New Jawbone UP has just been announced: wireless synchronization at last!

The new version of the Jawbone UP activity tracker has just been announced. This comes rather as a surprise, although everybody was eagerly anticipating a variant of the wristband capable of wireless synchronization. While competitors like Nike, Fitbit and Withings were steadily increasing their wireless capabilities, the UP still found itself in limbo as a […]

How self-tracking and sports apps manage to actually change human behavior

Self-tracking has a long history in the area of sports. It’s therefore not surprising that a large number of the most popular apps are found in the sports market. For instance, apps for runners represent one of the most popular app categories in the various app stores. Currently over 100 million sports apps are downloaded. […]

AIRO wristband analyzes what you’ve eaten in real-time

The activity tracker arena may see an interesting addition in the shape of the AIRO wristband. Besides tracking your sleeping patterns, counting the steps you take and measuring your stress levels, the wearable device is said to be capable of analyzing what you’ve eaten during the day. With the new wristband, the AIRO team not […]

Active ‘self-tracking’ to help Ajax on its way to the next championship

As technology becomes more accessible to everybody, an increasing number of soccer coaches and clubs are beginning to see the use of active monitoring of their players. First, the Dutch national soccer coach started checking their sleep patterns, and now Ajax’ coach Frank de Boer has started investigating the stress factor. This was one of […]

One in three Brits visit their GP less often due to the advent of health gadgets

A recent study into the use of activity trackers and other health-related gadgets among the British public has yielded a number of interesting insights. Not only do the British extensively invest in gadgets, it also causes them to visit their general practitioner less frequently. No less than one in three of the participants in the […]

These eight wearables are the ones to watch

The market for wearables continues to grow. This makes it virtually impossible to keep track of all the developments. To help you out, we have created a brief overview of the current trends and the wearables you should keep your eyes on: 1. Run-N-Read The Run-N-Read allows you to read texts on an e-reader or […]

Life-logging camera Memoto goes into private beta with first production models

We start off the week with Memoto, the life-logging camera from Swedish soil. Funnily enough, we already cursorily touched on this highly successful crowd funding initiative, but this is the first time we dedicate a feature on it. With the first cameras rolling off the production belt, this is a good moment to pay a […]

The next in Quantified Self: collecting dreams

We all dream, but forget 95 per cent of them upon waking. Hunter Lee Soik thought this was a shame and invented an app that lets users collect dreams: Shadow. Shadow is an alarm clock that wakes you by gradually getting louder. Since you are not directly snapped out of your dream, there is a […]

New sports watches by Garmin render personal coach obsolete

Garmin has introduced new watches for runners. The new GPS watch by Garmin is thin, light and features a color display. The manufacturer promises that these new watches containing the most advanced technologies will render personal coaches unnecessary. The Garmin Forerunner 220 and 620 offer joggers running schedules. If you run too quickly or too […]

Techno textile: smart T-shirts and socks are the harbinger of the next-generation wearables

Gadgets like the Fitbit and Fuelband are great fun, and your smartwatch or cool glasses will also make you look like a highly sophisticated techno-fan. However, the next generation of wearable technology really lives up to the monicker of “wearables”: smart T-shirts and socks stuffed full of sensors. Now that the market for activity trackers […]