Wearables Archive

Jawbone UP2 Activity Tracker reduced in Black Friday sales

This one is available at both PC World and Currys, with the price reduced from £89.99 to just £49. It’ll monitor speed, distance and the amount of calories you’re burning, plus there’s sleep tracking and a silent vibration alarm for walking you up more naturally. According to

Black Friday Madness – Pebble Smartwatch

Fancy yourself an original Pebble for really not-that-much cash? It might not look quite that beautiful now, but the Pebble is available from Amazon and Currys for just £49. This deal is only on the black one. If you want to learn more about this particular watch,

Original Microsoft Band reduced again – now £69.99

Last week we posted a story about Argos selling the original Microsoft Band for the bargain basement price of £99.99.  That’s now been eclipsed by Microsoft itself.  The original Band is now for sale through the online Microsoft Stor e for £69.99, a saving of exactly £100.

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

Huawei Watch launched, buy it now

Meet the Huawei Watch. It’s a watch that…actually looks like a watch. This measures 42mm across and has a circular 1.4″ touch-sensitive AMOLED (400×400 pixel, 286ppi) screen behind scratch-proof sapphire crystal and encased in a stainless steel frame. That screen also has a 10,000:1 high contrast ratio,

Argos to sell the Microsoft Band 2 and a reduced Band 1

The original Microsoft Band was released a year ago in a relatively muted fashion but was greeted enthusiastically by the tech press.  The problem was that Microsoft initially only sold it in the United States and could not keep up with the demand it generated.  This lesson

When it’s not about the money – RHA is pretty impressive

So here’s how it works. You buy something and you quite like it. then it stops working. You try to get it fixed, and get prepared for a battle royal with a company that doesn’t give a hootenannie about you once the sale’s been made. This isn’t

Misfit Shine – A quick overview

Just last year Gears reviewed the Misfit Shine, a personal tracker that also, if you want, can double as a necklace. Now we have the Misfit Flash and, ahead of the full review, here’s a quick look at how this one works. It’s a small device around

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

BLOCKS Modular Smartwatch – Kick-starting Soon!

Remember the smartwatch we covered some time ago where you build your own customisable watch? Each “link” in the strap contains a module for example GPS, Heartbeat monitor and so on. You upgrade your watch, whenever new modules become available. Well things have gone into over-drive yesterday

New Windows devices availability in the UK

The Microsoft launch was a seamless event. The devices look great but watching these launches can often be a frustrating experience: the gap between announcement and availability is sometime months (or longer in the case of the Apple Watch) and frequently a device will never make it to

Microsoft launch the all-new Band

If you watched the event you’ll know about it already, but Microsoft yesterday announced the Microsoft Band 2. It will, provided you don’t pig out on the doughnuts, help you “Live healthier and achieve more”. OK. Tech specs. GO! Band Material – Thermal plastic elastomer silicone vulcanate

LG Watch Urbane 2 smartwatch announced

Hot on the heels of the new and updated Samsung and Huawei smartwatches, LG has announced the second edition of their Urbane watch. With the majority of smartwatches running Android Wear, there is often little that manufacturers can do to differentiate their wares in terms of software.

Details of forthcoming Microsoft Band 2 leaked

Microsoft have scheduled a bumper event on 6 October when they’re expected to take the wraps of Microsoft 10 Mobile, new Lumia handsets and a new Surface Pro tablet. Also thought to be released is the Microsoft Band 2. Although it’s been long rumoured, there have been very

Pebble announce the Pebble Time Round

Traditionally most of us have the expectation that watches are a certain shape – circular. For a while, smartwatches struggled to accommodate this traditional shape until relatively recently when a few Android Wear devices with round faces started to make an appearance. Pebble was an early entry into

Vector smartwatch released – 30-day battery life

Back in March, we provided details of a smartwatch by a new company called Vector. At the time Vector were suggesting a summer launch, but as usual with such things, the date slipped somewhat (not as bad as the lag between the announcement and launch of the

Windows 10 devices launch event confirmed for 6 October

There have been a great number of rumours suggesting that Microsoft would take the wraps off the first official Windows 10 Mobile handsets this coming October.  Those rumours turned out to be true (who’d have thought it!) and an official invite has just been released.  The two phones in

Apple – Special Event 9th Sept 2015 – Liveblog

That time of year is upon us again when we are going to all be talking about the latest products from Apple. Rumour has it that this will be the biggest event yet, with the venue having space for up to 7000 occupants. That’s right, seven thousand.

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