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Jawbone ‘reimagines’ UP2, UP3 with stylish new designs

Jawbone ‘reimagines’ UP2, UP3 with stylish new designs

Jawbone is updating the design flavors of its UP2 and UP3 fitness wearables, giving both models new attractive, less in-your-face designs that touch the edge of fashion while maintaining a hint of technological savviness. The new designs include new colors options and new patterns that are designed in sync with the colors. The company is also updating its mobile app, and pushing out new firmware to its trio of UP trackers that include heart rate monitoring.

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Sony SmartBand 2 is durable, waterproof, and arrives next month

Sony SmartBand 2 is durable, waterproof, and arrives next month

Sony has introduced its new SmartBand 2 wearable. This wristband is designed to track fitness and activity metrics while also feeding the most pertinent data from the paired smartphone. The newest SmartBand is able to offer up email and social notifications from a paired smartphone, call info, “visual feedback” delivered via colored LEDs, and more. Says Sony, the SmartBand 2 also features an “advanced heart rate sensor”, and offers up insights on things like the wearer’s stress level and sleep patterns.

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Acer Liquid Leap+ fitness tracker launches in US

Acer Liquid Leap+ fitness tracker launches in US

Acer has launched its first fitness tracker in the United States, its Liquid Leap+ wearable. The tracker features interchangeable bands and is compatible with the three big mobile platforms: Android, iOS, and Windows Phone. The Liquid Leap+ isn’t new, but rather is new to the US market, and is aimed at those who want a waterproof wristband for keeping tabs on the activities that happen throughout the day. Unlike some similarly styled fitness bands, the Leap+ has a small OLED display.

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Polar Loop 2 activity tracker brings smartphone notifications

Polar Loop 2 activity tracker brings smartphone notifications

Polar has introduced its new Loop 2 wearable, an activity tracker that works with its software to aggregate data on one’s daily activities. The latest version brings some updates not available on the first iteration of the Loop, including things like notifications from a smartphone and vibration alerts. A trio of band colors are being offered, as well as the familiar LEDs in the band that compose the display. Users can wear the tracker all day -- it switches over to sleep tracking at night.

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Pivotal Tracker 1 (2nd Gen) fitness tracker review

Pivotal Tracker 1 (2nd Gen) fitness tracker review

We all know the big names in fitness and sleep trackers. Just about everywhere you look you can find someone wearing a Jawbone wristband or a FitBit tracker. Those trackers are on the pricier side of things, however, and not everyone is willing to spend that much on tech that might -- like their last gym membership -- end up going unused. Enter the budget tracker market where Xiaomi's Mi Band largely goes unchallenged. Late last year a company called Pivotal Living based out of Seattle, Washington introduced an even more budget-friendly option, at least for the short term: its Pivotal Tracker 1 wearable, which is free if you sign up for a year's membership at $12.

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HidnSeek tracks objects over long distances using Sigfox network

HidnSeek tracks objects over long distances using Sigfox network

There are a lot of things in your life that you likely consider worth tracking: that expensive drone you bought but can't quite operate yet, your luggage on its slow trek to your destination, maybe even a pet or a child if you're feeling particularly cautious. There's no lack of Bluetooth tracking devices on the market, but their range limits their usefulness. Trackers that use cellular networks and GPS fill the void, and HidnSeek is the latest among them, but with a twist: it uses the Sigfox network instead.

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Droplet smart button offers reminders without nagging

Droplet smart button offers reminders without nagging

Even the best minds sometimes forget about something they meant to do. Such is where certain reminder-based trackers come into play, offering reminders piped directly to a smartphone or a tablet when needed, but without the nagging that might come from having a friend remind you. The Droplet is the newest tracker to offer this functionality, featuring a drop-like design and button-like functionality with a side dose of smart technology. Stick it on whatever you need to remember later on and it'll do the rest.

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