Wearable Tech Archive

OUKITEL A29 – Another smartwatch, but round this time

Remember the OUKITEL A28 smartwatch we mentioned the other day? It’s only £37 but yes, a few of you noticed that it could perhaps be a bit thinner and more stylish. Whilst we might not be able to do much about the thickness, there’s definitely a tad

Huawei Watch now available on UK Google Store

Just the other day we got the news from Huawei that their smartwatch was now available to purchase in a few locations in the UK such as Selfridges and Google Play direct. Those of you like me who have wanted to get one of these since they

A look at the Zing Smartwatch – A different approach

Smartwatches are starting to diversify. Each manufacturer is trying to carve out their niche in the market, and the Zing Smartwatch aims to provide a fashionable, modern, and fun approach to the wearable market. Let’s get Social The Zing is an activity tracker designed for the social

IFA – New Moto 360 collection announced.

Motorola have just announced that in a similar vein to the Moto Maker for their phones, the second generation of the company’s smartwatch, the Moto 360 can be  fully customised in the Moto Maker design studio. Now you can choose from additional bezels, colours, materials, even a new

Microsoft Band reduced again

Seriously, right, if there’s tangible evidence that a gadget is about to be updated, it is a price drop of the current model. The Microsoft Band has seen a number of price reductions recently. Now Amazon has dropped the price again, to £145. The Microsoft Band is

Coming to a finger soon – the smart ring

If talking into a smartwatch feels a little too much like Star Trek, then stop reading now.  The next fashion item to be smartified is the…wait for it, a ring. Really. Apparently, there are lots of us who complain about our sleep but a company called Oura have

IFA – Huawei Watch officially released

This one has been waiting in the wings for a while, since MWC in fact it has popped up every now and again since but we were always missing one vital clue. The price well that has been announced. It is going to be selling for €399.00

Sony announce the new SmartBand 2

It’s that time again. We’re building up to IFA in Berlin. Sony, like many other tech companies, are wanting to get on the “hype train”. They have been doing that very well with rumours of the Z5 range, however today I bring you news of an actual

Pebble Time – Review.

It has been a while since I mentioned the Pebble Time. To be honest this is intentional. I had an issue with the first one they gave me, which was resolved by a replacement (more on that later). Now that I have had some time to use it in

BBC News on your wrist.

The latest update to the BBC Worldwide News app version 3.2 sees the inclusion of Android Wear support, meaning short news snippets will be sent to your wrist. Articles are presented in a RSS style layout, with the ability to swipe horizontally and vertically: go up or

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