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Audience MQ100 chip brings always-on motion tracking to smartphones

Audience is introducing a new chip designed to bring motion tracking features to smartphones without causing serious battery drain. Instead of pairing a Fitbit or other fitness tracker with your phone, the Audience MQ100 chip could let you use your phone as an always-on fitness tracker. The MQ100 chip uses less than 5 mW while […]

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Samsung introduces Gear Fit activity tracker

Samsung is expanding its wearable product lineup with a new activity tracker called the Samsung Gear Fit. It’s a wristband with a curved display that helps you keep track of steps, heart rate, sleep, and other vital stats. It’s Samsung’s answer to the FitBit, Nike Fuelband, or Jawbone Up. And it looks like a rather […]

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Sony SmartBand activity tracker coming in March

Sony is launching its first wearable fitness tracker in March. But the company’s not stopping with tracking fitness activity. When you pair the Sony SmartBand with Sony’s Lifelog application you can also use it to keep track of places you’ve been, songs you’ve listened too, books you’ve read, and other data. We first saw the […]

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Garmin introduces Vivofit fitness tracker with 1-year battery life

GPS device maker Garmin has been offering GPS watches for runners for a while, but now the company is jumping on the wearable fitness tracker bandwagon. The company’s new Vivofit straps to your wrist and monitors and displays your activity stats including how many steps you take in a day and how much sleep you […]