Ironman? That’s a name I’ve not heard in a long time

At least, that’s the thought that crossed my mind when I received the news on this new watch. Back in my junior high days, it seemed like Timex Ironman watches were the absolute pinnacle of a “cool” watch. Time change, and while Timex has kept on ticking, the Ironman line hasn’t gotten the attention. They’re trying to change that now with the Timex Ironman R300.

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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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It’s time to say goodbye to Fitbit

When I first got my Fitbit One, I wasn’t sure how it would it would fit into my life. I was more interested in the sleep tracking, but in the five years since that original purchase (and one replacement unit later) it because a regular, daily part of my carry. Silent alarms and steps and stairs tracking were great, but I’ve taken to re-evaluating things, and it’s time for me to say so long to this formerly trusty piece of tech.

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Polar has a new firmware update for the Vantage available

It seems like it wasn’t all that long ago when we were talking about a new firmware for the Polar Vantage and Vantage M. And you know what? It wasn’t! Well, at the end of that article, we teased that some more was in teh works, and those updates have just hit today. Read on to see what all in includes.

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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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Technology? In MY socks?

Well, yes. The future is here. All sorts of clothing items are labelled as technical, so why not socks? What’s an article of technical clothing? Well, it can certainly apply to outdoors sports, but you’ve most commonly interacted with it when it comes to the stuff you wear at the gym. Well, why not have have some of that know-how applied to the socks you wear all day, every day? That’s what Burlix is saying, anyways.

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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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