Polar Fit heart rate monitor: Feeling the burn

Around 43% of men and 33% of women are overweight. That means at least a third of you need to do more exercise, and there’s an almost even chance that I do, too. Don’t fret, however: Polar, manufacturer of heart-rate monitor watches, is here to help. Introduced to us as, “the perfect solution for those who … Continue reading Polar Fit heart rate monitor: Feeling the burn

Philips DirectLife Activity Monitor: Fighting flab with gadgetry

I freely admit it – I weigh a little more than I’d like to. And unlike a reasonable number of tech journalists I’ve met (naming no names) I actually try to keen the pounds off. Countless salads for lunch (not in one sitting, that would be counter-productive), repeated shunning of donuts and countless gym classes. … Continue reading Philips DirectLife Activity Monitor: Fighting flab with gadgetry

Jabra ACTIVE headset: Making keep fit a little more fun

Let’s face it, nearly all of us are sports enthusiasts in early January. But what cuts the serious from those on an exercising whim, is that the latter’s impulse has almost always been vanquished come February. This is where the Jabra ACTIVE may step in, or may at least thwart the inevitable from occurring for … Continue reading Jabra ACTIVE headset: Making keep fit a little more fun

TWIG: Accountz, ecocase, eCards and Thumb Exercises

The Week in Gadgets No-one likes accounting, even if you at a super hip Z on the end like UK based accounting software firm Accountz have done. What people do like, however is apps, and Accountz have thoughtfully combined the two in their new release Mobile Accountz Lite iPhone app – which allows you to … Continue reading TWIG: Accountz, ecocase, eCards and Thumb Exercises

Plantronics BackBeat family: High quality audio for smartphone users

Last year, headsets were all about the iPod, this year, headphone manufacturers are targeting the increasing numbers of smartphone users. So, the fact that Plantronics has announced the release of a family of three headphones all optimised for smartphones with multimedia capabilities comes as no surprise. Aimed at iPhone and Android handset owners, the BackBeat … Continue reading Plantronics BackBeat family: High quality audio for smartphone users

Your Shape: Changing the shape of gaming, and your waist-line

Your Shape is part of a new generation of gaming – the Xbox Kinect generation. The aim is to free you from the shackles of traditional control pads by using the movement of your entire body as the controller. But does it work? Is an updated version of the Sony EyeToy worth a £150 outlay? … Continue reading Your Shape: Changing the shape of gaming, and your waist-line

Feeling flabby? Swap miCouch for Adidas miCoach

If your quest for New Year fitness has already taken a nosedive, Adidas has launched just the gadget to get your training back on track. miCoach is an interactive personal trainer which measures heart rate, pace, distance and stride and tells you when to speed up or slow down (safe to say the latter option … Continue reading Feeling flabby? Swap miCouch for Adidas miCoach