Fitbit Flex

The latest wearable activity monitor features a low-energy Bluetooth sync and streamlined design

Personal activity monitors are among the most common wearable computers, though their sophistication has advanced significantly since the days of the pager-like pedometer. The best of these devices have migrated from the hip to the wrist and offer highly detailed insight aimed to help people live healthier lives. Whether it’s through gamification with the Nike FuelBand or the rich visuals of the Jawbone UP, the …

Xetum Kendrick Collection

Modernist automatic movements made in the spirit of the California sun

Jeff Kuo founded Xetum to create watches with fresh, California-inspired, modern design and old school Swiss craftsmanship. Launched in 2009, the watches are immediately recognizable, marked by unadorned, lugless cases and simple dials. Inspiration for the aesthetic is directly drawn from aviation instruments and modernist architecture—an ideal marriage of interior complexity and exterior calm. Today, 2 April 2013, Xetum introduces the Kendrick Collection, inspired by …

Hands On: The New Jawbone UP

The reborn wearable tracker is a significant improvement over the original

Initially released this time last year, the Jawbone UP, designed by Yves Behar, made its debut as a holistic life tracker worn on the wrist 24/7. As you may remember, the bendable band syncs with an iPhone app to record bodily information such as daily activity, sleep and diet. You might also remember the original device was plagued with issues ranging from general usability to …