Wearables Archive

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 – The LG Watch Urbane hands-on

I’ve got to tell you, I’ve never really considered a smartwatch until now. Heck, I’ve not even considered a watch full stop for a while. James has given me a Pebble on loan and, I’ll admit, my attitude is changing somewhat. Here, it’s Android Wear powering the

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

A Huawei Android Wear watch appears

Huawei haven’t really made any inroads into the wearable market, bar a fitness band we haven’t seen any hint of a watch. That’s about to change, an advert has cropped up online that shows an Android Wear device on a man in a suit, he’s no doubt

Pebble and Windows Phone

The reaction to the announcement of the Pebble Time has been nothing short of amazing. Support has far exceeded the expected financial target and even amongst those who write for this site, a generally unexcitable bunch, there has been widespread enthusiasm and buzz (evident in the number

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

New smartwatch able to measure your sexual ‘prowess’

Those paranoid about how gadgets and the internet is taking over everything be aware, a soon to be released smartwatch from Geeksphone is preparing to invade your nocturnal activities.  From the Spanish company that created the privacy-heavy Blackphone comes a new smartwatch.  It’ll look a bit like

What’s in my bag (Garry) – MWC 2015

Well that came around quick didn’t it? MWC 2015 is here and, in preparation of the team arriving in Barcelona, we have decided to share an insight into the kit we are taking with us. I have tried to go relatively lightweight with my gear as I’m

New Pebble Smartwatch coming tomorrow?

I am a daily Pebble Steel user.  Those who regularly follow the site might have read that I love the watch so much that it made me ditch Windows Phone for an iPhone, just so that I could use it properly. I use it for (often surreptitiously)

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

Smartwatches banned from exams

Spoiler: unless you’re a student this will be of no real relevance. I remember sitting GCSE exams back in the mid-1990s and before our mock exams some bright spark discovered a new type of calculator that would allow you to write words. Lo and behold, the teachers soon

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

Apple Watch going on sale April

Tim Cook has just announced during a conference call that the new Apple Watch will be going on sale this April. The new watch product, a first for the company, has gained a lot of attention from both Apple and non Apple fans around the world. It

How my Xiaomi Mi Band became really smart

I have been a wearable convert for about a year and a half now, be it a smartwatch or a fitness band I usually have one such thing strapped on. I see great potential in these little bits of plastic attached to me, I scour through related

Microsoft developing the smart scarf

Like most people who write for and read this site, I’m passionately interested in and excited about gadgets. Sometimes, though, you wonder whether things have spiralled out of control. Microsoft is supposedly developed a smart scarf. Not only will this woollen wonder keep your neck warm, but

Apple Watch battery life (spoiler: not so good)

When the Apple Watch was announced last year many were left surprised that it was not going to be available immediately. One of the suspicions at the time had been that Apple was struggling with sustaining the battery life on it. Fast forward several months to January 2015 and

CES – Sony update the Smartwatch 3

Alcatel aren’t the only people announcing smartwatches, although in the case of Sony it isn’t a new model rather a couple of new strap options for the existing Sony Smartwatch 3. First up is a new metal body for the Smartwatch 3, similar to the business edition

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