Tag: band

Mi Smart Band 5 sells out quick. More stock now added.

Well, they went fast! The newly announced Mi Smart Band 5 sold out here in the UK in less than half an hour yesterday. The guys from Xiaomi are getting additional stock as we speak and should have them available on their website here as soon as I …

Announced – The Mi Smart Band 5

We’ve seen a lot of kit from Xiaomi of late. There’s no sign of that stopping, and today they launched even more kit. This is the new fitness tracker / smart band, the Mi Smart Band 5. It’ll be launched soon here in Europe and gets a 1.1″ …

FourFit Mini2 – A fitness band designed for kids

Tracking activity, steps, heart rate, lung health, blood pressure and sleep – this is the FourFit Mini 2. During the lockdown, we’re all sat around more, so this FourFit Mini2 will ensure that your child stays active, with daily updates and reminders to get off the sofa or …

Health insurance goes digital – Monitoring your well-being in 2020

Have you seen or tried a smartwatch or smartband? It’s perhaps a good indicator of how we’re all keeping an eye on our health now. Health apps, which often go alongside those fitness gadgets, can keep a track of your fitness and your sleep. In addition, there’s stress …

Honor Band 5 – Now even better

Remember our Honor Band 5 review? Like it? Bought it? Well, good news! There’s now remote music and blood oxygen monitoring too. All you need to do in order to get the update is head to the Health app on your phone. Oh, and don’t forget that the …

More deals! Help! I need to stop buying phones!

After checking some of the deals in the previous story, I seem to have stumbled into the Gearbest smartphone sale and, in addition to the Xiaomi deals, I’ve spotted a couple of extra offers you might like. First is the Chinese version of the Xiaomi Mi Band 4 …

Honor Band 5 – Review

  Good points: Price Battery life Really bright screen Comfort Packed with features Bad Points: No easy connection to Google Fit Difficult to differentiate between notifications Specs: Size: 43 mm x 17.2 mm 11.5 mm Weight: 22.7g Display: 0.95″ colour AMOLED Display 120 x 240 px RGB Battery: …

Xiaomi Announce the Mi Smart Band 4 coming to Europe

In continuation of my current obsession with all things wearable, I have just seen that Xiaomi has announced their latest Band product in the form of the Mi Smart Band 4. This is a departure from the previous designs in that it now has a full-colour AMOLED display. …

Why aren’t more Swiss watchmakers embracing smartwatches?

On a daily basis you’ll find that, like many people, I’m wearing a fitness band. It doubles as a watch / notification device and the battery lasts for quite some time. You’ll no doubt be familiar with devices like this – they’ll keep track of your step count, …

Xiaomi Band 3 – First impressions

So we had an overview of the Mi 8, the Mi 8 Pro, the Redmi 6A and the Band 3 yesterday, but today I wanted to give you a closer look at the fitness band. This will be given out for free when you buy a Xiaomi handset …

Three to range the Xiaomi Mi8 and RedMi 6A from tomorrow

We’re live here in London and we can confirm that, just in the last few seconds, Three UK will be stocking the Xiaomi Mi8 from tomorrow. You’ll also be able to pre-order the Redmi 6A, and they’ll be giving you a free Band 3 with either purchase. This …

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, …

Huawei Band 2 Pro Fitness Tracker – Review

I have a bit of a problem with fitness trackers. Those that I’ve looked at in the past have inevitably come from the cheaper end of the spectrum and were Chinese imports. Y’know the sort – a brand you don’t truly recognise, but it’s £10. The thing is, …

Huawei Band 2 Pro going cheap!

Want one of these? Well, I’ve actually got one to give away shortly – more on that over the weekend. If you want to buy one, you’ll find it costing nearly £70 on Amazon. Booooo.. we want to pay less! Over to to Tesco then, and you’ll find …

Making the air ..a bit.. more fair

There’s long been discussion about the share each network has of the mobile spectrum. Three UK, among others, have also started a campaign to stop one or two networks from being able to grab the larger slices. Today Ofcom have revealed that they will indeed put a cap …

Bozlun B15P Fitness Tracker – Review

  Well doesn’t this look familiar? Indeed it should. This looks a lot like the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 we reviewed last year. Remember that? Here it is.. Indeed, this Bozlun B15P Fitness Tracker could probably fit in the same charging connector. It’s a similar size and has …

Microsoft Band Canned. Team disband.

I tried out the Microsoft Band and Band 2. I was quite impressed but sadly there’ll be no third version. A few weeks ago Thurrott reported that the future of Microsoft Band looked less than promising. Let’s face it, Microsoft tried to do the “hardware thing” and failed …

Xiaomi Mi Band 2 – Review

The Mi Band 2 is comfortable to wear and easy to forget about. I mean that in a good way because it doesn’t feel heavy or awkward thanks to the silicon strap and the easy but flush fitting of the Mi unit itself. It’s clever too – not …

Jawbone UP2 Activity Tracker reduced in Black Friday sales

This one is available at both PC World and Currys, with the price reduced from £89.99 to just £49. It’ll monitor speed, distance and the amount of calories you’re burning, plus there’s sleep tracking and a silent vibration alarm for walking you up more naturally. According to the …

Misfit Shine – A quick overview

Just last year Gears reviewed the Misfit Shine, a personal tracker that also, if you want, can double as a necklace. Now we have the Misfit Flash and, ahead of the full review, here’s a quick look at how this one works. It’s a small device around the …

Microsoft launch the all-new Band

If you watched the event you’ll know about it already, but Microsoft yesterday announced the Microsoft Band 2. It will, provided you don’t pig out on the doughnuts, help you “Live healthier and achieve more”. OK. Tech specs. GO! Band Material – Thermal plastic elastomer silicone vulcanate (TPSiV) …

Details of forthcoming Microsoft Band 2 leaked

Microsoft have scheduled a bumper event on 6 October when they’re expected to take the wraps of Microsoft 10 Mobile, new Lumia handsets and a new Surface Pro tablet. Also thought to be released is the Microsoft Band 2. Although it’s been long rumoured, there have been very few …

Moto 360 gets a little bit more watch-like

Well, although we couldn’t find it available here in the UK, you can get the Moto 360 in the USA with a variety of metal bands. Theres a chunky 23mm strap or an 18mm one in a few different shades which do seem to match the overall look …

Garmin Vivofit unboxing

What do we have here then? A wearable that doesn’t need to be charged everyday? Is that possible ? I have been really excited to get this gadget. This, for me, is where wearables become useful. The big thing that holds them back is the fact that you …

Garmin vivofit goes red

Something is wrong with my head. Whenever those lovely people at Garmin get in touch with us I can’t stop thinking about the “Ch-ch-ch-ch… charmin” advert. It’s toilet roll. I mean. Big, soft toilet roll. Nothing like Garmin products, but I can’t get it out of my head. …

iPhone 5 – 4G capability will only work on EE in the UK

Orange and T-Mobile, in the shape of “EE”, grabbed headlines earlier this week by rolling out UK’s first 4G service. That left Vodafone and O2 green with envy, waiting for a slice of the 4G pie through the auctions. O2 are now pushing hard to get their 4G …

Xperia S – Light belt tells you what’s happening

Over on Facebook the Sony Ericsson guys have posted a close-up of the Sony Xperia S and highlights the “illuminating transparent belt”. We saw this earlier in our in-depth look but it seems that it’s not just a funky part of the design. It’s a notification light, and …