Category: Wearables

Your smartphone can now warm you up

What’s that you say? a new knitted wearable tech that heats up? That’ll keep you warm for up to 8 hours? That you can control with your smartphone? Well, sign me up for that baby. This one has just been launched on Kickstarter and is called SKIINCore. It’s a self-heating and wire-free …

Huawei Watch GT – Gallery Special

Android Wear was no-where to be found on the newly-announced Huawei Watch GT. Instead, and to aid battery life, they’ve gone with Huawei’s own “Lite OS” on a double chipset. Huawei tell us that it’ll have a two week battery life. Yes, two solid weeks. We quizzed Huawei …

New Smartwatch anyone?

The smartwatch march continues!  While the Apple Watch is the most popular smartwatch around, for those who don’t use iOS or who fancy something a little different look no further: the last few weeks have seen a number of devices leaked.  Here is a round-up of the main …

Smartwatch roundup

The world of the smartwatch moves far slower than that of the mobile phone, but over the last fortnight we’ve had a number of announcements, so here is a roundup of the main ones: New Qualcomm chip announced No yawning at the back please; this is actually far …

Apple announce some expensive phones that you will buy

Apologies in advance. I’m wearing my “sarcasm” hat writing this story. Want an even bigger screen? Want a phone with a name that sounds a bit like a sporty car? Want to be pushed, without thinking about it, away from the iPhone 8 and those “regular” iPhone models …

Smartwatches galore!

The pace of new mobile phone announcements and releases is quite bewildering at the moment, but lest we forget about other IFA and related announcements here is a round-up of the most recent smartwatch developments: Casio WSD-F30 There are smartwatches that look rugged, such as the Gear S3 …

Nokia Steel HR – Unboxing

Smartwatches are dime a dozen these days. Almost every manufacturer is dipping their toe into the market. We have seen some come and go (aka Pebble) and we have seen some stay the course. However, it is the lesser known brands for this area who sometimes prove to …

Garmin watches to get smarter

The line between smartwatches that track your fitness, and fitness trackers that provide smartwatch functionality is getting ever more blurred.  Garmin has long been the mainstay for runners and other fitness fanatics.  Many of these devices have smartwatch elements to them, and via Connect IQ there has been …

YouTube Friday – The Huawei Band 2 Pro. Video review.

You kids. All you want to do is watch YouTube. Written text? Pah! That’s so last century, and if I make this article more than two paragraphs long you’re all going to lose interest anyway, so… After the rather amazing Huawei Band 2 Pro review I posted yesterday, …

Android Wear is becoming Wear OS

If sales are anything to go by then the Apple Watch is the king of the wearable world.  Android Wear has often seemed a poor relation, and this is despite the greater variety of watches available.  In the last few days Google has announced that Android Wear is …

#MWC18 – Vuzix Blade hands on

I have to wear glasses pretty much every day of life in order to see properly, hence why when we started seeing companies invest into tech to go into “smart” Glasses I got a little bit excited. This was why when I saw that Vuzix were showing their latest iteration …

Android Wear updated for Oreo 8.0

Android Wear 2.0 is getting a bit old now and while there have been a few minor updates, none have introduced anything particularly novel or exciting.  A few days ago Google announced the Oreo 8.0 update for Android Wear.  While this isn’t a major update, it does provide …

New Fossil Q Control smartwatch launched

I’m a self-declared smartwatch fan, even if my main interaction with them is to view notifications rather than anything fancy using apps.  I’m always excited and pleased to see new smartwatches, though it increasingly seems that the design and functionality doesn’t differ much between them.  Case in point: …

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 …