Category: Wearables

Updates to Android Wear to be made available via the Play Store

One of the changes brought in by Android Wear 2.0 earlier this year was the addition of a Play Store app on the watch itself.  This operates independently of a phone, but it’s fair to say that it can be a chore to browse through apps, particularly on …

Android Wear Beta Announced

It’s probably fair to say that Android Wear is yet to capture the popular mood in the same way that the Apple Watch has. Although there are a fairly wide variety of watches out there, there is little to differentiate them apart from aesthetics, with manufacturers hardly changing …

New Garmin smartwatches announced

There are two types of smartwatch that exist: those that are primarily fitness trackers with smartwatch capabilities added on; and those that are primarily smartwatches with fitness tracking capabilities added on.  Trying to pick and choose between the Apple Watch, Android Wear or Tizen on the one hand, …

Fitbit launches first ever smartwatch and sports headphones

Say “Fitbit” to anyone and they’ll instantly think of an activity tracker. Usually the name conjures up an image of a wrist-worn strap that’ll keep an eye on how mobile you are. However, Fibit have just announced their very own health and fitness smartwatch, called the the Fitbit …

Huawei Watch 2 now available to buy

Wearables. I’m still falling off the fence regularly about these. I like the idea, I like the notifications and the whole geeky wonderness of them, but practically… I just end up with the one device every day, and that’s my phone. No matter though, because if you’re after …

Android Wear 2.0 update postponed

Just last week I wrote about how the wait for the long anticipated update to Android Wear was, for many watch users, finally over.  Well stop the press, we have a problem! Google has discovered the presence of an as-yet-unidentified bug in the latest release of Android Wear …

Android Wear 2.0 updates start rolling out

One of the most frustrating things in the tech world, as far as I’m concerned, is the announcement of a device, and then a massive lull before it is actually available to buy or download.  This is particularly annoying for OTA updates.  Android Wear 2.0 is the classic …

MWC – The new MyKronoz ZeTime. Everything you need to know.

We came to have a look at MyKronoz last year and they have a wide variety of wearables again this year. This one is brand new, and combines a digital screen with old-school analogue hands. The result is the ZeTime, which has a 30 day battery life, heart …

Run phone free with new Strava update for Apple Watch 2

Just a few weeks after Strava announced a major update for the new android wear watches. They have done the same for the Apple Watch 2 version of its run and cycle tracking app. Making your workout totally phone free, with a stand alone app. The developers hinted …

Adidas miCoach crosses the finish line

Members of the Adidas miCoach community have started receiving emails informing them that the service is no more. They are “passing the baton to Runtastic” and won’t be updating their existing website nor the Trail and Run apps. With the service finally shutting down for good on 31 …

Strava Launching Standalone Smartwatch App

I would consider myself a pretty fit person, in fact fitness tracking is my number one reason to have a smartwatch strapped to my arm. Although no one has managed to get all of the features completely phone free yet, and running with a phone strapped to your …

LG and Google team up on improved smartwatches

If you’re into your smartwatches and use an Android device, you’ll have noticed the lack of updates of both hardware and software recently. LG are planning to change all that with two new smartwatches, both running the new Wear 2.0 update. They were leaked by Evan Blass but …

Android Wear 2.0 and new LG watches to launch on 9 February

Amidst all the fuss about the death of the smartwatch, Google is preparing to attempt to breathe new life into its watch OS.  Android Wear 2.0 is set to launch on 9 February, bringing a slew of new features.  It has been available in various beta releases for …

Android Wear 2.0 LG-made Google watches pop up

The all-new Android Wear 2.0 is set to launch on two new smartwatches. Those watches, it seems, will look like this. This low-resolution photo is said to show the LG-made watches, which have been created alongside Google. One looks more “sporty” than the other but both come with …

CES 2017 – Smartwatch announcements

Amidst the smart fridges, smart televisions, smart glasses, smart bike locks and other smart things announced at CES in Las Vegas over the last few days, have been a swathe of smartwatches.  Smartwatches are having a hard time of things of late: if recent figures are anything to …