Tag Archives: smart wristband

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.

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

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

Fitbit and Jawbone fight to stem tide of in-field failures

Judging by the volume of tweets to their Support accounts on Twitter, leading smart wristband makers Fitbit and Jawbone are both fighting to stem the tide of in-field failures of their smart wristbands. We’re

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,

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

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

Apple Watch: All you need to know

It’s been exactly six months now since Apple announced the Watch – and will be another month and a half before you can buy one. With a pricing announcement today, Apple fueled the

And our Fitbit replacement? A Fitbit

It was a tough decision from a strong field of candidates, but we think the decision has been made – for now, the replacement for our recently-deceased Fitbit Flex is … another