Posted inNews

HTC Grip fitness tracker is canceled… sort of

Earlier this year HTC announced plans to launch a fitness tracker called the HTC Grip. It’s a wristband that was designed with help from Under Armor and it was aimed at runners and other fitness enthusiasts. But now it looks like HTC is running away from the idea. Engadget reports that the HTC Grip has […]

Posted inNews

IDC: Xiaomi is second only to Fitbit in wearable shipments

Wearable shipments have been on the rise for two full years, according to research firm IDC. On the other hand, overall shipments are still small enough that China’s Xiaomi was able to quickly come from out of nowhere to become the second-largest player in the wearable market. In the first quarter of 2015, Xiaomi reportedly […]

Posted inNews

Basis Peak fitness tracker gains Apple Health, Google Fit support (and a Titanium Edition)

The Basis Peak is one of the most powerful (and accurate) activity trackers on the market. But it’s not necessarily the best looking. Now Intel (which acquired Basis last year) has launched a new version with a sleek design. The Basis Peak Titanium Edition has all the same fitness tracking features as its predecessor, but […]

Posted inNews

Yu Yuphoria: An Indian mid-range phone with entry-level price ($110)

Micromax spin-off Yu launched its first smartphone about six months ago. It was notable for offering solid specs, a low-price tag, and Cyanogen OS software. Now Yu is launching a second phone. The Yu Yuphoria is smaller and cheaper than the Yureka, but it packs some serious power for a phone priced at just about $110. […]

Posted inNews

Swatch wants to reinvent the battery (for smartwatches… and cars)

Watch maker Swatch is taking aim at one of the biggest problems with smartwatches: horrible battery life. You need to charge an Apple Watch every day. Most smartwatches using Google’s Android Wear or Samsung’s Tizen software only get 2-3 days of run time. And you need to charge Pebble watches every week or so. But Swatch […]

Posted inNews

Jawbone launches UP2, UP4 fitness trackers (with mobile payments for the UP4)

Jawbone is updating its UP line of fitness trackers with two new models. The UP2 is A $100 model that offers all the basic features you’d expect from an activity-tracking fitness band including step counting, sleep tracking, week-long battery life, and the ability to sync with iOS or Android apps. Or for $200 you can […]