Wearable Tech


Go faster, train smarter.

Patent battles playing out in court over our personal data will decide which companies will steer the future of personalized health

A new fleet of wearables meet the data needs of all kinds of players

From pasta makers to candy bars, these eight items have totally transformed how we get after it

The days of counting steps are over. The Mio Slice looks at your heart rate to give you an overall health score based in science.

Studies have shown that more than half of us abandon our trackers after purchasing. The more effective, low-tech answer to your fitness goals? A friend.

LVL, from BSX Technologies, is a wearable for hydration tracking. It'll tell you how much to drink, and when.

These neuron-stimulating Halo Sport headphones are said to boost athletic performance

The new Watch is a more sophisticated fitness tracker than its predecessor, with GPS, waterproofing, and a sleek, fast operating system

The metrics from your last run or ride can be—and have been—used to save lives, make cities safer, and put people in handcuffs

If our Santa Fe office was on fire, this is the gear we'd save

New tools for superior fitness and 
healthier living

Debuting in March 2016, Lumo Run shorts (and women’s tights) have a built-in sensor that analyzes your form and provides real-time coaching. We took the beta version for a test run.

After spending two months with the gear before its official mid-February launch, here’s why we've found it to be the best fitness-tracking system on the market

A recent study made great headlines, but its results ultimately aren't that scary

Yes, eventually, you'll basically have an electronic tattoo

It's not nearly as powerful as the new Blaze or Apple Watch, but it's more in keeping with the company's products, with an easy-to-use interface, five-day battery life, and a $130 price tag

Cameras that shoot 360-degree footage could make virtual fitness classes a reality. But the tech’s not quite there yet.

A handful of smart wearables promise to detect heat-related illnesses before they become dangerous. Trouble is, they're vastly over-promising on their abilities.

In the future we’ll have fitness trackers that aren’t just fancy step-counters

We used all the watches, heart rate monitors, clips, smart glasses, and apps we could get our hands on, so you don't have to

There are countless watches, bracelets, headbands, and foot pods on the market promising to record every little thing you do. But can any of it make you a better athlete? The author wades through the muck and the mire to data-mine his best self.

You can now ditch the phone but still accurately track your workouts, thanks to watchOS 2

In Jay Blahnik's first extended interview since Apple hired him to help launch the Watch, the company’s director of fitness for health technologies insists activity tracking is overemphasized, elite athletes have a sitting problem, and the real breakthrough apps for the device will probably be created outside of Cupertino.

Nike+: The original wearable technology for athletes.

Ingenious solutions to make the season's simplest sport even better

The fitness-tracker maker has become an unlikely Wall Street darling in the post-Apple-Watch world

Kuai is wireless, and doesn’t need your phone to track your workout

Heddoko claims it can prevent injuries and improve strength training by giving wearers live feedback on their form. The tech's still in beta, but we're impressed by the prototype. CrossFitters, take note.

2015 Gear of the Year Winner

With so many new tools to track performance, choosing the right one is its own sport.

The new wearable will blow fitness tech wide open by not focusing on it

Turn the mountain into fun and games.

Strava and Competitive Cyclist teamed up to give riders a $1 credit for every hour on the bike, but the program was literally too popular for its own good.

But they should be. The modest-looking fitness tracker is one of the best on the market right now.

New sweat-sensing technology is about to blow the doors off old-school heart rate monitors

Steer your bike into the Digital Age

A cell phone smart enough to never grow obsolete

New tech company FitRankings lets you measure how effective your workouts really are—and compare them head-to-head with other athletes around the world.

New gear for more informed—and more fun—training

Turn your smartphone into a sophisticated music player

Forget wearables. The secret buzzword this year is “invisibles."

The power of the crowd will have more to do with the success of the device than the features it will have when it debuts.

Your activity tracker knows a ridiculous amount about you—from the wear on your running shoes to what coffee shop you'll stop at on your next ride. And that data's getting shared for financial gain.

At least not yet. Three very good reasons smart clothing is still in beta.

Because a world without internal-frame backpacks, bike derailleurs, and wetsuits would be a darker place

The sports brand is making savvy moves into the wearables market, surpassing misguided apparel giants with software plays. Is an overthrow imminent?

You may be able to fool the Body Mass Index, but you can't hide from the electrical impulse.

Music to your ears, training for your heart

What's around your wrist can affect how much is in your wallet

No need to hang up the bike with this new commuting gear

Oakley partnered with Garmin to make the new Airwave 1.5 HUD goggle. We have to admit, it's pretty cool.

The $66,000 “Dark Knight” of watches

The hardware was mostly predictable, but the software could transform workout data

The age of the wired workout has come—and gone. The latest round of wearables break free of the beta gear's wires, batteries, and inaccurate measurements to finally usher in a fitness revolution.

This cruel new wearable will shock you if you don't exercise.

Bug spray seems messy and outdated. Do the apps for Android phones and iPhones really work? What about bug-repellent clothing?