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TAO Wellness shows a prototype of its TAO Chair at CES 2015 (Photo: C.C. Weiss/Gizmag)

Want the exercise, but can't conjure up the energy to go to the gym? Have a seat ... and "turn downtime into exercise time." The TAO Chair, which we took a look at at CES last week, is designed to provide a dynamic workout for your primary target zones from the comfort of your living room.  Read More

BlackBox revealed its Linx IAS at CES 2015

Concussions – or at least concussion discussions – are all the rage lately, particularly in relation to professional sports leagues like the NFL. BlackBox Biometrics is adding to the discussion with a small, lightweight sensor designed to track concussive forces. Derived from the company's military blast force sensor, the consumer-grade Linx IAS straps to the head via a beanie or headband and measures impacts, providing an easy-read analysis that can help athletes identify concussions.  Read More

Meet the Nabu X – a low-cost fitness tracker from Razer

The Razer brand is generally associated more with gaming than fitness, but that hasn’t stopped the company from making moves into the smartband space. The Nabu X is its latest effort, with the second-generation fitness tracker offering limited notification support and some novel social functionality.  Read More

The Lenovo P90 was one of two 64-bit smartphones from Lenovo at CES 2015 (Photo: Lenovo)

Lenovo joins LG in kicking off the year of the 64-bit smartphone at CES 2015, unveiling one powered by a 64-bit Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and another packing the latest 64-bit Intel Atom processor. These were announced alongside a new wearable and selfie flash that is basically a modern iteration of the old-school flash cube.  Read More

The Watch is 10.5 mm thick, and available in different styles

If you've been thinking about buying a smartwatch ... well, another one has now been added to the mix. Announced today at CES 2015, Alcatel Onetouch's imaginatively-named Watch wirelessly links users to the functions of their Android or iOS smartphone, plus it has a number of integrated sensors that let them monitor their daily activity.  Read More

The Withings Activité Pop is a more affordable version of the company's undercover fitness...

Announced mid-2014, the Withings Activité set itself apart by offering a stylish, traditional analog watch design alongside discreet fitness tracking tech. The company is back with a new model that offers a more wallet-friendly take on the attractive wearable.  Read More

One day virtual reality and exercise bikes could team up to spice up your workout (Origina...

VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and Gear VR are great for gaming and immersive 360-degree videos. But what about exercise? Though the idea isn't without its flaws, virtual reality could one day add an exciting new dimension to stationary workout machines. Gizmag chatted with a researcher in the field (and went for a mind-bending VR spin of our own) to investigate.  Read More

LeapBand is a children's activity tracker that encourages them to move through activity ch...

Getting kids who are immersed in mobile devices to get up and start moving can be a bit of challenge, which is where an activity tracker for kids just might help. Leapfrog's LeapBand is a virtual pet gaming device merged with a fitness tracker that motivates kids to move using activity challenges and rewards. The more active they are, the more rewards they get to unlock cool new features. Is it enough to get them to be more physically active though? Read on to find out.  Read More

Exercise can be a solitary undertaking, but technology is increasingly coming along for th...

Technology has made monitoring our health and fitness easier, cheaper and more convenient than ever, with a dizzying array of apps and wearable devices – from fitness trackers and smartwatches, to headphones and clothing – designed to improve our wellbeing. With New Year's Eve just around the corner and getting fitter and healthier sure to be among many people's resolutions, we thought it a good time to look back at just some of the health and fitness tracking technology that caught our eye this year.  Read More

The Uno Noteband is the first wearable to make use of Spritz speed reading technology

The Uno Noteband is the first wearable to make use of Spritz, a technology that aims to increase reading speed by showing individual words in quick succession. It connects via Bluetooth to Android and iOS devices, offering notifications, fitness tracking and (allegedly) long battery life.  Read More

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