Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Fit Wearables Announced

Alongside the Samsung Galaxy S10, Samsung also took the wraps off new wearables in the form of the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active and the Galaxy Fit. The former will be a smartwatch that will come with all the features one might expect from a smartwatch, while the latter is a fitness tracker for those who might not need all the features of a smartwatch.


Researchers Find Fitness Trackers Overestimate Calories By As Much As 50%

Fitness trackers are great to see how far you’ve run and how many calories you’ve burnt, but it seems that maybe you should treat those numbers as gospel. This is because according to researchers at Researchers at Aberystwyth University, they have conducted tests on various fitness trackers only to find that most of them are way off the mark, with some by as much as 50%.


Older Samsung Gear Watches Updated With New Fitness Features

The problem with a lot of modern gadgets is that they tend to get outdated fast, where the models offered the year later come with features that makes the previous year’s models feel a bit outdated. Then there is also the issue of software updates where most OEMs tend to focus on their latest products and end up neglecting their older ones.


Withings Pulse HR Fitness Tracker Will Feature 20 Day Battery Life

A lot of smartwatches don’t have particularly good battery life, thanks to its large-ish displays which we expect probably contributes to its battery drain. If you want a wearable that focuses on fitness, then fitness trackers might be a better solution as they tend to offer up better battery life, and Withings might have something for you.


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How To Track Your Steps On Android

Whether you are into fitness or not, it is quite handy to have a step tracker app downloaded on your phone. Besides checking how much energy you have consumed on a given day, one could also use a pedometer app to measure distances.


Pokemon GO Will Count Your Steps Even When You Aren’t Playing

When Pokemon GO was first launched, due to the nature of the game it encouraged players to walk around to try and discover and capture nearby Pokemon. As a result it actually forced more people to exercise, which is a good thing, and now it seems that its creators are hoping to make it a regular thing.


Garmin Instinct Rugged Smartwatch Announced

Smartwatches these days for the most part are seen as fashion devices. Sure they do come with various health and fitness tracking capabilities, but a lot of them have been designed so that they can be used for day-to-day wear like at the office or when going out with friends without it looking like you’re headed to the gym.


Spider-Man Garmin Vivofit Jr. 2 Is Aimed At Kids

Fitness trackers are great if you’re looking for a way to track your fitness activities. They can be used by people of all ages, although admittedly giving an Apple Watch to a kid might not be the best idea as they might damage it. However if you’d still like to equip your child with a fitness tracker, Garmin might have something for you.


John Hancock Life Insurance Accepts Activity Tracking As An Option

In the past we have seen how some insurance companies have actually encouraged their customers to use devices like the Apple Watch or Fitbit fitness trackers. They even offered customers incentives for meeting certain health/fitness goals. 


This Smart Mirror Puts A Personal Trainer In Your Home

We’ve seen how many household objects have been made smarter over the years. The humble mirror is one of them where we have seen how some companies such as Lenovo and HiSense create mirrors that have the ability to be more than just a mirror, and can display additional information like the weather, news, and more.


Google Fit Gets A Brand New Design And Revamp

Just like Apple, Google has their own fitness/health app called Google Fit. It was launched in 2014 and now fast forward about 4 years later, it seems that Google has decided to give the app a brand new design along with a revamp of some of its functions and features, which according to Google was developed alongside the American Heart Association (AHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO).


Apple Reportedly Developing Own Chips For Health Devices

Over the years we’ve seen how Apple has been creating separate processors for use in their devices. For example there is a separate processor designed to handle motion-based data, then there is also a chip that handles Bluetooth, then there is also a chip designed for security purposes, so to learn that Apple could be developing a new chip for health-based devices doesn’t come as a surprise.


Xiaomi Hey+ Fitness Tracker Launched

A few months ago, Xiaomi announced their latest wearable in the form of the Xiaomi Mi Band 3. If you thought that Xiaomi was going to wait until next year to debut another wearable, think again because the company has since launched another wearable called the Hey+ on Chinese crowdfunding website Youpin.


Alleged Fitbit Charge 3 Renders Leaked Ahead Of Announcement

In 2016, Fitbit announced the Fitbit Charge 2 which was the company’s latest fitness tracker for those who wanted to track their activity, but didn’t really see the need to get a smartwatch. Now it looks like Fitbit could be preparing a successor to the Charge 2 because according to Nieuwemobiel.nl, renders of the upcoming device have been leaked.