Aside from a weekly pick-up basketball game, I have not stuck with anything approaching regular exercise in my life. I have neither the time nor the inclination to join a gym, and any exercise program I devise at home seems to last only a week or two before it fades out and then stops altogether. Also, I hate jogging. Thankfully, I'm easily amused outdoors and can frequently be found skiing, skating, and biking in addition to playing tennis, touch football, and softball. (OK, softball doesn't count as exercise.) Despite my various athletic endeavors, I have never felt like … Read more
Do you get: a) the Gear 2? b) the Gear 2 Neo? c) the Gear Fit? d) none of the above?
The Wide World of Wearables has a wide pricing landscape, but when it comes to wristbands it's coming down to dollars. The prices of Samsung's new wearables aren't surprising: the original Galaxy Gear cost $300, and the new version has extra features including a … Read more
Samsung has officially posted the global prices for two of its upcoming wearable devices.
The Gear 2 smartwatch will sell for 8,999 Taiwan dollars ($293), Samsung announced in Taiwan on Wednesday, according to Sammobile and other sources. That's a slight drop from the $300 retail price of the original Gear. The new Gear Fit fitness band will cost 5,990 Taiwan dollars, but Samsung kept mum on the Gear 2 Neo.
AT&T unleashed more details Thursday by announcing that it will start preorders of Samsung's new family of wearable devices in the US on Friday. … Read more
Tired of flabby arms and weak wrists? Wish you had more to show for using your iPhone than just communication, entertainment, driving directions, restaurant recommendations, and casual hookups?
If only your iPhone looked like a dumbbell and was heavy like a dumbbell. Then, every time you picked it up, you'd be working out!
So goes the "logic" behind ToneFone, a product I swear I am not making up. Available through UK-based DesirableBody, the ToneFone is the "world's heaviest iPhone case."
No, really -- that's the tagline.
Designed to fit the iPhone 5 and … Read more
It took only 90 minutes for Moov, makers of a watch-like fitness wearable, to hit its crowdfunding goal of $40,000. Two weeks have passed since then, and Moov is already to date the most successful crowdfunding fitness campaign -- of which there are many, on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, attempting to serve up a better Jawnone or Fitbit or Nike FuelBand that tells us how to fix ourselves and not just what's wrong.
Preorder sales now near $1 million, equating to more than 16,000 devices the startup says it will deliver by July. A second, even larger batch … Read more
The Korean electronics giant released a couple videos for the Galaxy S5, Gear 2, and Gear Fit to give users an in-depth look at some features of the new devices. Samsung frequently crams so many capabilities into its products that it's hard to know about all of them.
Check out CNET's first take on the Galaxy S5, Gear 2, and Gear Fit.
The Galaxy S5 video shows off the hardware and software features, such as the fitness apps. It goes pretty in-depth with camera features, … Read more
One of the hardest parts of starting to work out is staying motivated to actually go do it. Friends and family members can be terrific motivators, especially if you team up with someone to go work out with you.
But not everyone is going to have the option of a regular workout buddy. So instead of sitting at home unmotivated, use your iPhone, the automation service If This Then That (IFTTT), and a friend to hold you accountable.
First you'll need to install IFTTT's iPhone app. (IFTTT can be used with Android, but it's easier with iOS.) … Read more
Your iPhone may be able to play doctor with help from a $199 case.
Made by consumer-electronics company Azoi, a smartphone case called Wello aims to measure a range of vitals, including your blood pressure, electrocardiography (ECG), heart rate, blood oxygen, temperature, and lung function. Azoi claims the measurements will offer a high level of accuracy as part of its goal to make you more aware of your health.
To trigger the built-in sensors, you simply hold the case for a few moments while some of your key bodily functions are recorded. The information then passes over to the Wello … Read more