Tag Archives: Fitbit

Climbing the Apple Watch learning curve

How easy is it to get started with an Apple Watch? The New York Times described a “steep learning curve” before its reviewer fell head-over-heels in love with their wristwatch. We wanted to

How to liberate your wearable data (tip: Let the IoT work for you)

Earlier this week we reported on Government warnings not to use wearable tech apps provided by health insurers. Now we outline how to liberate your data from the four most-popular smart wearables: The Fitbit family,

Fitbit and Jawbone fight to stem tide of in-field failures

Judging by the volume of tweets to their Support accounts on Twitter, leading smart wristband makers Fitbit and Jawbone are both fighting to stem the tide of in-field failures of their smart wristbands. We’re

Mi band redefines the low-end smart wristband market

There’s a lot of hype about the Apple Watch, as the first shipments arrive of the smartwatch, which qualifies as one of the most expensive pieces of wearable tech to date. If

SoulAthlete takes gamification of wearables to next level

Start-up SoulAthlete.com is following the sage advice that points mean prizes with a new platform that enables wearables users to compete with each other on steps and other stats – regardless of

Pebble breaks records, Withings just breaks

It’s been a record-breaking week for Pebble and a shattering week for Withings. As Pebble raised a staggering $20 million plus to close its round of funding for its next-generation smartwatch Pebble Time,

Wearables at MWC: Day One round-up

Based on a quick tour of the show floor and a skim of the news headlines, it appears that smartwatches are the most-popular wearable at this year’s Mobile World Congress, with the fashion

And our Fitbit replacement? A Fitbit

It was a tough decision from a strong field of candidates, but we think the decision has been made – for now, the replacement for our recently-deceased Fitbit Flex is … another

Withings Activité disappoints: A less-than-smartwatch

The Activité is a brave attempt on an alternative smartwatch from French wearables firm Withings – but is it good enough to take on devices with a digital display? After 10 days of extensive

Insights beyond the wall of sleep

Sleep tracking devices are an early win for consumer wearable technology, proving popular thanks to their ability to provide personal insights from beyond the wall of sleep. Using sleep tracking to understand