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Fitbit adds stuff ?!?

fitbit have relatively basic but generally well-working products. Their online ecosystem is good. In the light of new competitor products, FITBIT have announced further additions to their online offering – press release below In my opinion some of these online platforms and apps (eg Under Armour) are getting WAY too complicated. I do complex stuff…

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Polar announce H10 HRM and a Shirt

Polar have just announced a new HRM. The H10. This is probably a renamed H7i ie the late-2016 model we were expecting. Indeed this may well dash hopes of what the H7i might have been. however it does have an inbuilt but currently inactive accelerometer (Source: FCC) and maybe it could have a bridging function (unknown).…

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Samsung Gear and Under Armour

When you have a super large company partnering like SAMSUNG with a super large company like UNDER ARMOUR then it’s gonna work right? Looks like a great move with Under Armour porting their apps over to Samsung’s AndroidWear platform doesn’t it? Except Samsung ISN’T AndroidWear. It’s TIZEN (prev RTOS) – it’s proprietary OS. Just like…

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New Balance RunIQ – AndroidWear Watch

I’d forgotten all about this. Think Polar M600 (great piece of kit) . New Balance’s foray into the sports wearables market runs the same AndroidWear OS but has a round screen interface and an app. Otherwise conceptually very similar – untethered music from on the watch, 5ATM water resistance, 5 hours GPS exercise time or 1 day…

KINEMATIX TUNE Insoles and APP Running Analysis

Kinematix raises €2 Million – plus TUNE now generally available in EU / USA

Portugal-based Kinematix  have just raised €2 Million from a Portugese investor. Presumably this is for further expansion of production and marketing as the product is already on sale and available through amazon. I reviewed Kinematix’s sole-based running form product a few months back <here>. —————————————— Kinematix Closes Funding Round with Portugal Ventures for €2 Million…

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SUUNTO’s SPARTAN Enhance GPS

Suunto claim to have addressed GPS accuracy issues experienced by some users, see below. Release v1.4.6.624/10Nov2016 I’ve had some good experiences with GPS accuracy of the existing version <here> so, no doubt, the situation will be made worse for me and better for others 🙂 we shall see. I will say it how I find…

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Garmin Consolidate Step Activity

Gadget-encrusted step-counters worldwide will rejoice at Garmin’s just-announced move to enable Garmin Connect to consolidate steps from different devices every day. The new feature is called TrueUp and it will also synchronise the current GRAND TOTAL to a single preferred device of your choice. With a hilarious play on words, below, they also announced today…