The mobile world might be awash with news about the Galaxy S8 and its little friends, but some companies still seem to have a smartwatch hangover from Baselworld last week. Coming late to the party is Garmin, which, contrary to the trend of recent smarwatch announcements, isn't coming out with an Android Wear 2.0 wearable. Instead, the Forerunner 935 is more like a superpowered fitness tracker with a watch face that has one specific objective: to help athletes, especially runners, train better.

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Adidas ALL DAY fitness app takes athletes through a full day

Adidas ALL DAY fitness app takes athletes through a full day

Adidas has introduced its new ALL DAY fitness app designed to motivate athletes and fitness enthusiasts throughout the entire day, staying relevant morning through night. The app focuses on four core categories that Adidas says drives performance and wellbeing among athletes: Movement, Nutrition, Mindset, and Rest. When the app launches, it'll include things like workouts from well-known trainers, diet tips from chefs, and more.

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Netflix’s DIY personal trainer adds Terry Crews to your workout

Netflix’s DIY personal trainer adds Terry Crews to your workout

Netflix has introduced a unique DIY project for those who like to create their own gizmos and want a little something extra to keep motivated during workouts. Simply called the Netflix personal trainer, this DIY project creates a little gadget you can clip onto your belt or an armband for inspiration, motivation, or whatever else, from some notable actors and actresses.

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TomTom Touch Cardio launched amidst struggling tracker market

TomTom Touch Cardio launched amidst struggling tracker market

If recent news are any indicator, the once lucrative fitness tracker market might be running out of steam. Jawbone has supposedly given up on the consumer market and Fitbit is turning its eyes towards the equally unstable smartwatch industry. That doesn't seem to have fazed TomTom, a brand more known for its GPS navigation devices. It has just announced the availability of a variant of its Touch fitness tracker, one that still boasts of heart rate monitoring while coming with a lower price tag.

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These connected Rossignol skis have a built-in computer

These connected Rossignol skis have a built-in computer

As "wearable tech" goes, skis are probably pushing the edges of the definition, but that hasn't stopped PIQ from embedding a whole bunch of technology in a new connected ski. The collaboration between PIQ and slope favorite Rossignol sees the former's PIQ ROBOT nano-computer integrated into the latter's Hero Master skis, offering real-time analysis of how you're doing on the snow. Currently a prototype, it's being shown off for the first time in Munich this week.

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Jawbone said to be abandoning consumer wearables for clinical health products

Jawbone said to be abandoning consumer wearables for clinical health products

We've known that Jawbone has been in trouble for quite some time now, with last year seeing reports about the maker of the UP band ending production of it fitness wearables, as well as looking to sell its portable speaker business. Jump forward to 2017, and the latest news about the company is that it's looking to completely drop consumer wearable products and pivot towards products and services for clinical health use.

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Polar Team Pro Shirt weaves heart tracking into wireless base-layer

Polar Team Pro Shirt weaves heart tracking into wireless base-layer

Polar has launched a new fitness wearable, the Polar Team Pro Shirt, and if you thought your smartwatch got up close and personal, then this stat-tracking base-layer will be like a loving Internet-of-Things hug. The company's first foray out of more mainstream wearables, the shirt embeds heart rate tracking right into its fabric. That means no chest strap monitor, wrist band, or watch.

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Fitbit Charge 2’s 11 new features arrive just in time

Fitbit Charge 2’s 11 new features arrive just in time

Since it's too late for the 12 days of Christmas, Fitbit is just cramming all 11 new features into its latest fitness wearable, the Charge 2, all in one go. Sure, it feels like it's missing one more to make the cut, but we'll gladly take them just as well. Especially considering it's exactly that season when people try their darn hardest not to let themselves go. Or guilt themselves for doing so in the end anyway.

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