Tag Archives: Polar Loop

Smartwatch, smartband or both? Take our survey

Today we’re launching a short survey to try and take the pulse of the wearable tech market. Do you own a smartwatch, a smartband, or both? Let us know, take our two-minute

Japan doesn’t embrace smart wristbands

One year on and we’re revisiting the wearables market in Japan. Back in 2014, we reported that local firm Omron ruled the roost when it came to wearable technology: At the time,

Death of a Fitbit Flex

So long then, Fitbit Flex. After tirelessly tracking more than 4.5 million steps, my Flex was declared dead this afternoon. Flex, during our short time together, you counted more than 4,591,000 of my

ERI finally ships smart wristband – but first impressions disappoint

DigiCare, the Hong Kong outfit behind the ERI wristband, has finally started shipping the smart bands to people who supported their successful raise on Indiegogo, but first impressions are disappointing. Originally slated to ship

WearableTechWatch turns 100!

This is the 100th post on WearableTechWatch. To celebrate achieving the century, we’re sharing some statistics, and taking a look back. The blog launched on July 11 with a post entitled (Use

Is is a band? Is it a watch? New Samsung wristband blurs the lines

It’s fitting that Samsung sponsors Robin Thicke, whose song Blurred Lines was one of the mega hits of 2013 – because with the new Galaxy Gear Fit, Samsung is further blurring the

Gearing up for a mega test on wearable wristbands

During February, I’ll be running a mega-test on wearable wristbands. The goal is to try and get past the “so what now” point and discover which (if any) of the current crop

Europe is already lagging behind in wearable technology

As the world waits for a predicted slew of wearable technology launching at CES next week, Europe is starting to lag behind the US, as European consumers continue to wait for most

The ultimate comparison guide for wearable tech wristbands

Last updated: December 29, 2013 Today we’re launching the ultimate comparison guide for wearable technology wristbands – an at-a-glance chart showing all the major features of most popular bands on the market

Polar wearabletech wristband is driving me Loop-y

One of the factors that will make or break the mass-market success of wearabletech is the user experience (UX), as Apple ably demonstrated with the iPad when revolutionizing the home computing market.