opStyle has always been important, but the days of the blocky sports watch are now long gone. Instead, we have sleek and style lifestyle devices, which monitor us, and give us the data to monitor, if not improve, our health. With Withings, Steel HR is a perfect example of this, and is probably the most attractive activity tracker on the market – in my eyes anyway!
Has a year of further firmware development and new hardware in the form of optical heart rate monitoring made the Suunto Spartan into the watch we had always dreamt of, or it all spec sheet and no substance?
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The Fitbit Alta HR launched nearly one year after the debut of the original Alta. Has the addition of an optical heart rate monitor managed to catapult the Alta from being an “Also ran” device to one of the categories best devices? Let’s take a long hard look Continue Reading →
TomTom has released a few new products this year, whilst polishing and updating their existing Runner/Spark line. This review looks at the updates to the TomTom Runner 3 – a device proclaiming basic multisport function, whilst hiding a great running watch. Running, music and optical HR, what more could you want? Continue Reading →
Polar have released their first optical HR device, the Polar A360. The press shots certainly show a very stylish device, with a crystal clear screen, but that could be press shots for you. So how does the A360 work as an activity tracker, and more importantly as a stand-alone optical heart rate monitor? Continue Reading →