Wearable Tech Archive

Pebble Time – Hands-on

I have one. That is all see you later! Only joking… :) I am now a proud owner of the brand new Pebble Time and I thought I would share some of my thoughts about it. I’ve now had it for a couple of days. Bear with

Google acknowledge battery drain in Wear 5.1

Last month Google began its rollout of the latest update to Android Wear – version 5.1. This update enabled features like Wi-Fi support, new gestures, hand drawn emojis and more. However, the update also came with a major unwanted feature – severe battery drain. It is present

Android wear 5.1 delayed for Moto 360

Back in May, Google started rolling out the Android Wear 5.1.1 update for Android Wear smartwatches. All the current Android Wear smartwatches have received their update including my first gen Samsung Gear Live. But the hugely popular Motorola Moto 360 is still stuck on an older version of

Huawei Watch priced up. You got £300 spare?

We had a play with some of the Huawei smartwatches at Mobile World Congress and they’re looked really rather good. What was of concern though, was the possible price of their new Huawei Watch. MobileFun appear to have slid it into their website for a cool £300

Microsoft Band – Review

A few weeks ago you may remember that I was able to get hold of the Microsoft Band briefly at its launch event. I have now had some time with the device and thought I would share my thoughts with you. I am not the fittest guy

LG Watch Urbane in stock at Clove UK too

The stylish LG Urbane smartwatch is also on sale from Clove. Earlier today we saw it appear on Google Play. Clove Technology has the watch in stock now ready for delivery. Retailing at £260 you will receive the luxurious Android Wear-powered smartwatch from LG with the following

Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2 gets a serious price drop

It’s been some time since we published our Sony Smartwatch 2 Review. If you wanted one they were still holding out at £149.99, but now Amazon have slashed the price right down to just £68.92 here.. It’s billed as a “wireless smartphone notification device” and will also

What is iFIT and Does it Work

There are a vast number of fitness products available on the market, each trying to stand out from the crowd with its own target audience. I’ve tried a number of products in the past and had some success, but ultimately having to use a mix of ecosystems

What can you do with a SmartWatch…

And more importantly – what’s the point? I’ve personally never understood the need for a SmartWatch. Perhaps it’s because of the reported short battery life on some models, or it’s because I’m never separated from my phone, but I never really ‘got it’. However, I’ve become aware that

Hannspree SportWatch fitness tracker – Review

The fitness wearable market is quite a varied one. With many manufacturers creating all different shapes and sizes of wrist bands or watches. A few weeks ago Hannspree announced the Sport Watch which seemed to have the ideal combination of features. They’ve sent me one which I’ve

Hannspree announce a Sports Watch

Hannspree manufacturer Android tablets, TV equipment, monitors, Windows 8 all in one PCs and now a wearable fitness tracker that they are calling the Sports Watch. It looks a lot like a Misfit and the key point is the price. £29.99. This could be quite good…. Key

Motorola announce the Moto G 4G and Moto Maker for Moto 360

Motorola and their devices are becoming rather predictable, don’t get me wrong their products are great, it’s just we saw the 4G version of the 2014 Moto G coming a mile off. Which is exactly what they announced yesterday evening, along with Moto Maker for the Moto

MWC – GUESS who do smartwatches

If you think about it, watchmakers are probably breathing a huge sigh of relief. There was a moment when lots of people thought.. “Hey, I don’t need a watch, I’ve got me a phone. This thing tells me the time, the date, the weather and it does

MWC – Hands-on with the LG Watch Urbane LTE

LG went ahead and thought, “Hey, why don’t we stick a SIM card in a watch”. Everyone laughed, said they were crazy. However, what they’ve made is really quite nice, and there’s a danger that you might even consider leaving your smartphone at home… even perhaps not

MWC – Huawei Launches new range of wearables. UPDATE

That is the Huawei event now done and they have not released a new phone today, but they have released a whole raft of wearable’s including the leaked Huawei Watch. But we will come back to that later first up is the Talkband B2. This is an

Pebble Time launches on Kickstarter

Today was a big day for Pebble. Just in case you have been living under a rock and dont know who Pebble are, they made the first truly usable Smartwatch that could work on both iOS and Android. That one was also funded through a Kickstarter project

Kitvision Escape Action Camera Review.

Right let start with talking about the elephant in the room, the Kitvision Escape HD5W action camera, that I have been sent through to review, is the spitting image of the current class leader, but I’m not going to go pro there. Now that’s done…… The action camera

Pebble for Android gets actionable notifications

Pebble have been playing catchup to Android Wear this year, with the latter offering more features. Festive such as actionable notifications, whereby you get an email and you can delete it from your watch. It was the one feature that kept me using Android Wear. During the

Atongm W008 Smartwatch – Not reviewed

Here’s another gadget I found whilst browsing some random Chinese gadget suppliers. It’s a smartwatch, but not just the usual type that hooks into your smartphone via Bluetooth. No, this one actually has a SIM card and microSD inside so you can make and receive calls on

CES – Alcatel announce iOS/ Android smartwatch

Yes, it’s me again with yet another smartwatch announcement. This time at least it’s from a phone manufacturer rather than a watch maker, Alcatel I choose you. The new Alcatel Watch, yes seriously that is its name, features a round display with a semi-functional outer ring and