Category Archives: Smart wristbands

To succeed, wearable tech must become invisible

We’ve passed the fad phase: Nobody’s impressed if you’re wearing a tracker on your wrist or hip to count your steps / tally your abs / count your heartbeats as you work

What does 2016 hold for consumer wearable tech?

If 2015 was supposed to be the “year of wearable tech”, then what about 2016? “The true year of wearables” or the year in which early consumer devices like smart wristbands start to fade away? Although

Misfit Shine 2 is here – if you can tell the difference

With a fanfare, Misfit today introduced the long-awaited Shine 2 – the follow-up to its hugely successful crowd-funded wearable that put the Californian start-up on the map a couple of years back.

Getting it right second time

In the technology industry, it’s rare to get anything right first time. In fact, we once worked with a software company that started from the get-go with version 3.0 of their software

Analysis: Fitbit’s week from hell

Fresh from its IPO, wearables firm Fitbit saw its stock price fall off a cliff after declaring its first quarterly results as a public company. The drop – which took place over

Living with an Apple Watch: Our impressions

Apple’s Watch is the highest-profile – and highest priced – piece of consumer wearable technology to arrive on the market so far. But how easy is it to live with? To better

Jawbone attempts lower-price comeback

Smart wristband pioneer Jawbone has launched a lower-priced version of its latest fitness tracker in an attempt to woo back customers put off by the high price tag for its UP3 and UP4

Climbing the Apple Watch learning curve

How easy is it to get started with an Apple Watch? The New York Times described a “steep learning curve” before its reviewer fell head-over-heels in love with their wristwatch. We wanted to

How to liberate your wearable data (tip: Let the IoT work for you)

Earlier this week we reported on Government warnings not to use wearable tech apps provided by health insurers. Now we outline how to liberate your data from the four most-popular smart wearables: The Fitbit family,

Healthcare insurers pose privacy concerns for wearables

Health insurers are using step-counting phone apps as a Trojan horse to lure customers into sharing “very sensitive information” such as daily movement, sleep patterns and even heart rate, according to a