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Chiayo Electronics releases sweat-resistant fitness microphone
Thu, 17th Aug 2023
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Crafted with professional sound quality in mind, the Chiayo Fitness Microphone features a robust IP57 waterproof design.
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Hands-on review: Huawei Watch GT 3 Pro
Fri, 11th Nov 2022
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This is the 'Pro' model of the GT 3 series and boasts a premium look and feel. The 46mm watch face is made from titanium which really stands out on the wrist.
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Hands-on review: Huawei Watch D smart watch
Mon, 15th Aug 2022
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The Huawei Watch D is a strong contender in the premium smart watch market, with innovative features and a sleek design.
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Hands-on review: Fitbit Ace 3 - Fitbit’s newest fitness tracker for kids
Fri, 30th Apr 2021
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The Fitbit Ace 3 is a great, sleek way to motivate children to exercise and to be healthy. It's well worth the investment.
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Game review: Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise
Thu, 8th Apr 2021
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'Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm - Exercise' lacks the appeal of 'Ring Fit Adventure' and leaves much to be desired, says reviewer.
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Fitbit's Ace 3 encourages kids to keep moving
Mon, 15th Mar 2021
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The tracker features more animated clock faces and accessories, in addition to popular features like step counts.
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Hands-on review: OPPO Watch 2020 gives Apple a run for its money
Thu, 24th Sep 2020
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OPPO's 2020 smartwatch challenges the dominance of the Apple Watch with its sleek design, impressive performance, and full range of features.
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Work it: Apple's new Watch series puts huge focus on health & fitness
Wed, 16th Sep 2020
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It’s time… for new additions to the Apple Watch series, with the announcement of the Apple Watch Series 6 and the Apple Watch SE, and the new Fitness+ app.
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Fitbit's Charge 4 features inbuilt GPS and Fitbit Pay
Thu, 16th Apr 2020
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Fitbit’s renowned Charge fitness tracker is welcoming the fourth iteration to its product line – the Charge 4.
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Health focused app launches in ANZ
Fri, 27th Sep 2019
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Jonas Leisure launches app for gym-goer connections in AU and NZ.
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NZ-grown fitness app draws on augmented reality
Tue, 20th Nov 2018
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Fitness junkie Amy Lee Summers has launched an AR fitness app, Amy Lee Fit, which features fitness plans, recipes and more.
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Marvel's Spider-Man comes to Garmin's kids fitness tracker
Mon, 24th Sep 2018
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Encouraging kids to become active and stay active from an early age is something that Garmin is taking seriously.
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Hands-on review: Lenovo HX06, The fitness band that won’t break the bank
Thu, 20th Sep 2018
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Lenovo's HX06 smartband jumps into fitness tech, tracking steps and sleep with chic design.
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Plantronics adds five new products across the BackBeat FIT and BackBeat GO lines
Tue, 18th Sep 2018
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Those of you who need your tunes whether you’re working out or waiting for the next flight will be pricking your ears with interest right now.
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Ingram Micro NZ scores exclusive distribution rights to Fitbit
Tue, 22nd May 2018
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According to Ingram Micro NZ, the move reflects its focus on offering market-leading brands to all of its partners.
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Malcolm Benjamin: A true gentleman, loyal as they come
Tue, 11th Jul 2017
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Telecommunications stalwart Malcolm Benjamin, who lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, is being remembered as a loyal, genuine 'true gentleman'.
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Five becomes one as Datacom consolidates into new Auckland office
Mon, 22nd May 2017
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Datacom is bringing staff from five Auckland office together in one large complex in a move it says will foster greater collaboration and creativity.
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TomTom unveils new sports app to Kiwis
Thu, 12th Jan 2017
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TomTom launches new Sports app co-created with athletes, aiming to turn data into insights and provide motivation for users.
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How wearable technology is expanding beyond fitness
Thu, 12th Jan 2017
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Wearable tech leaps beyond the gym, dazzling at CES with smart attire for fashionistas, game-changing gadgets for parents and innovative health aids.
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Consumers 'bored' of smartwatches and fitness trackers
Thu, 8th Dec 2016
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Nearly 30% of smartwatches are abandoned because people find them useless or get bored, says Gartner's 2016 Personal Technologies survey.
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Kiwi born fitness app hits the big time overseas, but not at home
Wed, 2nd Nov 2016
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Kiwi fitness app, My Virtual Mission, has gained 30k users in the UK and US, but has been slow to take off in its home market of New Zealand.
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Think you could cut it as an Olympian? A new app allows you to find out
Fri, 12th Aug 2016
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Using data from runners’ fitness trackers, Cadence lets runners pit their own performance against those of the best athletes in the world.
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Hands-on review: Smart Rope - the evolution of a classic
Thu, 9th Jun 2016
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The Smart Rope is a nifty innovation that uses LEDs to give the appearance of a display floating in front of you - and that's just the beginning.
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Smart tracking tech: prepare for the next 10 years of evolution
Fri, 3rd Jun 2016
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Current tracking tech can pinpoint GPS accuracy to within a few metres. It will get much more powerful in the next decade, Daniel Lewkovitz says.