This week on the Gadget Lab Show, the gang takes a look at the latest fitness-tracking device, the Fitbit Zip, and discusses Microsoft’s many upcoming launch events.
First up, staff writer Roberto Baldwin joins reviews editor Mike Calore to talk about the $60 Fitbit Zip. Like Fitbit’s other fitness-tracking products, you wear the Fitbit Zip on your body. The device counts your steps, the number of calories you’ve burned, and how active you’ve been. If you haven’t been moving much in one day, the Fitbit Zip’s LCD screen will show a frowning face. The device also connects to your iPhone through the Fitbit app or to your desktop computer, where you’ll find charts tracking your activity level. You can read the full review of the Fitbit Zip at Wired Reviews.
Next up, staff writer Alexandra Chang joins Mike to talk about the slew of Microsoft launches and events coming this month. On Thursday last week, Microsoft sent out two event invitations to the press. First, the Windows 8 and Surface launch is scheduled to take place on Oct. 25 in New York City. Both products are expected to be available at midnight on Oct. 26, following the event. Soon after, Microsoft is hosting its Windows Phone 8 launch in San Francisco on Oct. 29. Then right after that, there’s Microsoft’s Build developer conference. It’s going to be a busy month for the Redmond giant. Wired will have the latest news coming from all of the events.
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