Wearables Archive

Pebble Time gets new update

For those of us who are sporting Pebble’s latest E-ink wonder, Thursday morning heralded a little surprise. Pebble’s app for Android prompted me to download and install a new update for my watch. Here is what Pebble have to say about the new software… Today’s update makes vibration

Apple Watch and Apple Pay problems on the London Underground

I’m an iPhone user and very much like it. That doesn’t stop me believing that Apple products are generally over-priced compared to similarly specced hardware. Given this, the recent introduction of Apple Pay made me chuckle. You can use your Apple Watch instead of an Oyster card

The rise and fall of the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch has been with us for several months now and although reviews are, on the whole, positive that hasn’t stopped it coming under fire, particularly over its battery life and price.  Initial sales figures were exceptionally high but a new survey has suggested that these

Get (vivo) Active with Garmin

Smartwatches: they now exist in a crowded market. It’s difficult to make a case for a new device but here we are, looking at a new device. The Garmin Vivoactive slides in at the top of the Garmin wearables range. Taking advantage of the GPS pedigree that Garmin

A touchless smartwatch… it’s happening

Deus Ex Technology have had a good week. They launched their project on Kickstarter on the 18th and within 6 days they have achieved their goal of $100k. Awesome. But why should I care? If you own a smartwatch then this will be very interesting. They have

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

Apple watch in stores today!

Anyone wanting to purchase their very own Apple Watch will today be able to. Just head to your local Apple store as the company is finally allowing in store pickups. Until now customers have had to order online and wait the 1-2 weeks minimum to have their

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

Sony SmartBand 2 all but official

The SmartBand SWR10 was Sony’s first fitness monitor and linked in with the Lifelog app to keep track of all your movements, sleep and phone activity. Since then the wearable market has moved on with heart-rate monitors being the main addition. So it should come as no surprise that

Apple Watch in stores from 26th June

Apple have announced that their latest product type, the Apple Watch will be available to buy in some stores from 26th June. All orders before now have been for delivery only, leaving the in store experience for trying on the different versions. The company also announced that

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

Pebble Time update.

For a moment yesterday we were concerned that Pebble Time, a device we were waiting patiently for, was going to be nothing but vapourware. This morning there was a collective sigh of relief as, in our inboxes, we were greeted with an email from Kickstarter with an

Galaxy Gear Live disappears –

From the Google Play Store that is. If you either love Android Wear (me) or hate it (James) it appears that one of the first Android Wear devices, the Samsung Galaxy Gear Live has now disappeared from the Google Play Store, no fire sale, nada, nothing, just

Lumia 640 and Microsoft Band deal on O2

The cynic in me suspects this might be a sign that O2 are not shifting enough of their stock of the Lumia 640 and Microsoft Band…but, for those tempted to opt for a pretty well-specced but low priced Windows Phone, look no further than this deal.  

Apple Watch – First Impressions

OK, thanks to another member of the team I’ve been able to get my hands on an Apple Watch. Dover Street Market had stock of the White 38mm, so that’s the one I’ve got. What do I think? Well, getting it out the box is a pleasure.

What will you use an Apple Watch for?

After the Apple watch hit stores, fans have been checking their bank balances before getting that hot new piece of technology. Heck, if you don’t have enough cash right now, that might not matter. Surely it can go on the credit card? ;) The British market is

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