The week in wearable tech

Everything you might have missed from the week in one place
The week in wearable tech

New action cameras, awesome GPS tracking smartwatch launches, big news from Intel and award winning devices - let's skip the pleasantries and jump right in and get up to speed with what's been an exciting week in the world of wearable tech...

GoPro refresh land in time for Christmas

GoPro unveiled three new cameras for its range, with a big boost in specs and a super-cheap entry level model landing in time for Christmas. The GoPro Hero 4 Black features overhauled internals, including the ability to shoot 4K video at 30fps and extract 8.3 megapixel stills from your shots.

You can learn to shoot better GoPro videos using our handy guide. The GoPro Hero 4 is just one of a raft of new wearable tech that's been announced lately. Here's a list of the best stuff still to come in 2014.

Intel Basis Peak gains officialdom

After much speculation, Intel owned Basis finally took the covers off of its new Peak smartwatch this week. The Basis Peak is an activity tracker hybrid that merges fitness logging and notifications in one package.

We spoke to Basis VP Ethan Fassett who explained why its sensors are the best in the business. We also spent some time in Rome at the Maker Faire too see how Intel is taking the lead in wearable tech.

Garmin finally upgrades its Forerunner flagship

The long awaited follow up to the popular Garmin Forerunner 910XT was announced this week, with the imaginatively named Garmin Forerunner 920XT hitting the GPS giant's online store.

You can see the competition it faces by checking out our guide to the best GPS running watches and learn how to master interval training with your chosen device with our fitness expert's comprehensive HIIT guide.

Jawbone UP24 grabs the gong

The Jawbone UP24 was awarded 'fitness wearable of the year' at the 2014 T3 Awards, beating rivals such as the Samsung Gear Fit, the TomTom Runner Cardio and the Garmin Vivofit to the prize.

Take a look at our guide to the best fitness trackers on the market right now and, if you're a Jawbone user, make sure you read our UP24 tips and tricks guide.

Crowdfund this

In our weekly look at the world of wearable crowdfunding we focused on Pavlok - the 'habit changing' wearable with a twist.

Or rather, a shock, as the Pavlok device will give you a small electric shock when you fall into bad habits - such as not being active enough, not getting out of bed, or wasting time online (which you're definitely NOT doing right now while reading Wareable).

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