Adidas closes its digital sports division

Sportswear brands might be reviving their interest in fitness technology, but Adidas is staging its comeback in a very roundabout way. The company's American segment is closing its dedicated digital sports division and folding the group's work into... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple Watch GymKit syncing arrives in exactly one US gym

GymKit syncing on the Apple Watch technically arrived with watchOS 4.1, but there's been one main obstacle to using it: actually finding a gym that supports it. Only one fitness center each in Australia and the UK have enabled it so far, while Ameri... SOURCE: Engadget RSS Feed - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Huawei Band 2 Pro fitness band review

Overview The Huawei Band 2 Pro is a fitness band aiming at the lower end market. It has a vertical 0.91-inch 128×32 PMOLED display for a slim look with three sensors on the back as well as some charging pins. Hardware Inside the band is 256KB of RAM, 1MB of ROM, 16MB of flash storage, a 105mAh battery, and GPS. You’ll also get Bluetooth 4.2, an accelerometer, a cardiotachometer (heartrate sensor), and an infrared wear sensor. On top of that you get 5ATM water resistance, which means [Read Entire Story]

Spire Health Tag Is A Health Tracker That Doesn’t Need Charging

If there is one problem with fitness trackers and smartwatches is that for the most part they are powered by batteries, and this means that after a while they run out and require charging, which sometimes isn’t exactly the most convenient. However a company by Spire might have solved that with the launch of the Health Tag.This is a health tracker that can stick to your clothes. This means that if you already wear a watch or don’t like to wear a watch, not to worry as this will adhere to your [Read Entire Story]

Apple Has Taken The Lead In The Wearables Market

When it comes to wearables, there are many players in the market right now, but it seems that in terms of market share, it looks like Apple has once again managed to take the lead. This is according to a recent report from Canalys in which based on their findings, Apple is once again the market leader when it comes to the wearables market.Their report claims that Apple now commands a 23% market share in the wearables scene, which is higher than that of Xiaomi who commands a 21% market share. [Read Entire Story]

Nokia Steel Limited Edition Smartwatches Launched

The downside to most smartwatches these days is its battery life, where for the most part, users would have to charge their devices everyday or every other day. This is why hybrid smartwatches, like the Withings Activite Steel, proved to be a decent alternative, where at the very least it could still tell the time.That being said if you are in the market for such a device, you’ll be interested to learn that Nokia has announced a limited edition Nokia Steel smartwatch. This is basically the same [Read Entire Story]

Nike+ Run Club app update heralds arrival of Apple Watch 3 model

You don’t have a third gen Apple Watch yet and are still mulling over buying it. If you’re any type of sports buff and swear by Nike’s philosophy, then the athletic brand’s Nike+ app may have just given you a few reasons. The Nike+ Run Club app has just gotten a major feature boost and while many of those can … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Garmin Forerunner 30 running watch comes with heart rate sensor

It’s no smartwatch, but for a certain class of users, the Garmin Forerunner 30 could very well be. It doesn’t have the trappings of a smart wearable, save for notifications and messages, but it does have almost all the features you’ll want to get fit and stay healthy. That’s because the Forerunner 30 is made to be so easy to … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Apple’s secret workout lab could lead to a super powerful Apple Watch

Apple has a secret workout facility tucked away in a nondescript office space outside of its new HQ, where researchers are collecting reams of health data for the next generation of products, starting with the Apple Watch. ; The company opened up (some of) the facility's doors to Men's Health for an inside look at the lab where Apple has tracked more activity and exercise data than any other human performance study in history — at least according to Apple director of fitness for health [Read Entire Story]

Garmin Vivoactive 3 leak shows a more familiar round face

While Fitbit is still taking its sweet time at releasing a smartwatch that would, in theory, save it from becoming a has-been in the wearables market, its rivals are taking advantage of its silence to grab a piece of the pie in the meantime. First it was Apple that overtook it as being the number one wearable seller, only to … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

New Fitbit devices tipped in leaked photos

When I first saw images of Fitbit’s next two devices, I thought at least one of them was a photo-altered Surge. But it wasn’t – instead what we’re apparently looking at is a new device which Yahoo Finance was sent from an inside and anonymous source. They say this is the first “proper” smartwatch that Fitbit will ever offer – … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Acer Leap Ware Smartwatch debuts, still focused on health and fitness

Acer has ventured into the wearable arena a couple of years ago with the Liquid Leap lineup but it’s more for the sports and fitness enthusiasts. we haven’t really seen any smartwatch from the Taiwanese company until this week when the Leap Ware is unveiled. This one is still focused on fitness but the round […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

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 … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

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 … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Fitbit’s Q4 2016 down, company might layoff ten percent of the workforce

Fitbit’s acquisition of Pebble and the software platform of Vector Watch were believed to be good signs that the company was doing good but looks like business isn’t as flourishing. A recent report tells us that Fitbit didn’t do so well during the last quarter of 2016 (Q4) despite its being a holiday season. This […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Intel-engineered New Balance RunIQ revealed at CES 2017

This is the first time we’re featuring something related to sneaker brand New Balance. No, there’s no hi-tech sneakers designed by the company but it recently teamed up with Intel to come up with a smartwatch. Okay, this sounds interesting because back in November, we were told that Intel was possibly moving away from wearables. […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Huawei Fit hands-on: A fitness watch to undercut Fitbit

If there’s a market for a wearable somewhere in-between a traditional smartwatch and a fitness tracker then Huawei wants to dominate it, and the competitively priced Huawei Fit is how it plans to do that. Revealed this morning at Huawei’s event in Munich, Germany, but on store shelves in the US today, the Fit undercuts not only Android Wear watches, … Continue reading SOURCE: SlashGear - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Huawei Fit hands-on: fitness tracker in smartwatch clothing

Smartwatches are having a hard time this year. While fitness trackers remain hot, smartwatches, says IDC, are not. That is perhaps why Huawei’s latest wearable device isn’t being billed as a smartwatch. The Huawei Fit, after all, is, for all intents and purposes, a fitness tracker. It just happens to have a circular touchscreen, much […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Verily smartwatch by Alphabet will focus on health tracking

Verily may be very well known as the more health-focused group in Alphabet. In case you didn’t know, it’s Google’s sibling that is into healthcare and fitness tracking activities. There’s no official launch yet but the brand is believed to be launching a Verily wearable device. It’s not a fully Android Wear smartwatch but simply […] SOURCE: Android Community - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Garmin intros new Forerunner 735XT GPS running watch

Here's another option for a GPS watch for the hardcore runners: the Garmin Forerunner 735XT. This new smartwatch is more for the health and fitness enthusiasts. That's a given because Garmin has always been know for its products that help in navigation and sports like cycling, running, swimming, hiking, skiing, paddle sports, strength training, or plain cardio. It looks like an ordinary sportswatch but it does more than just tell time or distance. The watch can show data and statistics during [Read Entire Story]

Garmin intros Vívomove, mixes analog style with health tracking

Garmin has long been known to be active in the wearable business but it's popular for health tracking now more than as a digital smartwatch maker. Actually, Garmin hasn't focused solely on regular, everyday smartwatches. It always introduces products for the health and fitness community. This time however, the brand is showing us the Vivomove watch. Is it a smartwatch? Well, sort of but it looks like a regular analog watch but with health tracking abilities. The Garmin Vivomove looks like any [Read Entire Story]

Updated Samsung Gear Fit 2 leaked alongside Gear IconX

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard anything about Samsung’s Gear Fit wearable, which means it’s almost time for a refresh. A new leak has popped up showing up what appears to be the Samsung Gear Fit 2, plus a bonus pair of Samsung ear buds that are being referred to as the IconX. Bad news is that no hardware specs were revealed, but we do know that the Fit 2 will feature a dedicated GPS chip to improve the distance tracking functionality of the wearable. It has also [Read Entire Story]