Introducing the Polar H9

For most folks, simply tracking activity is enough for their fitness goals. Those looking to get a little more in-depth insights on their exercise might opt for any number of wrist-mounted devices with a HR sensor (like this one). Past that – or if you have a tracker you already like – you’re looking at something like a stand-alone heart rate strap. These – while offering great accuracy (because they’re, you know, right over your heart) – can tend to bring “pro” prices to the party. This is where the new Polar H9 is looking to shine.

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Misfit just slipped up behind us with some new watches

They slipped the watches in, all sneaky like and silent. Well, no, that’s not really the case – I got the email about the new releases just as I normally do. But unlike brands that don’t see fit to give their watches clever names (and hope the model numbers do the trick), Misfit didn’t just name their watches – they named the specific colorway they released. In this case, we’ve got the new “Ninja” palette gracing the Misfit Command and Misfit Path watches.

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Taking steps with the Casio ProTrek PRT-B50-4

Over the last year or two, I’ve reviewed a number of watches in the Casio ProTrek lineup. Those most prominently have featured their Triple Sensor technology, which give you compass, altitude/barometer, and temperature readouts on your wrist. Well, friends, we’ve now reached the realm of the (wait for it) quad sensor. What does this do, you ask? Well, read on for our review of the Casio ProTrek PRT-B50.

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Withings watches your heart ticking as your watch does

Heart rate tracking is quite the trendy thing to pop into watches these days. Most commonly, these take the form of optical sensors embedded in the back of the watch, and can provide a directional – if not medically accurate – representation of what your heart is doing. But what if you want something more precise, and accepted by your doc? Until recently, the Apple Watch Series 4 was the one to get. Withings is looking to challenge that with the Withings Move ECG.

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The Polar Ignite is available in some other colors

Hey, so remember the Polar Ignite that we reviewed earlier this week? While I thought there were some technical shortcomings that firmware and app development could overcome, it’s not a bad fitness watch. It just needed some more time in the usability labs. That aside, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more compact fitness-oriented watch.

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Light a fitness fire with the Polar Ignite

As I mentioned in the earlier article about the new Fitbit releases, my main training partner over the last few years has come from the folks at Polar. I’ve reviewed a variety of their watchesand it seems that each one has been better than the last. Will the Polar Ignite keep that trend going? We went hands-on to find out.

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Fitbit coming in hot with the new releases this week

I make no bones about this – I like fitness devices, particularly watches. Smartwatches, eh, I’ve not had a lot of use for them. But fitness-specific devices, those I can get behind. They let me know how hard I’m working in a run or weight training session, and can capture all sorts of metrics. At the gym, I’ve been partial to Polar devices (and we’ve got a review of their latest in the works), but what I’ve got with me day in and day out, is a trusty Fitbit One. I like that it can slip into my pocket (since I’ve already got a regular watch on my wrist) and track my activity, and wake me up silently in the morning. So, every new release from Fitbit is something I watch with interest, and they just announced a trio of new goodies.

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Go for a heart-healthy hike with the Casio ProTrek WSD-F21HR

Over at WWR, we’ve looked at a number of Casio ProTrek watches. In my eyes, if you’re on the hunt for an outdoors-focused watch with a lot of technical capabilities, the ProTrek lineup is the place to be. If you’re also fond of tracking your exertions, you’ve had to go for a fitness watch that also had GPS built in. That is, until the Casio ProTrek WSD-F21HR was announced.

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