Category Archives: Smartwatches

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

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

Tyia smart bracelet unchains you from a smartphone

In a move that’s quite the opposite from the principles of the instant notifications of the Apple Watch, Tyia is a smart bracelet that filters out all but the most essential alerts

Mi band redefines the low-end smart wristband market

There’s a lot of hype about the Apple Watch, as the first shipments arrive of the smartwatch, which qualifies as one of the most expensive pieces of wearable tech to date. If

Yes, Apple’s Watch changes everything

When Apple enters any market, its products tend to have significant impact. And after spending time with the new Apple Watch, which starts shipping tomorrow, we think Apple’s arrival changes everything for the smartwatch. We

Our survey says … something doesn’t add up

Does the general public really understand what wearables is all about? We think not, based on the results from a recent survey on wearables carried out in the UK by reputable pollsters

SoulAthlete takes gamification of wearables to next level

Start-up SoulAthlete.com is following the sage advice that points mean prizes with a new platform that enables wearables users to compete with each other on steps and other stats – regardless of

What $349 buys in wearables if you DON’T get an Apple Watch

Apple’s new Watch starts at US $349 and goes on sale on April 24. Ahead of that, we take a look at what else you can get for the same money …