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If you've been mourning the demise of Nike's Fuelband and want a bare-bones activity tracker, then Polar's got your back. The fitness company is launching a second-generation Loop that retains much of the look and feel of the original with a sprinkling of new features. The most notable is probably...

July 15th 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Twelve months ago, Polar announced the V800, a supremely powerful GPS running watch that came with built-in activity tracking. The standout feature, however, would be that the device would offer-up Pebble-esque smartwatch notifications. Unfortunately, the company didn't have the development resour...

January 7th 2015 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Can it really be a year since Polar rocked up at CES promising to change the world with its all-powerful V800? Yes, yes it can. This time around, however, the company is aiming its sights not at hardcore runners, but at people looking for a cheaper, yet more sophisticated activity tracker. Similar...

January 3rd 2015 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Last month, Google nabbed a polling startup in order to boost the tools of its social network. Well, the folks in Mountain View didn't waste any time, as polls are already set to make their debut on Google+. The new feature is rolling out now, in case you need to crowdsource info for your next exc...

October 9th 2014 at 3:03pm 0 Comments
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Most fitness wearables come from tech companies looking to slowly add features like GPS and water resistance to their gear. Polar, on the other hand, is turning its hardcore GPS-equipped running watches into 24/7 activity trackers like the V800. If that device was a little too rich for your blood,...

September 25th 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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You know what Google+ really needs, more than anything else? Polls. Right, maybe not, but Google did just acquire a startup (yes, another one!) called Polar that specialized in crafting buzzy online polls like "Who did a better job hosting 'The View'?" and "Is WhatsApp worth $16 billion?" (no, re...

September 11th 2014 at 9:03pm 0 Comments
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When we brought you the news concerning Polar's V800 a few days ago, we were impressed that it would replace both a running watch and an activity tracker. But when we spoke to the company's representatives here at CES, it seems that there's a bigger target to aim for. Polar is currently working on...

January 7th 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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We're big fans of Nike's SportWatch GPS, but we do wish that the wearable would double as an activity tracker when we're not sprinting 'round the block. Polar seems to feel our pain, and has welded together an activity tracker and a GPS watch for its latest CES gadget. The Polar V800 has integrate...

January 6th 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Captain Robert Falcon Scott's mission to become the first to reach the South Pole famously ended in tragedy. A double tragedy, in fact, because Scott and his crew perished after finding that a rival Norwegian team had already beaten them to the punch. They died in 1912, while attempting to walk ba...

November 14th 2013 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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It's no secret that we like GuildOx around here. We've covered the ever expanding ways GuildOx has offered services from Flex Raid ranking to mount and pet tracking to achievements and titles. My own personal favorite was the specialization tracking it debuted for both PvE and PvP - I know I've per...

November 5th 2013 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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iOS 7 is now in its fifth beta incarnation and going through intense scrutiny by developers as the release date for the new mobile OS nears. Several iOS 7 beta testers have apparently decided to break NDA and conduct polls to judge the public's opinion on both the user interface and specific app...

August 7th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments