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A little later than promised, Basis' Peak fitness tracker behaves more like the smartwatch it arguably should have been all along. Grab a newly released update for the wearable and it'll give you a heads-up on calls, meetings and messages from your Android smartphone or iPhone. It's not as sophist...

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If men can have a fitness device for their nether regions, women certainly can, too. Minna Life has released the kGoal, a $149 "smart Kegel exerciser" that helps you work your pelvic floor muscles (read: the vaginal area) in order to both improve your sexual performance and fight disorders like in...

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Almost everyone uses a favorite playlist when they workout. The music helps the time pass more quickly and should help produce more energy. Now with RockMyRun you can listen to music lists prepared scientifically to improve your workouts by up to 30%. The free universal app requires iOS 7.0 or l...

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When we published our list of Engadget's lowest-scored gadgets last month, quite a few readers took issue with the inclusion of the Microsoft Band on that list. In our original review, we dinged it for its poor battery life and for being incredibly uncomfortable, knocking the Band down to a score ...

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The year is still young and a few of us are barely clinging to our resolutions. Whether we vowed to be more active, eat healthier or drink more water, there's a variety of things to keep track of (and make us feel bad about ourselves). Are you using any gadgets or services to help improve your lif...

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With so many companies offering wearable devices at this year's CES, perhaps it's apt that the best startup we saw at CES 2015 was a company that was taking a different approach to the fitness tracker. AmpStrip is a health wearable that stays out of the way: a Band-Aid style strip that's waterproo...

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Digital health and fitness is a category so large that it had its own section in the Sands at CES this year, with everything from robotic bikes to smart shirts. But beating all of that to win our Best of CES award is a tiny pair of earbuds from Bragi called "The Dash." The wireless headphones tu...

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It's that time of year when people are already breaking their New Year's Resolutions to lose weight. Well, it helps if you have someone - or something - yelling at you to watch your calories and get off your keister. For me, the just-released CARROT Hunger (free with in-app bribes and purchases)...

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When I talk about an industry maturing, I don't mean "getting old" so much as facing a different set of challenges. For instance, a year ago, the wearable and fitness section of CES occupied a few hundred square feet. In 2015, the two categories had taken over almost half of the cavernous Sands Ex...

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It might sound odd that a guitar maker is getting into fitness headphones, however Gibson falls under the same corporate umbrella as Philips, Onkyo and other personal audio brands. That being said, it's still a bit strange to see the iconic guitar brand stamped on a pair of on-ears. I was curious ...

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For the last couple of years, medical science has been working on a way to build health sensors into stickers for better patient monitoring. It looks as if the folks behind AmpStrip might have gotten there first. AmpStrip is a piece of wearable technology that sticks onto your chest (we're told th...

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Cambridge Consultants is a research and development company from, yup, Cambridge in the UK, that acts as a sort of DARPA for the private sector. That's why you're just as likely to see the outfit producing sensors for the oil and gas industry as it is knocking out madcap tea machines, robotic bask...

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After a brief wait, Epson's first batch of fitness trackers is reaching the US. To get things started, it's launching a new golf swing analyzer (the not so elegantly titled M-Tracer MT500GTII, below) that attaches to your club's grip and sends real-time feedback to your phone, ranging from the swi...

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Under Armour nabbed MapMyFitness in late 2013, and at this year's CES, one of the most recognizable names in sports gear is rolling out an app of its own. UA Record equips both Android and iOS devices with a daily graph of all activity, from steps to workouts and sleep. As you might expect, it'll ...

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Gibson, a company best known for its guitars, is diving into fitness audio, and it's tapped an Olympic gold medalist to lend a hand. That's right, the company's Trainer headphones were designed with the help of the world's fastest man: Usain Bolt. If you'll recall, Bolt has endorsed products from ...

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Doing a single exercise, like lifting a weight, is pretty easy. Doing an exercise well, on the other hand, is pretty hard. That's the idea behind Gymwatch, a fitness wearable that's designed both to tell you how many exercises you've done, but also if you've done any of them badly. After a success...

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