Tag: smartwatch

A smartwatch, for kids

Sure, smartwatches might be a new thing, but can you get one for your child? There’s a range of tracker watches that’ll help parents and carers monitor movements yes, but how about a full-blown smartwatch? The new VTech Kidizoom is just £29.99 and it’s about the closest thing …

Aces of Luftwaffe review

I don’t normally review games for smart phones as I don’t normally play them but this one caught my attention in a big way so I figured what the hell.   The premise of the game is very simple it is a top down rolling shooter that as …

A closer look at the Moto 360

We got a brief introduction to the not-quite-available-yet Moto 360 smartwatch just a few days ago, but here’s a closer look at the device. It has a tiny bezel and a screen which almost seems to float on the top of the watch, but is slightly thick. As …

Samsung Gear Live announced. Buy one now

It wasn’t long ago that we had 1.2GHz CPU’s in laptops (in fact, I think this one I’m using right now has one). Now our smart watches have them. This is the Samsung Gear Live, powered by Android Wear. It has a 1.63″ Super AMOLED (320×320) screen and …

Samsung design for new smartwatch leaked

In a recent application to the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Samsung have given some hints about what they think a new smartwatch could look like and how a user could interact with it.   The answer to the design at least, is very similar to the …

Future Sony Smartwatches won’t use Android Wear

Sony have been in the smartwatch game longer than most, developing their own version of Android as their OS of choice on their devices. Such as the LiveView and SmartWatch ranges. With the announcement of Android Wear you might think they’d be perfectly placed to be an early …

It’s wearables day – Android Wear is go

In Barcelona we saw this, the Samsung Gear Fit. It’s not got “Galaxy” in the title because it’s not powered by Android. Now Google, who generally like world domination, would rather that change, so here’s the “Android Wear” initiative. The full details on what is included (plus an …

Pebble Steel – Review

The original Pebble was one of the first SmartWatches that actually got my attention, up until then SmartWatches were just trying far too hard. With devices like the Sony Liveview being flawed by horrific software and driver issues. What Pebble were offering seemed to fit a lot of …

Samsung Gear Fit – Hands on

That’s the thing with Mobile World Congress. You go out there, you do about 20 miles of running about, then a few days later you sit back and find that one of your posts never made it past the “draft” stage. I blame the sheer fact that I …

Samsung announce Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo

Just a day before the official Samsung Unpacked 5 event here in Barcelona (and at a really early time in the morning whilst we are sleeping), Samsung have announced two new smartwatches to upgrade their Galaxy Gear range. First off is the main flagship watch, the Gear 2. …

HTC to show off some smartwatches next week?

With a global event happening in just a few days and their hot new device getting announced in March, just what, if anything, will HTC be showing us at Mobile World Congress? Some HTC One handsets from last year? We can’t see that happening. Perhaps, then, this Bloomberg …

New Xperia update causing WiFi problems

The Xperia Z in the Coolsmartphone office recently got updated to Android 4.3 but, shortly after, we noticed that the Sony Smartwatch 2 no longer worked. It seems we’re not the only ones, with the Xperia Care website now bubbling over with similar comments. It seems that, post …

Pebble Watch now on Amazon – for a price!

The best ever Kickstarter project the Pebble Smart watch is now available on Amazon through their marketplace. Pebble is so far the only cross platform smartwatch, supporting iOS and Android already, with Windows Phone to come (and some limited Windows Phone 3rd party apps available already).  I’m one of …

An affordable smartwatch – the Go Watch

Hey you. Want to buy yourself a watch? Fancy getting yourself one of those clever smartwatches? How’s £109 sound? I know! Good right? This is the Go Watch. It’s actually powered by Android 4.3 and there’s a whole developer portal where apps can be published out. The 1.54″ …

Qualcomm Toq – Slip it onto your wrist on December 2nd

A device that is light, easy to carry around with you. It’ll tell you the time. It’s thin and has a touch screen that’s bright enough to use in direct sunlight. Not only that, but you can see calls, texts and emails coming in. What is it? Well, …

Goophone Smartwatch Goodness

Smartwatches seem to be taking off sharply recently with the advent of the Samsung Galaxy Gear and Sony Smartwatch series. So far we have seen nothing majorly “innovative” that has stood out with most of these wearable devices acting as an extension to your smartphone. Enter to the …

A smartwatch that looks a little less geeky

The Martian Watch is a very nice looking smartwatch. It’ll connect to your phone via Bluetooth and lets you send voice commands. An app on iOS or Android will let you get full control of your phone and let you configure it too. The watches are, I must …

HTC working on a smartwatch and possibly even a tablet?

It seems like an age since HTC ventured into tablet territory, the last effort was the long forgotten HTC Flyer. Sadly it was the company’s one and only tablet, and HTC stated that they would only return if they could develop a tablet that would “shake up the …

Sony Smartwatch 2 – Review

Do you remember back to when you were a kid and you used to watch Knight Rider? Remember looking wistfully at the Hoff’s watch communicator that he used to talk with Kitt? I did anyway. Now we’re getting a step closer to this becoming a reality. I present …

Smartwatches – Just a plaything or the next essential item?

A smartwatch isn’t high up on my shopping list if I’m honest. For me, I’ve got into the habit of checking my phone for the date or time. I simply never wear a watch, but there’s no denying the fact that many still value them. The Sony Smartwatch …

Galaxy Note 3 confirmed for EE, plus the Smartwatch too

Following news that Three were about to pick up the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, we’re now hearing that EE will be doing the same. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 will be available on either 4G or 3G, and you can pre-order on a range of “4GEE” price plans …

Patent application shows Samsung Smartwatch possibility

The watch.  The humble timekeeper that has mostly been worn on the wrist for centuries. We have gone from the simple watch with two hands to digital watches to watches with calculators built in and now to smartwatches. It has been claimed that the smartwatch will be the …

Samsung Smartwatch SM-V700 confirmed

A (rather difficult to read) shipping note has been spotted showing that a Samsung SM-V700 watch has made its way from Korea to Bangalore, “For R & D purpose”. Unfortunately there are no specs, but surely it will be an extension of their “life companion” ethic, so expect …

Sony Smartwatch 2 – Don’t expect it in July

You knew that already? Yes maybe, but Clove have been taking orders for the Smartwatch 2 with an expected delivery date of July 15th. Many of you placed your orders, but this morning the following email arrived from Clove Sales which slightly tweaks expectations.. We contact you today …

Sony announces the SmartWatch 2

  The whole idea of  a SmartWatch seems like a great one, I have never got one myself, I feel I should do, it’s just something that just holds me back. This morning Sony have announced their third generation SmartWatch and maybe this will be the one for …

Pebble – the watch that connects to your phone

I think I’ve had my Pebble for at least a week now and I can say I really do like it. It’s not massive on the wrist, which was my initial concern, my wife tried hers and said it was just acceptable for her to wear too. I …

Sony Ericsson Liveview Smartwatch £19.99 For Limited time at Expansys

The deal of the day today at Expansys is an absolute corker…. For the bargain basement price of £19.99 you can bag yourself a Sony Ericsson Liveview Smartwatch. The SonyEricsson Liveview Smartwatch  lets you check your Android phone without taking it out of your pocket. Acting as a second …

Coolsmartphone Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is nearly upon us and sometimes it can be a struggle to find a present to give for that one particular person. Well, struggle no more for we here at Coolsmartphone  have teamed up with some of the leading retailers in order to provide you with a …

Sony Smartwatch – Review

It’s here, it’s really here! I was so excited to see the ‘missed delivery’ card from the postman, knowing what was in the packet. I had been anxiously waiting for the delivery from Clove since I first read about the new version of the SmartWatch, hoping Sony had improved …