Tag Archives: smartwatch

Our search for the perfect tracker continues (as Withings Steel HR fails)

It’s starting to look like an impossible quest: The search for the perfect fitness tracker. After a strong performance over the last weeks, our Withings Steel HR has failed in a spectacular

Decluttering my wrist (or why I sold my Apple Watch)

We’ve cleared house and gotten rid of non-essential wearables. That meant disposing of everything that doesn’t work – or that we couldn’t find a use for. What’s gone into the recycling First

Is there an Apple Watch use case?

Arriving at #NEM360 in Stockholm today*, we struck up conversation with a fellow Apple Watch owner. Here’s how the conversation went: Him: “I’m actually really disappointed with it” WTW: “Really?” Him: “I

Fitbit Blaze is a new “smart fitness watch”

It’s CES week – and that means a slew of new wearables, including a second “smart fitness watch” from wristband market leader Fitbit. Fitbit is sensibly trying to expand its range beyond

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

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

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

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