Wearables Archive

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

GV18 Aplus smartwatch phone, like the one I reviewed, but cheaper.

Remember the Atongm W008 Smartwatch I reviewed? Well, here’s a very similar one for a mere £27.30 – that’s just $40.80. As for the specs, the actual promotional shots state that this one has a “HD Camera” which is apparently “As table 300,000 camera” to “Catch the

Apple Watch availability

Like pretty much everything that Apple produces, the Watch has already proven to be a financial success. Although Apple hasn’t confirmed, it appears that online orders have been overwhelming and that over 2 million were placed within 6 hours. An internal memo from the Senior Vice President

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

Moto 360 Watch now a bit cheaper here in the UK too

The price of the Moto 360 has dropped in the USA recently, but here in sunny Britain we’ve only just been blessed with a price drop. It’s only on the light finish Moto 360 but it’s £40 off and you can’t argue too much with that. You

Apple Watch – Day one orders hit 1 million

That’s right. A million. On day one. There are always going to be some people who aren’t into wearables, and there will be others who can’t quite buy into the Apple way of doing things, but there are enough people who think differently. In a report from

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

iFit Announce Integration with the Sony SmartWatch 3

iFit is one of the most popular fitness brands, and today they have formally announced that their services will be integrated into the Sony SmartWatch 3. iFit provides a complete fitness ecosystem to try and mentor you to a healthier lifestyle  and they partner with well-known companies such

Hannspree announce a Sports Watch

Hannspree manufacturer Android tablets, TV equipment, monitors, Windows 8 all in one PCs and now a wearable fitness tracker that they are calling the Sports Watch. It looks a lot like a Misfit and the key point is the price. £29.99. This could be quite good…. Key

Vector smartwatch announced

Another week, another smartwatch announced…I don’t know about you, but it seems like smartwatch launch announcements are occurring at an almost daily rate the moment.  The big problem with most of these is that the release date is often some months ahead, and it is not uncommon

Microsoft Band UK release date announced

Before any of you start drooling at the prospects of the Microsoft Band’s new tour, this is not the Gates/Ballmer/Nadella reunion gig at Brixton, but the long awaited release of Microsoft’s fitness Band.  Disappointing I know. Announced yesterday, somewhat out of the blue, the Microsoft Band is

March Markdown – A gadget-lovers paradise.

As you’ll know, I have a weakness for looking at the handsets and gadgets that you can’t get on the high street. A perfect example is the Atongm W008 watch that I reviewed this morning. At the moment Gearbest are knocking down prices even further with their

Atongm W008 Smartwatch Review. Do you really need the Apple Watch?

Since I typed my original post about this device it’s now dropped in price. At around £40 and supported by lots of supposed “5 star reviews” it seemed appealing, so I thought it was worth a dabble. Fancy a cheap smartwatch? Let’s see what it’s really like.

Motorola announce the Moto G 4G and Moto Maker for Moto 360

Motorola and their devices are becoming rather predictable, don’t get me wrong their products are great, it’s just we saw the 4G version of the 2014 Moto G coming a mile off. Which is exactly what they announced yesterday evening, along with Moto Maker for the Moto

MWC – My favourite three devices (Leigh)

Back in the day I used to go out to Mobile World Congress on my own. Then it was held in Wolverhampton and there was me and a bloke from Nokia standing around a market stall. * This year there was several of us descending on the

Apple Watch UK pricing announced

Yesterday we heard and saw official details about the Apple Watch.  US pricing was revealed but nothing was said about pricing anywhere else.  The Apple Store has now published prices here in Blighty and, you won’t be surprised to read, we’re paying a premium for what is

MWC – My top 3 things (Garry)

So with MWC 15 having drawn to a close last Thursday, I have recovered enough to get my thought rallied into some sort of order. I want to have a look back and have a think about my top 3 things that I saw at Congress. The

Apple confirm Watch launch date of 24th April

Apple have just announced the new ‘Apple Watch’ will launch in many locations, including the UK on the 24th April. Not long to wait. The company also showed off a range of applications that will run on the new wearable and they gave us more information on

MWC – A look at the ZTE smartwatches

Around the side of the ZTE stand there were some ordinary-looking watches. I only say “ordinary” in the sense that they didn’t immediately scream “smartwatch” at me. They were neither chunky or “techy” in appearance and the design was both understated and stylish. None of these are