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Today in Gear: January 11, 2016

New Balance collaborates with Grenson, an extremely convenient fitness tracker, a 360-degree-video moto helmet and more.


New Balance collaborates with Grenson, an extremely convenient fitness tracker, a 360-degree-video moto helmet and more.

On the Radar

Reveals, New Launches and Gear

Kuai Fitness Tracker

Amid the abundance of wearable fitness trackers, the new Kuai headset is a great option for those who prefer running sans any extra weight whatsoever, combining the functions of a heart rate strap, footpod, sport watch, mp3 player and automated coach. The earpieces measure heart rate, VO2 max, calories burned, exercise cadence, distance traveled, pace and speed, and they’re waterproof up to 3 meters, with seven hours of battery life and 8GB of memory.

Pre-Order: $149

New Balance x Grenson 576GRB

For this limited-edition collaboration, New Balance’s factory in Flimby, England shapes grade A Italian calfskin into this striking silhouette, which is then shipped to Grenson in Northampton for burnishing and broguing details. Only 800 will be sold.

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This Is Ground Riff

Your smartphone, headphones, notebook, pen and a card of your choice, all in one place, and in 100 percent cowhide.

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John Varvatos Artisan Round Reader

Leather details and laser-engraved patterns make for a modern take on a classic piece of eyewear.

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Bell Star Helmet with 360fly

Just announced at CES, BRG’s latest integrates 360fly’s 360-degree action camera to capture every angle of your ride. This also provides protective functions like Collision Avoidance, which audibly alerts riders to fast-approaching objects.

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Alba Volero Collection

Alba’s newest collection features jerseys, bibs and socks, all with an emphasis on moisture management and advanced padding.

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Reviews and Buying Guides

Advice from the Crew

The Best Motoring Concepts, Announcements and Products from CES 2016


The car industry is changing. Expect more electric vehicles, autonomous tech, smart home connectivity and sophisticated interfaces very soon. Read the Story

What Does Your Coffee Taste Like?

What’s behind the “bark,” “peach cobbler” or “champagne” tasting notes on your bag of coffee beans? Lots of sniffing, slurping and spooning. Read the Story

Noteworthy Reads

Stories from Around the Web

Fast Company clues us into why the fashion world hates wearable tech.

Wanna lighten your load? Adventure Journal has 10 ways to lighten your backpack (literally and figuratively).

In case you didn’t know anything about the Third Wave of Coffee all throughout our Coffee Issue, Eater has a helpful video explaining what it is.

Looking Ahead

What We’re Testing Now

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