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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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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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Getting smart with the Skagen Falster 2 Smartwatch

I have a bit of a conflicted relationship with smart watches. As a watch guy, I like seeing new stuff coming into the market, mixing up the standard offerings that we’ve got. As a gadget guy, all the new “gee whiz” stuff is just fun to play around with. So, if you were to marry those two, you’d think it would be just about perfect for me. To date, however, smart watches haven’t cut the mustard. I recently spent some time with the Skagen Falster 2 smartwatch to see if my opinion could be changed.

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The Sequent Supercharger answers the battery life question

Whatever the gadget, battery life is ever the question – how long will it last? This is often thought of with our phones, but it’s ever more present with smart watches. In fact, I’m wearing one at the moment for a review, and I’m lucky to get two days between chargers (depending on what I’m doing with it). What if you could get around needing to charge the watch at all? That’s what the Sequent Supercharger is offering.

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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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Get some giddyup with the Get Wearable

When it comes to wearable technology, there are all manner of devices that you can strap on to your wrist. These generally take the form of a fitness tracker, or a more robust smart watch that lashes up to your phone an also brings along some fitness tracking. What if you could have something that was something else altogether? That’s what the Get wearable is offering up.

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