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Fitness bands and smartwatches: Where are they now?

A seemingly simple quest to find a way to track jogs without lugging around an iPhone morphed into a complex realisation.


Smart clothes will be a ‘thing' by 2020

Where the sports-obsessed lead, consumers will follow: shipments of smart and connected garments are expected to hit 10.2 million units annually by the end of the decade.


Skip to the tune of smart data as jump ropes go digital

Just when we thought everything had been revamped for the digital age, an Irish team has come up with a skip rope that tracks your skips just like wearable trackers count your steps.


In the works: A sports bra that syncs music to heart rate

In the age of the quantified self, British design student Victoria Sowerby is dancing to the counter-beat with an innovative sports bra that tells users if they're pushing themselves too hard or not enough by adjusting the beat of their music.


Facebook Messenger is 2014's most popular iPhone app in US

Apple's annual list of the most popular free, freemium and premium iPhone and iPad apps in the US is dominated by social media, messaging and gaming titles.


Internet trend puts users centre stage

Sensors that track steps, pulse, diet and more marked a wearable computing fashion trend this year as they evolve from measuring what we’ve done to telling us what to do.


New app connects fitness enthusiasts to...the gym!

The gym chain Equinox, which operates 67 franchise units in North America and Europe, recently announced the addition of a unique new app that connects to members' wearable devices, tracking their workouts both in and outside the gym.


Will the Butterfleye take flight?

Equal parts guard dog and personal photographer, it's a camera with a quirky name that is focused as much on home security and peace of mind as it is on life logging and its creators are hoping it can crowdfund its way into consumers' homes.


Banking on you — how wearable tech could change finance

Something big is happening to the Internet (and, no, I am not talking about Bitcoin though that would be a fascinating topic for another time). In a nutshell, it’s changing into something you wear rather than go to.


Five big trends in the mobile world

Here are five major trends to emerge at the four-day World Mobile Congress in Barcelona.