Fitbit Alta is the company's first female-centric, fashion-forward fitness tracker

Fitbit Alta is the company’s first female-centric, fashion-forward fitness tracker

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OK, we get it. Makers of fitness trackers now recognize that, for the most part, the majority of products in this category are clunky. No matter how hard the company tries to disguise wearable tech, you can almost always tell when a person is counting their daily steps. The plastic wristbands are never subtle.

While previous iterations of these handy little trackers improved the category with slimmer and smarter devices, we’re finally moving into stage two of activity monitoring: fashionable options you’d actually want to wear.

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Beyond the tech at CES: 5 makers shaping the future of fitness

Beyond the tech at CES: 5 makers shaping the future of fitness

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Typically, CES focuses on showy unveils and groundbreaking new technologies that make attendees “ooh” and “aah,” as well as ask, “When can I buy it?”

In recent years, fitness technology has had more than a cursory presence at the renowned conference. From wearables to devices intended to help you sleep at night to fitness trackers that double as fashion accessories, the world of healthcare tech and biometrics is ever expanding. 

And these technologies are certainly impressive. As the quantified self movement becomes more prevalent, a plethora of wearables and fitness-focused products are hitting the showroom, the shelves and, later, our own wrists. Read more…

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New Balance Partners with Intel, Starts New Digital Technology Division

New Balance Partners with Intel, Starts New Digital Technology Division

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When it comes to recent trends within the fashion industry, no one field has been as heavily invested in 3D printing as footwear has. From major companies crafting their newest shoes with 3D printed midsoles to orthotic-driven startups such as Wiivv Wearables and SOLS providing custom-designed and printed insoles, the influence of 3D printing has been spreading across footwear design and manufacturing for quite some time now. The sportswear company New Balance is certainly no stranger to this influence, having announced last November that 3D printed midsoles will be implemented into the design of their newest running shoe.…

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Under Armour’s HealthBox is a sleek fitness-tracking starter kit — in a pricey box

Under Armour’s HealthBox is a sleek fitness-tracking starter kit — in a pricey box

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LAS VEGAS — Under Armour’s answer to getting in better shape lies within this box.

The company revealed a smart fitness starter kit called HealthBox ($400) at CES on Tuesday, which features a web-connected scale, fitness tracker called UA Band (made in partnership with HTC) and a heart-rate chest monitor. You can buy devices separately — UA Band for $180, UA Heart Rate chest strap for $80, UA Scale for $180 — but the set intends to help consumers see a deeper look at their overall quantified health.

The company also announced at the conference wireless heart-rate tracking earbuds (with JBL by Harman audio) for $250 and Gemini 2 sneakers ($150), the first smart shoes that track steps taken, calories burned and distance without the need to be tethered to an iPhone. Read more…

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The Misfit Ray is the fashionable fitness tracker we've been waiting for

The Misfit Ray is the fashionable fitness tracker we’ve been waiting for

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Misfit is back with a sleek new activity tracker.

The company announced the Misfit Ray Fitness and Sleep Monitor at CES on Tuesday. Its features aren’t that different than the company’s other trackers, but the wearable sets itself apart because the minimal design is stylish without trying too hard.

The cylindrical aluminum body is less than half an inch in diameter and about 1.5 inches long. Like Misfit’s other wearables, it’s modular, so it can be worn as a bracelet or necklace. It comes in rose gold, of course, as well as carbon black, and its shape doesn’t make it too obtrusive. Think of it as the middle ground between the sporty Shine 2 and the gaudy Swarovski line that was showcased at CES last year Read more…

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Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: Adafruit Releases New Project for 3D Printed Daft Punk Helmet

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger: Adafruit Releases New Project for 3D Printed Daft Punk Helmet

By Tyler Koslow

Specializing in 3D printed DIY projects for open source tech company Adafruit, Noe Ruiz is certainly fond of the legendary electronic music duo Daft Punk. Back in 2014, Ruiz put together a DIY project that allowed customers to 3D print their own full-sized, LED-equipped Daft Punk helmet. The perfect project for an experienced Maker with which to ring in the New Year, Ruiz and the Adafruit team have revamped the previously released helmet project to include Bluetooth-controlled LED lights, giving those who are fans of both Daft Punk and 3D printing one more reason to ‘come on and celebrate’.…

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7 tech trends that will rule CES 2016

7 tech trends that will rule CES 2016

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A New Year means a new start, and that goes double for the tech world, since the first week of January is when International CES takes place. The biggest technology show in the world is set to begin Monday, Jan. 4, turning the Las Vegas Strip into a high-tech carnival for nearly a full week.

Each year, CES provides a snapshot of the current state of consumer tech, and, if you look closely enough, plenty of signposts of where it’s going to go in the coming year. Just look back at the surprise appearance of “hoverboards” at last year’s show, which ended up being one of the hottest new products of the year (literally and figuratively). Read more…

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This is what Google Glass 2.0 looks like

This is what Google Glass 2.0 looks like

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Google’s not done with Google Glass just yet. We finally have our first look at what the rebooted augmented reality glasses will look like. Spoiler alert: Not very different.

The first images of Google Glass 2.0 have appeared online courtesy of documents posted to the Federal Communications Commission website.

The augmented reality glasses shown in the images are reportedly for the Google Glass “Enterprise Edition,” the rebooted version of Glass being worked on by Tony Fadell and his team

Whereas the original Google Glass “Explorer Edition” was aimed at consumers, the Explorer Edition is designed to help in the workplace. As previously reported, the new version of Google Glass has a larger glass prism, a faster Intel Atom processor, 5GHz Wi-Fi for more bandwidth-intensive tasks such as video streaming, and a more rugged and waterproof design. Read more…

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