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Pavlok fitness band will give you ELECTRIC SHOCKS if you don’t work out

Is your Fitbit too tame? Then check out the Pavlok – a similar device but with one crucial difference: It will punish you for not meeting your goals. Assuming it isn’t some kind of joke (it seems to be real), Pavlok is based on the principle of “Willpower isn’t enough. Habit change requires accountability.” and takes its cues from Pavlov’s …

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James O'MalleyPavlok fitness band will give you ELECTRIC SHOCKS if you don’t work out
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Epson announce heart-monitoring fitness wristbands

Epson has announced that it is getting into health gadgets, with the launch of “Pulsense” and “Runsense” wristbands. Who knew that Epson doesn’t just make printers? Pulsense comes in two models: the PS-100 is similar to the Fitbit Flex, and will silently log data with only an LED light for display. The PS-500 meanwhile offers more detailed feedback on a …

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James O'MalleyEpson announce heart-monitoring fitness wristbands
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Now you can get a step tracker… for your feet

A new piece of wearable technology has been announced that for the first time connects, umm, the soles of your feet to the internet. DigitSole has all of the benefits of a step tracker like Fitbit, with all of the bonus weirdness of having to add sensors into your shoes. The bluetooth insoles talk to your phone, and will track …

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James O'MalleyNow you can get a step tracker… for your feet
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Archos launch the “Music Beany”. Are bluetooth hats cool?

If you’re the sort of cool kid who understands popular music and likes to listen to banging tunes on your personal stereo – or whatever it is that young people do these days – then you’ll want to get yourself the latest cool accessory: The bluetooth hat. Archos has come up with a beany hat which has built in speakers …

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James O'MalleyArchos launch the “Music Beany”. Are bluetooth hats cool?
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Acer Liquid Jade smartphone and Liquid Leap wristband coming to UK

Acer has announced that its Liquid Leap smart wristband and Liquid Jade smartphone, first presented at Computex in Taipei in June, are now to be released in Europe after their debut at IFA in Berlin next week. The one-inch Liquid Leap bracelet can connect to the Jade smartphone over Bluetooth to access and control a range of functions such as …

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Stuart O'ConnorAcer Liquid Jade smartphone and Liquid Leap wristband coming to UK
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Samsung launches Gear S smartwatch with a curved display

Samsung has unveiled its newest wearable, the Gear S smartwatch that has a curved display. The Gear S features a 2-inch Super AMOLED display with 360×480 pixel resolution, and it runs Samsung’s own Tizen mobile OS. The watch is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, and features Bluetooth, wifi and 3G connectivity. Samsung says the Gear S has 4GB of …

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Stuart O'ConnorSamsung launches Gear S smartwatch with a curved display
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GoPro launches official dog harness

Now you can strap your GoPro to your dog – thanks to a new harness from the company. The GoPro Fetch, as it is known, is compatible with all dogs from 7-54kg, and can be mounted to Rover’s back or stomach. Apparently the harness is fully washable and padded, to make sure your pooch is comfortable whilst it churns out …

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James O'MalleyGoPro launches official dog harness
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Jawbone shows how people were affected by San Francisco earthquake

Over the weekend San Francisco was hit by a major earthquake. The South Napa quake was apparently the strongest to hit Northern California in 25 years – and what’s amazing is that thanks to wearable technology, we’re able to see exactly how people felt it. In a blog post on the Jawbone site, the company posted a chart showing how …

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James O'MalleyJawbone shows how people were affected by San Francisco earthquake
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LG planning G Watch 2 announcement in a couple of weeks time?

The LG G watch has been out for barely a month yet there is already signs that the company is readying the next version for an imminent release. According to the Korea Times, the South Korean company will announce the LG G Watch 2 at the IFA show in Germany, which takes place in a couple of weeks time. Whilst …

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James O'MalleyLG planning G Watch 2 announcement in a couple of weeks time?
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Sony SmartWatch 3 rumoured to not run Android Wear

Rumour has it that Sony’s planned SmartWatch 3 won’t run Android Wear, and will instead stick with Sony’s own proprietary platform. According to VR Zone, the watch will also support wireless charging (so no need to plug in) and though it will connect to your phone via bluetooth like most other smartwatches, it will also be able to connect to …

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James O'MalleySony SmartWatch 3 rumoured to not run Android Wear