This smart collar is like a ‘Fitbit’ for your dog

April 22, 2019

The Fitbit Inspire HR can do a lot for a relatively low price.Image: Zlata Ivleva / Mashable Fitbit Inspire HR $99.95 The Good Impressive feature lineup for the price • Easy setup • comfortable to wear • Mobile app integration works seamlessly ⚡ Mashable Score 3.5 📘Learning Curve 2.5 💵 Bang for the Buck 4.5

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Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S10s

February 22, 2019

Samsung's Galaxy Watch Active doesn't come with a rotatable bezel.Image: samsung Samsung went nuts and announced a boatload of new gadgets at its Unpacked event today. The star of the show was no doubt the Galaxy S10, but Samsung also made room for a new smartwatch: the Galaxy Watch Active. SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e, and S10+ take premium Android phones to the next level Samsung is no stranger…

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Puma’s retro ‘smart’ shoes are so ugly they’re actually on trend

December 12, 2018

The RS-Computer Shoe is a reissue of a 1986 design.Image: PUMA The nostalgia carousel keeps going round and round, and brands have happily hopped on for the ride. Puma announced Monday that it would reissue a little-known shoe with a technical twist from 1986: the RS-Computer Shoe. The shoe, then and now, looks like a running shoe with a plastic protuberance on the back — which is where the shoe…

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Fitbit Charge 3 fitness tracker has battery life to die for

August 21, 2018

The Fitbit Charge 3 comes in several stylish and comfy bands.Image: raymond wong/mashable As nice as it is to see smartwatches like the Apple Watch, Fitbit Versa, and upcoming Samsung Galaxy Watch push health and fitness features as core to ownership, it turns out many people still prefer a simpler and cheaper fitness tracker. That’s why Fitbit’s still making them. Its newest fitness tracker is the Charge 3 and it…

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Strain, sleep, recover: A month of training with pro sports’ favorite wearable

December 22, 2017

Whoop gives you high-level training data you won't find anywhere else.Image: lili sams/mashable The wrist-worn fitness tracker, as a category, is well past its zenith. Even in 2017, fitness trackers are still little more than overwrought pedometers for disinterested users who’ll probably ditch them after a few months. Many of these devices, which don’t run apps or have most of the capabilities of a smartwatch, have proved capable of basic…

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Save on this Garmin fitness tracker and get pumped for that New Year’s Resolution

December 14, 2017

Check in while you work out.Image: Garmin Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If you’ve got a fitness friend that you’re shopping for during the holidays, the Garmin Vivosmart Activity Tracker could make a great gift, and it’s $20 off today. Image: Garmin This fitness tracking watch monitors all of your daily fitness activities from your heart rate to…

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A guide to wearable fitness trackers to make holiday shopping easier

November 26, 2017

Run, Forrest, run.Image: pexels Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. The world of wearable fitness has seriously blown up. No longer are hardcore athletes the only ones keeping up with there calories and mileage — these babies have been taking over our lives year by year. And with this surge to the everyday consumer, it seems like not a…

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Fitbit Ionic smartwatch and Flyer headphones: Hands on

August 29, 2017

Fitbit's smartwatch, Ionic, is finally here.Image: lili sams/mashable Over the past couple of years, Fitbit has witnesses its signature fitness wearables slowly being eclipsed by the Apple Watch and other smartwatches like Samsung’s Gear line and Google’s Android Wear. It released the Blaze watch last year, which was a step up for Fitbit in terms of sophistication, but still left customers wondering when it would release a true smartwatch, complete…

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Fitness trackers are useless, even for a former pro athlete

August 5, 2017

I still don't have much help with my workouts here.Image: bob al-greene/mashable Fitness wearables are useless for me, and that’s a bad sign for companies who hope to make a real connection with people who exercise regularly. I’m not just some schlub writer trying to break away from my work desk that doesn’t know a barbell from a dumbbell, after all. I’m a former professional athlete who played a season…

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Give fitness trackers a break, they helped me finish an Ironman race

July 29, 2017

My watches significantly improved my performance on race day.Image: ambar del moral/mashable Wearables have gotten a bad rap lately, and it’s probably because of glorified pedometers like the Fitbit Blaze and Apple Watch that look dorky and don’t do much beyond counting steps. And I’ll admit, I’m one of the people that will readily throw shade at these products for failing to provide useful health information. But the reality is,…

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