Wearables to GPS, satellite communicators, fitness watches, and more.
Track Your FKT: SPOT X and Other Smart Strategies to Go the Distance
With new two-way satellite messaging devices like the SPOT X, sharing your fastest known time with the world is simpler than ever. Are you ready?
First Look: BioLite ‘No-Bounce’ Ultralight HeadLamp
BioLite says its first headlamp gives users a unique experience thanks to its super-light, comfortable design. We gave it a brief test and found it a capable camp companion during this first look.
Disposable Durability: A Budget Watch Battle
How much toughness can you expect from a cheap watch? I aim to find out, with an extensive head-to-head battle between the venerable Casio F108 and the upstart Timex Marathon.
SPOT Devices Go the Length of the Appalachian Trail and Beyond
The SPOT is becoming a way of life on the Appalachian Trail. The satellite messenger devices are used by people who protect these wild places as well as thru-hikers like Dale Sanders, the oldest person to hike the whole 2,190 miles.
Bosch Kiox Onboard Computer for E-Bikers Who Actually Train on Them
Bosch is introducing the Kiox, a handlebar-mounted fitness tracker for those who use e-bikes to ride seriously.
Larger Display, ‘BirdsEye’ View: Garmin Launches New Handheld GPS
Garmin today announced two new handheld GPS units — the GPSMAP 66s and the GPSMAP 66st — that the brand claims improve imagery, wireless connectivity, and more.
Pet Fitness Trackers Monitor Dogs on the Move (or Couch)
Just when you think you’ve tech-ified your entire fit life, you realize you forgot Fido. Maybe he needs a pet fitness tracker.
Power Packed: Goal Zero Giving Away a Sherpa 100AC Each Week
Goal Zero wants to know where you’re headed next. Share your travel plans and you could score a free Sherpa 100AC — a powerful return on your Instagram investment.
Fitbit Charge 3: Bigger Screen, Better Battery, Smoother Interface
The next generation of the Fitbit Charge health tracker is on preorder now. Check out what you get for the $150 price tag.
App Turns This Drone Into a Dedicated Fish Finder
Find fish before you get there, scout great casting spots from the air, and record all the action of landing that prize lunker — the new Axiom UAV App integrates Raymarine’s navigation with advanced DJI unmanned aerial imaging. It could be your new favorite fishing partner.
Outdoor Retailer Overlanding: 2018 Tools for All-Terrain Adventure
From rooftop tents to on-the-go power solutions, this year’s Outdoor Retailer show was full of quality overland travel gear. Take your car camping up a notch with these exciting new products.
‘Bivystick’ Turns Your Smartphone Into a Satellite Messenger
Connect Bivystick to your phone and send and receive texts via satellite from anywhere on Earth.
Kids’ Fitbit Completes Family Fitness Watch Package
Fitbit fitness watches have encouraged adults to stay active. With the Ace, kids have a new way to play with the pack.
Thundrblades: Electric Skates Throttle Your Feet 25 MPH
Get your cutoff jean shorts and wrist guards ready. Thundrblades introduces electric, carbon fiber, glow-in-the-dark inline skates.
Ultralight inReach: Garmin Releases ‘Mini’ Sat-Comm
Off-grid messaging, backcountry navigation, and 24/7 SOS capability: Garmin packs all of inReach’s features into its half-size Mini.
Sunglasses Without Arms Are Surprisingly Awesome
A new brand called Ombraz this week launches sunglasses without “sidearms.” They are very unique, and we received a sample to put them to the test.
Garmin Xero A1i Bow Sight Review: Field and Hunt Tested
The Garmin Xero A1i and A1 bow sights allows archers to range targets and set virtual sight pins with a single tool. It’s a major innovation in archery. We went to Texas to put the Garmin Xero to the test for this review.
MSR’s ‘Most Important Product Ever’ Improves Life in Guatemala
We joined MSR in the field to see firsthand how its SE200 Community Chlorine Maker is improving lives with clean drinking water.